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Specific restrictions and requirements by destination

Update: 17th June, 2021

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 an Amber list country. Upon arrival, all visitors 12 years and older must show evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test, which must be taken no more than 7 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 an Amber 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 an Amber list country. All visitors must undergo a PCR test within 72 hours of arrival OR be able to show evidence of a completed course of vaccinations, completed at least 14 days prior to arrival. You do not have to quarantine upon arrival if you have proof of a negative PCR test.


Croatia
This is an Amber list country. UK nationals travelling to Croatia must be able to show evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR or rapid antigen test taken no more than 48 hours prior to arrival OR proof of vaccination OR certificate of recovery following a positive test result between 11-180 days prior. If you use a rapid antigen test and are staying longer than 10 days in Croatia, a test must be repeated within ten days from the date of issuing the first test. 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 an Amber list country. 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. You will not have to quarantine on arrival unless if you are travelling to the north of Cyprus. If you are travelling to the north of Cyprus and have been in the UK within 14 days before your travel, you will be required to quarantine for 10 days at authority-designated accommodation.


Dominican Republic
This is an Amber list country. There is currently no testing requirement, however, the Dominican Authorities will be carrying out random rapid diagnostic tests on selected passengers upon arrival. If a passenger tests positive for COVID-19, they will be required to isolate in an authorised location. Those passengers with a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of travel are exempt from these spot checks.


Egypt
This is a Red list country. All visitors must present a negative PCR certificate taken no more than 72 hours before departure. 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. Those fully vaccinated will need proof of two vaccinations completed at least 14 days prior to travel as well as a negative PCR test taken no earlier than 72 hours before arrival.


Greece
This is an Amber list country. All visitors must undergo a PCR test within 72 hours of arrival OR be able to show proof of two COVID-19 vaccinations completed at least 14 days prior to arrival


Italy
This is an Amber list country. Before arriving in Italy, all visitors must present the airline with a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen or PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before travel.


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 and above 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.


Malta
This is an Amber list country. All visitors (aged 5 and above) must provide evidence of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. As of the 1st June passengers holding a Maltese issued certificate of vaccination are exempt from prior testing.


Mexico
This is an Amber 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.


Montenegro
This is an Amber list country. All visitors over the age of five require a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours 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 be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and show evidence of this, with the second dose being no less than 2 weeks prior to travelling. Visitors will also need to show proof of a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the time of departure.

Portugal, Madeira & Azores
This is an Amber list country. All visitors to Portugal must complete an online passenger locator card before arriving.

All visitors to Portugal must show evidence of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure or an EU-standard Antigen test taken within 24 hours of travel and you will be subject to a health screening on arrival. Visitors over the age of 12 arriving in Madeira, Porto Santo and the Azores must take a PCR test 72 hours before travel and upload the test result. However, if you are visiting Madiera and have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 90 days (and can show evidence) or have received both doses of the vaccine at least 15 days prior to arrival, then no testing is required.

Visitors to Madeira and Porto Santo must complete and submit a traveller questionnaire between 12 and 48 hours before departure, and take a Covid-19 test 72 hours before you travel. For more information see the Visit Madeira website.

Visitors arriving in Madeira and Porto Santo must also complete and submit a traveller questionnaire here, and visitors to the Azores must complete and submit a traveller questionnaire here.

Spain

This is an Amber list country. Visitors from the UK are no longer subject to testing requirements on arrival, unless travelling from one of Spain's risk countries, however basic screening such as temperature checks may still take place. 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 six are exempt from testing. 

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. 

Visitors must also stay in COVID-19 certified accommodation for the first 14 days of their trip. If staying in St Lucia for less than 14 days, then they must stay in the accommodation for the full duration of their trip.

Trinidad and Tobago
This is a Red list country (as of Tuesday 4th June 2021). The Trinidad and Tobago government has closed its borders to all international flights indefinitely. Visitors wishing to enter must first obtain an exemption to do so from the Ministry of National Security via an online application. Visitors must also provide a negative PCR test which was taken within 72 hours of arrival into the country. Travellers from the UK will also be placed in state quarantine or state supervised quarantine for a 14-day period on arrival.


Tunisia
This is an Amber 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. Visitors need to quarantine on arrival.


Turkey

This is a Red list country. All arrivals into Turkey (apart from citizens or permit holders) must complete an 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. 

Travellers from the UK do not need a negative PCR test or vaccine certificate to enter Turkey, however all arrivals will be subject to screening and medical evaluations for symptoms of COVID-19, including temperature checks, which may lead to a test if symptoms are present.

United Arab Emirates (Including Abu Dhabi and Dubai)
This is a Red list country. 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.


USA
This is an Amber list country. Since 16/03/2020, most British nationals are not able to enter the USA. All visitors must have either a negative pre-departure test result (NAAT or antigen), or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 provided by a licensed health care provider or public health official. Quarantine on arrival and when returning to the UK is required.
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