For popular vacation destinations, there are covid travel guidelines

Tomorrow’s travel rules for Brits who are returning to the UK will be less restrictive.

There are still restrictions for Omicron-related arrivals into other countries. Governments around the world continue their fight against its spread.

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Travel regulations can vary from one country or another.

Pre-departure Covid tests will not be required for holidaymakers returning to the UK after 4am tomorrow.

Brits will no more be required to pay for expensive PCR testing when they return home after 4am on Sunday.

Brits planning holidays need to be aware of changes in the requirements for entry into popular holiday destinations.

These rules can vary from one country or another, so make sure to check the entry requirements for your destination.

We have compiled the rules and entry requirements for Brit-favourite vacation spots.

Cyprus

The UK is on Cyprus’ red list as the country tries to curb the spread of Covid.

All travellers aged 12 and above arriving into Cyprus must complete an online form and have a negative PCR test result taken within the 48 hours before departure.

Travellers must then take a second PCR test as soon as they land at the airport in Cyprus, at a cost of between €15 and €19.

Brits must self-isolate in their accommodation until they receive their test result – which should be within three hours.

If the results are positive, the patients must be kept in isolation while they await instructions from Ministry of Health.

Brits who are negative for the airport PCR test must take daily self-tests over five days.

If they are positive for any of these tests, they should contact the Ministry of Health.

After they have been in Cyprus for 72 hours, and provided they have negative self-test results from the previous days, they must have a rapid test at a mobile unit of the Ministry of Health. If you have a boarding pass, this is free.

Children below 12 years old are not required to undergo testing.

Germany

Germany is now open to Brits after it had previously imposed strict rules just before Christmas.

All vaccinated Brits are now allowed to enter the country with proof of vaccination.

Unvaccinated Brits cannot enter Germany unless they are German citizens, residents, married to German citizens, or have an urgent travel need.

Brits who are eligible to enter Germany without being fully vaccinated need to provide proof of a negative Covid Test result.

They will then be placed in quarantine for 10 days. There is the possibility of testing to release them after five days.

France

France has confirmed that it will relax travel restrictions for Brits.

It is unknown when restrictions will be lifted.

Only Brits can currently visit France for medical reasons, and they do not need to be vaccinated.

Travellers traveling for the sole purpose of visiting a dying relative must show a negative antigen or PCR test within 24 hours.

After arrival, isolate for at least 48 hours. Then, run a negative PCR/antigen test to remove isolation.

If you do not have a positive test, you can isolate for 10 days.

The French authorities will contact arrivals and require them to sign a sworn statement attesting that they aren’t suffering from Covid symptoms.

Face masks must be worn indoors and in public places.

Netherlands

The UK is considered a high-risk area by the Dutch authorities.

Brits who have been fully vaccinated must show proof of vaccination and provide a negative Covid test.

All UK-bound travellers, regardless of vaccination status or possession, must quarantine for at least 10 days.

If the Dutch authorities give a negative result on day five, this can reduce the amount.

UK nationals legally living in the Netherlands may re-enter without restriction, provided they have a valid residency permit or certificate of application.

Spain

Only Brits who have been vaccinated can enter Spain. They don’t need to be tested or quarantined.

To be allowed to enter you will need to provide proof that you have been fully vaccinated. Your second shot must have taken place at least two weeks prior to your departure.

Online forms must be completed by passengers. They may also be subject to a visual health assessment or a temperature test upon arrival.

Children below 12 years of age do not need to be vaccinated in Spain.

Portugal

Brits cannot enter Portugal unless they are required to do so for their immediate family, professional, educational, or medical reasons.

Brits need to fill out an online passenger locator before they can arrive.

Brits over 12 must have passed an antigen test within 48hrs of departure or a PCR testing within 72 hours to be allowed on board.

At your arrival, you will be subjected to health screening.

You may need to wait at the airport for your Covid test results if your temperature exceeds 38C.

Italy

The Italian government allows vaccinated Brits to enter Italy without the need for self-isolation.

They will need to fill out a passenger locator before arriving and must show proof of a negative antigen or PCR test that was performed within 48 hours prior to entering Italy.

Brits not vaccinated need to do the same but must also notify the Italian authorities that they are entering the country.

Then, they must travel by private transport to their destination, then self-isolate for five more days and then take another Covid test at its end.

Children under 18 years old do not have to be quarantined if they travel with a fully vaccinated parent or have passed a negative Covid test.

Anybody arriving in Italy, regardless of their vaccination status, may be subjected to random Covid testing until January 31.

Children below six years old are not required to undergo testing.

Greece

All Brits over six years old must complete a passenger locator form prior to arriving in Greece. They must also show proof of a negative antigen or PCR test.

A rapid Covid test may be required for arrivals into Greece. If you have positive results, you and your companions will need to be isolated in a quarantine facility provided by the Greek government.

Your vaccination status determines how long you will need to isolate.

US

All travellers who are vaccinated and intend to travel to the United States must have a positive antigen or PCR test within one calendar day.

Brits without a vaccination cannot enter the US.

For planes, trains and buses, face masks are required.

Turkey

All Brits traveling to Turkey from the UK must complete an online form.

All 12 year olds must show proof that they are fully vaccinated and have not been rehabilitated from Covid.

All arrivals are subject to a medical assessment for symptoms and temperatures.

Also, arrivals may be subject to random PCR testing.

Due to the pandemic, airlines have had to cancel flights.

British Airways cancelled over 2,000 flights between March and March.

Ryanair also cancelled flights with over 230,000 passengers.

Tour operator Saga has cancelled some holidays for 2022, affecting around 3,000 bookings.

Make sure you know the rules you need to follow before you travel

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Before you travel, be sure to know all the rules.
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