France, Greece and Portugal are the latest European countries to relax COVID-19 travel restrictions

France, Greece and Portugal are the most recent international locations to have every up to date their entry necessities for totally vaccinated travellers which is able to come as welcome information for a lot of UK households desirous to go away for February half-term. Right here’s what you must know for every nation:


France has revealed its plans to drop testing necessities for vaccinated travellers who’re capable of present proof of a destructive COVID check on arrival within the nation. Nevertheless, they’ve but to announce precisely when this modifications comes into play (though it’s anticipated to be quickly). Till then, anybody travelling to France from exterior the EU, together with the UK, is required to point out a destructive COVID check consequence taken inside 48 hours of journey, no matter their vaccination standing.


As of yesterday, you may go to Greece with out prior testing for those who’re vaccinated, because the nation not requires pre-departure exams from those that have obtained a full vaccination course, as long as it was administered inside 270 days earlier than journey. Arrivals which have had their second jab greater than 270 days in the past might want to have had a booster.


Portugal has introduced that it’s dropping its requirement to current a destructive COVID check for air passengers arriving with a sound digital EU certificates or recognised proof of vaccination. Like France, although, precisely when the change is to be carried out is but to be unveiled, however the present guidelines are supposed to be in pressure solely till tomorrow (ninth February 2022) so this alteration could possibly be imminent.