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Where can I travel to?

These may be uncertain times but they are, without a doubt, still full of opportunity to discover the extraordinary safely. Through knowledge and expertise, we can connect you to those destinations embracing travellers with the added confidence of flexible booking and decades of insight. 

Are you ready to discover extraordinary once again?

Below we present to you an, always up-to-date, list of where you can travel to, taking into account of where you can go without having to quarantine on return. Whilst these destinations may change, with our flexible booking policy, if you’re yearning to get away we can still find a holiday that’s right for you.

Where to travel without quarantine on return

The world may be less certain but we still remain curious. Here are the destinations you can travel to without needing to quarantine on return. Simply select below if you are a UK or US traveller*. If you are from anywhere else please speak to our experts for more information.

*US travellers – For more information, you can go to the U.S. State Department’s website, which uses a four-tier ranking system, or to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention site, which uses three levels to give coronavirus information for travellers. 

Green Light Destinations


Albania is one of the most fascinating countries emerging from within the Balkan Peninsular.

Ruins of the ancient Apollonia town, Albania


A country with conservation at its heart. Diligently explore the massive chunks of its dense jungle that have been reserved for the…

Lamanai mayan ruins in tropical jungle Belize

Costa Rica

There's a saying that runs right through Costa Rica: 'pura vida', or 'the good life'. We can help you to truly tap…

Manzanillo Beach, Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica


A blue-green expanse of awe-inspiring sights and sites.

Dubrovnick Harbour, Croatia


Three is the magic number for travellers looking to explore Ecuador. It serves up a stunning trio of alluring mountain landscapes, serene…

Local, Cotopaxi, Avenue of Volcanoes, Ecuador


The great pyramids at Giza; meandering down the River Nile; the aquatic Eden of the Red Sea - a tailor-made itinerary is…

The Sphinx and Pyramid of Khafre, Egypt

Galapagos Islands

Welcome to Darwin’s playground, where a delicate collection of fearless wildlife and idyllic landscapes awaits.

Blue Footed Booby, Galapagos, Ecuador


One of the prides of the African continent. After trekking through the Masai Mara and meeting lions, giraffes and wildebeests, head to…

Lion at dawn, Masai Mara, Kenya


Many great civilisations have left their mark on Mexico. Be sure to trek through vine-covered pyramids around the Yucatan Peninsula and wander…

Uxmal, Mexico


See rhinos and elephants roam in the huge deserts below as you fly towards the eerie Skeleton Coast and its many shipwrecks…

Arch at Spitzkoppe, Damaraland, Namibia


Discover the best of Rwanda; from gorillas in Volcanoes National Park to tracking lions in Akagera and witnessing chimps in the Nyungwe…

Young mountain gorilla eating, Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

Saint Lucia

This is a trip that isn't just about lying back on a beach. With a landscape that is begging to be explored…

Mountain View, Caribbean, St Lucia


With a remarkable concentration and diversity of wildlife and ecosystems, Tanzania delivers some of the most impressive natural spectacles. Get close to…

Lioness playing with cubs, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania


Turkey's cities pour with history, its coastlines dazzle under the sun and its culture always shines proudly.

Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey


The home of the walking safari, Zambia is renowned for on-foot adventures. Sleep in small bush camps, track lion paw prints at…

Leopard, South Luangwa, Zambia

Destinations requiring quarantine on return

If you’re flexible and are able to quarantine upon return then below are some of the destinations we recommend travelling to. These destinations have been chosen as we believe they are low risk, given either because of published government statistics on the number of COVID-19 cases, the availability of in-country testing facilities or because their sense of wilderness and open spaces allow for contact with people to be very limited. We have also had clients travel there recently so we can you help navigate through all aspects of the trip planning.

As ever, please speak to our experts if you have questions or need advice on travel restrictions.

Why book with Steppes Travel?

Boats float on clear water off a hidden beach on the Makarska Riviera in Croatia
Hidden beach, Makarska Riviera, Croatia

Flexible Travel Planning & Payment Service

If you’re looking to get away for a much-needed and well-deserved holiday but not sure where is the most feasible destination, we are happy to put on hold several holiday options for you, giving you greater flexibility nearer to your departure.

Furthermore, just as we tailor-make your holiday to suit your needs, we will do the same with devising a payment plan that works for you. This will mean reduced deposit amounts, a cooling-off period during which time your deposit is 100% refundable and a final payment date much later than normal. We will work closely with our friends and partners around the world for you.

An aerial view of a turquoise blue river bending through a lush green forest in the Philippines
Bohol Island, Philippines

COVID -19 Cover - Travel Insurance

More than ever, adequate travel insurance is an imperative part of your holiday. Although many travel insurance companies have not caught up with the crisis, and currently won’t cover for coronavirus-related claims, there are some that do. Steppes Travel is an Introducer Appointed Representative of Campbell Irvine Ltd, who are authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority and who now offer a brand new travel insurance policy that includes cover for cancellation or curtailment of a trip due to contracting COVID-19, or through being quarantined or refused permission to travel due to infection or suspected infection.

Lake surrounded by snow capped mountains and grassy slopes against blue skies.

Great fares for winter sun 2021

Enjoy great prices on British Airways flights to the Canary Islands, Indian Ocean, Caribbean and Dubai for 2021. With British Airways protective measures on the ground and in the air, you can be safe every step of the way. What’s more, you can have peace of mind that you can change your bookings under their book with confidence policy. Speak to our travel experts for promotion details.

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Fisherman, Mekong river, Laos
Mekong River, Laos

Plan ahead for your next holiday

If you have travel plans for next year or even 2022, we suggest you give us a call to help you secure the best guides and to get preferable hotel rooms reserved. With our flexible payment terms, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

Read our list of where to travel

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Let your sense of adventure loose once again. Explore this beautiful planet in our safe hands.

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Why Choose Steppes?

Our knowledge and expertise set us apart. So too our curiosity. A curiosity of the world and of you, and your passions. It is this that drives us to create a journey that is really bespoke to you, all the while ensuring we travel and operate sustainably.

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