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Spain, Portugal, Greece & France latest FCDO update amid changing quarantine advice

Unsurprisingly, the ever-changing restrictions can prove confusing.

These are the latest travel advice updates from the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) for the major holiday destinations Spain, Greece, France and Portugal.

Spain

The FCDO advise against all non-essential travel to Spain, including the Balearic and Canary Islands.

“This advice is based on evidence of increases in cases of COVID-19 across Spain,” said the FCDO.

“The FCDO is not advising those already travelling in Spain to leave at this time.

“Travellers should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect themselves and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus.

“If you are returning from Spain you will be required to self-isolate on your return to the UK, but the FCDO is not advising you to cut short your visit.”

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Those Britons who do go to Spain will be subject to the following three requirements:

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– Provide the Spanish Ministry of Health with mandatory contact information and any history of exposure to COVID-19 48 hours prior to travel

– Temperature check

– Undergo a visual health assessment

Greece

The FCDO advise against all but essential travel to the islands of Lesvos, Tinos, Serifos, Mykonos, Crete, Santorini and Zakynthos.

“This is based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks. The rest of Greece remains exempt from the FCDO’s advice against all non-essential international travel,” states the Foreign Office.

“The FCDO is not advising those already travelling in Lesvos, Tinos, Serifos, Mykonos, Crete, Santorini and Zakynthos to leave at this time. You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. Contact your travel operator if you have any questions about your return journey.

“If you are returning to the UK from Lesvos, Tinos, Serifos, Mykonos, Crete, Santorini and Zakynthos on or after September 8, you may need to self-isolate on your return. Check the latest guidance for England and Northern Ireland.

“If you are returning to Scotland from Greece, you will need to self-isolate on your return (unless you are exempt). Check the latest guidance from the Scottish Government, and separate guidance if returning to England, Wales or Northern Ireland.

“If you’re returning to Wales from the islands of Mykonos, Zakynthos (Zante), Lesvos, Paros and Antiparos and Crete you are required to self isolate for 14 days.”

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DON’T MISS

For those who travel to Greece, “you will need to complete a Passenger Locator Form (PLF) at least 24 hours before travel,” explains the FCDO.

“Failure to do so in advance may result in your carrier not allowing you to travel, a 500 Euro fine on arrival or the Greek authorities not allowing you to enter the country.”

France

The FCDO advise against all but essential travel to France (including Corsica).

“This is based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks. Check separate travel advice pages for overseas territories of France,” says the FCDO.

“There has been a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in France during recent weeks, with a significant number of French departments now at ‘heightened vulnerability’.

“In a number of areas, the French Government have brought in extra measures as a consequence. Check local guidance for more information.

“The FCDO is not advising those already travelling in France to leave at this time.

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“You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. Contact your travel operator if you have any questions about your return journey.

“If you are returning to the UK from France on or after 15 August, you will need to self-isolate on your return, unless exempt. Check the latest guidance for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The guidance includes information on the rules if you’re transiting through France from another country to reach the UK.”

Entry restrictions are in place for those who do go to France.

“Arrivals by sea and air routes will need to complete 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.”

Portugal

“Portugal, including Madeira, Porto Santo and the Azores, is exempt from the FCDO advice against all non-essential international travel. This is based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks,” states the FCDO.

“If you are travelling to Wales from mainland Portugal on or after 4am on September 4, you will need to self-isolate for 14 days on your return (unless you are exempt). Check the latest guidance from the Welsh Government.

“If you are travelling to Scotland from mainland Portugal or the autonomous regions of Madeira and the Azores on or after 4am on 5 September, you will need to self-isolate for 14 days on your return (unless you are exempt. Check the latest guidance from the Scottish Government.

“Check separate guidance if you are travelling to England, or Northern Ireland.”

The FCDO added: “On arrival in mainland Portugal you will be subject to health screening.

“If travelling to Madeira, Porto Santo or the Azores, you must take a COVID-19 test before you travel or on arrival.”

Source:Daily Express :: Travel Feed

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