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

The UK government recently announced that Covid restrictions would ease, making international travel a lot easier.

From February 11 UK arrivals will not be required to take a day two test to make sure they are coronavirus negative.

READ MORE: Heathrow and Gatwick: Latest travel restrictions from Austria, Germany, Poland and Romania

However, many countries still have restrictions and rules for Brits entering their country which you’ll need to be aware of if you intend to travel

Here’s everything you need to know about travelling to Egypt, Tunisia, Dubai and Turkey and what regulations you’ll need to plan for in advance.


Giza in Egypt

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

This will be handed out on the plane, or when you arrive.

You’ll also need to show that you are fully vaccinated or have a negative PCR test which must be conducted no more than 72 hours prior to flight departure.


The Tunisian coast is said to be breath-taking

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

All travellers over the age of six must take either

If you’re vaccinated you’ll need to be able to show proof of this.

Unvaccinated passengers will need to quarantine in a government-approved hotel for five days on 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 needs to be taken no more than 48 hours prior to departure.

Travellers arriving in Dubai may be required to undertake a further Covid-19 PCR test on arrival and will have to isolate pending the result of the Covid-19 PCR test.


British holidaymakers may be subject to random PCR testing on arrival
British holidaymakers may be subject to random PCR testing on arrival

You will need to complete the online form (Form for Entry to Turkey), a maximum of 72 hours before travelling.

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

If you’re fully vaccinated, you can enter Turkey without needing to test or quarantine.

If you’re not fully vaccinated, you’ll need to show proof of a negative PCR test (taken no more than 72 hours before entry), rapid antigen test (taken no more than 48 hours before entry), or proof of a recent recovery from Covid-19 within the last six months, when entering Turkey.

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