Full list of countries you can visit without any Covid testing as UK travel rules change

All vaccinated countries that UK travelers can fly to for overseas holidays without Covid tests like PCR or side-flow testing, including Spain, Turkey , Mexico, etc.

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Grant Shapps outlines travel changes from February 11

Fully vaccinated Britons can now enjoy the whole holiday abroad without having to take any Covid tests.

Not only do countries like Greece, Spain, Germany and Portugal welcome British doubles without testing requirements, but UK’s latest travel rules This means you won’t need to take a Covid test when you return to the UK.

For those who are partially vaccinated or unvaccinated, most destinations still require you to be tested, although Mexico and Costa Rica are your best choice because they don’t have any checking rules.

So if you are fully vaccinated, where can you go on vacation without testing? We review your options including rules if you are traveling with unvaccinated children.

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France has changed its travel rules to cancel Covid tests for people arriving in the UK who have been vaccinated


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France announced it as axing Covid test rules for fully vaccinated Britons, with the new rule applying to anyone 12 years of age or older. There are still other entry requirements such as being able to show proof of vaccinations and sign a ‘affidavit’ prior to entry.

Anyone who has not been fully immunized against Covid will need a necessary reason to visit and will need to self-isolate upon arrival.


Tunisia will change its regulations from February 15, meaning that if you can show proof of full vaccinations, you won’t need to take a Covid test to enter the country.

The country is also phasing out self-isolation for unvaccinated people, although you will still need a PCR test done within 48 hours of travel or a rapid lateral flow test. done within 24 hours.


Turkey has year-round sunshine and mild weather so it’s ideal for a getaway



Double Brits can enjoy Turkish Holidays without the need for Covid testing or quarantine. You will need to fill out an online form within 72 hours of departure (this applies to all travelers aged six and over). However, Turkish authorities are doing random PCR testing at airports, so keep this in mind if you are planning a trip.

Children 11 years of age and younger may be subject to the fully vaccinated tourist regulations for entry into Turkey.


Like Greece, Portugal also has changed its entry rules which means that if you are fully vaccinated, you are exempt from the Covid testing rules. This applies to anyone 12 years of age or older. Unvaccinated travelers can still visit but will need to have proof of a PCR test done within 72 hours of travel or a follow-up visit done within 24 hours .


Mexico is open to all UK travelers with no Covid test or quarantine required.

However, you are required to register on the Vuela Seguro Mexico Platform before boarding your flight to Mexico and present a QR code upon arrival at the airport.


Spain is currently only open to vaccinated Britons



Those arriving from the UK who are fully vaccinated do not need to be tested or quarantined to visit Spain.

You need to be fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. Children under 12 years of age do not need to present proof of full immunization upon entry into Spain.

All UK travelers will also need to fill out an application form prior to travel and obtain a QR code to present at border control.


Greece has changed the rules for vaccinated travelers


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Greece recently changed its entry rules and removed the Covid test requirements for those who could prove they were fully vaccinated against Covid.

However, it is worth noting that you may have to do a random PCR test upon arrival at the airport in Greece.


British travelers can enter Germany for any tourist purpose if they are fully vaccinated. Anyone six years of age or older needs to show proof of vaccinations, proof of recovery from Covid or proof of a negative test result, so unvaccinated children can visit but will need test.

Dominican Republic

You do not need a PCR test to enter the Dominican Republic provided you can present proof of full Covid vaccinations, with proof that the last dose was given no less than three weeks before your arrival .

Costa Rica

Costa Rica has everything you could want for a dream getaway


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At the time of writing, there are no Covid testing or quarantine requirements in Costa Rica, although you will need to fill out your Health card online within 72 hours of arrival.

Fully vaccinated Britons who received their last dose at least 14 days before travel can visit Costa Rica without the need for mandatory insurance. This also applies to visitors under the age of 18.


Fully vaccinated travelers are not required to take a Covid test before traveling to Switzerland. Currently, tourists who have been stabbed in two can visit the country for non-essential reasons.

Unvaccinated children under 18 years of age may enter if accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult.

Czech Republic

Double jabbed Brits who also have had an enhanced hit can visit the Czech Republic without a Covid test


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Fully vaccinated Britons can enter the Czech Republic for holidays. If you’ve had booster injections, you won’t need to show a negative PCR test result.

If you have had two full vaccinations but have not had a booster shot, you will be asked for a negative PCR test result.

You will also need to fill out the Passenger Locator Form prior to departure.

Children 12 years of age and younger are exempt from testing and do not need to self-isolate if accompanied by fully vaccinated parents.


Malta is currently only open to fully vaccinated UK tourists. You won’t need to do a Covid test or quarantine if you want to visit. This must show that you have been fully immunized at least 14 days prior to arrival.


You can visit Croatia if you can show one of the following; proof of being fully vaccinated within 365 days, negative Covid antigen test done within 48 hours of travel, negative PCR test done within 72 hours of travel travel or proof of recovery from Covid.

Children under 12 years old are exempt if accompanied by a parent or guardian who meets the above requirements.

Where can I go on holiday from the UK right now?


You can visit Montenegro if you are fully vaccinated against Covid – if you were vaccinated more than six months ago you will need to have proof of a booster dose.

You can also visit without doing a test if you can show proof of recovery from Covid in about 10-180 days.

Anyone else needs to present proof of a negative Covid test for entry – PCR within 72 hours of travel or antigen within 48 hours.

Children under 18 do not require testing or proof of vaccinations.


Any UK traveler 12 years of age or older who is fully vaccinated can enter Egypt without testing or quarantine.

Children under 12 can follow the same rules. However, unvaccinated children over 12 years of age will need a negative PCR test done within 72 hours of arrival, or a rapid antigen test done within 24 hours of arrival.


Anyone six years of age or older can visit Albania provided they can present proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test result (this can be a PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival). travel or an antigen within 48 hours).


You are not required to show proof of a negative Covid test if you are fully vaccinated. Your last dose of vaccine must be given at least 14 days before you travel to Hungary.

More countries where you don’t need to check for Covid

The countries listed above are currently viable holiday options as they are open to UK holidaymakers.

However, there are other countries that are open to fully vaccinated travelers, although some have other restrictions, or the State Department advises against travel. We’ve listed those below, but always check the latest State Department advice before planning or booking a trip.

  • Andorra (if passing through Spain)
  • Armenia
  • Bosnia
  • Colombia
  • El Salvador
  • Faroe Islands
  • Georgia
  • Honduras
  • Kosovo
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • North Macedonia
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • San Marino
  • Senegal
  • Slovenia
  • Sweden
  • Ukraine

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