Latest Passenger Locator Form rules for Spain, France, Turkey, Greece, Italy and Cyprus
The holiday season is well underway with Britons heading out in droves at Easter and the pattern is set to continue over the coming weeks and months, with bank holidays, mid-term break and summer ahead. For most spring and summer heralds, the prospect of vacations in the sun and demand are skyrocketing as global travel returns to near-normal after the coronavirus pandemic.
Covid travel rules have been relaxed in many countries, in a bid to bring tourists back and boost economies. The tourism industry has been hit hard by the pandemic and now the battle is on to attract visitors.
Although many entry restrictions that apply when traveling abroad have been relaxed or removed, some countries still require visitors to complete passenger locator forms, Birmingham Live reports. Here are the rules in some of Europe’s most popular holiday destinations.
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Fully vaccinated people, as well as those who can prove they have recovered from Covid within the past six months, do not need to complete a Spanish health check form. Children under 12 are exempt from Spanish testing and vaccination requirements.
Adults who are not fully vaccinated cannot currently travel to Spain for tourist purposes. Children between the ages of 12 and 17 can travel to Spain if they can provide a negative PCR test result no more than 72 hours before arrival, or a recent certificate of reinstatement.
People traveling to mainland Portugal do not need to complete a passenger locator form. However, the UK Foreign Office orientation states that travelers to the Azores are required to complete a Passenger Locator Form prior to arrival, and it is also recommended to do so when traveling to Madeira or Porto Santo.
Passenger locator forms are no longer required when entering the Republic of Cyprus (different rules may apply in Northern Cyprus, which the UK does not recognise). This requirement was dropped on April 18, Visit Cyprus website states.
Since March 15, people traveling to Greece are no longer required to complete a passenger locator form.
Adults entering or traveling through Italy as visitors are required to complete a EU Passenger Locator Form. Accompanied minors can be recorded on the Accompanying Adult Passenger Locator Form in the declaration section.