Last updated: 24th January 2022

Hotels, restaurants and attractions are close to "back-to-normal". Some attractions still require advance booking for pre-determined time slots so please check before making plans. From 27th January it will no longer be a legal requirement to wear face-coverings in public indoor settings e.g. shops, public transport. The Government however recommends that face coverings are worn in crowded or enclosed places. Some places e.g. the London Underground, may still require face-coverings to be worn.

Entry requirements for international visitors:

From 4am 11 February:

All testing requirements for fully vaccinated international visitors from eligible countries will be removed. These visitors will only need to complete the Passenger Locator Form before travelling. Fully vaccinated is defined as someone who has received 2 doses of an approved vaccine or 1 dose of the Janssen vaccine. Children under the age of 18 will be treated the same as fully vaccinated arrivals - irrespective of their vaccination status.

Visitors who are not fully vaccinated will, in addition to completing the Passenger Locator Form, need to take a pre-departure test and a PCR Test before the end of Day 2 in England. These visitors will no longer have to self-isolate upon arrival and will only need to self-isolate if their Day 2 test is positive.

Visitors arriving before 11 February:

All international visitors  who are fully vaccinated must take a COVID-19 test in England - before the end of Day 2 in England (pre-departure tests for fully vaccinated visitors are no longer required). The test may be either a lateral flow test or a PCR test. This test must be pre-booked before departing for England. All international visitors are also required to complete a Passenger Locator Form in the 48 hours before arriving in England. Whilst awaiting the results of the Day 2 test, fully vaccinated visitors do not need to self-isolate. If the test is positive then they will need to self-isolate.

International visitors who are not fully vaccinated must take a pre-departure COVID-19 test, complete the Passenger Locator Form before departure and pre-book a Day 2 and Day 8 COVID-19 PCR test to be taken in England. Upon arrival in England unvaccinated visitors must quarantine for 10 days at the place where they are staying. These rules do not apply to children. Children aged 5-17 irrespective of their vaccination status follow the same rules as fully-vaccinated visitors.

For full details on the entry requirements and the latest information please visit the UK Government website here.

Would you like to see a live virtual tour of Bath whilst you are unable to travel? I am running live virtual tours of Bath which can be enjoyed from the comfort of your home. Please message me for details. 

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Bath Insider Tours has been awarded the "We're Good to Go" certification by the National Tourism Board of England to recognise it is following government and industry COVID-19 guidelines and has appropriate measures in place. This certification is recognised by the World Travel & Tourism Council for meeting its global standardised health and hygiene protocols. Bath Insider Tours is good to go and I am looking forward to showing visitors around once again!

All of my tours, except the new 2 hour public walking tour, are private which gives you the advantage and reassurance of being just you and your family/friends on the tour.

If you are booking a tour please be aware:

  • All tours requiring transport will use a private, licensed vehicle which will have been cleaned for your tour. It will be just you, your family/friends and I in the vehicle.

  • Face-coverings are not required when we are outdoors but if you prefer to wear one please do. I will have a face-visor with me which I will wear if you would like me to.

  • For my 2 hour public walking tour I will encourage and help guests to adopt appropriate social distancing between different households. To assist with this I have limited the group size of this public tour to 10 people.

  • Hand-sanitiser is available for all tours.

  • Attractions are restricting visitor numbers and all visits have to be pre-booked for a specific time-slot. If this applies to your tour (e.g. Stonehenge tours) I will book your tickets and the appropriate time-slot upon receipt of your booking. Please ensure that you are ready for pick-up at the start time specified for your tour.

  • Attractions have introduced their own measures to allow them to safely re-open. Where appropriate I have highlighted these on the individual tour page.

  • To support the NHS Test and Trace I am required to ask you for a contact number. This data along with your name will be kept on record for 21 days. During this time it will only be shared with the NHS Test and Trace if it is required to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

  • If you or a member of your group are feeling unwell before the tour please call me to cancel the tour. All tours that are cancelled up to an hour before the start time of the tour will receive a full refund minus any 3rd party costs that have already been incurred (e.g. card transaction fee, admission tickets).

The above measures will remain in place until the UK Government and Industry COVID-19 advice deem that they are no longer necessary.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to
contact me.

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