VACCINATED Britons planning to go abroad this summer could be left short if they don’t have energy pills.
That’s because a number of popular holiday destinations have announced that two stops may not be enough to get in.
Some countries have confirmed that Britons cannot enter unless they have had their booster shot, while others have set an expiration date on current vaccine passports – so travelers who have had the shot vaccines ‘too long ago’ will require a booster shot to enter.
The list is likely to grow, as the Transport Minister Grant Shapps warns it is “inevitable” that Britons will need to be stabbed three times if they want to go on vacation.
We’ve rounded up all the countries Britons might need a Covid booster to enter.
Currently vaccinated Britons can enter Spain regardless of when they get their second dose.
However, from February 1, Spain will only allow Britons who can prove they have Fully vaccinated against Covid within the last 270 days.
Anyone who received a second dose more than nine months ago must have a booster shot to be allowed in.
The booster must be given more than 14 days before departure.
While vaccinated Britons can enter France, those who received a booster shot more than seven months ago will not be able to.
As of January 15, all travelers who have been fully vaccinated for more than seven months will have to present proof of their booster immunizations to enter the country.
On January 5, Greek Health Minister Thanos Plevirs announced that the vaccine certificate would only be valid for 7 months after the last dose of the vaccine.
All those who did not receive a booster shot within the seven-month timeframe were considered unvaccinated.
For now, that rule doesn’t affect Britons much as there is no vaccination requirement for entry into Greece – Britons only need to present proof of a negative Covid test.
But that rule could change in the coming months, so Britons planning a holiday to Greece should continue to check for updates.
From 1 February, the Netherlands will only accept vaccine certificates showing that the last dose was administered within the past nine months.
So Britons hoping to visit will need to receive their booster within 270 days for their card to be considered valid.
Similarly, travelers wishing to enter Switzerland will need a booster shot within 270 days of the second dose.
As in the Netherlands, vaccine passports with two shots are only valid for nine months.
The 2-G rule, applied in Austria, currently means that the country’s vaccine passport will be valid for 270 days after receiving the second dose.
However, from February 1, that period will be shortened to 180 days – just six months – after which a boost is required.
Belgium has given an even shorter time frame for those with vaxxed pairs to get their boost.
From March 1, the vaccine certificate will only be valid for 150 days after the second dose, meaning people only need 5 months for a booster shot.
This means that anyone who received a single dose (Janssen only) or two doses of the vaccine (Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca/Oxford) before 1 October must be booster injection before March 1.
“Otherwise, the validity of the vaccination certificate will expire.”
The UAE is the first country to have banned visitors from entering if they do not have the three spears of Covid.
As of January 10, all visitors to Dubai are still not considered fully vaccinated unless they have been given a booster shot.
We have rounded 38 UK countries are banned from entering due to the Covid rules.
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