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COVID travel rules are being relaxed both in the UK and abroad – making it easier for Brits to pack a bag and head on holiday.
Vaccinated Brits can enter 41 countries without needing to do any test to get thereCredit: Alamy
We’ve rounded up the 41 countries that don’t require any additional testing from vaccinated Brits, so if you’re double jabbed and boosted you can get in with no hassle.
To enter Croatia, Brits just need to prove they have had a vaccination that isn’t more than a year old.
Children under 12 are exempt if their parent or guardian is vaccinated.
Brits need to have had both vaccines and a booster to enter the Czech Republic without needing any tests.
Your final dose must have been administered more than 14 days prior to travel.
If you have had two jabs but no booster then you will need proof of a negative pre-departure test to enter.
Fully vaccinated Brits travelling to Denmark can enter without needing a Covid test or isolating.
You just need proof of being fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arriving.
Egypt is a popular choice for Brits hoping to lap up some winter sun while avoiding a long-haul flight.
Brits who are double jabbed can jet off to Egypt with no need to do any additional tests.
Children under the age of six are exempt.
From today, Finland has ditched the requirement for vaccinated Brits to take a pre-departure PCR test in order to enter.
Brits will be granted entry as long as they can prove they are fully vaccinated and at least seven days have passed since their last dose.
Alternatively, people who can prove they’ve had one dose of the vaccine and that they have recovered from Covid will also be allowed to enter Finland.
To enter, fully vaccinated travellers aged 12 and over must show proof of vaccination and sign a statement confirming you’re not suffering with any Covid symptoms.
However, if your second jab was more than 270 days ago, you won’t be allowed in unless you’ve had a booster.
Children under 12 are exempt from all Covid travel restrictions, but must still complete a sworn statement.
Germany lifted its UK travel ban last month – just weeks after it was introduced.
Now, Brits aged six and above can enter Germany if they are vaccinated, as long as the second jab was administered more than 14 days prior.
Earlier this month, Greece scrapped its requirement for vaccinated Brits to show evidence of a negative Covid test.
Greece still has strict rules when it comes to face masks, with everyone having to wear them in all indoor and public spaces.
Vaccinated Brits can enter Hungary without needing a negative Covid test.
Under 18s who are unvaccinated can enter Hungary if they are travelling with a vaccinated adult.
Brits who have been vaccinated do not need to provide evidence of a negative Covid test to enter Lithuania.
But unvaccinated Brits are required to show proof of a negative test and self-isolate for 10 days on arrival.
Most Brits visiting Malta do not need to do a Covid test if they are vaccinated.
However, unvaccinated children aged between five and 11 do need a Covid test to enter if they are travelling with a vaccinated adult.
Children under five do not need a test.
Mexico is a great destination if you’re looking to soak up some winter sun, with temperatures in Cancun reaching a whopping 32.2C in February.
Vaccinated Brits don’t need to do a Covid test to enter, so if you want to head off for some hot weather, you can do so.
Vaccinated Brits must complete an online registration form and show proof of vaccination to enter Norway.
Your second dose must have been administered at least seven days before travelling.
Fully vaccinated Brits can enter mainland Portugal, Madeira and Porto Santo without needing a test.
If you caught Covid after one dose of a two-dose vaccine, you’ll be considered fully vaccinated and still allowed to enter Portugal.
Vaccinated Brits can enter Slovenia without the need for any additional Covid testing.
Travellers must complete a passenger locator form 24 hours before arriving.
Brits heading to popular tourist destination Spain can enter if they are fully vaccinated.
Spain will only permit Brits to enter if they can prove they were fully vaccinated against Covid within the last 270 days.
All adults who received their second dose more than nine months ago, which is before mid-May, 2021, must have had a booster jab to be allowed in.
The booster must have been given more than 14 days before travelling.
Vaccinated Brits can enter Sweden for any purpose without needing to test or self-isolate.
At least two weeks must have passed since your second dose.
Fully vaccinated Brits can enter Switzerland without needing to test or self-isolate.
Switzerland has placed a nine-month expiration date on vaccine certificates.
That means that those Brits who received their second dose before May 2021 won’t be allowed in unless they’ve had their booster jab.
The Tunisian Embassy in London said vaccinated Brits can skip testing “if they can present a certificate to prove they have been fully vaccinated or a vaccine pass”.
If you’re fully vaccinated you can enter Turkey without needing to test or quarantine.
All arrivals into Turkey will be subject to a medical evaluation for Covid symptoms and may be subject to random PCR testing.
Here are the other countries Brits can enter without needing Covid tests:
- Costa Rica
- Dominican Republic
- El Salvador
- Faroe Islands
- North Macedonia
- San Marino
Seven European holiday hotspots have put expiration dates on vaccine certificates – making it more difficult for Brits to head abroad during half term.
And these are the 33 countries Brits are still banned from entering due to Covid rules.
Brits don’t need to test to enter some popular holiday destinations, including Spain, France and GreeceCredit: AFP