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Specific restrictions and requirements by destination

Updated: 25th April 2022

Update 18/03/22 - All travel restrictions on returning to England have now ended for all travellers, regardless of vaccination status.

Please be aware that entry, testing and quarantine requirements can change frequently. Please see the FCO website for the most up to date information.

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, and different destination guidelines may require you to show proof of full vaccination or a negative PCR test to access shops, attractions, restaurants and public transport. Please check the FCDO website for guidance on this. 

Antigua
All arriving and transiting passengers aged 18 or over must show evidence of being fully vaccinated with a WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccine to enter the country. All visitors must also show evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test or Rapid Antigen test upon arrival, tests must be taken within 4 days of your flight. Only tests administered by health care professionals are valid and home tests are not accepted. Children aged 5-17 must also present a negative PCR test taken within 4 days of their flight, regardless of vaccination status. Children under 4 are exempt from testing.

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


Barbados
Travellers to Barbados must show evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 3 days before your arrival OR of a negative valid Rapid PCR Test taken one day before arrival. Failure to do so may result in you being denied entry to the country.  Additional health screening may also take place on arrival.

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 3 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.

Bulgaria
From 01/05/2022 all COVID-19 entry requirements for travellers to Bulgaria end, regardless of nationality and/or where travelled from. Neighbouring countries may have health requirements for entry for those arriving from or transiting through Bulgaria, including declarations and COVID-19 tests.

Cape Verde
Vaccinated passengers must present proof that you have been fully vaccinated when you check-in for your flight to Cape Verde. Your final vaccine dose was administered at least 14 days and no more than 270 days before you travel OR you have had a full course of the vaccine and a booster dose at least 14 days before you travel. You will need to have the UK’s printed version of proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. Cape Verde will will not accept digital proof. Non-vaccinated travellers over 12 years old must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of boarding, or a negative antigen test taken within 48 hours of boarding. Your temperature will be checked upon arrival and you may be required to take another COVID-19 test.

Passengers are required to fill in this International Travel Form before they travel. Please be aware that the requirements for this form vary by destination. For example, some destinations may require this to be filled in at a specific time before travel, and some may require a printed version. Please check the FCDO website below for more information. You will also need to fill out an Airport Security Tax Form before travel, which you can find on the EASE website and costs around £30.

Croatia
You are no longer required to show a COVID-19 vaccine certificate, proof of a negative test, or a certificate of recovery to enter Croatia.

Cuba
From 06/04/2022, there will be no requirement for travellers arriving from the UK for either a COVID-19 vaccination certificate or a negative COVID-19 test. You are no longer required to routinely self-isolate or take a PCR test on arrival in Cuba, but authorities are present at the airport and will carry out random PCR tests.

Cyprus
Passengers who can provide proof of being fully-vaccinated will not need to provide a test on arrival, however non-vaccinated travellers aged 12+ must provide a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure, OR a Rapid Antigen test taken within 24 hours of departure. Passengers may also be tested upon arrival (at their own cost) and need to self-isolate until the result comes back negative. 

Travelling to the north of Cyprus also has various entry requirements. If you are unvaccinated and visiting the north of Cyprus from the UK, you must provide a negative result from a PCR test, taken within 72 hours or a rapid test taken within 24 hours prior to entry. Unvaccinated travellers are also required to take an additional COVID-19 test within 72 to 120 hours after entry.


Dominican Republic
As of 23/04/2022, you are no longer required to provide proof of a negative test regardless of age or vaccination status. Random testing may be performed but if you provide vaccination proof then you are exempt from these random tests.

Please make sure to fill in this Passenger Locator Form before you travel. Please be aware that the requirements for this form vary by destination. For example, some destinations may require this to be filled in at a specific time before travel, and some may require a printed version. Please check the FCDO website below for more information.

Egypt
All unvaccinated visitors aged 12+ 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.

You do not need to fill out a Passenger Locator form but you will be asked to fill out a paper health declaration that is either provided by your airline or on arrival in Egypt.

France
From 31/02/2022, fully vaccinated travellers (this means your final dose must have been administered at least 7 days prior to travel for a double dose vaccine or 28 days prior to travel for a single dose vaccine) no longer need to present a negative PCR test to enter France but you must provide proof of vaccination status. If you are aged 18+ and more than 9 months has elapsed since your final dose, a booster is required to be classed as fully vaccinated. As of 31/03/2022, if you are Not fully vaccinated, a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours or an antigen test result taken within 48 hours pre-departure.

All passengers must fill in this Passenger Locator Form before you travel. Please be aware that the requirements for this form vary by destination. For example, some destinations may require this to be filled in at a specific time before travel, and some may require a printed version. Please check the FCDO website below for more information. Passengers will now also need to fill out their contact details before travelling on this online form, as well as an international travel form and a sworn statement, both of which can be found on the French government website.


Greece
From 01/05/2022, passengers arriving in Greece are no longer required to show a proof of COVID vaccination, a negative COVID test, or a certificate of recovery from COVID. You no longer need to complete a Passenger Locator Form (PLF). Travellers are still required to wear a protective masks in all indoor spaces, including aircraft. Arrivals into Greece may be required to undergo a rapid COVID-19 test on arrival. If you test positive on arrival in Greece, you (and those you are travelling with) will have to self-isolate for at least 5 days at home or in quarantine hotels provided by the Greek state.


Italy
UK arrivals must show proof of full vaccination with the last dose no less than 14 days prior to travel OR present the airline with a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 48 hours prior to travel or a negative antigen test taken no more than 24 hours prior to arrival. This applies to all visitors aged 6 and over. If more than 270 days have passed since your final dose, a booster is required to enter Italy on vaccinated terms. All travellers may be subject to random Covid testing upon arrival.

From 01/05/2022 you will no longer be required to complete a passenger locator form (EU PLF) to enter or travel through Italy as a visitor. Please check the FCDO website below for more information.

Jamaica
As of 15/04/2022, you do not need to provide proof of vaccination or evidence of a negative COVID-19 test to enter Jamaica. All travellers arriving in Jamaica may be subject to testing if assessed as a high risk as a result of showing symptoms, being in contact with someone who is positive, belonging to a high risk group or other factors. You also may be screened for symptoms at the airport.

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


Malta
All passengers will be permitted to enter Malta with either a vaccination certificate OR a negative PCR taken no longer than 72 hours before arrival, OR a rapid antigen test taken no longer than 24 hours before arrival.

Mexico
There is currently no testing requirement on arrival, however, passengers exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 may be required to undergo a test upon arrival. Passengers will need to register on this website and obtain a QR code to present to the airline before boarding the plane. Visitors may also be asked to fill out a Health Questionnaire.


Montenegro
You do not need to show evidence of a negative test or proof of vaccination status to enter Montenegro from the UK.


Morocco
All visitors must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and show evidence of this, with the second dose being no less than 2 weeks prior to travelling OR provide proof of a negative PCR test that was taken no more than 48 hours before the time of departure. Children under 6 are exempt. Random rapid antigen tests will be conducted on arrival for select passenger groups and additional PCR tests may be required.

Portugal, Madeira & Azores
Travellers who have been fully-vaccinated for at least 14 days and no more than 270 days are not required to show a negative test to enter Portugal. All unvaccinated passengers aged 12 and over must present a negative PCR test which was taken within 72 hours of arrival OR a negative rapid lateral flow test which was taken within 24 hours of arrival. All tests must be taken under the supervision of a medical professional. A certificate should then be issued after the test, and the test should identify the type of test, your name, passport number, date of birth, date and time that the test was taken, and the name of the facility where the test was taken. Please note that any unsupervised 'self-tests' will not be accepted for entry to Portugal. Passengers will be subject to screening on arrival.

There are no entry requirements to Madeira and Porto Santo. It is recommended that you fill in this Passenger Locator Form before you travel to Madeira or Porto Santo. 

For entry to the Azores, visitors aged 12 and above must provide an EU digital vaccination certificate to show evidence of full vaccination, OR take a PCR test within 72 hours of departure, OR an antigen test within 48 hours, and upload the negative result. Visitors will be screened on arrival. It is recommended that you fill in this Passenger Locator Form before you travel. Please be aware that the requirements for this form vary by destination. For example, some destinations may require this to be filled in at a specific time before travel, and some may require a printed version. Please check the FCDO website below for more information.

Spain
All travellers aged 12 and over must show proof of full vaccination with both doses of a two-dose vaccine or one dose of a one-dose vaccine administered at least 14 days prior to arrival in Spain. The name of the vaccination must also be stated. If 270 days have passed since your second vaccine, a booster is now required for entry. 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. The Spanish Government will allow British teenagers aged 12-17 to travel to Spain without being vaccinated, as long as they have proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before arrival. Find out more on the Spain FCO COVID-19 page. Please note that in some parts of Spain you may also need to present a negative COVID-19 test, and in areas such as the Canary Islands, evidence of full vaccination or a negative PCR test may be required at accommodation. Please check with your accommodation provider before travel.


St Lucia
Fully-vaccinated visitors will not need to quarantine or test on arrival, but proof of vaccination must be shown. Unvaccinated visitors aged 5+ must present a negative PCR test which was taken no more than five days prior to arrival. Those with no test or the wrong type of test will need to be tested on arrival at their own cost. Please see the FCO's entry requirements for St Lucia to see the types of test that are accepted.

Travellers with proof of both vaccinations do not have to quarantine on arrival, however non-vaccinated visitors must stay at a COVID-certified property for 14 days.

Trinidad and Tobago
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
All visitors (vaccinated and non-vaccinated) must present a negative PCR test on arrival which was taken no more than 48 hours before travel. The test must be dated and should include a QR code. Children under 6 years of age are exempt from testing. Travellers may also be tested on arrival by Tunisian Authorities. Visitors must also complete a Tunisian government online questionnaire before travelling. Those who were fully-vaccinated at least 14 days before travel will need to show evidence of vaccination on arrival. Non-vaccinated visitors will need to quarantine in a government-approved hotel for 10 days at their own expense. A further PCR test must be taken during the last 24 hours of quarantine, and if this is positive then you will be transferred to a health isolation centre.

Turkey

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 arrivals aged 12 and above must show proof of either full vaccination completed at least 14 days before arrival, OR recent recovery from COVID-19, OR a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival, OR a rapid antigen test taken within 48 hours of arrival. Visitors may also be subject to screening and random PCR testing on arrival.

United Arab Emirates (Including Abu Dhabi and Dubai)
Vaccinated travellers do not need to show proof of a negative PCR test, but must show proof of vaccination with QR code. Unvaccinated visitors must present a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before departure, with a test certificate naming the facilitiy where the test was carried out. The test must have been carried out by a medical professional. Self-administered tests will not be accepted for entry to the United Arab Emirates. Visitors arriving in Dubai may need to take a further test on arrival and isolate pending the result. Those arriving in Abu Dhabi may need to obtain a 'Green Pass' on the AlHosn app.


USA
Fully-vaccinated passengers from the UK and those under 18 years of age who are travelling with these passengers are now allowed to enter the USA. Fully-vaccinated visitors do not need to quarantine on arrival. Unvaccinated visitors will not be allowed entry into the USA at this time, unless there is a reason for exemption. Please see the US Embassy websites for further details.

All visitors, regardless of vaccination status, must present a negative COVID-19 test that was taken no more than one day before travel. Children under 2 years of age are exempt from testing. Extra precautions such as quarantine and testing requirements may be in place for unvaccinated visitors. 
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