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US government announces vaccine mandate dropped from 11thMay
9.10am | Monday 2nd April 2023

 Harry Hastings Co-CEO and Co-Founder, Ocean Florida said “We are thrilled that the vaccine mandate for all UK travellers to the USA is being dropped from 11 May 2023. As the UK’s largest independent operator to Florida, we’ve witnessed 20% of our cancellations since borders opened attributed to members of the travelling party being unvaccinated. The continued vaccination requirement has led to widespread confusion with 10% of our bookings being terminated at the final confirmation stage due to a lack of clarity of the entry restrictions.” He continued “The USA is one of the last countries to drop the vaccination requirement. The lifting of these final restrictions is an extremely welcome move and marks a great day in what has been a turbulent few years for the travel industry.”


Coronavirus: US Travel Restrictions Update
3:17pm | Tuesday 7th April 2020

Following on from the recent US Travel Restrictions and the FCO advising against all but essential travel, if you have an urgent request regarding a client due to travel in next few days please contact Ocean Beds’ Operations Team on +44 (0) 207 939 7683. For all other request please email ukres@ocean-holidays.co.uk.

For non-urgent bookings, your account manager will be in touch shortly to go through them and discuss possible solutions with you. We appreciate your patience as we make contact in order of arrival date.


If customers are due to travel and may be affected, please contact the Ocean Beds’ Operations Team on +44 (0) 207 939 7683 for further information.

During this time our terms and conditions still apply, however if you have clients who wish to cancel, or amend their booking - please send us the booking details and we will look at this on a case by case basis.

For up-to-date travel restriction information, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus

If you have any questions at all, please contact our UK Operations Team. Our opening times are 9am – 6pm, Monday to Saturday.