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Travel advice latest in UK for flying 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 almost two years, Australia has lifted some of its strict travel rules.

Visitors who have been fully vaccinated are now able to visit the country, which will be great news for those who have family and friends living Down Under.

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

Here are some of the countries which have recently changed their travel regulations. It’s always important to check with the Foreign Office before you travel for the latest entry requirements, as Liverpool Echo reports.

Australia

Arrivals who are fully vaccinated will not need a travel exemption and will not be made to quarantine.

This change has come in as of February 21.

And anyone entering the country is also required to complete an Australia Travel Declaration at least 72 hours before departure. The ATD includes a declaration 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.

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

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

France

Fully vaccinated British travellers heading to France no longer have to take a coronavirus test before departure, with travel rules easing just in time for the half-term holidays.

Guillaume Bazard, France’s consul-general in London, announced the change on Twitter: “As of February 12, tests will no longer be necessary for travellers with a complete course of vaccination heading from (the UK) to (France).”

France considers anyone who has received their most recent dose within the past nine months as fully vaccinated.

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

Children under 12 are exempt from the requirements.

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

People who are fully vaccinated no longer need to take a post-arrival lateral flow test, while unvaccinated arrivals must still take tests but no longer need to self-isolate.

That means no tests are needed in either direction for jabbed holidaymakers.

Spain

Do I need to be fully vaccinated?

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

Do I need evidence of a recent negative test?

No.

Portugal

Do I need to be fully vaccinated?

No.

Do I need evidence of a recent negative test?

Yes, if you are not fully vaccinated.

Greece

Do I need to be fully vaccinated?

No.

Do I need evidence of a recent negative test?

Yes, if you are not fully vaccinated.

Turkey

Do I need to be fully vaccinated?

No.

Do I need evidence of a recent negative test?

Yes, if you are not fully vaccinated.

Italy

Do I need to be fully vaccinated?

Yes.

Do I need evidence of a recent negative test?

Yes.

Morocco

Do I need to be fully vaccinated?

Yes.

Do I need evidence of a recent negative test?

Yes.

United States

Do I need to be fully vaccinated?

Yes.

Do I need evidence of a recent negative test?

Yes.

Mexico

Do I need to be fully vaccinated?

No.

Do I need evidence of a recent negative test?

No.

Jamaica

Do I need to be fully vaccinated?

No.

Do I need evidence of a recent negative test?

Yes.

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