Countries around the world are beginning to reopen for tourists in a bid to salvage the summer season that will be essential to their economies.
At present the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the UK is advising against all non-essential foreign travel.
And tough new quarantine rules will come into force from Monday meaning that anyone arriving in the UK will need to isolate for 14 days.
The rules will be laid out by Home Secretary Priti Patel on Wednesday, and it is hoped that ‘air bridges’ could create rules that allow holidays for Brits in some foreign countries.
MoneySavingExpert has created a list of the current rules in the 10 most popular foreign destinations for British holidaymakers.
There is also advice on cancellations, refunds and the latest from some major holiday companies.
Top holiday destinations for Brits – will they let you in?
|Country||Entry restrictions||Quarantine requirements|
|Spain||Closed to ALL international tourists until 1 Jul – it will re-open to international tourists then, but there is still a question of whether UK visitors will be allowed.||Yes until 1 Jul – currently arrivals must quarantine for 14 days but this won’t apply after tourism resumes next month|
|France||Closed to ALL international tourists until 15 Jun – currently you can only enter if your journey’s essential (you’ll need an international travel certificate) and you’ve no coronavirus symptoms||None for those coming from the UK currently – From 8 Jun all UK arrivals will also be asked to ‘voluntarily’ self-quarantine for 14 days. The certificate will continue to be required|
|USA||Closed to tourists coming from the UK and many other countries – no entry if you’ve been in the UK (or some other countries incl much of Europe) in the 14 days before travel (except US citizens)||Yes – everyone arriving must self-isolate for 14 days|
|Italy||Tourists from the UK, EU and others can arrive in mainland Italy from 3 Jun.||None on mainland or in Sardinia currently or after tourism resumes on 3 Jun, so long as you’re travelling from UK|
|Germany||Effectively closed to ALL international tourists – currently you can only enter with a valid reason and you’ll need to carry documents to prove this||None for arrivals from UK or EU|
|Greece||Tourists can arrive from 15 Jun – you will be able to fly into Athens and Thessaloniki, and travel by land, from 15 Jun. You’ll be able to fly into all Greek airports and arrive by sea from 1 Jul.||Yes, currently and after tourism resumes on 15 Jun – if arriving from a high-risk area airport (incl many in UK), you’ll be tested on arrival and must stay overnight at a designated hotel to await results. If you test positive you must quarantine for 14 days|
|Portugal||Open now to tourists, though you can’t enter by land until 15 Jun or disembark from a cruise ship on the mainland or in Madeira||None on mainland – but in Madeira, until 1 Jul you’ll need to provide a negative coronavirus test or otherwise quarantine for 14 days. In the Azores, you must either provide a negative test or take a test on arrival and quarantine for 48 hours|
|The Netherlands||Open now to tourists||None currently mandatory, though those arriving from high-risk area airports (incl many in the UK) must complete a health screening self-declaration form and are strongly advised to quarantine for 14 days|
|Turkey||Closed to ALL international tourists||Yes – all must self-isolate for 14 days|
|Croatia||Closed to ALL international tourists||None|