Latest UK travel advice for traveling to Spain, France, Australia, Portugal and more

Covid travel restrictions continue to ease for the UK as more countries open up and change their rules.

For the first time in nearly two years, Australia has lifted some of its strict travel rules.

Visitors who have been fully vaccinated can now visit the country, which will be great news for those with family and friends living down under.

Other countries have also recently relaxed their entry requirements, making it easier for holidaymakers to depart in the coming months.

Here are some of the countries that recently changed their travel regulations. It is always important to check with the Foreign Office before traveling for the latest entry requirements, as Liverpool Echo reports.

Australia

Fully vaccinated arrivals will not need a travel exemption and will not be quarantined.

This change took effect on February 21.

And anyone entering the country must also complete an Australia Travel Declaration at least 72 hours before departure. The ATD includes a statement regarding your vaccination status and you will be asked to upload your vaccination certificate.

Unvaccinated visa holders will still need a valid travel exemption to enter Australia – and these will not be granted solely for tourism purposes.

Incoming passengers must also provide a negative accepted Covid-19 test result.

Australian states and territories also have their own Covid-19 rules, the strictest being enforced by the state of Western Australia which covers a third of the island continent.

France

Fully vaccinated British travelers to France no longer need to take a coronavirus test before departure, with travel rules easing just in time for the half-term holiday.

Guillaume Bazard, Consul General of France in London, announced the change on Twitter: “From February 12, tests will no longer be necessary for travelers with a full cycle of vaccination traveling from (United Kingdom) to (the France).”

France considers as fully vaccinated anyone who has received their last dose in the last nine months.

Unvaccinated Britons must still have a “compelling reason” to travel to France, as well as a negative Covid test taken less than 48 hours before departure.

Children under 12 are exempt from the requirements.

The move comes after the UK significantly relaxed its rules for arriving travellers.

Fully vaccinated people no longer need to take a lateral flow test after arrival, while unvaccinated arrivals still need to take tests but no longer need to self-isolate.

This means that no test is required in either direction for bitten holidaymakers.

Spain

Do I need to be fully vaccinated?

Yes, although the requirement will be removed for UK children aged 12-17 from Monday.

Do I need proof of a recent negative test?

No.

Portugal

Do I need to be fully vaccinated?

No.

Do I need proof of a recent negative test?

Yes, if you are not fully vaccinated.

Greece

Do I need to be fully vaccinated?

No.

Do I need proof of a recent negative test?

Yes, if you are not fully vaccinated.

Turkey

Do I need to be fully vaccinated?

No.

Do I need proof of a recent negative test?

Yes, if you are not fully vaccinated.

Italy

Do I need to be fully vaccinated?

Yes.

Do I need proof of a recent negative test?

Yes.

Morocco

Do I need to be fully vaccinated?

Yes.

Do I need proof of a recent negative test?

Yes.

United States

Do I need to be fully vaccinated?

Yes.

Do I need proof of a recent negative test?

Yes.

Mexico

Do I need to be fully vaccinated?

No.

Do I need proof of a recent negative test?

No.

Jamaica

Do I need to be fully vaccinated?

No.

Do I need proof of a recent negative test?

Yes.

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