The 45 fully vaccinated UK destinations don’t need testing to get to
Now that 79% of Britons over 12 are fully vaccinated against Covid-19, the list of countries the majority of UK travelers can visit is growing.
From November 1, Chile and Thailand will reopen to vaccinated Britons; from November 8, the United States again becomes a possibility.
But what about destinations that go even further – which not only welcome stung tourists, but keep entry requirements to a bare minimum?
There are a number of countries that now allow fully immunized arrivals without the need for testing first, meaning vacationers can save money on a trip (it also takes the stress out of waiting for test results. , knowing that a positive result could derail your entire vacation).
There are currently at least 45 destinations on the Government of the Rest of the World (ROW) list that will allow UK travelers to enter without prior testing (provided they qualify to be considered fully vaccinated – check the Landing pages of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs be certain).
Returning travelers should still book a test to be taken within two days of returning to the UK, although it can now be a rapid antigen (lateral flow) test, generally cheaper than the PCR that was previously required.
Research by Eurochange travel money specialists looked at which of these countries offered the best exchange rate against the British pound, with Turkey, Romania and Cape Verde coming out on top.
On the other end of the spectrum, the pound has lost value against a small number of currencies, including the Norwegian krone, the Ukrainian hryvnia and the Armenian dram.
“Vacationers need to think carefully about the destination if they are looking for the best value for money,” said Charles Stewart, Network Director at Eurochange.
“Traveling to a country where the pound is strong against the local currency can allow your money to go much further, without having to budget or compromise when you are there.”
Here is the full list of vaccinated countries that Britons can travel to without prior testing:
- Bosnia herzegovina
- Green cap
- Costa Rica
- Czech Republic
- El Salvador
- Faroe Islands
- North Macedonia
- Porto Rico