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Where can I travel to this year?

International travel out of the UK will now definitely resume on May 17th, however with some restrictions still in place with the rollout of the Traffic Light System. While the Green List has slim pickings, the Amber List is full of promise and gives hope that there is scope for you to travel a little more freely this summer. We suggest you consider both Green and Amber Lists when thinking about where to travel this summer onwards, as this will give you more potential in the diversity of destinations on offer but also crucially in having more availability for sought-after properties. You can do this, safe in the knowledge that Steppes Travel will give you fully flexible booking conditions, meaning your cash is not exposed.

Each country will of course also have its own rules, in terms of entry requirements, and it may all get a little confusing, but our destination experts are great at navigating the ever-changing landscape and will be on hand to help you plan every aspect of your holiday. There really is no better time to book with a tour operator.

We hope you will take advantage of our flexible booking policy, allowing you to make plans without the risk of onerous payment terms. While certainty is a luxury we do not have right now, you can be certain that Steppes is here to help you make your next holiday a memorable one because we know how much you have earned it!

Are you ready to discover extraordinary once again?

Take a look at our page below to guide you through which destinations you can travel to and why you’re in safe hands with us.

(Updated 03/06/2021)

UK Holidays


You can now travel across the UK for that well-deserved staycation. Be inspired by our experiences and holidays to the regions below and get in touch with our experts to start planning your UK holiday in 2021.


Overseas Destinations – The Green List


Please note, if you are travelling to a country on the Green List you won’t need to quarantine on your return back to the UK, although you will need to test negative both before travel and on your return. See more information on the traffic lights system here.


Overseas Destinations – The Amber List


Below are just some of the destinations that fall under the Amber List and are due to be opening their borders for tourists soon, and that we, at Steppes, have expertise in. We believe the Amber List to be promising in that it demonstrates that there is certainly scope for you to travel a little more freely this summer. Booking now for travel from July 2021 onwards will allow for more potential in the diversity of destinations on offer but also crucially in having more availability for sought-after properties.

Please note, if you are travelling to a country on the Amber List at the moment you will need to quarantine for ten days at home on your return to the UK, but you can make use of the Government’s Test to Release scheme, so you can leave quarantine after five days if you test negative. See more information on the traffic lights system here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Why book with Steppes Travel?


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Iceland

What does the Traffic Light System mean for travellers?

Put simply, if you visit a country on the Green List you won’t need to quarantine on your return back to the UK, although you will need to test negative both before travel and on your return. If you visit a country on the Amber List you will need to quarantine for ten days at home on your return to the UK, but you can make use of the Government’s Test to Release scheme, so you can leave quarantine after five days if you test negative.

Traffic Light System FAQs

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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.

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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.

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Spain

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.

Speak to our experts

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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. 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.

Are you ready to discover extraordinary once again?


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