As Brits prepare for the summer holidays, many sunny destinations have dropped most of their travel restrictions.
While the UK have lifted all Covid entry requirements, holidaymakers are urged to check their destinations Covid regulations and travel rules.
If the country has made face masks mandatory on public transport, people will still have to wear them on the place going over and returning home.
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Spain is the latest to drop their restrictions for EU travellers – however those travelling from the UK still need to provide either a vaccination certificate, negative PCR test or proof of Covid recovery within the last six months.
France is still requiring those who are not fully vaccinated to provide a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before arriving or an antigen test 24 hours prior.
Meanwhile, Greece have lifted all entry requirements but holidaymakers are reminded that face masks are still required on public transport.
Turkey has also lifted all Covid rules, just in time for the summer holidays.
Before jetting off anywhere, be sure to check with Foreign Travel Advice before booking tickets.
As for the countries with tighter restrictions, below are the countries that are still restricting UK flights.
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- Russia (does not permit direct travel and only entry allowed via an authorised third country)
- Ukraine (must have travel health insurance with a company registered in Ukraine and self-isolate upon arrival until the results of a PCR test come back negative)
Yemen (most entry points into the country are closed; all arrivals must quarantine at an approved facility for 14 days)
- Benin (entry is limited to “extreme necessity”)
- Burkino Faso
- Central African Republic (mandatory 14 days’ self-isolation on arrival)
- Equatorial Guinea
- Eritrea (some flights are allowed in/out but options are extremely limited)
- Niger (Covid test required on arrival, and you’ll need to self-isolate until the results are through)
- Chile (proof of vaccination needs to be validated by the Chilean government, which can take up to 30 days)
- Falkland Islands
- Brunei (essential travel only; permit required from the Prime Minister’s Office)
- China (entry for non-Chinese nationals from the UK for essential travel only)
- Hong Kong (seven days of quarantine)
- Indonesia (the islands of Bali, Bintan and Batam have different rules)
- Nauru (only essential travel allowed)
- Papua New Guinea
- Pitcairn Island