Holiday warning as popular hotspots expand Covid rules

A NUMBER of popular holiday hotspots in Europe are yet to lift their Covid restrictions on families traveling abroad over the Easter holidays.

We’ve summarized the current or extended Covid rules for some Brit-favorite countries so you don’t get caught.

Popular holiday destinations have extended their Covid restrictions


Popular holiday destinations have extended their Covid restrictionsCredit: Alamy


Spain has expanded its Covid entry requirements until April 30, so only vaccinated Brits or those who can show it proof of recovery can enter.

Unvaccinated people who cannot prove that they have had Covid within the last six months are still not allowed to enter the country.

Spain was due to relax entry requirements at the end of March, but the Health Ministry has extended the rules until the end of this month.

Travelers must be able to show they have been fully vaccinated against Covid within the last 270 days.

Popular sunshine holiday destinations scrap all Covid rules for Brits
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If it has been more than nine months since your second dose, you must have received a booster dose to be eligible.

Different rules apply to young people than they do do not need to be vaccinated to enter Spain.

Children between the ages of 12 and 17 who have not received both vaccinations can participate by presenting a negative PCR test carried out within 72 hours of their arrival in Spain.

Children under the age of 12 are exempt from all testing and vaccination requirements.

Everyone has to fill out a form online health control form prior to travel.


Italy has had some of the strictest Covid rules in Europe throughout the pandemic, although it has started to relax this month.

Italy has relaxed its Covid passport system From April 1st, Brits will no longer need to show their passport to eat or drink outside in bars and restaurants.

However, some rules will not be lifted until next month – too late for the Easter holidays.

From May 1, the pass will be phased out entirely, along with the strict face mask policy requiring everyone to wear FFP2 masks on public transport, in theatres, concert halls, cinemas and at sporting events.

To visit Italy, tourists must have received both jabs within the last 270 days.

If it has been more than nine months since your second vaccination you must have received your booster vaccination, otherwise you are considered not to have been vaccinated.

Unvaccinated Brits must have a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of entering Italy, or a negative lateral flow test taken within 48 hours of entering Italy.

Adult travelers must complete a Passenger Locator Form to enter Italy.

There is some good news for Brits, however, as some countries relax their rules – Greece eased its Covid entry requirements, Vaccinated Brits will be able to visit more easily.

Greece has extended the vaccination validity from seven to nine months, so the vaccination card lasts two months longer – making travel easier for vaccinated Brits.

Last week, France has included the UK on its green list and removed the requirement for unvaccinated travelers to have a valid reason for entering the country.

The country too gave up his strict Covid vaccination card Rules Brits had previously needed to enter restaurants, bars and cinemas and scrapped compulsory face masks.

Cyprus has relaxed its Covid rules last month as vaccinated travelers no longer need to take pre-departure tests.

Vaccinated Britons can enter Turkey without having to be tested or quarantined Portugal has eased its Covid restrictions for vaccinated travelers already in February.

Gibraltar has abolished all testing rules along with the requirement that arrivals fill out a passenger locator form.

And the The Maldives has halted all Covid testing for Brits, regardless of their vaccination status.

We've rounded up the Covid rules for some of Britain's favorite countries so you don't get caught


We’ve rounded up the Covid rules for some of Britain’s favorite countries so you don’t get caughtCredit: Alamy Holiday warning as popular hotspots expand Covid rules

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