Unvaccinated British travellers aged 12 and over banned from Spain

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 restrictions are being brought in as a response to the new Omicron variant
  • Non-vaccinated British travellers aged 12 and over banned from entering Spain
  • Meanwhile France and Portugal demand tourists provide proof of a negative test
  • Families hoping for a winter getaway face heightened restrictions as スペイン, フランス and Portugal tighten their border rules.

    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

    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

    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.

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