Holidays have been a nightmare for months on end with countries all around the world establishing strict coronavirus restrictions. The UK also has travel corridors in place meaning any country off the list will see travellers quarantining for 10 days on return to England. So how does the landscape of travel look as the first full week of 2021 begins?
This is the latest Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) travel advice for holiday hotspots France, Italy, Spain, Greece and Portugal.
France is not on the travel corridor list and the FCDO advises against non-essential travel to the country.
What’s more, France has blocked UK flights until January 6 amid a new strain of covid identified in this country.
“Travel restrictions apply to all air, car, ferry and train passengers. If you are due to travel to France please contact your travel operator,” said the FCDO.
There are a few exceptions so do check if you are in a category of people authorised to travel.
A negative covid test is also needed. “All travellers from the UK, including children aged 11 and above, will need to present a negative COVID-19 test result, carried out less than 72 hours before departure,” stated the Foreign Office.
Furthermore, “arrivals from the UK will need to complete both a ‘sworn statement’ (déclaration sur l’honneur) form self-certifying they are not suffering from symptoms associated with coronavirus and have not been in contact with confirmed cases in the preceding fortnight, and a signed ‘travel certificate’ (attestation), confirming their reason for travel,” the authority added.
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