Traveling abroad has become complicated in times of pandemic, with tests, quarantines and vaccine passports.
We’ve broken it down to explain everything you need to know about traveling abroad, from countries to regulations on what you need to return home.
Do I need to take a test before I leave the UK?
This depends on the destination.
From tomorrow, France will also welcome the British but with a negative Covid test.
Most countries let Britons in without testing or quarantine as long as they have proof of being fully vaccinated.
An NHS app can often be used, as it shows proof of both shots in the form of a vaccine certificate.
Also check out the rules for kids – while most countries allow under-18s to be exempt from Covid restrictions, destinations like Malta requires full vaccinations from anyone over the age of 12, while the Maldives requires tests from anyone over the age of two.
Some countries are also introducing new rules that require a strong hit, such as Austria.
What else do I need to do to enter a foreign country?
Most countries require that a Passenger Locator Form or something similar be filled out prior to arrival.
You can usually find these on official government websites and can be filled out for free.
You may also need travel insurance – Here’s how to get the best protection against the changes of Covid.
Which countries can I travel to?
Most countries in Europe have welcomed Britons back, with travel restrictions imposed.
Destinations such as the Netherlands, Morocco and Hong Kong have yet to lift the UK’s travel ban, along with 34 other countries.
Australia and New Zealand are yet to welcome back Britons, along with several countries in Asia.
Do I need to take a test to return to the UK?
Brother No need to take the test anymore to enter the UK, if they are fully vaccinated and simply fill out a Passenger Locator Form.
However, it is necessary to book a day two test in advance to take it within the first two days of returning home, but this can be a delay.
And travelers no longer need to be quarantined if they are awaiting test results.
Only when the results come back positive will you need to quarantine, although you can leave on day seven if you take two other tests – one on day six and one on day seven.
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