A LOT of European countries have changed their entry rules, making it harder for Britons to go abroad if they haven’t stepped up.
While the destinations will allow Britons to double-vaccinate, they all have an expiration date on the vaccine certificate, so if your second shot is too long, you can’t go in. Okay.
Popular holiday hotspots including Spain and Italy have adopted rules as of today, specifying your booster must be received at least 14 days in advance of arrival.
That means if your vaccine certificate has expired and you still haven’t had a booster shot, you won’t be able to participate for half a semester because it’s less than two weeks.
We’ve rounded up destinations where you’d be banned for more than half a term if you didn’t have your booster shot and you had your second stab last summer.
Spain – 270 days
From today, Spain will only allow Britons to enter if they can prove they are fully vaccinated against Covid within the last 270 days.
All adults who received a second dose more than nine months ago, i.e. on or before May 7, 2021, must have a booster shot in order to participate.
The booster must be given more than 14 days before departure.
The rule applies to children between 12 and 17 years old can be a problem for families hoping to go to Spain half term.
Many under-18s are still not fully immunized due to the UK’s vaccine rollout schedule, so they will have no way to enter the country.
Italy – 180 days
From 1 February, Italy will not consider Britons who were stabbed twice more than 180 days ago as a vaccine unless they have been given a booster shot.
That means any Britons who received a second dose more than six months ago – before August 2021 – must get a booster shot to be considered vaccinated.
Unvaccinated Britons can still enter Italy, but are subject to strict regulations, including Covid tests and a five-day quarantine.
Britons hoping to visit Italy for half a term, but having had their vaccinations more than six months ago, will not be allowed in without complications.
Netherlands – 270 days
Similar to Spain, the Netherlands has given a 9-month expiry date on vaccine certificates.
Britons who received a second dose more than 270 days ago will need a booster if they wish to visit the Netherlands.
From tomorrow, however, the Netherlands will drop its isolation rules for Britons who have been strengthened at least seven days before arrival.
Based on local mediaa statement from the Dutch Ministry of Health said: “From 2 February 2022, travelers receiving a booster shot do not need to be quarantined if they have had a booster shot at least seven days before their arrival. Netherlands.”
Quarantine scraps will make it easier for families to visit in the second half of February – as long as they’ve got boosters on hand.
Switzerland – 270
Switzerland has also put a nine-month expiration date on vaccine certificates.
The rule was introduced yesterday and means Britons who received a second dose before May 2021 will not be allowed in unless they have had a booster shot.
Austria – 270 days
Austria has also introduced a nine-month expiry date on vaccine certificates – so Britons need a booster shot if their second dose was more than 270 days ago.
Currently, to enter Austria, Britons need to be fully vaccinated and present proof of a negative PCR test.
However, Britons who have received a booster shot more than 90 days after their second vaccination will not need to provide a PCR test upon arrival.
Half-term travel will be easier for Britons to go abroad because Vivid tests are set to eliminate for fully vaccinated vacationers.
Day 2 tests will be moved from 4am on 11 February and Britons will only need to fill out a passenger locator form upon returning to the UK.
We have rounded 34 countries Britons can enter without any Covid test – and these are 38 UK countries are banned from entering due to the Covid rules.
https://www.thesun.ie/travel/8296812/holiday-europe-banned-booster-vaccine-half-term/ Five European holiday hotspots you’ll be banned for half a term if you don’t have a boosted attack