One to watch
Sadly, despite the US Government relaxing rules for US citizen to now travel to the UK, at the time of writing that isn’t being reciprocated but if it changes then the US goes on the list for sure.
USA (UK Amber list)
When you think of the USA and surfing you think of surf mecca California, Big Sur and the Beach Boys but that is only part of the scene in the USA. As you might expect from a country of its size there are scores of options, and we’d love to check out Maine – probably the most underrated surf of the US.
It is not possible for most British nationals to enter the USA if they have been in the UK, Ireland, Schengen zone, Iran, Brazil, China, South Africa or India within the previous 14 days.
The small print.
All guidance has been given based on you travelling direct from the UK to the country and not then hopping on somewhere, there are often different guidance rules depending which countries you stopover in so please check before you go.
Also, if you test positive during your stay in some countries, say Barbados, you will have to stay in a government isolation facility and may mean a mandatory stay longer than your holiday – and at your expense. SO do read all the small print. You can still catch Covid-19 even if you are vaccinated.
We all know that travelling with a surf board, fins and wetsuit can be a bit complex so you might wat to check out one of our blogs from last year: https://freewavesurfacademy.co.uk/6-airline-surfboard-fees-how-to-pack-your-surfboard-and-know-your-baggage-rights/
General travel advice: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-abroad-from-england-during-coronavirus-covid-19
Where you can travel: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice
NHS APP: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/covid-pass/
This information was correct at time of uploading, please do your homework – see point one – to make sure the guidance hasn’t changed again.