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travel rules for Spain, France, Italy and Germany have been updated this Christmas

2021 is a hectic year for overseas travel and it looks like it will continue into 2021.

The spread of the Omicron variant across Europe has led to the reintroduction of many countries under government control, resulting in restrictions on vacations and travel abroad.

The Omicron variant is spreading rapidly across the country with fears of an impending lockdown of tight controls that could be introduced before the new year.

Read more:18 Kentans haven’t left home for Christmas this year.

This new variant is thought to double every two or three days, and reports suggest Boris Johnson is considering locking down reactions after Christmas to slow the spread of the virus. Essex Live reported.

But what does this mean for international travel and what is the current guideline for travel within Europe?

We have compiled a list of current Foreign Office travel advice for traveling to Italy, Spain, France and Germany.


Italy will not be an immediate holiday destination for British tourists as it battles another wave of the virus

Italy will accept England Proof of recovery from COVID-19 and vaccination record Equivalent to green pass.

If you are traveling with a printed PDF source for vaccination status, it must be November 1, 2021 to ensure the certificate can be successfully scanned.

Your Vaccination Centers NHS Appointment Card is not intended to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to indicate your vaccination status.

If you can prove that you are fully vaccinated, you can enter Italy without isolation.

But you have to fill it in Passenger Locator Form (EU PLF) Before entering Italy, get a QR code to show your tour operator and the border police. If you do not have an electronic device, you can request the paper form.

You will also need a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours or a negative antigen test taken within 24 hours of entering Italy.

If you have not been fully vaccinated, you will need to complete a passenger residence form, show proof of a negative corona virus test, report your entry into Italy to the prevention service of the local health authority and go to your final destination by private transport. Isolate for 5 days and perform another PCR or antigen test at the end of the isolation period.


Barcelona, ​​Spain

The rules for entering Spain on December 1 have been changed.

Before leaving for Spain, everyone, including children, must complete and sign the Health Check Form online. If you have not completed this form electronically, you may submit it in paper form prior to boarding.

When visiting Spanish ports and airports, you will need to display the QR code provided when you complete the online Pre-Travel Health Check Form.

Submit alternative documents to the vaccination certificate showing that you have been fully vaccinated at least 14 days before your arrival and that EU citizens and EU citizens (including those traveling for tourism purposes), residents from Spain or those that fall under one of the other exemptions listed.

If you are fully vaccinated and traveling from the UK, you can enter Spain without the need for testing or isolation, regardless of the reason for travel.

If you are traveling for tourist purposes, you must prove that you have been fully vaccinated to enter Spain from the UK. If any of the listed exceptions apply to you, you can submit other documents at the time of registration.

You may be subject to additional testing at the point of entry, including temperature testing, vision health assessment, or testing upon arrival.

Passengers must undergo a PCR, TMA or LAMP test at any time up to 48 hours after arriving in Spain.

Requirements are country-based. If you do not meet the requirements, a fine of at least 3000 can be imposed.


Only EU citizens, French residents or those traveling for essential reasons will be permitted to travel from the UK to France.
The Eiffel Tower in Paris

Anyone wishing to travel from the United Kingdom to France, regardless of their vaccination status, can only do so for essential reasons defined by the French authorities.

French nationals and those residing in France are considered an essential reason for travel.

Passengers traveling for essential reasons must provide a negative coronavirus test taken within 48 hours of departure, providing an itinerary to the French authorities with their contact details, including their address. Online form.

They must also complete an international travel form to prove the essential reason for travel and provide a “declaration on honour” form stating that they have not been diagnosed with any of the symptoms associated with the corona virus and have not been contacted. Case in the previous fortnight.

Upon arrival in France, all passengers must self-isolate for 48 hours, after which a negative PCR or antigen test is required to exit self-isolation.

If there are no negative test results, you must self-isolate for 10 days.

HGV or van drivers coming from the UK to France can continue to enter France without having to take a negative COVID-19 test.


Brandenburg Gate in Berlin

New rules have been put in place for travel to Germany from 11:01 p.m. on December 22.

The rules provide that passengers traveling to Germany by plane, train, boat or bus must undergo more than 48 hours of PCR tests from areas where the virus is endemic.

Rapid antigen tests or other tests are no longer permitted.

Tourists are not allowed to travel from the UK to Germany, but UK nationals residing in Germany must prove their residency upon entering Germany.

Passengers permitted to enter Germany from the UK must complete Digital Registration prior to departure, regardless of vaccination status.

Passengers authorized to travel from the UK to Germany aged six and over must have proof of a pre-flight test, regardless of their vaccination status. It should be a PCR test.

If you enter Germany by plane, boat, bus or train, the PCR test will be 48 hours old on departure. If you travel as freely as by car, the PCR test can only take 48 hours (see “Test requirements” below).

Upon arrival in Germany, all admitted travelers from the UK must be isolated at home for 14 days, regardless of their vaccination status.

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