Covid rules are being tightened in some destinations due to a recent rise in cases (Composite: Mark Hall / NationalWorld)

Covid travel rules Europe: essential info for major holiday destinations including Spain, France and Turkey

Covid rules are being tightened in some popular holiday destinations due to a recent rise in cases

Covid cases have tripled across Europe in recent weeks, accounting for almost half of global infections, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said.

The ‘super-infectious’ relatives of the Omicron variant have been blamed for the surge, with the BA.4 and BA.5 strains driving new waves of the disease across the continent.

The WHO’s Europe director Dr Hans Kluge described the virus as a “nasty and potentially deadly illness” that people should not underestimate, and warned that hospitalisations are set to increase further in the autumn and winter months.

In the UK, people have been urged to be cautious after Covid cases spiked over the past few weeks, with health experts recommending wearing face masks in crowded and enclosed spaces to help reduce the risk of further spread.

Some popular destinations in Europe have now tightened their rules on face masks and self-isolation in response to the recent surge in infections.

So if you are heading abroad this summer, these are the key entry and Covid rules for 10 European holiday spots to be aware of.

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