With the summer months approaching and the successful launch of the vaccine continuing in the UK, the prospect of a summer vacation is still on many people’s minds.
At this early stage of the roadmap facilitating the UK government lockdown, it is still illegal to travel abroad for holidays or entertainment and if you are traveling you must fill out a form explaining why your trip is important.
But while some countries are considering introducing vaccine passports to restart tourism, many are wondering when foreign travel will be allowed again.
Here are the latest travel tips for Italy, Spain, Greece and France, according to the UK Foreign Office.
Currently, the FCDO advises against all travel to Italy.
Travel to Italy is also subject to entry restrictions until April 6, and only residents or those with an urgent need, such as urgent work, health needs, or study requirements are allowed entry.
Those wishing to travel must submit the airline’s negative Covid-19 test which was taken no more than 72 hours prior to travel =.
You will also be asked to take a Covid test no more than 48 hours after your arrival in Italy.
Regardless of the results of these tests, you will be asked to self-isolate for a period of 14 days.
The ministers are not expecting a summer vacation in Italy, said one of the ministers. Sunday time: “The EU pollen mess could affect the summer holidays.
“If Italy is locked up and hardly anyone has been vaccinated and the Coronavirus is rampant, then the possibility of appearing for two weeks on the Costa del Sol or camping in the Dordogne seems remote.”
The FCDO also advises against non-essential travel to Spain. This includes the Balearic Islands but excludes the Canary Islands.
The Spanish government imposed travel restrictions on travelers in the UK in December, and they were extended until March 31.
Only Spanish citizens and anyone legally residing in Spain are exempt from these restrictions.
If you are exempt from these restrictions, you must submit a negative Covid test that took no more than 72 hours prior to departure, and this includes children under the age of six.
The FCDO advises against non-essential travel to Greece, with the exception of the islands of Rhodes, Kos, Zakynthos, Corfu and Crete.
Citizens of the United Kingdom can enter Greece if they are permanent residents of the United Kingdom, but if they are British citizens living in another country, their entry may be refused.
Travelers will need to complete a passenger locator form at least 24 hours prior to travel, or they may risk paying a fine and being denied entry.
The Greek government announced that this country will be Welcome tourists As of May 14, without the need for a passport, vaccination.
This comes as experts said today (March 19) that the government’s decision to allow free travel to and from Greece last summer could have had a major impact on the spread of the virus.
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Current government councils recommend no non-essential travel in France.
However, on March 11, the French government announced that it would relax restrictions on travel from the UK.
Expats no longer need to justify a basic reason for entering France, but traveling abroad for entertainment purposes is still illegal under the British ban.
Anyone traveling to France will need to submit a negative Covid test up to 72 hours before departure, and will need to confirm that they are not experiencing any Covid-related symptoms.