Travel rules for popular holiday destinations like Spain, France and Greece ahead of the Easter holidays

Although Covid restrictions in Scotland are due to expire at the end of this month, some travel rules are still in place.

Popular destinations including Spain and France continue to operate under coronavirus activity, which means tourists should take extra precautions.

Passenger locator forms, which must be completed by all UK visitors, are expected to be scrapped before the Easter holiday.

Although there is a welcome message that makes coming home a bit “normal”, there are rules for many places.

However, in some places the rules have started to relax.

Greece recently became the latest country to cancel operations with other countries, starting with life rules on things like masks and government passports.

This is the latest advice from the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.

It is important to check the latest guided tour as the rules may change at the last moment.

France

Passengers over 12 years old must be fully vaccinated:

  • Proof of vaccination
  • Affidavit certifying that the passenger was not affected by the symptoms of Govt-19

If you are not fully vaccinated, you must provide proof of an essential reason for traveling to France (which is not required for those under 18 and vaccinated adults), and provide a negative PCR test carried out within the 72 hours. Or take a lateral flow test within 48 hours of departure and complete the pledge.

All children under the age of 12 are exempt from all government travel restrictions from the age of 19.

Spain

There are still some rules for festive believers during this Easter holiday.

All travellers, including children under 12, must complete a health regulation form prior to arrival. Visitors on dual vacations must prove they have been vaccinated to enter the country.

If the last dose of vaccine was administered 270 days before travel, proof of booster vaccination is required. Only those on vacation who are fully vaccinated or who can show they have recovered from the government disease within the last six months will be allowed to visit.

Children under the age of 12 are not required to show proof of vaccination, nor to undergo tests before traveling to Spain, nor to prove that they have recovered from covit. UK travelers between the ages of 12 and 17 (content) must undergo a PCR test within 72 hours of arriving in Spain or be able to present a full vaccination certificate or recovery certificate.

Gibraltar

The UK Territory will require passengers arriving at Gibraltar Airport on or after March 18 to submit a Passenger Locator Form. Those who enter the zone will no longer need a government test.

Last week, the region removed general requirements for wearing masks and masks other than health and medical services buildings.

Unvaccinated close contacts of Govt-19 positive patients should not self-isolate from March 25.

Greece

There are a few things you must try when traveling to Greece.

UK travelers must provide one of the following documents:

  • Valid vaccination certificate. If your last dose was nine months ago, you should receive a reminder.
  • Certificate showing recovery of Govit-19.
  • Proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival in Greece
  • Evidence of a negative lateral flow test was obtained from an approved laboratory within 24 hours of arrival in Greece.

Visitors to Greece may be required to take a rapid government test and self-isolate if results are positive.

Italy

All visitors aged six and over must create one of the following:

  • Proof of vaccination
  • Negative PCR test performed within 72 hours of entering Italy or lateral flow test within 48 hours
  • Covit-19 recovery certificate confirms recovery from Covit disease within the last six months

Tourists must also complete the Passenger Locator Form.

Anyone who has not been fully vaccinated, who has been exempted from the vaccine, or who has not been able to test a full vaccine should develop one:

  • Negative PCR test performed within 72 hours of entering Italy or lateral flow test within 48 hours
  • Certificate of recovery from Covit-19 confirming recovery from Covit disease within the last six months

All flights to and from Italy must wear a mask.

Portugal

All travelers to Portugal and the Azores must complete the Passenger Locator Form prior to arrival. It is also recommended for vacationers traveling to Madeira and Porto Santo.

Fully vaccinated travelers do not have to undergo an examination to enter Portugal. If vaccination was given 270 days prior to arrival, proof of booster vaccination is required.

Tourists who have been fully vaccinated must show proof of a negative PCR test performed within 72 hours of entry or a lateral flow test within 24 hours. Anyone who has tested positive for Covid in the last year can enter the Portuguese mainland with a Covit-19 recovery certificate, indicating that no more than 180 days have passed since travel.

United States

Castle in Disney Park, Florida.
If you are planning a trip to Florida, the United States still operates with certain travel rules.

Most travelers, regardless of their vaccination status, must present a negative government test taken more than a day before boarding a flight to the United States. Fully vaccinated travelers are recommended to get tested within three to five days of arriving in the United States, but should not be isolated.

Unvaccinated vacationers will not be permitted to enter the United States. Children under 17 who have not been fully vaccinated are exempt from the need for isolation upon arrival, but must be tested three to five days after arrival and isolated if symptoms appear or if they test positive.

Children under the age of two are not required to take the test. Masks must be worn on all flights to the United States. There will be exceptions for travelers under the age of two and those with certain disabilities.

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