Spain bans unvaccinated Brit travellers aged 12 and over while France requires a negative taken within 48 hours of departure under new Covid border rules amid Omicron fears
Fresh curbs are being introduced in response to the オミクロン バリアント, with non-vaccinated British travellers aged 12 and over now banned from entering Spain.
From tomorrow, UK arrivals in France must provide proof of a negative Covid test – even if they are fully jabbed. And in Portugal, all holidaymakers must take a pre-travel PCR or lateral flow test.
Switzerland requires British arrivals to quarantine for 10 日々.
Families hoping for a winter getaway face added restrictions as Spain, France and Portugal tighten their border rules because of the new variant. 写真: Fuengirola, Southern Spain
Paul Charles, CEO of travel consultancy The PC Agency, warned that the travel sector must not be used as a ‘punchbag’ by governments.
‘Whenever we see tightening of measures they are extra barriers which put off people from booking,' 彼は言った.
‘Whether it is talk of quarantine or extra testing, these measures act as a barrier to people’s confidence.’
He said restrictions have ‘only been put in place because of the uncertainty over the variant itself’, 追加する: ‘That’s why we need a thorough conclusion urgently on this variant.’
England has no requirement for pre-departure tests, but all arrivals must take a PCR test on or before day two and quarantine at home until receiving a negative result.
A leaked paper from the Government’s SAGE advisors this week said pre-departure tests would be ‘valuable’.
Non-vaccinated British travellers aged 12 and over now banned from entering Spain
But Downing Street said yesterday there are ‘no plans’ to introduce them. 首相の公式スポークスマンは言った: ‘We think Day Two tests are the right way.
‘It’s not a restriction we’re planning to introduce based on what we currently know.’
Business minister George Freeman said: ‘Omicron is live work every day, looking at the data.’
He added that governments are learning how to get the ‘balance right’ between health and the economy.