The latest travel rules for France, Spain, Greece and Italy as the summer holidays approach – Low Calorie Diets Tips

From March, all of the UK’s Covid travel rules were scrapped, prompting thousands of Britons to book in for some well-deserved time in the sun.

The UK isn’t the only country with eased restrictions, holidaymakers can now travel to a growing number of countries without a vaccination or test, including Greece, which lifted all of its Covid restrictions from May 1st. Holidaymakers can now enter the country without proof of vaccination or a negative test. Masks are still compulsory on public transport.

However, there are still some countries with Covid restrictions and it’s always worth checking before you travel. Here’s everything you need to know about vaccination records and tests for some of the other most popular destinations with British travelers, as reported in the Liverpool Echo.

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Spain

If you are traveling to Spain for tourism purposes, you must provide valid proof of one of the following documents:

  • Fully vaccinated – Your vaccination status must meet the validity period requirements of the Spanish authorities

  • Negative COVID-19 test – either a PCR performed within 72 hours of departure or an antigen test performed within 24 hours of departure.

  • Recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months – You can also use a medical certificate or recovery log to prove your COVID-19 status when entering Spain

Children under the age of 12 do not have to:

  • Complete an online health check form prior to travel
  • When entering Spain, show proof that you are fully vaccinated
  • Conduct diagnostic tests prior to arrival
  • Show proof that you have recovered from a previous Covid-19 infection in the last 6 months

UK travelers who can provide proof of either vaccination, full recovery or have recovered from a previous COVID-19 infection within the last 6 months or travelers under the age of 12 are not required to complete the Spanish Travel Health Check Form.

All others must fill in the Spanish Travel Health Check Form no later than 48 hours before arrival. Unvaccinated travelers can now enter Spain.

According to the British government, if you are not fully vaccinated, you can enter Spain with one of the following documents:

  • Documentation certifying that you have performed a PCR and tested negative within 72 hours of entering Spain – or 24 hours if using an antigen test
  • Proof of recovery from COVID-19 in the last 6 months – You can also use a medical certificate or recovery log to prove your Covid-19 status upon entering Spain

France

There are a number of rules that anyone traveling to France must follow. Fully vaccinated travelers aged 12 and over must provide proof of their vaccination status when entering France.

From 31 March, UK travelers aged 12 and over who are not fully vaccinated must provide a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours or an antigen test result within 48 hours of departure. All children under the age of 12 are exempt from COVID travel restrictions in France.

France will accept UK proof of recovery from COVID-19 and vaccination card at the border. The French government recognizes all vaccination certificates that meet EU standards. This means your last dose must have been administered at least seven days prior to travel for Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna or 28 days after a second dose by Johnson & Johnson.

If it has been more than nine months since your initial course and you have not received a booster vaccination since then, you are considered unvaccinated and must follow the rules for unvaccinated travelers. Tourists 12 years and older who are not fully vaccinated must provide a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours or an antigen test result within 48 hours prior to departure.

Italy

From June 1st, the COVID-19 restrictions on entering Italy have been lifted. Italy does not require proof of vaccination, a negative test result or a COVID-19 recovery certificate to enter the country, regardless of your vaccination status.

Passenger Locator Forms (EU PLF) for entering or traveling through Italy as a visitor have also been abolished. All passengers entering Italy by plane, ferry, train or bus must wear an FFP2 mask to enter the country.

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