While the talk of vaccine passports potentially enabling restriction-free international travel will be music to some holidaymakers’ ears, for many others it carries a sting in the tail.
For most younger travellers without underlying health issues, receiving a first jab feels a long way off, never mind getting fully vaccinated.
According to the government’s timeline, it’s estimated that all UK adults will have received both doses by the end of October – too late for summer holidays.
But don’t be disheartened: a number of European countries have said that unvaccinated travellers from the UK will also be welcome, provided (in most cases) that they can show a negative PCR test result.
Here are the places where vaccine-free travel should be permitted.
International leisure travel remains illegal from England until at least 17 May. The UK’s other devolved nations have their own schedules for when the travel ban will lift.
Turkey has lifted its suspension on direct flights from the UK, plus announced that travellers will not need to be fully vaccinated in order to enter the country.
Arrivals need not present a so-called “vaccine passport”, but must instead show a negative Covid PCR test result taken within 72 hours of travel…