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Europe travel rules: Fully vaccinated Britons are welcome across the Continent – here’s our update 

Don’t let pictures of mass protests over new Covid restrictions this week in some European nations put you off.

Travel is most undoubtedly ‘on’ to all nations — besides Austria, the place a lockdown is in place for the coming fortnight.

Yes, Covid instances could also be on the improve, with speak of a ‘fourth wave’ — and there’s widespread concern about the potential impression of the new Covid variant found in South Africa this week — however absolutely vaccinated Britons are welcome across the Continent. Here’s our replace…

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Britons can travel to all nations in Europe, besides Austria, the place a lockdown is in place for the coming fortnight

AUSTRIAN WOBBLE

WHAT’S THE LATEST? Lockdown till December 13, with a tourism shutdown earlier than then too. Bars, eating places, cafes and non-important retailers are closed.

GETTING IN: Proof of full vaccination, having recovered from Covid, or a damaging PCR check might be required after the lockdown.

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WHEN YOU’RE THERE: To go to indoor venues or journey ski lifts, full vaccination/proof of restoration is critical (beneath-12s exempt). Masks wanted in enclosed public locations.

WHAT THEY SAY: Health Minister Wolfgang Mueckstein says the ‘sledgehammer’ of a lockdown was desperately wanted.

MORE INFORMATION: Austria.info

DUTCH COURAGE?

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WHAT’S THE LATEST? A ‘semi-lockdown’ with an 8pm curfew on bars and eating places. Restrictions in place till not less than December 4. Further ‘strong measures’ are anticipated quickly, with the Outbreak Management Team suggesting that curfews may even start at 5pm.

GETTING IN: You have to be absolutely vaccinated or have proof of a damaging antigen check taken inside 24 hours of going. Rules for youngsters depend upon age (see gov.uk).

WHEN YOU’RE THERE: A Dutch Covid Pass is required for bars, eating places and museums (obtain through Dutch CoronaCheck app). Handshaking is banned. Room service meals and takeaway meals potential after 8pm.

WHAT THEY SAY: Prime Minister Mark Rutte has known as for calm after clashes between anti-vaxers and police.

MORE INFORMATION: Holland.com.

GERMAN JITTERS 

The Christmas market in Munich, pictured, has been axed this year to prevent the spread of Covid

The Christmas market in Munich, pictured, has been axed this yr to forestall the unfold of Covid 

WHAT’S THE LATEST? Munich’s Christmas market has been cancelled as a part of more durable Covid measures nationwide.

GETTING IN: You can enter with out a check if absolutely vaccinated. Accompanied unvaccinated youngsters beneath 12 might go with out a check. Complete a pre-departure kind (einreiseanmeldung.de).

WHEN YOU’RE THERE: To enter eating places and bars you have to be vaccinated, have proof of restoration or have a latest damaging check certificates.

WHAT THEY SAY: The authorities says a full lockdown can’t be dominated out.

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MORE INFORMATION: Germany.travel.

FRENCH RESISTANCE

Skiers will have to be fully vaccinated or have proof of a negative Covid test to access the lifts in the likes of the French resort of Courchevel, pictured

Skiers should be absolutely vaccinated or have proof of a damaging Covid check to entry the lifts in the likes of the French resort of Courchevel, pictured 

WHAT’S THE LATEST? From December 15, over-65s will need to have had a booster jab for indoor venues. Skiers should be absolutely vaccinated or have proof of a damaging Covid check taken inside 72 hours to entry lifts.

GETTING IN: Fully vaccinated vacationers might go after finishing a ‘sworn statement’ that they don’t have Covid signs (interieur.gouv.fr). Under-12s travelling with adults are accepted. Unvaccinated youngsters over 12 want a damaging check.

WHEN YOU’RE THERE: For indoor venues corresponding to eating places and bars, a ‘Pass Sanitaire’ is required proving full vaccination or a damaging Covid check taken inside 72 hours for youngsters. Download the ‘TousAntiCovid’ app to register. Face masks necessary on ski lifts.

WHAT THEY SAY: Lockdowns are at the moment ‘not necessary’, says President Macron.

MORE INFORMATION: Gouvernement.fr

OK IN CROATIA

‘Tourists can freely enter Croatia,’ says the country's tourist board. Pictured is Split, a popular Croatian tourist haven

‘Tourists can freely enter Croatia,’ says the nation’s vacationer board. Pictured is Split, a preferred Croatian vacationer haven

WHAT’S THE LATEST? Demos over Covid passes. Cases have fallen barely not too long ago.

GETTING IN: Fine for those who’re absolutely jabbed, recovered or can show a latest damaging check.

WHEN YOU’RE THERE: Masks required on public transport. Covid passes not wanted for bars and eating places.

WHAT THEY SAY: ‘Tourists can freely enter Croatia,’ says the vacationer board.

MORE INFORMATION: Visit-croatia.co.uk

BELGIAN CONCERNS

WHAT’S THE LATEST? Violent protests in Brussels over a piece-from-residence decree however for vacationers, perversely, entry guidelines are being eased.

GETTING IN: Entry guidelines for absolutely vaccinated arrivals had been relaxed yesterday so that you merely want a damaging PCR Covid check lower than 72 hours previous to get in.

WHEN YOU’RE THERE: Covid Safe Ticket vaccine passport wanted for bars, eating places and golf equipment (covidsafe.be/en). Nightclubs might be closed and eating places and bars will shut at 11pm for the subsequent three weeks.

WHAT THEY SAY: Belgium’s Prime Minister Alexander De Croo says violent avenue protests are ‘absolutely unacceptable’.

MORE INFORMATION: Visitbelgium.com.

SWISS CAUTION

Travellers hoping to visit Switzerland's Lake Geneva (pictured) are in luck - borders are open to double-jabbed Britons with passenger locator forms

Travellers hoping to go to Switzerland’s Lake Geneva (pictured) are in luck – borders are open to double-jabbed Britons with passenger locator types

WHAT’S THE LATEST? A referendum is being held tomorrow on whether or not to increase the requirement for a Swiss Covid Certificate to permit entry to eating places and bars. Polls recommend a ‘yes’ vote.

GETTING IN: Borders open to double-jabbed Britons with passenger locator types (swissplf.admin.ch).

WHEN YOU’RE THERE: NHS Covid passes are accepted rather than Swiss Covid Certificates. Masks necessary in indoor public locations and on ski lifts.

WHAT THEY SAY: The vacationer board is upbeat: ‘It’s not too late to guide your winter journey!’

MORE INFORMATION: Myswitzerland.com.

WELCOME IN ITALY

Free to Rome: Fully vaccinated Britons can currently visit Rome and its many tourist attractions - such as the Trevi Fountain, pictured

Free to Rome: Fully vaccinated Britons can at the moment go to Rome and its many vacationer points of interest – corresponding to the Trevi Fountain, pictured

WHAT’S THE LATEST? Anti-vax protests are ongoing over a Covid Green Pass to enter eating places/bars/cafes, which was not too long ago prolonged to workplaces.

GETTING IN: Fully vaccinated vacationers can enter with a passenger locator kind (app.euplf.eu). A damaging Covid check inside 48 hours of departure can be required.

WHEN YOU’RE THERE: You want a Covid Green Pass for indoor eating and consuming, and ski lifts (dgc.gov.it). Masks required on public transport.

WHAT THEY SAY: Visitors are very welcome, says Prime Minister Mario Draghi.

MORE INFORMATION: Italia.it.

SAFE IN SPAIN

Costa banker: Spain is still open, though there is talk of an 11pm curfew for bars and 1am for clubs if Covid rates continue to rise

Costa banker: Spain continues to be open, although there’s speak of an 11pm curfew for bars and 1am for golf equipment if Covid charges proceed to rise 

WHAT ABOUT GETTING HOME? 

You should full a passenger locator kind (gov.uk) inside 48 hours of returning to the UK — and purchase/guide a Day 2 antigen check. These are about £20. If a lockdown is introduced if you’re overseas, it’s best to have sufficient discover to fly again early both at your individual expense (claiming through insurance coverage) or your tour operator will prepare this.

Before travelling wherever, examine together with your insurer that travel disruption brought on by Covid is roofed.

WHAT’S THE LATEST? Covid numbers are up. Talk of an 11pm curfew for bars and 1am for golf equipment if charges hold rising.

GETTING IN: Must be absolutely jabbed or have proof of latest damaging Covid check, plus a Health Control Form (spth.gob.es).

WHEN YOU’RE THERE: Face masks necessary on public transport. No ‘Covid pass’ required for indoor public locations.

WHAT THEY SAY: The extra vacationers, the merrier, says tourism minister Reyes Maroto.

MORE INFORMATION: Spain.info.

PORTUGAL POTENTIAL

WHAT’S THE LATEST? This week Portugal introduced that up-to-date damaging Covid checks might be required to enter bars, eating places, motels and different indoor venues.

GETTING IN: From Wednesday, all guests from overseas should additionally present a damaging Covid check outcome (PCR or antigen) earlier than departing for the nation.

WHEN YOU’RE THERE: A latest damaging Covid check result’s wanted for public indoor locations. NHS Covid passes needs to be proven on entry to bars and eating places.

WHAT THEY SAY: Prime Minister Antonio Costa says {that a} lockdown is unlikely.

MORE INFORMATION: Visitportugal.com

  • All entry necessities and nationwide guidelines topic to final-minute modifications. See gov.uk.

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