most recent updates for Greece, Spain, Turkey and United Arab Emirates

Cyprus is lifting travel restrictions after the Easter holidays as it is the latest tourist destination to reassess strict entry requirements. As the festive season kicks off with the sunflower boom, many foreign countries are relaxing rules to help revive their economies after the outbreak.

Currently, the United Kingdom of Cyprus is on the red list, since July 2021. Unvaccinated travelers planning to visit Cyprus, who are on the red list, must take a PCR test within 72 hours of departure and present the test. Negative results. Once they arrive in Cyprus, they must undergo another PCR test and be isolated until the end, usually within three hours. Children under 12 are exempt from testing requirements.

But that will change from April 18, according to Schengen Visa. The country’s Ministry of Transport, Communications and Public Works has announced that it will repeal the red, green and gray lists. It is used to classify other countries and travelers no longer need to carry the Cyprus Flight Pass.

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Currently, all inbound travelers must apply for a Cyprus Flight PassWithin 48 hours of departure to the Republic of Cyprus (via direct flight or intermediate countries).

From April 18, anyone fully vaccinated will be able to enter the country without being tested for Covit-19. In turn, unvaccinated travelers should only present a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test result, less than 24 hours old, or a PCR test result less than 72 hours old. Children under the age of 12 will be exempt from any control.

Also, it is not necessary to wear a mask outside from April 11. People do not need to show their SafePass (covid vaccine passport) or the CyprusFlightPass when visiting shopping malls, museums, utility complexes, open-air markets and festivals. However, it will still be mandatory to enter restaurants.


Passengers who have received all UK vaccinations can enter Greece by issuing a valid vaccination certificate, a government certificate of recent recovery from illness or a negative test result. CRP taken within 72 hours or lateral flow within 24 hours will be accepted.

To be considered fully vaccinated in Greece, you must have your second routine vaccination dose at least 14 days old and no more than nine months old for travel. If it has been more than nine months since your last regular dose, you may need a booster shot.

Spain, including the Balearic and Canary Islands

Those who are fully vaccinated can enter Spain without being isolated. You must present proof of vaccination upon arrival and receive your last dose of routine government vaccination at least 14 days before travel.

However, if you received your last routine vaccine 270 days before your trip to Spain, you must have received a booster shot to be considered fully vaccinated. You do not need to wait 14 days after receiving your reminder to travel to Spain.

Children under 12 are exempt from Spanish language testing and vaccination requirements. People between the ages of 12 and 17 can enter Spain if it is proven that the result of the PCR test carried out within 72 hours of their arrival in Spain is negative.

Those who have not been fully vaccinated but have recovered from government disease within the past six months may enter Spain for tourism purposes. Proof from Spanish border authorities will require a medical certificate or recovery file.

Despite the recent turbulence in this regard, those who have not been vaccinated will not be able to enter Spain for tourist purposes. Spanish authorities have clarified that UK travelers – with the exception of children aged 12 to 17 – must show proof of full vaccination or recent recovery.

In other words, unvaccinated Britons must show proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of travel or a negative antigen test taken within 24 hours of travel. All passengers on board, including children, must complete a pre-flight form and obtain a QR code to present at border control.

This new law is aimed at British travelers over 12 years before coming to all of Spain, including the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands.


If you are fully vaccinated, you can enter Turkey without isolation. You must wait at least 14 days to travel after your second dose of vaccination and present proof of full vaccination upon arrival in Turkey.

For those who have not been fully vaccinated, a negative PCR test result taken 72 hours before entry, a side stream taken 24 hours before, or evidence of recent recovery from corona virus may require entry into Turkey.

If you have not been fully vaccinated and have recovered from Kovit’s disease within the last six months, you can move to Turkey. You must present proof of a positive PCR test taken more than 14 days by the Turkish border authorities and not more than six months.

In Turkey, children under 11 are exempt from testing and vaccination requirements.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Many people may want to go abroad for the Eid holiday at the end of Ramadan, Dubai is a popular destination. Although Eid ul Fitr is not a public holiday in the UK, it is in Islamic countries and many British Muslims book to go there as part of the Eid festival.

Those who are fully vaccinated do not need to be tested before leaving for Dubai. Holders of a certificate of reinstatement within 30 days of departure, those under the age of 12 and severely disabled persons are allowed to enter Dubai without prior screening.

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