Stay up to date with the latest travel advice


Updated 23rd May | 10:30

If you have booked a holiday, or are planning one soon, please follow the link for the country you’re travelling to below.

We also recommend visiting the FCDO website for the latest information on your destination. You can also sign up for FCDO travel advice email alerts, so you automatically receive the latest travel advice updates.

KEY THINGS TO NOTE:

  1. All vaccinated travellers and children under 12 years of age can go to most of our destinations without testing (current exceptions: for entry to Italy only children under 6 years of age are not required to test). It is anticipated that Italy will align with all other EU destinations very soon.
  2. Unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated travellers 12 years of age and over can travel to the following destinations if they comply with the entry requirement(s):
    - France – a negative PCR test (72 hours old) or a negative antigen test (48 hours old)
    - Spain – proof of recovery within last six months
    - Italy - negative test or proof of recovery in last six months (applies to anyone aged six years and above)
    - Netherlands - proof of recovery within the last 180 days (and more than 11 days ago). Unvaccinated children aged 12-17 years can enter if travelling with fully vaccinated adults.
    - Austria - all covid entry requirements have been lifted
    - Croatia - all covid entry requirements and restrictions have been lifted
    - Switzerland – all covid entry requirements and restrictions have been lifted
    - Luxembourg – negative test or proof of recovery in last six months
  3. Some destinations no longer require the EU Passenger Locator Form (PLF) or similar form to be completed and submitted before your holiday. Please check the individual country requirements.
  4. On holiday, vaccinated travellers can enjoy all hospitality venues without restrictions. Those who are unvaccinated/not fully vaccinated can do the same in France but may need to test or prove recovery for other destinations. There may still be local advice to wear masks on public transport and in some public spaces.
  5. It is no longer a requirement to complete a Passenger Locator Form (PLF) on return to the UK.
  6. Testing requirements for non-vaccinated travellers returning to the UK have been dropped.

Travel requirements by country

Holidays in France
Holidays in Spain
Holidays in Italy
Holidays in Croatia
Holidays in the Netherlands
Holidays in Switzerland
Holidays in Germany
Holidays in Austria

FRANCE

FRANCE | Entry requirements
Adults vaccinated:Adults non-vaccinated:Children (aged 12-17 years):Children (under 12 years):
No test is required to enter France. Fully vaccinated means that you must have had both vaccines, and if your 2nd vaccine was over 270 days ago you must have had a booster.

Entry into France is now permitted for unvaccinated travellers aged 12 years and over, but you will need to provide a negative test result (PCR test no more than 72 hours before departure or an antigen test no more than 48 hours before departure).

Fully vaccinated: Please see adult vaccinated info.


Not vaccinated  (or not fully vaccinated): Entry into France is now permitted for unvaccinated travellers aged 12 years and over, but you will need to provide a negative test result (PCR test no more than 72 hours before departure or an antigen test no more than 48 hours before departure).

No requirements for entry if accompanied by fully vaccinated adults.
What requirements are there before I travel to France?
You may need to complete the following form if you are flying (not required if you are travelling by ferry or Eurotunnel):
  1. Passenger Arrival Formhttps://passager.serveureos.org
Please note: when selecting your dialling code under contact details, 'United Kingdom' is listed in French. From the drop down menu, please select: 
44-Royaume Uni
What Covid restrictions are there in France?
The 'pass vaccinal' (vaccine pass) is no longer required after 14th March. A health pass will still be in place, however this is only required for access to hospitals and care homes.
MASKS: are mandatory in all enclosed public spaces, and on public transport and taxis for those aged 11 years and over.
To return to England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland, what do I do?
Testing, quarantine and PLF requirements lifted (from 18th March 2022).

Please make sure you check the advice regularly before you depart: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/france

SPAIN

SPAIN | Entry requirements
Adults vaccinated:Adults non-vaccinated:Children (aged 12-17 years):Children (under 12 years):
No test is required to enter Spain. Fully vaccinated means that you must have had both vaccines, and if your 2nd vaccine was over 270 days ago you must have had a booster.

Entry is permitted with proof of recovery (within 6 months prior to the date of arrival).

Fully vaccinated: Please see adult vaccinated info.


Not vaccinated  (or not fully vaccinated): entry into Spain is permitted, but you will need to provide a negative PCR test (no more than 72 hours before departure) OR proof of recovery is required (dated more than 11 days and less than 6 months prior to the date of arrival).

No requirements for entry if accompanied by fully vaccinated adults.
What requirements are there before I travel to Spain?
All holidaymakers travelling by air or sea, aged 12 years and over who do not have a digital vaccination certificate or digital recovery proof, must complete and sign the online Health control form 48 hours before travel to get a QR code (hardcopy or digital) which has to be shown on arrival into Spanish ports and airports:
https://www.spth.gob.es/
What Covid restrictions are there in Spain?

Most restrictions have now been lifted. Masks may still be needed on public transport.

To return to England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland, what do I do?
Testing, quarantine and PLF requirements lifted (from 18th March 2022).

Please make sure you check the advice regularly before you depart: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain

ITALY

ITALY | Entry requirements
Adults vaccinated:Adults non-vaccinated:Children (aged 12-17 years):Children (under 12 years):
No test is required to enter. Fully vaccinated means that you must have had both vaccines, and if your 2nd vaccine was over 270 days ago you must have had a booster.

Until 31st May non-vaccinated adults must show either a negative PCR taken within 72 hrs or antigen taken within 48 hrs OR a recovery certificate for Covid within the last 6 months..

Fully vaccinated: Entry is permitted.


Not vaccinated  (or not fully vaccinated): Until 31st May 6-17 years need to show either: 1. proof of vaccination OR 2. a negative PCR test within 72 hrs b or a negative antigen test within 48 hrs before entering Italy OR 3. a recovery certificate from Covid in the last 6 months.

Until 31st May 6-17 years need to show either: 1. proof of vaccination OR 2. a negative PCR test within 72 hrs b or a negative antigen test within 48 hrs before entering Italy OR 3. a recovery certificate from Covid in the last 6 months. Kids under 6 yrs are exempt from entry rules. 
What requirements are there before I travel to Italy?
You are no longer required to complete the EU Passenger Locator Form. 
What Covid restrictions are there in Italy?

Green passes are no longer required to access services. 

MASKSFrom 1 May to 15 June the use of masks, for anyone aged over 5 years, is compulsory on planes, ferries, trains & coaches, on public transport and in large indoor venues (e.g. theatres and cinemas).

To return to England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland, what do I do?
Testing, quarantine and PLF requirements lifted (from 18th March 2022).

Please make sure you check the advice regularly before you depart: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/italy

CROATIA

Croatia | Entry requirements
Adults vaccinated:Adults non-vaccinated:Children (aged 12-17 years):Children (under 12 years):
No requirements to entry

No requirements to entry


No requirements to entry


No requirements to entry
What requirements are there before I travel to Croatia?
The online entry form is no longer required.
What Covid restrictions are there in Croatia?

All restrictions have now been lifted.

To return to England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland, what do I do?
Testing, quarantine and PLF requirements have all been lifted..

Please make sure you check the advice regularly before you depart: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/croatia

NETHERLANDS

Netherlands | Entry requirements
Adults vaccinated:Adults non-vaccinated:Children (aged 12-17 years):Children (under 12 years):
Not required to test before entry. Fully vaccinated means that you must have had both vaccines, and if your 2nd vaccine was over 270 days ago you must have had a booster.

Can enter with UK proof of recovery within the last 180 days (and more than 11 days ago) . 


Entry is now permitted without proof of vaccination or a negative PCR/antigen test if travelling with fully vaccinated adults. 

No requirements if travelling with fully vaccinated adults.
What requirements are there before I travel to The Netherlands?
Vaccinated travellers must complete a vaccine declaration form, which can be found here:
https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19/documents/publications/2021/07/01/vaccine-declaration-covid-19
Unvaccinated travellers should carry a recovery declaration: www.rijksoverheid.nl/onderwerpen/coronavirus-covid-19/documenten/publicaties/2022/03/07/recovery-declaration-covid-19
What Covid restrictions are there in The Netherlands?

Most restrictions have now been lifted. Masks may still be needed on public transport.

To return to England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland, what do I do?
Testing, quarantine and PLF requirements lifted (from 18th March 2022).

Please make sure you check the advice regularly before you depart: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/netherlands

SWITZERLAND

Switzerland | Entry requirements
Adults vaccinated:Adults non-vaccinated:Children (aged 12-17 years):Children (under 12 years):
No requirements for entry.

No requirements for entry.

No requirements for entry.

No requirements for entry. 

What requirements are there before I travel to Switzerland?
You are no longer required to complete the passenger locator form.
What Covid restrictions are there in Switzerland?

All restrictions have now been lifted.

To return to England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland, what do I do?
Testing, quarantine and PLF requirements have all been lifted.

Please make sure you check the advice regularly before you depart: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/switzerland

GERMANY

Germany | Entry requirements
Adults vaccinated:Adults non-vaccinated:Children (aged 12-17 years):Children (under 12 years):
No test is required to enter Germany. Fully vaccinated means that you must have had both vaccines, and if your 2nd vaccine was over 270 days ago you must have had a booster.

Entry is permitted for essential reasons only. 

UK proof of recovery will not be accepted.

Fully vaccinated: Please see adult vaccinated info.

Not vaccinated  (or not fully vaccinated): entry into Germany is not permitted for UK unvaccinated travellers aged 12 years and over.

6-11 years need a negative test result (PCR or antigen) and must accompany at least 1 fully vaccinated parent. Under 6 year olds do not need a negative test..

What requirements are there before I travel to Germany?
You are no longer required to complete the pre-departure digital registration form.
What Covid restrictions are there in Germany?

Most restrictions have been lifted. Masks may still need to be worn.

To return to England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland, what do I do?
Testing, quarantine and PLF requirements lifted (from 18th March 2022).

Please make sure you check the advice regularly before you depart: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/germany

AUSTRIA

Austria | Entry requirements
Adults vaccinated:Adults non-vaccinated:Children (aged 12-17 years):Children (under 12 years):

No requirements to entry.

No requirements to entry.

No requirements to entry.

No requirements for entry.

What requirements are there before I travel to Austria?
All covid requirements have now been lifted - there are no restrictions to travel.
What Covid restrictions are there in Austria?

Most restrictions have now been lifted. Masks may still be needed on public transport and in essential shops (such as supermarkets, pharmacies, post offices and banks). 

To return to England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland, what do I do?
Testing, quarantine and PLF requirements lifted (from 18th March 2022).

Please make sure you check the advice regularly before you depart: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/austria

LUXEMBOURG

Luxembourg | Entry requirements
Adults vaccinated:Adults non-vaccinated:Children (aged 12-17 years):Children (under 12 years):
No test is required to enter Luxembourg. Fully vaccinated means that you must have had both vaccines, and if your 2nd vaccine was over 270 days ago you must have had a booster.

If not fully vaccinated you are required to show a negative PCR test within 48 hours of travel or a negative antigen test within 24 hours of arrival OR proof of recovery within the last year.

Fully vaccinated: Please see adult vaccinated info.

Not vaccinated  (or not fully vaccinated): entry into Luxembourg is permitted with a PCR test within 48 hours of travel or antigen test within 24 hours of travel OR proof of recovery within the last year.

No requirements for entry if accompanied by fully vaccinated adults.

What requirements are there before I travel to Luxembourg?
You must complete a passenger locator form (PLF). More information can be found on the Luxembourg Government's website:
https://covid19.public.lu/en/travellers/visiting-luxembourg.html
What Covid restrictions are there in Luxembourg?

MASKS: Mandatory to wear face masks on public transport, taxis and in shops and commercial premises. Social distancing at airports.

To return to England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland, what do I do?
Testing, quarantine and PLF requirements lifted (from 18th March 2022).

Please make sure you check the advice regularly before you depart: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/luxembourg/empty