It has been almost two weeks since the closure was lifted and stores, bars, restaurants, gyms and more have been allowed to reopen.

Now that we are used to enjoying more freedom, many of us are thinking about booking trips abroad.

Many people have had to cancel their 2020 vacation due to the pandemic, which is why the 2021 summer vacation is very exciting.

However, it is unclear if we will be allowed to fly this summer.

Currently, traveling is still illegal for basic reasons such as work.

There are suggestions that the government has designated May 17 for the resumption of vacations abroad, HertsLive Report.

If you are looking for a way to stay up-to-date with the latest news from around Essex, the EssexLive newsletter is a good place to start.

The daily update will deliver the most important news and features to your inbox every night.

We curated today’s top stories for newsletters, including crime, court news, long reads, traffic, travel, food and drink articles, and more.

Signing up for our newsletter is easy. All you have to do is click here and enter your email address.

It’s one of the many ways you can read the news that interests you from EssexLive.

Plans to allow travel depend on several factors, including low infection rates here at home and on the mainland.

Countries will be classified according to the traffic sign system based on the safety of your visit.

The list of colors provided for each country will determine the rules that apply to travel there.

This means that destinations will be classified as red, amber, or green, with different travel restrictions set for each.

The list has yet to be released for Britain’s most popular summer destinations, but is expected to take place in early May.

However, the independent expect popular European destinations like Iceland, Gibraltar, Malta and Portugal to be included in the green list.

However, a disturbing picture is currently being painted on the continent, with many major cities undergoing further closures to limit the spread of the virus.

Here are the latest travel rules, according to the Department of Foreign, Commonwealth and Development (FCDO) for some of the most popular vacation destinations:

France

The eiffel tower in paris, france

The FCDO advises against all but essential travel based on the current Covid-19 risk assessment there.

The French government announced on March 11 that the British would no longer need to justify a basic reason for entering France, as they lifted restrictions on travel from the UK.

However, there are still requirements to enter the country.

All UK travelers, including children over the age of 11, will be required to present a negative Covid-19 test result (PCR only), which was taken less than 72 hours before departure. Arriving persons will also need to self-isolate for seven days upon arrival, before further PCR testing.

Expats from the UK will also need to fill out a ‘declaration under oath’ (declaration on l’honneur) form to acknowledge that they are not experiencing symptoms associated with the coronavirus and have not been in contact with confirmed cases in the last two weeks.

Those from the UK who have visited non-European countries in the last 14 days are still subject to the requirement to show a compelling reason. You should check out our Covid-19 tips on things to watch out for and prepare to stay outside for longer than planned.

Find the latest rules on coronavirus below:

Spain

0 Mallorcas Tourism Sector Protests Inclusion In UK Travel Ban - The latest travel tips from the State Department to France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece and Dubai
Passengers walk to the arrivals hall of Palma de Mallorca airport on July 30, 2020 in Mallorca, Spain

The FCDO advises against all trips to Spain, including the Balearic Islands, with the exception of the Canary Islands, except essential trips.

In late October 2020, the Spanish government declared a nationwide state of emergency with more movement restrictions and curfews still in effect. If you plan to travel to Spain, learn what you need to know about the Coronavirus there in the Coronavirus section. Here.

If you plan to travel to Spain, you should review the “Entry Requirements” section for up-to-date information on entry requirements and restrictions. It can be found here.

Only citizens and legal residents of the European Union, the Schengen countries, Andorra, Monaco, the Vatican (the Holy See) and San Marino, and those who can demonstrate the basic need to enter Spain through documentary evidence, may enter under current travel restrictions.

Portugal

3 Lisbon Portugal on the River - The latest travel tips from the State Department to France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece and Dubai
Portugal

The FCDO advises against travel to the Autonomous Region of the Azores except for essential trips.

If you are arriving in England from Portugal (including the autonomous regions of Madeira and the Azores), you will need to isolate yourself upon arrival, unless you have a valid exemption.

You will be asked to show a negative SARS / Covid-19 RT-PCR test within 72 hours of departure (not required for children 2 years and younger).

Your airline will likely refuse to board the plane if it cannot provide evidence of a negative RT-PCR at check-in. Check with your airline before flying.

Italy

1 italy - The latest travel tips from the State Department to France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece and Dubai
Italy

The FCDO advises against all trips to Italy, except the essential ones.

From April 7 to April 30, entry into Italy from the UK is no longer limited to Italian residents and those in absolute necessity.

However, the Covid-19 measures continue to apply.

If you want to travel by plane, the airline must provide the negative Covid-19 antigen test or the rapid molecular scan that took no more than 48 hours before entering Italy.

Regardless of your means of travel, upon arrival in Italy from the UK, you must also inform the local health authorities and isolate yourself for a period of five days.

You must also perform a molecular or antigen test at the end of the five-day self-isolation period, in addition to completing a self-declaration form that can be found. Here.

Greece

0 JS146318561 - The latest travel tips from the State Department to France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece and Dubai
Beautiful sea view on the Greek island of Santorini

The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to Greece, based on the current Covid-19 risk assessment.

FCDO does not recommend traveling to 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, Greece or another country of the European Union / European Free Trade Association or in one of the following countries: Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Thailand, Rwanda, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, Russian Federation and Israel.

If you are a British citizen residing in another country that is not listed above, you will likely be denied entry to Greece due to measures taken by the Greek authorities to combat the spread of Covid-19.

All arrivals to Greece must present evidence of a negative Covid-19 PCR test, which was taken within 72 hours prior to arrival in Greece.

Anyone entering Greece from the UK will also need to undergo a rapid Covid-19 test upon arrival.

UK expats are currently required to self-isolate for a seven-day period if they test negative. In the event of a positive test result, travelers must remain in isolation for at least 14 days. In any case, travelers will need to undergo an additional PCR test at the end of their self-isolation period.

Hi, I’m Hope and I’m the life writer for EssexLive.

I love writing about entertainment news, what’s going on, parenting, home tips, and more.

Product and location ratings are my favorites too.

I want to know what you want to read

Get in touch if you have something that you think might interest our readers.

follow me on twitter Click here.

I like my Facebook page Click here.

The United Arab Emirates

1 Omega Dubai Moonlight Classic Day Three - The latest travel tips from the State Department to France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece and Dubai
Dubai

The FCDO advises against all but essential travel, based on the current Covid-19 risk assessment.

Dubai authorities have issued visitor and tourist visas since July 6, 2020.

The Abu Dhabi authorities have issued visitor and tourist visas since December 24, 2020.

All tourists, visitors and residents traveling to or from the UK and arriving in Dubai or Abu Dhabi must undergo a negative Covid-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test performed at least 72 hours prior to departure. and present the certificate at check-in.

Travelers arriving in Abu Dhabi will need to take a Covid-19 PCR test upon arrival. Travelers arriving in Dubai may need to undergo an additional Covid-19 PCR test upon arrival and will need to be isolated pending the Covid-19 PCR test result.

Other regulations can be found here.