EasyJet, TUI, Jet2, Ryanair: Latest rules for traveling to France, Portugal, the United States, Canada, India and Pakistan
Summer vacation is just around the corner and many of us are planning to pack our bags and jet off to sunnier climes.
The world is starting to open up after two years of the coronavirus pandemic, making it easier for visitors to travel and enjoy popular destinations in Europe and beyond. Although Covid-19 restrictions have been eased in the UK since mid-February, there are still restrictions in popular tourist hotspots that Britons could also travel to this year
Each country has its own rules for those who are fully vaccinated and unvaccinated. We’ve rounded up the latest Foreign Office travel advice for France, Portugal, the US, Canada, India and Pakistan, with help from MyLondon.
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For unvaccinated travelers wishing to visit France, you will need to provide a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours or an antigen test result taken within 48 hours of departure. You may also need to complete a French passenger locator form. Anyone under the age of twelve is exempt from any covid protocol.
from Portugal The rules mean you can travel to mainland Portugal for all intents and purposes from the EU/EEA, UK and certain other non-EU/EEA countries. All travelers to mainland Portugal and the Azores must complete a Passenger Locator Form prior to arrival.
If you are fully vaccinated, you can enter mainland Portugal without having to undergo a test. If you are not fully vaccinated, you will need to show proof of a negative PCR test taken no later than 72 hours before entry, or a rapid lateral flow test taken no later than 24 hours before entry .
Travelers to America will need to be able to show proof of their vaccination. The US government will accept vaccines administered by AstraZeneca, BIBP/Sinopharm, Covishield, Janssen, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech and Sinovac.
All passengers must present a negative Covid-19 test carried out no later than 24 hours before departure. If you are fully vaccinated, you will not need to quarantine. Those who are not vaccinated cannot enter the country unless they have an exception or are US citizens, nationals or permanent residents.
The Canadian government recently announced a further relaxation of border measures. Those who are not vaccinated still need to be tested before entry, but vaccinated travelers no longer need to be tested before arrival. Previously, vaccinated passengers had to provide a quarantine plan upon entry, but this requirement has been removed.
Fully vaccinated travelers entering the country will no longer be required to wear masks in public spaces, although travelers are still expected to wear a mask throughout their travels.
All travelers are required to submit a self-declaration form on the Air Suvidha gate and self-monitoring for 14 days. Passengers will also be thermally screened upon arrival. You may be asked to show your self-declaration form or vaccination certificate to airport staff.
If you are not vaccinated, you will need to upload a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR report with the test having been taken within 72 hours of travel. This must be a private test as the NHS one will not count.
You must be vaccinated if you are over 12 to board any flight to Pakistan. Travelers to the country are required to provide their details through the Pass Track app or through an online form. You can use the NHS COVID Pass to prove your vaccination status when entering Pakistan. Passengers may also be required to complete a health declaration form upon arrival.
Children between the ages of 12 and 18 do not need to present proof of vaccination to enter Pakistan, but must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken up to 72 hours before the start of travel. Passengers who hold a medical certificate indicating that they have been medically advised not to receive a COVID-19 vaccine may also travel if they can show proof of a negative PCR test taken up to 72 hours before travel .