Spain, France, Greece and Portugal’s travel rules ahead of half term after changes

Table of Contents Travel regulations for SpainTravel regulations for PortugalTravel regulations for FranceTravel regulations for Greece Holidaymakers will be plotting their next getaway as the school half term approaches. The UK government is continuing to ease measures this week as fully vaccinated arrivals to the country will no longer be […]

Holidaymakers will be plotting their next getaway as the school half term approaches.

The UK government is continuing to ease measures this week as fully vaccinated arrivals to the country will no longer be required to take a PCR test from 4am tomorrow.

This means double-jabbed travellers will only need to fill out a pre-departure form – as Mirror Online reports.

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There’s an increasing number of countries axing coronavirus test rules, but a new EU rule has impacted what countries such as France and Spain consider as fully vaccinated

The new definitions means jet-setters will need to have been double jabbed in the last 270 days before travel to be considered as fully vaccinated, otherwise you’ll need a booster jab.

We’ve rounded up all the latest travel changes at the biggest holiday hotspots below

Travel regulations for Spain

Fully vaccinated Brits can visit Spain for holidays. This applies to anyone aged 12 or over – which means unvaccinated children aged 12-17 won’t be able to visit under the new rules.

The country also has new booster jab requirements which mean that if you completed your vaccination course over nine months ago, you’ll need a booster jab to be considered fully vaccinated.

All UK travellers will also need to fill out a pre-travel form and obtain a QR code to show at border control.

The rules also apply for Brits heading to the Canary Islands and the Balearics.

Travel regulations for Portugal

Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated travellers aged 12 or over will need to have a negative Covid test to visit Portugal. This can be either a PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure, or a lateral flow test taken within 24 hours of departure.

Fully vaccinated travellers are exempt from Covid-19 test requirements.

All travellers also need to complete a pre-departure passenger locator form online.

If you completed your vaccination course over nine months ago, you’ll need a booster jab to be considered fully vaccinated.

Travel regulations for France

Only fully vaccinated Brits can visit for holidays without needing to quarantine but you will need a negative Covid-19 test result taken within 48 hours before departure. It’s worth noting the country is set to ditch coronavirus test rules within days.

Unvaccinated travellers need an essential reason to visit.

There are also new booster jab requirements if you were vaccinated over 270 days ago.

All passengers will also need to sign a ‘sworn statement’ confirming they are not showing symptoms of coronavirus, nor have they been in contact with a confirmed case within 14 days before travel to France.

Travel regulations for Greece

Greece is open to both vaccinated and unvaccinated Brits.

Anyone over the age of 12 will need to fill out a pre-departure passenger locator form.

If you’re unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, you will need to show proof of a negative covid test result. PCR tests can be taken within 72 hours of arrival, or antigen tests within 48 hours of arrival.

Fully vaccinated travellers will be exempt from covid test requirements.

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