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Spain, Greece, Turkey and Portugal update travel rules for Brits - latest entry requirements

Summer is just around the corner and Brits are looking at booking their Summer Holiday. And with coronavirus restrictions lifting in most countries, going abroad no longer seems risky.

Airports have already seen huge queues and hour-long security checks with everyone wanting a bit of sun. Before getting excited though, it's important to check the country you're flying to as some governments still have restrictions in place.

Lists on the UK government website have since been updated including not having to wear masks on flights now. Spain, Greece, Turkey and Portugal have updated their rules.

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Here's everything you need to know about entering these countries, reports BirminghamLive:

Spain

Most safety measures, other than mask wearing, have been lifted. Masks are required when travelling on public transport and within health and aged-care facilities.

In order to enter Spain, you must show valid proof of one of the following:

  • being fully vaccinated (with both doses of a two-dose vaccine or one dose of a one-dose vaccine) at least 14 days prior to arrival in Spain

  • having recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months

If you’re fully vaccinated and travelling from the UK, you can enter Spain without needing to test or quarantine regardless of your reason for travel. If you're unvaccinated , you can only enter Spain from the UK for tourism purposes if you can show valid proof of meeting the vaccination requirements set out above or a medical certificate certifying that you have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months prior to travel.

Greece

From 1 May, passengers arriving in Greece are no longer required to show a proof of COVID vaccination, a negative COVID test, or a certificate of recovery from COVID. You no longer need to complete a Passenger Locator Form (PLF). Travellers are still required to wear a protective masks in all indoor spaces, including aircraft.

Arrivals into Greece may be required to undergo a rapid COVID-19 test on arrival. If you test positive on arrival in Greece, you (and those you are travelling with) will have to self-isolate for at least 5 days at home or in quarantine hotels provided by the Greek state.

Portugal

If you’re fully vaccinated , you can enter mainland Portugal and the Azores without needing to test. You must present proof that you have been fully vaccinated when you check-in for your flight to mainland Portugal and the Azores.

If you’re not fully vaccinated, you’ll need to show proof of a negative PCR test, a rapid lateral flow test or valid evidence of recent recovery from COVID-19 on departure to mainland Portugal and the Azores.

Turkey

If you’re fully vaccinated , you can enter Turkey without needing to test or quarantine. At least 14 days must have passed since your second dose of the vaccine and the vaccine must be approved by the Turkish Ministry of Health or World Health Organization.

If you’re not fully vaccinated, you’ll need to show proof of a negative PCR test, a rapid lateral flow test or valid evidence of recent recovery from COVID-19 on departure to Turkey.

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