Heathrow and Gatwick: latest travel advice for Egypt, Tunisia, Dubai and Turkey

The UK government recently announced that Covid restrictions would be eased, making international travel much easier.

From February 11, arrivals to the UK will no longer be required to take a test on the second day to ensure they are negative for coronavirus.

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However, many countries still have restrictions and rules for Britons entering their country, which you will need to be aware of if you intend to travel.

Here’s everything you need to know about traveling to Egypt, Tunisia, Dubai and Turkey and the regulations you’ll need to plan ahead.


Giza in Egypt

Passengers will be required to complete a paper health declaration with personal information and will be required to provide valid health insurance policy confirmation to airport authorities.

This will be given to you on the plane or upon your arrival.

You will also need to show that you are fully vaccinated or have a negative PCR test which must be taken no later than 72 hours before flight departure.


They say the Tunisian coast is breathtaking

You must complete this Tunisian government short online quiz before travelling.

All travelers over the age of six must take either

If you are vaccinated, you will need to be able to provide proof of this.

Unvaccinated passengers will be required to quarantine in a government-approved hotel for five days upon arrival in Tunisia, at your own expense.


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Jumeirah Beach, Dubai

You must have a negative Covid-19 PCR test before departure and present the certificate at check-in.

The PCR test must be carried out no later than 48 hours before departure.

Travelers arriving in Dubai may be required to complete another Covid-19 PCR test upon arrival and will need to self-isolate while awaiting the Covid-19 PCR test result.


UK holidaymakers may be randomly PCR tested on arrival
UK holidaymakers may be randomly PCR tested on arrival

You will need to complete the online form (turkey entry form)a maximum of 72 hours before the trip.

All arrivals to Turkey will be subject to medical evaluation for symptoms of coronavirus, including temperature checks. Arrivals may be subject to random PCR testing upon arrival.

If you are fully vaccinated, you can enter Turkey without the need for testing or quarantine.

If you are not fully vaccinated, you will need to present proof of a negative PCR test (passed no more than 72 hours before entry), rapid antigen test (passed no more than 48 hours before entry ) or proof of a recent recovery from Covid-19 within the last six months, upon entering Turkey.

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