Full list of holiday destinations with new Covid travel rules for Brits – including France, Spain and the US

OMICRON is spreading around the world and governments globally are increasing travel restrictions.

Entry requirements for popular holiday destinations are changing rapidly, so Brits with holidays plans need to keep up-to-date with the rules they must follow.

The rules vary from country to country so check the entry requirements for your chosen destination regularly.

We've rounded up the entry requirements and rules for Brit-favourite holiday spots.

France

From Saturday, December 18, only Brits travelling for essential reasons can visit France, regardless of whether they are vaccinated.

Travellers with an essential reason, for example, to see a dying relative, must present a negative PCR or antigen test result taken within 24 hours of departing.

Upon arrival, you must isolate for 48 hours, after which you must should a negative PCR or antigen test to exit isolation.

Without a negative test, you must isolate for seven days.

Arrivals will need to give contact details to the French authorities and complete a sworn statement confirming they're not suffering from Covid symptoms.

Everyone must wear face masks indoors and on public transport.

Spain

Only vaccinated Brits can enter Spain and they do not need to test or quarantine.

To enter, you must show proof of being fully vaccinated, and your second jab must have been at least two weeks before you travel.

Passengers must fill out an online form and may be subject to a temperature check and visual health assessment on arrival.

Children under the age of 12 do not need to show proof of being fully vaccinated to enter Spain.

Everyone over the age of six must wear a face mask indoors.

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Portugal

Brits can only enterPortugal for essential purposes, such as to live with immediate family members, or for professional, educational or health reasons.

Before arriving, Brits must fill in an online passenger locator form.

To get on the plane, you must have taken an antigen test within 48 hours of departure, or a PCR test within 72 hours of departure.

Upon arrival, you'll be subject to health screening.

If your temperature is 38C or over or you show signs of being unwell, you may have to take a Covid test and wait at the airport until you get the result.

Everyone must wear face masks indoors.

Italy

Vaccinated Brits can enter Italy without needing to self-isolate.

They must fill in a passenger locator form before arrival and show proof of a negative PCR or antigen test taken within 48 hours before entering Italy.

Unvaccinated Brits must do the same, but in addition, must notify the Italian authorities of their entry into the country.

They must then travel to their final destination in private transport, self-isolate for five days, and take another Covid test at the end of the isolation.

Children under 18 do not need to quarantine if they are travelling with a fully vaccinated parent and have a negative Covid test.

Children under the age of six are exempt from testing.

Greece

All Brits must fill in a passenger locator form before arrival in Greece.

Vaccinated Brits can enter by showing proof of vaccination.

Unvaccinated Brits must show proof of a negative PCR or antigen test.

Greece will also accept proof of recovery from Covid for entry purposes. Evidence of a positive PCR test result taken between 30 to 180 days of travel is accepted.

US

Vaccinated travellers heading to the United States must show a negative antigen or PCR test taken within one day of departure.

Unvaccinated Brits cannot enter the US.

Face masks are compulsory on public transport.

Turkey

All Brits arriving in Turkey aged six and over must complete an online form.

They must then prove that they are either fully vaccinated, recently recovered from Covid, or show a negative PCR or antigen test.

All arrivals will be subject to a medical evaluation for symptoms of Covid, including temperature checks.

Arrivals may also be subject to random PCR testing.

Airlines have been cancelling flights due to a lack of demand for air travel caused by the pandemic.

British Airways has cancelled more than 2,000 flights until March.

Ryanair has also cancelled flights recently, with more than 230,000 passengers facing disrupted travel plans.

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

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