Latest travel rules for Spain, Italy, Greece, and France – what UK tourists need to know.
THE RULES OF TRAVEL HAVE CHANGED YET AGAIN.
What should British citizens be aware of?
Travel restrictions are constantly changing around the world as a result of governments’ reactions to the latest Covid data.
Holidaymakers trying to plan their trips for the year are still in the dark, as rules have changed yet again.
Day 2 PCR tests have been replaced by lateral flow tests by the UK government, easing travel requirements.
A pre-departure test is no longer required, and self-isolation is no longer required while waiting for the results of the Day 2 test.
However, the United Kingdom is not the only country that has recently changed its rules.
In response to the Omicron variant, France banned Britons last month.
The list of acceptable reasons for travel has been expanded by the French government.
Britons can now travel to France for work if they have a letter from their boss stating that they are unable to postpone their trip.
If they live in another EU country, they can now travel through France.
Travelers must be fully vaccinated and have a Covid test that is negative.
Although France has not yet reopened its borders to tourism from the United Kingdom, government spokesman Gabriel Attal has hinted that it may do so soon.
Spain’s travel rules have remained unchanged, with Britons still required to show proof of vaccination.
Everyone over the age of 12 must be fully vaccinated, which means two doses.
When entering the country, visitors must also complete a Health Control Form and present a QR code obtained online.
For fully vaccinated travelers, there are no tests or quarantine.
Visitors to Italy must be fully vaccinated before entering the country.
Unvaccinated travelers must spend five days in quarantine and must pass a negative test to be released.
Italy also requires a negative PCR test 48 hours prior to entry or a lateral flow test 24 hours prior to entry.
Travel to Greece is permitted, but visitors must show proof of a negative PCR test “conducted up to 72 hours prior to the scheduled arrival or a negative Rapid Antigen test result for Covid-19 performed up to 24 hours prior to the scheduled arrival.”
Everyone who is over the age of five must take the test.
Self-isolation is not required, and the Greek Government website states that “presenting a vaccination certificate significantly facilitates the procedures upon arrival.”
Last month, Germany imposed a ban on Britons, which was lifted in January.
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