Despite the fall of Brexit, Europe remains a holiday destination for the British.
Many people will be excited at the prospect of having a summer vacation abroad in countries like France or Germany this summer.
But not all European countries are rushing to loosen Covit-19 locks in the UK.
The drop rates of Govt-19 cases and the widespread release of the vaccine have made it easier for the government to open up the country.
Currently, no one can travel abroad until May 17, unless there is a valid reason for work or a medical emergency.
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But when it comes to May 17, or the date for Brits to go abroad, there will be different entry rules as each country recovers from the epidemic in its own way.
Here are the latest rules and tips for traveling to France, Germany, Spain, and Italy.
Travel restrictions from the UK to France take effect from 20 December 2020.
So far no changes have been made and the Foreign Ministry is encouraging travel there.
Travel is still allowed only for essential reasons.
You can travel to France as follows:
- You are a French citizen and a European citizen (including spouse and children)
- Usually a British or third country resident of France, the EU or a European region
Travelers from the UK, including children over the age of 11, must provide a negative Covit-19 test result (PCR only) that took less than 72 hours to depart.
Attendees must self-isolate for seven days upon arrival, before another PCR test.
Upon arrival you must complete both a ‘d அறிக்கை claration sur l’honneur’ self-certification, you do not suffer from covit symptoms and have not been in contact with confirmed cases in the last fortnight.
You will need a signed ‘travel certificate’ (certificate) confirming the reason for the trip.
The FCDO advises against all but essential travel throughout Germany based on current Covit-19 risks.
Travelers from the UK can only enter Germany if they return to their place of residence or due to an emergency, such as emergency medical treatment or the death of a family member. Currently, the German government advises against all essential travel.
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Passengers arriving in the UK within the 10 days prior to this must present a negative Govt-19 evidence to border officials.
This test must have been carried out 48 hours before entering Germany.
In some areas, travelers will have to self-isolate for 10 days after arrival in Germany, with the possibility of being tried and released after five days.
The latest travel updates from Spain are that the country has extended its travel restrictions until March 16 for those coming from the UK.
Only Spanish and Andorran nationals and residents may enter the country if they are traveling from the United Kingdom.
The UK Foreign Office advises against all travel to the entire country, except to the Canary Islands.
All travelers arriving in Spain must present a negative PCR, DNA or LAMP test that does not last more than 72 hours, and must complete a health control form 48 hours before traveling with contact information, proof of exposure to covit and proof negative.
Passengers will receive a personal QR code after completing the form, which will display the airport arrival health restrictions, as well as being subject to temperature testing and visual health assessment.
Until April 6, Italy has renewed its entry requirements to say that travelers from the UK will only be able to enter the country if they are “residents or have a total need, including emergency work, health needs or research needs.”
Anyone entering the country must provide the aircraft with a negative Covit-19 molecular or antigenic cloth rapid test lasting no more than 48 hours.
Within 48 hours of entry into Italy, passengers must undergo a Covit-19 rapid molecular or antigenic tissue test and perform this test at the airport by air from the UK.
Regardless of the outcome of these tests, travelers from the UK to Italy must report to local health authorities within 14 days of their visit and self-isolation.
Passengers must download and complete a self-declaration from the Ministry of the Interior before traveling.