All European travel destinations banning UK visitors over fears over Covid rate
British holidaymakers have expressed concern over the traffic light system that puts overseas countries in green, orange or red destinations.
Fully vaccinated passengers can now skip the 10-day quarantine rule when returning to the UK if returning from Amber List destinations.
This reflects the requirements of Green List resorts with regulations stating that vacationers produce a negative Covid test before arrival and another PCR check on the second day of their return, which must be pre-booked.
This category covers popular vacation destinations such as Greece and mainland Portugal. But there are fears that Spain will soon be added to the new amber-plus category, which insists on a 10-day quarantine period – even for completely stung adults.
But UK government regulations aren’t the only travel restrictions – some countries are refusing to allow UK visitors to enter due to fears of Covid infection.
The full list of European destinations that have banned UK travelers are:
- Czech Republic
The only destination on the green list is Bulgaria, which announced a blockade of UK visitors shortly after the UK travel rules were revised.
However, some destinations want to welcome UK visitors as soon as possible.
Hietasaari Kristiina, Senior Director, Travel / Visit Finland, said: âIt’s great to see recent UK travel plans such as opening travel to ‘amber’ countries for those who are fully vaccinated without need quarantine when they return.
Do you dream of when you can go on vacation again and where it could be? Want the latest travel and vacation news delivered straight to your inbox to help you plan ahead?
Sign up here to receive regular updates on the latest travel tips, as well as the best destinations and wonderful places to stay after Covid.
When you subscribe, we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they will include recommendations for other newsletters or related services that we offer. Our privacy notice explains in more detail how we use your data and your rights. You can unsubscribe anytime.
âThis looks like a step in the right direction, and we hope to see more secure travel opportunities continue.
âFinland offers space, cleanliness and great deals that allow travelers to truly experience immersive Finnish experiences.
“We don’t know exactly when we can welcome you yet, but we hope it won’t be too long. Visit Finland looks forward to welcoming British travelers to the happiest country in the world.”
For more stories of where you live, visit InYourZone.