Latest travel rules as Spain, Canada, India, Tunisia and more ease restrictions

With the arrivals of Storm Dudley and Storm Eunice this week bringing torrential weather and disruption, many people in the UK will be dreaming of jetting off to sunnier and calmer climes.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps eased restrictions earlier this month making it easier for people to return to the UK.

Travelers who have received both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine no longer need to take a test before landing with only the completion of a passenger locator form required.

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Anyone who is not fully jabbed still needs to take a pre-departure test within 48 hours before travel.

It comes as countries including Spain, Canada, Greece, Tunisia, India have eased their entry requirements in recent days making it easier for British tourists to travel.

Whether you have a last minute half-term getaway or a long-planned escape, it’s important to be aware of the rules at your holiday destination.

Spain

Latest travel rules as Spain, Canada, India, Tunisia and more ease restrictions
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Spain introduced a huge change for holidaymakers this week as children over 12 from non-EU countries, such as the UK, now do not need to be fully vaccinated against coronavirus to enter the country.

The change came into force on Monday ahead of the school half term.

Adults who are fully vaccinated and traveling from the UK can enter Spain without needing to test or quarantine regardless of your reason for travel.

The country also has new booster jab requirements which mean that if you completed your vaccination course over nine months ago, you’ll need a booster jab to be considered fully vaccinated.

However, adult Brits yet to receive both jabs can only enter the country if their reason for travel falls into one of the categories listed as “essential”.

Canada

Fully vaccinated UK holidaymakers can currently visit Canada if they show proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival.

However, the Canadian government has announced PCR test requirements for double-jabbed British travelers will be scrapped later this month.

From February 28, antigen tests will also be accepted for double jabbed arrivals as long as this has been taken the day before travel.

Unvaccinated travelers who are not Canadian nationals will not be able to enter the country unless they meet specific exemptions.

Greece

Greece is open to both vaccinated and unvaccinated Brits.

Greece recently updated its rules so that fully vaccinated travelers will be exempt from covid test requirements.

Anyone over the age of 12 will need to fill out a pre-departure passenger locator form.

If you’re unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, you will need to show proof of a negative covid test result. PCR tests can be taken within 72 hours of arrival, or antigen tests within 48 hours of arrival.

Tunisia

Double jabbed UK holidaymakers only need to show proof of vaccination to enter Tunisia after the country scrapped its covid test requirements.

Travelers who are not vaccinated will also be able to enter without needing to self-isolate, but they will still need either a PCR test taken within 48 hours before travel, or a rapid lateral flow test taken within 24 hours.

Holidaymakers will need a QR code as proof of your test result.

India

From Monday, fully vaccinated travelers no longer need to quarantine or take pre-departure tests to enter India.

Travelers will still need to submit a self-declaration form on the online “Air Suvidha” portal before the scheduled travel.

Children under five years old don’t have to fill out the declaration form.

You also need to upload a certificate of completing the full primary vaccination schedule of Covid-19.

The requirement for seven days of mandatory home quarantine has been replaced with 14-day self-monitoring.

The requirement for a PCR test on the eighth day of arrival in India has also been removed.

UK arrivals who are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated will need to show proof of a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours before arrival. These holidaymakers will also need to undergo the 14-day self-monitoring.

Lithuania

British travelers no longer need to self-isolate when arriving in Lithuania, regardless of vaccination status from February 15.

Passengers aged 16 and over will need to present a document either showing proof of full vaccination against Covid-19, evidence of recovery or negative PCR test result, taken no earlier than 72 hours before arrival in Lithuania.

You’ll also need to complete a registration form no earlier than 48 hours prior to arrival in Lithuania.

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