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    Steppes Travel is made by the people who work here. Incredible holidays are made possible because of their vast travel experience and the great enthusiasm they bring to their work.

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    We carefully select our experts based on their knowledge, companionship and influence, ensuring that you can travel with the most knowledgeable leaders in the field.

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    The people who lead the way when it comes to those things which matter to us: exploration, the environment, women’s empowerment and education.

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Important Travel Information

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, your return to the UK will be slightly different to before. For the latest information and guidance on quarantine, testing and the mandatory locator form, please see the information and links below.

If you have any questions please speak to your travel expert.

Returning to the UK

In order to enter the UK on your return, it is essential that you complete a Passenger Locator Form. This online form is a government scheme and must be completed within 48 hours of your arrival into the UK. Completion of the form will generate a QR code which you will need to show UK immigration officials on your return.

Negative test result required for re-entering the UK

On 15th January 2021, the UK government introduced pre-departure testing requirements for all inbound passengers to England. Passengers arriving by ship, plane or train will have to take a test up to 3 days before departure and provide evidence of a negative result before they travel.

This is an additional requirement that applies to all passengers, including those travelling from a Travel Corridor country. Anybody arriving into the UK from a non-Travel Corridor country will still need to follow the government’s existing self-isolation requirements.

Your travel expert will work with you to factor in time at the end of your holiday to allow for acquiring the necessary test results needed to re-enter the UK.

For more details please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/international-travel-update-11-january-2021

Quarantine on your return to the UK

You may be required to quarantine for up to 2 weeks on your return to the UK, depending on whether the country you have visited (or transited) is on the UK government’s list of travel corridors. Please check this list and make plans for your return to the UK accordingly. Should you need to quarantine then we suggest you consider reducing your period of self-isolation by getting a private PCR test on your return. Please see our notes on the UK government’s Test to Release Scheme.

UK government’s Test To Release Scheme

If you are visiting (or transiting) a country not on the UK government’s list of travel corridors, you will be required to self-isolate on your return to the UK for a period of two weeks. As of 15th December 2020, on your return to the UK, you can choose to pay for a private Covid-19 test to reduce the duration of self-isolation – details of the scheme can be found here. The earliest you can take the test is at least 5 days after you left a destination not on the travel corridor list. If the result is negative, then you can stop self-isolating. Please speak to your travel expert for assistance.

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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