Ison Travel Blog

Ison Travel opens dedicated US office

Posted on Thursday, 17th March 2022


An increasing number of companies are not only recognising the benefits of using a Travel Management Company (TMC); but are demanding their TMC have a local presence. Changes in attitude to risk COVID-19 fundamentally changed the way employers thought about and managed corporate travel.   Helen Cannon, Founder and CEO… Read More

Ring in the New Year changes

Posted on Monday, 10th January 2022


Happy New Year  Before we get on to the latest travel changes, we’d like to take a moment to say Happy New Year to all our readers, clients, suppliers and friends. We hope the holiday season has provided a welcome respite from the challenges of the last 12 months and… Read More

UK testing and red list update

Posted on Monday, 6th December 2021


Pre-departure COVID-19 tests With effect from 4am on Tuesday, 7 December, ALL travellers to the UK who are aged 12 and over must take a pre-departure COVID-19 test within 48hours of travel. This rule applies to everyone, regardless of their vaccination status. Type of pre-departure test accepted Pre-departure tests for… Read More

Changes to UK entry rules

Posted on Sunday, 28th November 2021


Precautions in light of Omicron variant The UK is introducing new, temporary measures to combat the Omicron COVID variant. These changes include: new rules for fully vaccinated travellers arriving in the UKcompulsory face coverings in shops (excluding hospitality settings) and on public transportall contacts of suspected Omicron cases must self-isolate,… Read More

Scotland allows lateral flow tests for international travellers

Posted on Wednesday, 27th October 2021


Change in Day 2 testing options At the moment, international travellers to Scotland must take a Day 2 PCR test upon arrival. However, with effect from 4am on31 October, people who are fully vaccinated and travelling to Scotland from a non-red list country may choose to take a cheaper lateral… Read More

USA open to fully vaccinated travellers

Posted on Wednesday, 20th October 2021


USA reopens all borders from 8 November  The US Government has announced that it will reopen its borders to fully vaccinated travellers, with effect from 8 November 2021. Accepted vaccinations Vaccines accepted by the USA include all FDA approved or authorised vaccines, and WHO Emergency Use listing vaccines. Before you… Read More

UK red list down to 7 countries

Posted on Friday, 8th October 2021


UK red list slashed The last few weeks have seen increasing relaxation of travel-related COVID-19 restrictions, including the simplification of the travel traffic light system and the announcement that Day 2 PCR tests can be replaced by lateral flow tests. The good news continued yesterday, with the Government’s announcement that,… Read More

Ready, Steady, GO!

Posted on Wednesday, 8th September 2021


Read our latest copy of ISON Travel News for the latest updates on how global travel is getting easier, including updates on the red list, the scrapping of the travel traffic light system and changes to PCR Tests. Ready-Steady-Go_Corporate-Travel-Update-13_End-of-traffic-light-system-v2 – PDF… Read More

Travel in the age of COVID

Posted on Wednesday, 8th September 2021


Where you can travel if you’re not fully vaccinated The easing of quarantine restrictions for travellers arriving from amber list countries is great news for those who have received both of their COVID vaccinations, but what if you haven’t received both jabs? Check out our latest brochure for tips on… Read More

Changes to green and red lists

Posted on Friday, 27th August 2021


Seven countries added to green list The Government has announced that, as at 4:00am on Monday, 30 August, the following countries will move from the amber list to the green list: The Azores (mainland Portugal is on the amber list)CanadaDenmarkFinlandLiechtensteinLithuaniaSwitzerland Reminder of green list rules Before travelling to England, you… Read More