Latest Covid travel rules for France, Spain, Germany, Italy and Greece
As we continue to learn more about the latest coronavirus variant, European countries are responding in different ways.
Many, including Germany, are easing previous bans on arrivals from the UK while others, such as France, are maintaining their bans.
It can be difficult to keep up with all the changing restrictions, so here is everything you need to know about the travel rules from Brits heading to European holiday hotspots.
MyLondon has rounded up all the latest travel rules and advice for France, Spain, Germany, Italy and Greece
Brits have been banned from entering France unless they have a “compelling reason” to travel for more than two weeks now.
Since December 18, all UK arrivals regardless of vaccination status will only be let in if they have an essential reason such as being a French national or a healthcare worker.
If your travel is essential, you must also present a negative PCR within the 24 hours before arrival.
Within France, face masks are mandatory in all enclosed public spaces.
Anyone over the age of 12 must show a ‘pass sanitaire’ to access services and venues including bars, restaurants, museums, hospitals, and long distance transport.
Get London’s biggest stories straight in your inbox
Do you want to stay up to date with the latest news, views, features and opinion from across the city?
MyLondon’s brilliant newsletter The 12 is absolutely jam packed with all the latest to keep you keep you entertained, informed and uplifted.
You’ll get 12 stories straight to your inbox at around 12pm. It’s the perfect lunchtime read.
And what’s more – it’s FREE!
The MyLondon team tells London stories for Londoners. Our journalists cover all the news you need – from City Hall to your local streets, so you’ll never miss a moment.
Don’t skip a beat and sign up to The 12 newsletter here.
The pass demonstrates vaccination, a recent negative test, or recent recovery from the virus.
Cafes and bars remain open, but only with table service.
Food and drink is also not permitted in a range of venues including cinemas, theatres, sporting venues, and on transport.
Indoor events have been limited to 2,000 people and 5,000 people outdoors, and there is a ban on standing concerts.
Only fully vaccinated (two doses) travellers can enter Spain for tourism purposes.
All arrivals must also fill out a Health Control Form.
Within the country, hand washing , air ventilation and the use of face masks both indoors and outdoors must be observed at all times.
As of yesterday (January 4), people from the UK are no longer banned from entering Germany.
Germany now lists the UK as a ‘high risk area’ so you can enter without having to isolate or show proof of a negative test as long as you are fully vaccinated.
However, if you aren’t fully vaccinated, you will have to quarantine for 10 days, with test to release available after five days.
Within Germany, medical-grade masks must be worn in retail outlets and on public transport.
Proof of vaccination, recovery from infection or a negative test are required to enter hospitals, indoor restaurants, events, hairdressers, fitness studios and hotels.
Fully vaccinated travellers from the UK don’t have to self-isolate on arrival, but they must fill in a passenger locator form before they enter the country and show a negative PCR result within 48 hours before entering Italy.
If you aren’t vaccinated, you will have to fill in the form and show a negative test on top of isolating for five days and taking another PCR or antigen test after your quarantine.
You must also notify the Prevention Department of the local health authority of your entry into Italy and travel by private transport to your final destination.
Within the country, you must wear a mask in all outdoor spaces and whilst indoors.
UK arrivals in Greece must complete a Passenger Locator Form and show proof of either a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before arrival or a negative rapid antigen test taken within 24 hours before arrival.
Within Greece, double surgical or N95 masks must be worn in all indoor and outdoor public spaces.
Do you have a story you think we should be covering? If so, email [email protected]
Want stories like this delivered straight to your inbox? Sign up to our FREE newsletters here.
- Russell Hobbs RHM2079A 20L Digital 800w Solo Microwave White
RRP PRICE: £89.99SALE PRICE: £69.97YOU SAVE: £20.02 About this item The RHM2079A Aura digital microwave from Russell Hobbs is a stylish everyday […]
- Pandora Hearts of Pandora Hoop Earrings
REGULAR PRICE: £57.28 Women Hoop 296319CZ Check Offer Price SKU: B096X329CY Manufacture: Pandora Department: Womens Department: Womens Check Offer […]