UK Foreign Office updates latest travel advice for holidays to Italy, Spain, Dubai and France
Children and adults who have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus will not have to self-quarantine when they return from Orange List countries to England from July 19.
Airlines have hailed the plans as a positive step to open an overseas vacation after Transportation Secretary Grant Shapps made the announcement to MPs on Thursday.
UK holidaymakers who have received two NHS shots will no longer be required to self-isolate for 10 days upon their return to England from Orange List destinations from this point on.
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Mr Shapps said those under the age of 18 will also be exempt from the requirement and that the travel ban to Amber List countries will be lifted by July 19, when the majority of restrictions are expected to be lifted. relaxed in England.
He said people returning from vacations from amber destinations, including France, Spain and Portugal, will still need to take a Covid-19 test three days before they return.
They will also be required to take a test no later than the second day of their return, but will be exempt from the eighth day test.
Here are the latest tips from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for traveling to Italy, Spain, Dubai, France, Greece, Croatia, Turkey, United States, Cyprus and Portugal:
Italy – amber list
From June 21 to July 31, upon arrival in Italy, travelers who have stayed in the UK within the previous 14 days must present a negative molecular or antigen test carried out within 48 hours of entering Italy and complete a form digital location.
They must also self-isolate for five days, after which they must perform a rapid antigenic or molecular swab test for COVID-19 and a negative test for release.
Spain – orange / green list
From July 2, the Spanish government requires all arrivals to Spain from the UK to present one of the following upon entry: a negative COVID-19 test; or proof of vaccination.
Mainland Spain and the Canary Islands are on the orange list.
The Balearic Islands (Formentera, Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca) are on the green list.
Dubai – (UAE) – red list
FCDO advises against all but essential travel throughout the UAE based on the current COVID-19 risk assessment.
Residents, tourists and visitors traveling from or via the UK and arriving in Dubai and Abu Dhabi must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test that has not been taken more than 72 hours before departure and present the certificate upon registration.
Travelers arriving in Abu Dhabi will also need to take a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival.
Travelers arriving in Dubai may be required to undergo another COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival and will need to self-isolate while awaiting the result of the COVID-19 PCR test.
France – amber list
The UK is currently on France’s orange list.
In the event of travel to France from a country on the orange list, people who have not been fully vaccinated will only be authorized to travel for essential reasons (from the list specified for this category of country).
Those who are not fully vaccinated will also need to present the following documents:
- a duly completed international travel certificate to confirm the essential reason for travel. In exceptional circumstances, the French Consulate in London may be able to assist with travel for an essential reason not listed on the International Travel Certificate.
- a duly completed “sworn declaration” form certifying that they do not show symptoms associated with the coronavirus and have not been in contact with confirmed cases during the previous fifteen days, and that they are self-sufficient -will isolate for seven days after arrival. This can be found on the French government website
- Those traveling aged 11 or older will need proof of a negative PCR test performed within 72 hours of departure, or an antigen test within 48 hours of departure. There will be random antigen testing for unvaccinated arrivals.
Travelers who are not fully vaccinated will need to self-isolate for seven days after arrival and then have another PCR test after this period of self-isolation.
Fully vaccinated travelers do not need a primary reason to travel to France and do not need to self-isolate upon arrival. Fully vaccinated travelers will need to present the following documents:
- those traveling aged 11 or older will need proof of a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours of departure, or a negative antigen test result taken within 48 hours of departure. departure
- a duly completed “sworn declaration” form certifying that they do not show symptoms associated with the coronavirus and have not been in contact with confirmed cases during the previous fortnight. This can be found on the French government website
- proof of vaccination status
Greece – amber list
British nationals are allowed to enter Greece if they are permanently resident in the UK, Greece, another EU / EFTA state or one of the following countries; Albania, Australia, Bahrain, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, China, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand , Russian Federation, United Arab Emirates, United States and Ukraine.
The following measures are in place regarding travel to Greece:
- Travelers must complete a Passenger tracking form (PLF) no later than 11.59pm (local Greece time) the day before arrival in Greece. Please see below for more information on the passenger tracking form.
Arrivals from the UK must provide either: proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test, carried out within 72 hours of arrival in Greece; proof of a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test from an approved laboratory, carried out within 48 hours of the planned flight; or proof of two COVID-19 vaccinations taken at least 14 days before travel (see Demonstrating Your COVID-19 Vaccination Status). Travelers with proof of either are exempt from the need to self-isolate upon arrival in Greece.
Greece will also accept proof of COVID-19 recovery for entry. Although the NHS does not provide proof of recovery records, proof of a positive COVID-19 PCR test result taken between 30 and 180 days before your travel dates can be used.
If you do not provide proof of any of the above, your carrier may not allow you to travel and the Greek authorities will likely deny you permission to enter Greece.
- These requirements are mandatory for all travelers over 12 years old.
Croatia – amber list
British nationals traveling to Croatia are subject to strict epidemiological measures and must carry proof of their state of health to present on arrival in Croatia (a negative COVID-19 antigen of less than 48 hours or a PCR test result less than 72 hours, or proof of vaccination, or a medical certificate of recovery following a positive test result between 11 and 180 days before).
Turkey – red list
FCDO advises against travel for:
- areas within 10 km of the border with Syria, with the exception of the town of Kilis
FCDO advises against all travel except essential for:
- all other regions of Sirnak, Kilis (including the city of Kilis) and Hatay provinces
- the provinces of Diyarbakir, Tunceli and Hakkari
- all of Turkey based on current COVID-19 risk assessment
All arrivals to Turkey, except Turkish citizens or holders of a residence permit, must complete a online form within 72 hours of travel. This is not required for passengers transiting through Turkey en route to another country.
From June 1, passengers arriving from the UK, Iran, Egypt or Singapore will be required to undergo a negative PCR test carried out within 72 hours of arriving in Turkey.
USA – amber list
FCDO advises against all but essential travel throughout the United States based on the current COVID-19 risk assessment.
However, FCDO does not recommend all but essential travel to the Northern Mariana Islands and the US Virgin Islands.
It is not possible for most UK nationals to enter the US if they have been in UK, Ireland, Schengen area, Iran, Brazil or China within the 14 days previous ones.
U.S. citizens and permanent residents of the United States, certain specified close family members, and certain other limited categories of visa holders (such as United Nations personnel and diplomats) are exempt.
Cyprus – amber list
FCDO advises against all but essential travel throughout Cyprus based on the current COVID-19 risk assessment.
The UK entered the Cyprus Red Category on July 8.
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Passengers arriving from countries in the red category must undergo a PCR test within 72 hours before departure and provide proof of a negative result.
You should then undergo another PCR test upon arrival at Larnaca or Paphos airports and remain in isolation until the result is released.
Portugal – orange / green list
Mainland Portugal and the Azores are on the orange list.
Madeira is on the green list.
There are no restrictions on travel to Portugal from the EU / EEA or from the UK or US.
All travelers, except children under 12, must have proof of a negative COVID-19 test to travel to or through mainland Portugal.
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