From Spain to France, some countries have decided to stick to their travel rules longer than Great Britain. Where do Brits have to comply with access rules in Europe this summer?
Britons traveling to Spain on holiday must be able to show proof of vaccination, a negative test result or a Covid recovery certificate.
To be considered fully vaccinated in Spain, Britons must have had their second or last shot less than 270 days ago or had a booster.
The booster shot currently has no expiration date in Spain. Unvaccinated Britons must have a PCR test within 72 hours before travel or an antigen test within 24 hours before travel.
A Covid recovery certificate must be from the past six months. Children under the age of 12 do not have to show proof that they have been fully vaccinated.
Fully vaccinated Britons must be able to show proof of vaccination to travel to France, which will accept Britain’s Covid certificate.
If Brits had a second shot more than nine months ago, they would need a booster to count as fully vaccinated in France.
Unvaccinated Britons aged 12 years or older must have a PCR test within 72 hours of travel or an antigen test within 48 hours of travel.
All children under the age of 12 are exempt from the French Covid rules. Brits may be asked to complete a passenger locator form before boarding.
Italy, Greece, Turkey, Austria, Switzerland and Germany have all dropped their travel restrictions and Brits can enter without proof of vaccination or a negative test.
Currently, British tourists are still required to wear an FFP2 mask when flying to Italy and some parts of the country.
Britons will not be required to take a test or fill out a form when they return to the UK, regardless of their vaccination status.
Tourists should check travel restrictions before their vacation, as rules can change quickly and with little warning.