Prime 15+ vacation locations from the UK – the place can you continue to journey to?

Country Foreign Office approved travel? No quarantine on return to UK? UK arrivals allowed in? Can I go without quarantining on arrival? Can I go without a Covid test? (1) What if the test’s positive? Spain ✘ (But Canary Islands exempt) ✘ (But no quarantine if returning from the Canary Islands) (must complete health form online/via app and receive QR code to show on arrival)  (but temp check & visual assessment at airport) Referred to health professional Do I need to wear a mask? Yes, if aged 6+, in all public places and on public transport. Specifics vary by region. France (2) ✘ ✘ (air/sea arrivals must present a sworn statement confirming no symptoms)  (currently no quarantine needed unless signs of infection, but may be required for all Brits soon) N/A Do I need to wear a mask? Yes, in all enclosed public places (eg, shops, museums, restaurants, public transport) and hire cars – plus all outdoor public places in Paris and nearby areas – if aged 11+ (€135 fine if not). On flights with French airlines, masks must be disposable, not fabric.  USA ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ N/A N/A Do I need to wear a mask? Varies by city and by state (sometimes even by store). Italy ✘ ✘ (must complete a self-declaration form before arrival. For Sardinia, must register trips online at least 48hrs before arrival) ✘ (Sardinia and mainland: you must show proof of negative test result on arrival or else take a test there) Quarantine until two negative test results are recorded Do I need to wear a mask? Yes, in all indoor and outdoor public spaces, incl shops, restaurants and transport. Germany Depends
(From 11.01pm Fri 23 Oct, 14-day quarantine if arriving from anywhere in UK. Already applies to Scotland, Wales, NI, much of Northern Eng and the Midlands) (if you have to quarantine, many states allow you to take a test and stop quarantining if it’s negative) N/A Do I need to wear a mask? Yes, in shops and on public transport if aged 6+, but check regional variations. €25 to €150 fine depending on region.  Greece Depends (there are quarantine requirements if arriving from some places – see full Greece info) (must complete passenger locator form at least 24hrs before arrival) Maybe (random testing at airport) 14-day quarantine Do I need to wear a mask? Yes, need to wear masks on public transport, in taxis, shops and supermarkets. Also compulsory in lifts. Some islands require masks outdoors as well. See more detailed info on the rules for visiting Greece below. 

Portugal

(mainland)

✘ ✘ ✓ 

 

 ✘ (must show proof of negative test. May have a temp scan at airport. If fever detected, may be given Covid test)

 

 

Quarantine at own accommodation until test results are known

 

 

Do I need to wear a mask? Yes, on public transport, in shops, museums and leisure spaces, and in restaurants while walking around if you’re aged 10+ (€120 to €500 fine if not).  The Netherlands ✘ ✘ (must complete health declaration form before leaving UK) ✘ (10 days’ quarantine) N/A Do I need to wear a mask? Yes, on public transport if aged 13+, in taxis and coaches (€95 fine if not).  Turkey ✘ ✘ (must complete passenger locator form before arrival) Maybe (medical evaluation for all at airport, test if you’ve symptoms) Referred to private hospital Do I need to wear a mask? Yes, in crowded public places and shops, and public transport. Many areas, incl Istanbul and Bodrum, require masks at all times outside the home/hotel (900 lira fine if not). Croatia ✘ ✘ (recommends filling in online form in advance and to carry proof of accommodation) N/A Do I need to wear a mask? Yes, on public transport, in taxis and in shops. United Arab Emirates ✘ ✘  (but can only enter via Dubai)  ✘ ✘ (must show proof of negative test result on arrival but may also be asked to take a test there) TBC Do I need to wear a mask? Yes, in public places (can remove for eating and drinking) if you’re aged 6+. Canada ✘ ✘ ✘ N/A N/A Do I need to wear a mask? Yes, in indoor public places and transport; further requirements vary by province. Austria ✘ ✘ N/A Do I need to wear a mask? Yes, in shops and on public transport. Switzerland ✘ ✘ ✓  ✘ (10-day quarantine required) N/A Do I need to wear a mask? Yes, in public spaces, incl shops, museums, cinemas and public transport if you’re aged 12+ (fine of up to 10,000 Swiss francs if not). Australia ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘  (but there may be a health screening at airport) TBC Do I need to wear a mask? Yes, but only in places where there is ‘community transmission’ and if you’re aged 12+ ($200 fine if not). Check local requirements.

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