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Travel News Update

Latest Travel News: 13th May 2022

  • Unvaccinated Brits are currently unable to travel to Spain, but hope that this could change by the end of the week. Currently, only those aged between 12 and 17 who are unvaccinated can enter the country with just a Covid test.
  • Europe to drop recommendation for Covid face masks for air travel from next week.

“From next week, face masks will no longer need to be mandatory in air travel in all cases, broadly aligning with the changing requirements of national authorities across Europe for public transport,” said EASA Executive Director Patrick Ky. “For passengers and air crews, this is a big step forward in the normalisation of air travel. Passengers should however behave responsibly and respect the choices of others around them. And a passenger who is coughing and sneezing should strongly consider wearing a face mask, for the reassurance of those seated nearby.” (Note: It will now be up to individual governments and airlines to decide whether to change their rules and recommendations. However, in Italy for example, travellers must wear a high-grade FFP2 mask in airports and while boarding flights so best to double check with your airline and destination prior travelling).

  • Britons will need valid Covid certificate to travel to EU for at least another SIX months.

If the country you wish to travel to is not listed above please refer to the detailed PDF linked above and or see the GOV.UK Foreign Travel Advice website

Countries that will accept Covid Recovery Certificate:

  • Austria
  • Belgium (for under 12s)
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Cape Verde
  • Cyprus
  • Italy
  • Monaco
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Myanmar (Burma) (This is so you can reduced your quarantine period-this is in addition to Vaccination Proof + PCR test.
  • Palau -this plus Vaccination Proof + PCR test may exempt you from quarantine.

 

  PCR Fit2Fly LFT (certificated) Other notes
Afghanistan NO TRAVEL ADVISED    
Albania No proof of vaccination or tests required.
Algeria Yes 72 hours   You can also present a Covid Vaccine Pass less than 9 months. PCR test for those who are unvaccinated and those with more than 9 months on their Covid Vaccine pass.
Andorra NEED SPAIN OR FRANCE ENTRY TESTING REQUIREMENT (NONE FOR ARRIVAL THERE)    
Angola Yes 72 hours   All travellers must test. Expect to do LFT on arrival at the airport
Anguilla Yes 72 hours  Yes 48 hours If you have been fully vaccinated more than 6 months prior to your arrival in Anguilla and additionally have had a booster dose, you will not be tested on arrival.
Antarctica/British Antarctic Territory UNCLEAR    
Antigua and Barbuda Yes 72 hours Yes 24 hours To only do test if not fully vaccinated.
Argentina  COVID-19 testing is recommended for those travellers who are not vaccinated or have not received a complete course of a vaccine, within 24 hours of arriving in Argentina. This recommendation does not apply to children aged 5 or under.
Armenia Yes 72 hours    Test required if not vaccinated
Aruba No proof of vaccination or tests required.
Australia   No proof of vaccination or tests required. You do need to check the requirements of the countries you are travelling through for their test requirements.
Austria Yes 72 hours Yes 24 hours All travellers must show either proof of full vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 in the past 180 days, or a negative test to enter Austria.
Azerbaijan NO TRAVEL ADVISED FOR A NUMBER OF AREAS    
Bahamas Yes 72 hours Yes 72 hours Self-administered tests not accepted
Bahrain   No proof of vaccination or tests required.
Bangladesh Yes 72 hours   *PCR only if not fully vaccinated
Barbados Yes 72 hours Yes 24 hours  All need to test but being vaccinated means you don’t need to do a test on arrival or quarantine. Though random selection will need to do antigen test on arrival. LAMP tests, shallow nasal swab samples, self-administered tests or home kits or tests using saliva samples will not be accepted as pre-departure tests.
Belarus Yes 72 hours    To test if not vaccinated and over the age of 6.
Belgium UNCLEAR what kind of negative covid test Only entry to those vaccinated. Those 12 and under not vaccinated need a recovery or negative test certificate.
Belize Yes 72 hours Yes 24 hours *Testing only if not vaccinated or no proof of vaccination
Benin Yes 48 hours   All travellers must test even if vaccinated.
Bermuda Yes Yes All travellers must test even if vaccinated.
Bhutan Bhutan’s borders are currently closed to foreign nationals, including British citizens.    
Bolivia Yes 72 hours  Yes, 48 hours Travellers aged 5 + to test if NOT fully vaccinated
Bonaire/St Eustatius/Saba Yes 48 hours* Yes 24 hours* *Varies for each one so head to see all the different requirements https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/bonaire-st-eustatius-saba/entry-requirements#entry-rules-in-response-to-coronavirus-covid-19
Bosnia and Herzegovina Yes 48 hours Yes 48 hours To test if not vaccinated – alternatively they will accept a Covid Recovery Certificate showing recovery from COVID in the period of 14 to 180 days prior to arrival to border.
Botswana Yes 72 hours   *PCR only if not vaccinated
Brazil Yes 24 hours Yes 24 hours Travellers aged 2 +  if not vaccinated
British Indian Ocean Territory NOT A TOURIST DESTINATION-NEED PERMIT TO TRAVEL & MANDATORY COVID TESTING FOR ENTRY    
British Virgin Islands Yes 48 hours Yes 48 hours Additional requirements so check https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/british-virgin-islands/entry-requirements#entry-rules-in-response-to-coronavirus-covid-19
Brunei TRAVEL IS RESTRICTED    
Bulgaria No proof of vaccination or tests required.
Burkina Faso Yes, no more than 5 days prior   All travellers need a PCR test for entry.
Burundi Yes 72 hours   All travellers need a PCR test for entry.
Cambodia NOT TESTING PRIOR REQUIRED   *Quarantine on arrival for those not vaccinated.
Cameroon NO TRAVEL ADVISED FOR A NUMBER OF AREAS    
Canada Yes 72 hours Yes 24 hours *This is now just for those who aren’t vaccinated
Cape Verde Yes 72 hours Yes 24 hours Travellers aged 12 + to test if no proof of being fully vaccinated
Cayman Islands Yes 24 hours Yes 24 hours Travellers aged 5 + to test even if fully vaccinated
Central African Republic Yes 72 hours   All travellers need a PCR test for entry.
Chad Yes 96 hours    Travellers aged 12+ if unvaccinated need to test
Chile Yes 72 hours   *PCR recommended but not mandatory however if Chile moves  to Alert 2 it will be required. Best to check. Children under 2 don’t need to test
China 2 PCRS and 1 Antibody Test    We are working on being able to provide the required tests of 2 PCRs and Antibody Testing soon. You can get in touch with our customer service to express your interest and we can get in touch when it comes available.
Colombia Yes 72 hours Yes 72 hours* *For cruise ship arrivals, you must be fully vaccinated and show a negative PCR test taken no longer than 72 hours prior to your intended entry to the country.
Comoros Yes 72 hours   All travellers need a PCR test for entry.
Congo Yes 72 hours    All travellers need a PCR test for entry.
Cook Islands, Tokelau and Niue Yes 72 hours via New Zealand    
Costa Rica     No proof of vaccination or tests required.
Côte d’Ivoire Yes 72 hours   Test needed if not fully vaccinated
Croatia No proof of vaccination or tests required.
Cuba   No proof of vaccination or tests required.
Curaçao     No proof of vaccination or tests required.
Cyprus Yes 72 hours Yes 24 hours

*Testing for travellers aged 12 + that aren’t fully vaccinated

Covid Recovery Certificates accepted.

Czech Republic     No proof of vaccination or tests required.
Democratic Republic of the Congo Yes 48 hours    *Testing for travellers aged 12 + that aren’t fully vaccinated
Denmark   No proof of vaccination or tests required.
Djibouti Yes 72 hours   All travellers to test even if fully vaccinated. Note on arrival you will be required to take an additional COVID-19 test at the airport for which you will pay $30.
Dominica Yes 72 hours Yes 48 hours Test needed if not fully vaccinated
Dominican Republic No proof of vaccination or tests required.
Ecuador Yes 72 hours   *Testing for travellers aged 3 + that aren’t fully vaccinated
Egypt Yes 72 hours Yes 48 hours Travellers to test if not fully vaccinated
El Salvador     No proof of vaccination or tests required. You should, however, bring proof of vaccination with you, as this may occasionally be required for entry to specific events.
Equatorial Guinea   No pre-departure testing now for those vaccinated. If unvaccinated, you won’t be able to enter. Tests on arrival however.
Eritrea Yes 72 hours   All travellers to test even if fully vaccinated. Upon arrival in Eritrea, you need to take a rapid lateral flow test. This costs $30 and is usually included in your air ticket, although some passengers have been asked to pay at check-in or on arrival in Eritrea.
Estonia     No proof of vaccination or tests required.
Eswatini Yes 72 hours   Test needed if unvaccinated
Ethiopia Yes 72 hours  Yes 24 hours Test needed if unvaccinated
Falkland Islands   No proof of vaccination or a negative test result is required for entry. However, airlines may request proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative PCR/ Antigen test as a condition for travel.
Fiji Testing is required but unclear type and hours   Before travelling to Fiji, all individuals aged 16 or over must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination and evidence of travel insurance along with a pre-booked, professionally administered RAT to be taken within 48 to 72 hours of arrival in Fiji
Finland     If you’re not fully vaccinated, you will only be allowed to enter Finland if you can provide evidence of an essential or compassionate reason for entry. This does not include tourism.
France Yes 72 hours Yes 48 hours Travellers  aged 12 + must test if they are not fully vaccinated
French Guiana Yes Yes Can’t enter unless for essential reason if not fully vaccinated
French Polynesia Yes Yes Can’t enter unless for essential reason if not fully vaccinated.
Gabon Yes 72 hours   Test if unvaccinated. Before arrival, passengers must have a confirmed quarantine hotel reservation for 5 days if unvaccinated.
The Gambia Yes 72 hours   Travellers must test if they are not fully vaccinated
Georgia Yes 72 hours   Test if unvaccinated
Germany  Yes 48 hours at departure Yes 48 hours at time of entry Test if aged 12+ unvaccinated
Ghana Yes 48 hours   Test if unvaccinated however non-resident unvaccinated travellers will not be granted entry into Ghana.
Gibraltar     No proof of vaccination or tests required.
Greece No proof of vaccination or tests required.
Grenada No proof of vaccination or tests required.
Guadeloupe Yes Yes Compelling reasons for travel required.
Guatemala Yes 72 hours Yes 72 hours Testing for those aged 10+ who aren’t vaccinated
Guinea Yes 72 hours   Testing for travellers aged  6+ who aren’t fully vaccinated
Guinea-Bissau Yes 48 hours   All travellers to test even if fully vaccinated.
Guyana Yes 72 hours Yes 48 hours All travellers to test even if fully vaccinated.
Haiti Yes 72 hours Yes 72 hours All travellers to test even if fully vaccinated.
Honduras Yes 72 hours Yes 72 hours Test if not vaccinated.
Hong Kong Yes 48 hours   Test if not vaccinated. Children under the age of 12 who are not vaccinated will be allowed to enter with a fully vaccinated accompanying adult.
Hungary     No proof of vaccination or tests required.
Iceland     No proof of vaccination or tests required.
India Yes 72 hours   Test if unvaccinated- note that you will need to upload your negative certificate prior flying. If you are vaccinated, you need to upload before flying.
Indonesia Yes 48 hours   Note you also need to take a test on arrival
Iran Yes, 96 hours   All travellers to test even if fully vaccinated.
Iraq Yes, 72 hours   Test if not vaccinated
Ireland     No proof of vaccination or tests required.
Israel Yes 72 hours   *Non-Israeli citizens will need to present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before the flight to Israel.
Italy (inc Vatican City) Yes 72 hours Yes 48 hours Travellers must test if not fully vaccinated
Jamaica No proof of vaccination or tests required.
Japan Yes 72 hours (also needs and Japanese Certificate too)   All travellers must test. Go to our website shop for this https://circular1.com/product/pre-departure-covid-19-pcr-test-with-japanese-certificate/
Jordan     No proof of vaccination or tests required.
Kazakhstan Yes 72 hours   Test if not vaccinated
Kenya   Most unvaccinated individuals cannot enter Kenya, however there are several exemptions.
Kiribati NO FLIGHTS AVAILABLE CURRENTLY    
Kosovo Yes 48 hours   Travellers must test if not fully vaccinated
Kuwait   No proof of vaccination or tests required.
Kyrgyzstan   No proof of vaccination or tests required.
Laos  Yes 48 hours  Test if not vaccinated
Latvia No proof of vaccination or tests required. If you travel to Latvia from EU, EEA countries, Switzerland or the UK, you are not required to show proof of vaccination, take COVID-19 tests or self-isolate when you arrive in Latvia.
Lebanon Yes 48 hours Yes 24 hours Test if not vaccinated
Lesotho Yes 72 hours   Test if not vaccinated
Liberia Yes 72 hours  Yes 72 hours Test if not vaccinated
Libya NO TRAVEL ADVISED    
Liechtenstein     No proof of vaccination or tests required.
Lithuania     No proof of vaccination or tests required.
Luxembourg Yes 48 hours Yes 24 hours Test if not vaccinated
Macao  

Complex in terms of testing and entry- depend on a number of things and depends where you are flying/entering via- pls check

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/macao/entry-requirements#entry-rules-in-response-to-coronavirus-covid-19

Madagascar Yes 72 hours   All travellers must test even children
Malawi   Not able to board flight is not vaccinated / no entry.
Malaysia Yes 48 hours   Test if not vaccinated
Maldives     No proof of vaccination or tests required.
Mali Yes 72 hours   Test if not vaccinated
Malta Yes 72 hours  Yes 24 hours Test if not vaccinated
Marshall Islands   A total suspension of international travellers coming to the Marshall Islands continues
Martinique Unclear what test required   Only essential travel for those not fully vaccinated
Mauritania Yes 72 hours   Test if not vaccinated
Mauritius     Not pre-departure tests needed but test on arrival required.
Mayotte Unclear what test required   Only essential travel for those not fully vaccinated
Mexico     No proof of vaccination or tests required.
Micronesia NO TRAVEL ALLOWED    
Moldova   No proof of vaccination or tests required.
Monaco Yes 24 hours  Yes 24 hours Test if aged 16 + not vaccinated. They will accept a Covid Recovery Certificate
Mongolia     No proof of vaccination or tests required.
Montenegro     No proof of vaccination or tests required.
Montserrat Yes 72 hours  Yes 72 hours Test if not vaccinated
Morocco Yes 72 hours   Test if not vaccinated
Mozambique Yes 72 hours   Test if not vaccinated
Myanmar (Burma) Yes 72 hours   All travellers need the PCR test + vaccination proof. If you are vaccinated and can demonstrate proof that you have recovered from COVID within the last 90 days (but where COVID has not been detected in the previous 72 hours) the quarantine requirement is 3 days and checkout the same day if COVID-19 is not detected.
Namibia Yes 72 hours   Test if not vaccinated
Nauru  Yes 24 hours

All passengers must check in to the Pre-Travel Managed Accommodation Hotel (property address advised by Nauru authorities close to travel date) four days prior to travel to Nauru.

 

All passengers must be fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to their travel date. A negative Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) must be taken within 24 hours of flight departure.A PCR test will need to be taken whilst in the Pre-Travel Managed Accommodation Hotel.

Nepal Yes 72 hours   Test if aged 5+ and not vaccinated
Netherlands No proof of vaccination or tests required.
New Caledonia UNCLEAR    
New Zealand Yes 48 hours   Test even if vaccinated
Nicaragua Yes   Negative Covid-19 certificate is require. There have been reports of the land borders being closed at short or no notice.
Niger Yes 72 hours    Test if not vaccinated
Nigeria Yes 48 hours   Test if not vaccinated. Need to upload PCR certificate on their portal prior flight and carry it with you.
North Korea ALL FLIGHT AND TRAINS SUSPENDED   30 day quarantine on arrival
North Macedonia Yes 72 hours   Travellers must test if not fully vaccinated
Norway     No proof of vaccination or tests required.
Oman     No entry to British Nationals aged 18 + to those who aren’t vaccinated unless due to medical reasons.
Pakistan   Passengers aged 12 and above must present proof that they have been fully vaccinated to take inbound flights to Pakistan.
Palau Yes 72 hours   All must test even those vaccinated. Fully vaccinated MAY be exempt from quarantine. Travellers who have previously contracted COVID-19 may submit proof of recent infection and a letter from a healthcare provider certifying recovery.
The Occupied Palestinian Territories  Yes 72 hours   Non-Israeli citizens will need to present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before the flight to Israel.
Panama Yes 72 hours Yes 72 hours Test if not vaccinated
Papua New Guinea   There is no pre-flight PCR test requirement for incoming passengers. Check what is required on arrival.
Paraguay Yes 72 hours Yes 72 hours Test if aged 12+ and unvaccinated
Peru Yes 48 hours   Test if aged 12+ and unvaccinated
Philippines Yes 48 hours Yes 24 hours Travellers must test if not able to prove vaccination. Non-vaccinated not allowed entry
Pitcairn Island BORDERS CLOSED    
Poland No proof of vaccination or tests required.
Portugal Yes 72 hours Yes 24 hours Test if not vaccinated. Can show a COVID-19 recovery certificate showing you recovered from COVID-19, no less than 11 days and no more than 180 days before you travel.
Qatar Yes 48 hours   Test if unvaccinated. If staying with first-degree relatives, unvaccinated visitors will then need to undergo a period of 5 days home quarantine (proof of relationship and residence will be required).
Réunion UNCLEAR    
Romania     No proof of vaccination or tests required.
Russia NO TRAVEL ADVISED    
Rwanda  Yes 72 hours All travellers aged 5+ need to test even if fully vaccinated. PCR on arrival. You need to upload test certificate before travelling.
Samoa BORDERS CLOSED    
San Marino You need to travel via ITALY to get here so check ITALY testing requirements    
São Tomé and Principe  Yes   Test if unvaccinated. Turnaround time not specified.
Saudi Arabia     No proof of vaccination or tests required.
Senegal Yes 72 hours   Test if not vaccinated
Serbia   No proof of vaccination or tests required.
Seychelles Yes 72 hours  Yes 24 hours Test if unvaccinated
Sierra Leone   Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated passengers do not require a pre-departure PCR test. They do however require an on arrival PCR test that should be booked and paid for in advance of departure through the Government of Sierra Leone travel portal.
Singapore   If you are not fully vaccinated you cannot enter Singapore unless you are a Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident. Further details on the gov.uk website
Slovakia     No test required prior to flight
Slovenia     No proof of vaccination or tests required.
Solomon Islands    Doesn’t state if you are unvaccinated what is accepted. Seems all travellers need to quarantine for 10 days. They accept vaccination proof.
Somalia Yes 72 hours    Test if not vaccinated
South Africa Yes 72 hours   Test if not vaccinated
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands UNCLEAR BUT RESTRICTED ENTRY    
South Korea Yes 48 hours   All travellers must test and show proof of a negative test
South Sudan Yes 72 hours   All must test but a printed version of vaccination proof will mean you don’t have to quarantine.
Spain     Must be fully vaccinated or proof of having had Covid.
Sri Lanka Yes 72 hours Yes 48 hours Travellers aged 12+ need to test if not vaccinated
St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Yes   Rules vary on which area and age. Please check https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/st-helena-ascension-and-tristan-da-cunha/entry-requirements#entry-rules-in-response-to-coronavirus-covid-19
St Kitts and Nevis Yes 72 hours  Yes 24 hours All travellers must test and show proof of a negative test
St Lucia Yes 5 days Test if unvaccinated. Saliva not accepted.
St Maarten Yes 48 hours   Test if no vaccinated
St Martin and St Barthélemy   Travel only allowed for compelling reasons: restrictions in place
St Pierre & Miquelon   Travel only allowed for compelling reasons: restrictions in place
St Vincent and the Grenadines Yes 72 hours All travellers must test and show proof of a negative test
Sudan Yes 72 hours   All travellers must test and show proof of a negative test. Passengers of Sudanese origin are subject to testing for coronavirus (COVID-19) on arrival.
Suriname Yes 72 hours   Test if not vaccinated. If vaccinated, can use Certificate of recovery from COVID-19 (in line of vaccination proof)
Sweden No proof of vaccination or tests required.
Switzerland No proof of vaccination or tests required.
Syria TRAVEL VERY LIMITED    
Taiwan TRAVEL BAN ON FOREIGN NATIONALS    
Tajikistan Yes 72 hours   All travellers must test and show proof of a negative test
Tanzania Yes 72 hours   Test if unvaccinated
Thailand Yes 72 hours   Test if unvaccinated
Timor-Leste   Unclear on the rules if you are unvaccinated
Togo Yes 7 days (land borders are closed however)   Test if unvaccinated
Tonga   Accepted vaccination proof. Unclear if you are unvaccinated.
Trinidad and Tobago Yes 72 hours   All travellers must test and show proof of a negative test
Tunisia Yes 48 hours Yes 24 hours Test if unvaccinated
Turkey Yes 72 hours Yes 48 hours Test if not vaccinated
Turkmenistan ALL COMMERCIAL FLIGHTS HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED    
Turks and Caicos Islands Unvaccinated can only enter due to certain reasons.
Tuvalu NO COMMERCIAL FLIGHTS AND BORDERS CLOSED    
USA Yes 24 hours Yes 24 hours All travellers must test and show certificate of a negative test. Children under 2 years old do not need to test. If unvaccinated, very limited to entry.
Uganda Yes 72 hours   Test if unvaccinated
Ukraine NO TRAVEL ADVISED    
United Arab Emirates VARIED RULES DEPENDING WHERE YOU ARE TRAVELLING TO IN THIS COUNTRY    
Uruguay  Yes 72 hours Yes 72 hours Test if unvaccinated
Uzbekistan Yes 72 hours   Test if unvaccinated
Vanuatu BORDERS CLOSED TO NON-RESIDENTS   Quarantine and tests on arrival.
Venezuela Yes 72 hours   All travellers must test and show (hardcopy) certificate of a negative test
Vietnam Yes 72 hours Yes 24 hours All travellers aged 2+ must test and show certificate of a negative test
Wallis and Futuna     Travel only allowed for compelling reasons: restrictions in place
Western Sahara   UNCLEAR but advises that you if you are positive there, you will need to stay till negative and to ensure you have money for treatment etc.
Yemen   No proof of vaccination or tests required.
Zambia Yes 72 hours   Test if unvaccinated
Zimbabwe Yes 48 hours   Test if unvaccinated

 

Above is a guide and you must check with your airline and https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice  this information changes all the time.

 

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