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Specific restrictions and requirements by destination

Update: 23rd September 2021

Following the government announcement on 17th September, and due to the fast-moving nature of the situation, this information may be out of date. Further updates are expected on Monday 4th October. Please check the relevant FCDO website for up to date information on your relevant destination.

Some destination airports may require you to follow specific protocols whilst travelling and upon arrival. Please refer to the destinations below to understand any guidance or measures that are in place to protect you and other passengers. Please also be aware that many countries will need you to fill out a passenger locator form before departure. Please check the FCO website for guidance on this. 

Antigua
This is a Green list country. From 1st October all arriving and transiting passengers aged 18 or over must show evidence of receiving at least one dose of a single or double dose WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccine to enter the country. All visitors 5 years and older must show evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test upon arrival. Up to and including 30th September 2021, the COVID-19 RT-PCR test must be taken no more than 7 days before arrival. From 1st October 2021 all COVID-19 RT-PCR tests must be taken no more than 4 days before arrival. Only tests administered by health care professionals are valid, home tests are not accepted.

Visitors must stay at a pre-booked hotel from the local government’s approved list of accommodation.


Barbados
This is a Green list country. Travellers to Barbados must provide a negative PCR test result for Covid-19 on arrival at the airport. The test must be done 72 hours before arriving in Barbados. Failure to do so may result in you being denied entry to the country. The test will also be screened for validity by the local authority.

You will also need to fill out the online immigration form and upload the negative test results here. You must take a copy of the results to the airport.

Unvaccinated visitors will be quarantined at approved facilities (at your own expense) for a minimum of 5 days, at which point you will be required to take a COVID-19 test. If your test is negative you will not be required to quarantine any further. Vaccinated visitors will be required to undergo a rapid PCR test at either the airport or government-approved accommodation (at your own expense). If your test returns negative then no further quarantining is required.

Bulgaria
This is a Green list country. At this moment only Bulgarian nationals, permanent and long-term residents in Bulgaria and their immediate family are eligible to enter Bulgaria from the UK.  All visitors must show evidence of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before entry AND one of the following:
  • A vaccination certificate showing an approved vaccine has been completed at least 14 days before entry, or
  • A certificate of recovery from COVID-19
All visitors are subject to random health screenings upon arrival. You do not have to quarantine upon arrival if you have proof of a negative PCR test.


Croatia
This is a Green watchlist country. UK nationals travelling to Croatia must be able to show evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival OR a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken no more than 48 hours prior to arrival. You do not have to quarantine upon arrival if you have proof of a negative PCR test. Prior to travelling to Croatia, travellers must fill in this form.


Cuba
This is a Red list country from 4am on 19th July 2021. All visitors must show evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival. Children are not exempt. You will undergo a second PCR test upon arrival and then will be required to stay at a designated isolation centre (maybe a hotel) until a further test is taken on day 5 and a negative result is shown. The cost of the test, transport and hotel stay needs to be covered by the passenger.


Cyprus
This is an Amber list country. All visitors must show evidence of a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before travel. If you have proof of receiving two COVID-19 vaccinations then you do not need to take a PCR test before arrival. Unvaccinated visitors will be tested upon arrival and will need to self-isolate until the test result is issued. They will also be required to take a PCR or rapid antigen test on day 5 following their arrival into the country and then every 72 hours. You will not have to quarantine on arrival unless if you are travelling to the north of Cyprus. If you are not vaccinated and you're travelling to the north of Cyprus from the UK, you will be required to quarantine for 7 days at authority-designated accommodation. Travellers with proof of both vaccinations will not have to quarantine upon arrival to the UK.


Dominican Republic
This is a Red list country. UK visitors will need to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival, OR proof of full vaccination administered no less than three weeks before arrival. These requirements do not apply to children under five years. Visitors may also be subject to temperature checks and rapid diagnostic breath tests on arrival.


Egypt
This is a Amber list country. All unvaccinated visitors over the age of 6 must present a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before departure. If you are fully vaccinated (have had all doses of your vaccine for 14 days or more upon arrival) you are exempt from needing a PCR test upon arrival. A further rapid test may also be required upon arrival.

France
This is an Amber list country. The UK are currently on France's Amber list meaning that UK travellers must only visit for essential travel unless they are fully vaccinated. Fully vaccinated visitors will not need to quarantine on arrival. Unvaccinated visitors must quarantine for seven days, followed by a PCR test. Those fully vaccinated will need proof of two vaccinations completed at least 7 days prior to travel. Visitors aged 12+ who aren't fully vaccinated will need to present a negative PCR test on arrival taken within 24 hours of departure. Self-administered tests are not accepted.


Greece
This is an Amber list country. All visitors must provide proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival OR be able to show proof of two COVID-19 vaccinations completed at least 14 days prior to arrival. Passengers may be required to undergo a rapid COVID-19 test on arrival. Visitors must also complete a Passenger Locator Form no later than 11:59pm (local time in Greece) of the day before arrival. 

Greece will also accept proof of recovery from COVID-19 in the form of a positive PCR test result taken between 30 to 180 days of your travel dates. These requirements are compulsory for all travellers above the age of 12.



Italy
This is an Amber list country. UK arrivals must show proof of full vaccination and present the airline with a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours prior to travel. This applies to all visitors aged 6 and over.  Unvaccinated visitors will need to quarantine for five days on arrival, followed by a COVID-19 test.

Visitors must also complete an online digital form prior to arrival. This will generate a QR code, which should be presented to the travel provider if required. A paper form can be completed for those who do not own an electronic device.



Jamaica
This is an Amber list country. You will be required to quarantine upon arrival unless you are staying at approved "resilient corridor" accommodation. All visitors aged 12+ must present a negative antigen or PCR test which was taken no more than 72 hours prior to travel.

All visitors arriving in Jamaica will also be screened for COVID 19 symptoms at the airport. Further testing may be required upon arrival and if results are positive, you may be required to isolate in a government facility. 

Prior to travel, visitors must get authorisation to enter Jamaica from the Visit Jamaica website.



Malta
This is a Green list country. All visitors aged 12+ must show proof of full vaccination on arrival. Children aged 5-11 who are travelling with a vaccinated parent or legal guardian must show evidence of a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours prior to travel. Passengers holding a Maltese issued certificate of vaccination are exempt from prior testing and self isolation.


Mexico
This is a Red list country. There is currently no testing requirement on arrival, however, passengers exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 may be required to undergo a test upon arrival. Upon arrival, visitors may be asked to fill out a Health Questionnaire.


Montenegro
This is a Red list country. All visitors aged 18+ require a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of travel, OR proof of receiving either one or two doses of the vaccine against COVID-19, OR a negative rapid antigen test recognised by the European Commission taken within 48 hours of travel, OR proof of full recovery from COVID-19 within 90 days of travel (but not within 14 days of travel). Additional measures may be imposed on individuals who have had contact with someone diagnosed with coronavirus. 


Morocco
This is an Amber list country. All visitors must provide proof that you have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with the second dose administered at least two weeks prior to travel, or a negative PCR test result taken no more than 72 hours before travel.

Portugal, Madeira & Azores
Portugal is an Amber list country. Madiera is on the Green watchlist, and the Azores is on the Green list. All visitors to Portugal must complete an online passenger locator card before arriving.

Visitors arriving in Madeira and Porto Santo must also complete and submit a traveller questionnaire here. For more information see the Visit Madeira website. Visitors to the Azores must complete and submit a traveller questionnaire here.

All visitors to Madeira and Porto Santo must show evidence of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of travel, OR an EU-standard Antigen test taken within 48 hours of travel, OR proof of full vaccination at least 14 days prior to travel, and you will be subject to a health screening on arrival. 

For entry to the Azores, visitors must provide evidence of full vaccination via a digital certificate, and must take a PCR test 72 hours before departure, uploading the negative test result to the traveller questionnaire. Those unable to provide evidence of a vaccination certificate or negative PCR test will be tested on arrival. Those staying in the Azores for longer than 7 days will be required to take a further test 6 days after the initial test. 

All visitors to mainland Portugal must show evidence of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of travel, OR an EU-standard Antigen test taken within 48 hours of travel. Please note that proof of double vaccination may not be accepted here. (Updated 14th September 2021)

Spain

Spain and the Canary Islands are on the Amber list. The Balearic Islands will join the Amber list from 4am on 19th July 2021. The Spanish government requires all arrivals to Spain from the UK to present either a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours hours prior to arrival, or proof of full vaccination at least 14 days prior to travel upon entry. Please note that in some parts of Spain, such as the Canary Islands, evidence of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR test may be required at accommodation. Please check with your accommodation provider before travel. Children under the age of 12 are exempt from testing. If you test positive for COVID-19 whilst in Spain, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there. Find out more on the Spain FCO COVID-19 page.

Visitors may need to complete a Health Control Form prior to travel and submit online, or provide a paper submission before boarding.


St. Lucia
This is an Amber list country. All visitors must provide proof of a negative PCR test taken five days or less before travel and complete a Pre-Arrival registration form prior to arrival, which can be found here. All arriving passengers will be screened, including temperature checks, at the airport. 

Travellers with proof of both vaccinations do not have to quarantine on arrival.

Trinidad and Tobago
This is a Red list country. Non-nationals who are not vaccinated will not be allowed entry into the country at this time. Visitors who have been fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to travel and can show evidence of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival will not need to quarantine on arrival. Unvaccinated children travelling with vaccinated parents do not need to quarantine, but must still show evidence of a negative PCR test on arrival and provide a further negative test 3-5 days after arrival.


Tunisia
This is a Red list country. Visitors must provide evidence of a negative PCR test taken less than 72 hours before travel, with the date of the test clearly labelled. Visitors must also complete a Tunisian government online questionnaire before travelling. Unvaccinated travellers must quarantine in a government-approved hotel for 10 days. Fully vaccinated travellers that have booked through a UK tour operator are exempt from self-isolation as long as they can show proof of booking, full vaccination at least 14 days prior to travel and a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before travel.


Turkey

This is a Amber list country. All arrivals into Turkey (apart from citizens or permit holders) must complete a passenger locator form within 72 hours of arrival. This is not required for those transiting Turkey en route to another country. Travellers will then be asked to provide the residential address of where they will be staying within the borders of Turkey, as well as their contact information. Personal information regarding COVID-19 may also be required and may be shared with the Ministry of Health when necessary. 

All visitors are required to show proof of a negative PCR test taken no longer than 72 hours before arrival. There may also be random health screening and PCR tests at the airport.

United Arab Emirates (Including Abu Dhabi and Dubai)
This is an Amber list country (from 8th August). All visitors arriving in the United Arab Emirates must have a dated negative COVID-19 PCR test which was taken no more than 72 hours before departure, and present the certificate at check-in. In some regions, visitors may be asked to take a further PCR test on arrival. Arrivals to Abu Dhabi from the UK may have to isolate for 12 days depending on their vaccination status.


USA
This is an Amber list country. Since 16/03/2020, most British nationals are not able to enter the USA. Fully-vaccinated visitors do not need to quarantine on arrival, but will be required to take a viral test within 3-5 days of arrival. Unvaccinated visitors must also test within 3-5 days of arrival, and quarantine for 7 days. Please note that British nationals who have been in the UK or Ireland in the 14 days prior to travelling may not be allowed entry into the country at this time.

The USA has not yet confirmed that it will accept the UK solutions for demonstrating your COVID vaccination status. This means that you will be required to quarantine for 7 days upon arrival and will be tested between 3 to 5 days after arrival. All air passengers must present a negative COVID-19 test that was taken no more than 3 days prior to flight departure, or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19. Extra precautions such as quarantine and testing requirements may be in place for unvaccinated visitors. Quarantine is required when returning to the UK.
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