Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced on that those who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 will be able to travel to amber list countries from 19 July without having to quarantine on return to England.
Here’s what you need to know.
Travellers who are fully vaccinated do not need an essential reason to travel to France and do not need to self-isolate on arrival, but will need to present a number following documents. Those aged 11 years old or over will need evidence of a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours of departure, or a negative antigen test result taken within 48 hours of departure. A completed ‘sworn statement’ form self-certifying they are not suffering from Covid symptoms and have not been in contact with confirmed cases in the preceding fortnight must be completed and proof of vaccination status must be shown. Those who are not fully vaccinated will only be permitted to travel to France for essential reasons (Photo: Shutterstock) Photo: Shutterstock
Up until 30 July, travellers who have been in the UK in the previous 14 days must present a negative molecular or antigen test taken in the 48 hours preceding entry into Italy. They must also fill in a digital localisation form and must also self-isolate for 5 days, at the end of which they must take a rapid antigenic or molecular swab test for Covid-19 and test negative for release. Everyone arriving in Italy must also call the Covid-19 helpline for the region you are travelling within 48 hours, to inform them of your visit. Children under the age of 6 do not need to test or self-isolate (Photo: Shutterstock) Photo: Shutterstock
All UK arrivals to Spain will need to present either a negative Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination on arrival to the country. All passengers entering Spain are required to complete a pre-travel declaration form. Further requirements and entry restrictions may also apply if you have travelled to a ‘risk country’ within 14 days prior to arrival in Spain, you are travelling from mainland Spain to the Balearic or Canary Islands - or you are staying in tourist accommodation in the Canary Islands - or if you are travelling overland from France (Photo: Shutterstock) Photo: Shutterstock
Travellers must fill in a Passenger Locator Form no later than 11:59pm (local time Greece) of the day before arriving in Greece. Arrivals from the UK must provide either proof of a negative Covid-19 PCR test - undertaken within the 72 hour period before arrival into Greece - proof of a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test from an authorised laboratory - undertaken within the 48 hour period before the scheduled flight - or proof of two Covid-19 vaccinations completed at least 14 days before travel. Travellers with proof of this are exempted from the need to self-isolate on arrival to Greece. Greece will also accept proof of recovery from Covid-19 for entry. These requirements are compulsory for all travellers above the age of 12 (Photo: Shutterstock) Photo: Shutterstock