COVID-19 European travel updates

COVID-19 European travel updates

Latest news to help you stay informed about your holidays abroad

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We appreciate that at this time some members may not feel comfortable travelling overseas so we are being as flexible as we can be.

If you wish to change your travel plans, we are currently waiving our Club amendment and Club cancellation fees for all bookings regardless of European travel destination for travel dates up to 31 March 2022.

Please note that while the Club is waiving our own amendment and cancellation fees, there may still be charges applicable from ferry companies, Eurotunnel or campsites, but we will do our best to work with suppliers to keep these to a minimum. For amendments, any difference in the crossing fare or campsite fees will still apply.

Eurotunnel and most ferry companies have not cancelled their services and are encouraging amendments to travel dates in the future.

For any amendments or cancellations to bookings with travel dates from 1 April 2022 onwards, our normal Club charges apply as per our European travel Terms and Conditions.

Please call us on 01342 316 101, our team will be happy to help.  

Austria

  • FCDO advice: No advice against travel
  • Entry requirements: Entry allowed from the UK but restrictions depend on vaccination status. Those not fully vaccinated can only enter for essential reasons. Fully vaccinated arrivals can enter but need to provide proof of vaccination status and proof of a negative Covid-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival.
  • Restrictions in country: 
    • Shops, hospitality and cultural attractions are open but with restrictions that vary by region.
    • To gain entry to restaurants, tourist accommodation and indoor attractions guests need to provide a negative Covid-19 test result or proof of vaccination or proof of recovery from Covid-19.
    • Face masks are compulsory on public transport and in all enclosed public spaces and where 2m distance is not possible.
  • Further information: https://www.sozialministerium.at/
  • Return to UK: Entry requirements are determined by the vaccination status of travellers.
  • All arrivals must:

  • Fully vaccinated arrivals must: 

    • Present proof of fully vaccinated status

    • Book and pay for a Covid-19 Lateral Flow or PCR test to be taken before the end of Day 2 after arrival.

  • Arrivals who are not fully vaccinated must: 

    • Present proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken within 2 days of departure from the overseas destination. For full details of test requirements, see Covid-19 testing guidance on gov.uk    

    • Self-isolate for 10 days after arrival into the UK 

    • Book and pay for two Covid-19 PCR tests to be taken on Day 2 and Day 8 of self-isolation.

Belgium

  • FCDO advice: No advice against travel  
  • Entry requirements: Entry allowed from the UK but restrictions depend on vaccination status. Those not fully vaccinated can only enter for essential reasons.
    • Fully vaccinated arrivals need to provide proof of vaccination status and proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival in Belgium.
    • Fully vaccinated travellers also need to take a PCR test on day 1 and day 7 after arrival and self-isolate until negative result after day 1 test.
    • Fully vaccinated travellers should complete a passenger locator form, more details here: https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/faq/
  • Restrictions in country: Shops, hospitality, cultural attractions open with restrictions.  Face masks must be worn in all enclosed public spaces and where 2m distance is not possible. To enter bars, restaurants and many indoor spaces it is necessary to show proof of vaccination or a recent negative test. 
  • Further information: https://diplomatie.belgium.be/en/services/travel_to_belgium

  • Return to UK: Entry requirements are determined by the vaccination status of travellers.
  • All arrivals must: 

  • Fully vaccinated arrivals must:
    • Present proof of fully vaccinated status

    • Book and pay for a Covid-19 Lateral Flow or PCR test to be taken before the end of Day 2 after arrival.

  • Arrivals who are not fully vaccinated must:
    • Present proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken within 2 days of departure from the overseas destination. For full details of test requirements, see Covid-19 testing guidance on gov.uk    
    • Self-isolate for 10 days after arrival into the UK 
    • Book and pay for two Covid-19 PCR tests to be taken on Day 2 and Day 8 of self-isolation.

Croatia

  • FCDO advice: No advice against travel
Entry requirements: Croatia allows entry for UK tourists and they must:
    • Complete an online entry form prior to arrival at the border with health and contact details and proof of accommodation booking. Form available here: https://entercroatia.mup.hr/
    • Provide proof of full vaccination status OR 
    • Provide proof of a negative Covid-19 antigen test not older than 48 hours OR 
    • Provide proof of a negative Covid-19 PCR test not older than 72 hours 
  • Restrictions in country:
    • Shops, hospitality, cultural attractions open with some restrictions. 
    • Face masks must be worn in all enclosed public spaces and where 1.5m distance is not possible
    • To enter bars, restaurants and many indoor spaces it is necessary to show proof of vaccination or a recent negative test. 
  • Further information: https://mup.gov.hr/uzg-covid/english/286212 or https://www.koronavirus.hr/travelling-find-all-important-information-in-one-place/210
  • Return to UK: Entry requirements are determined by the vaccination status of travellers.
    All arrivals must: 
  • Fully vaccinated arrivals must:
    • Present proof of fully vaccinated status

    • Book and pay for a Covid-19 Lateral Flow or PCR test to be taken before the end of Day 2 after arrival.

  • Arrivals who are not fully vaccinated must: 
    • Present proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken within 2 days of departure from the overseas destination. For full details of test requirements, see Covid-19 testing guidance on gov.uk  
    • Self-isolate for 10 days after arrival into the UK
    • Book and pay for two Covid-19 PCR tests to be taken on Day 2 and Day 8 of self-isolation.

Czech Republic

  • FCDO advice: No advice against travel
  • Entry requirements: Entry allowed from the UK but restrictions depend on vaccination status. Those not fully vaccinated can only enter for essential reasons.
    • Fully vaccinated arrivals need to provide proof of vaccination status 
    • Fully vaccinated travellers should complete a passenger locator form, more details here: https://plf.uzis.cz/
  • Restrictions in country:
    •  Shops, hospitality and cultural attractions are open with restrictions. 
    • FFP2 standard face masks are compulsory for anyone over 15 years old in all enclosed public spaces and where 2m distance is not possible.
    • To enter bars, restaurants and many indoor spaces it is necessary to show proof of vaccination or a recent negative test
  • Further information: https://www.mvcr.cz/ and https://www.mvcr.cz/mvcren/article/coronavirus-information-of-moi.aspx.
  • Return to UK: Entry requirements are determined by the vaccination status of travellers.
    All arrivals must: 
  • Fully vaccinated arrivals must:
    • Present proof of fully vaccinated status

    • Book and pay for a Covid-19 Lateral Flow or PCR test to be taken before the end of Day 2 after arrival.

  • Arrivals who are not fully vaccinated must: 
    • Present proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken within 2 days of departure from the overseas destination. For full details of test requirements, see Covid-19 testing guidance on gov.uk  
    • Self-isolate for 10 days after arrival into the UK
    • Book and pay for two Covid-19 PCR tests to be taken on Day 2 and Day 8 of self-isolation.
       

France

  • FCDO advice: No advice against travel
  • Entry requirements: Entry from the UK is allowed but restrictions are determined by vaccination status.
    • Those who are not fully vaccinated are restricted to essential travel only. Fully vaccinated arrivals are allowed for tourism reasons and must:
      • Proof of fully vaccinated status
      • Provide proof of negative Covid PCR or antigen test taken within 24 hours
      • Complete a sworn statement before entry (French embassy website)
  • Restrictions in country: Shops, hospitality and cultural attractions are open but with restrictions. Face masks must be worn in all enclosed public spaces and some outdoor spaces. Entry to bars, restaurants, shopping centres, leisure and cultural attractions is only permitted upon proof of fully vaccinated status. Campsites may also ask for this proof at check-in.
    • How to demonstrate vaccination status?
      UK residents can show they are fully vaccinated by showing the NHS Covid app.
  • Further information: https://uk.ambafrance.org/
  • Lateral Flow (antigen) tests including a result certificate are available in pharmacies and some laboratories. These may need to be booked in advance, prices vary and results can be issued in as little as 1 hour.
  • PCR tests are only available in laboratories with results available in 24-48 hours.
  • Your campsite may be able to help you find a local test centre or you can search this map here: https://www.sante.fr/cf/carte-depistage-covid.html

NOTE: CAMC has no connection with any of these testing companies and is not responsible in any way for the provision of services.

  • Return to UK: Entry requirements are determined by the vaccination status of travellers.
    • All arrivals must: 
    • Fully vaccinated arrivals must: 
      • Present proof of fully vaccinated status

      • Book and pay for a Covid-19 Lateral Flow or PCR test to be taken before the end of Day 2 after arrival.

    • Arrivals who are not fully vaccinated must: 
      • Present proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken within 2 days of departure from the overseas destination. For full details of test requirements, see Covid-19 testing guidance on gov.uk  
      • Self-isolate for 10 days after arrival into the UK
      • Book and pay for two Covid-19 PCR tests to be taken on Day 2 and Day 8 of self-isolation.
         

Germany

  • FCDO advice: No advice against travel
  • Entry requirements: Entry is allowed from the UK but restrictions depend on vaccination status.  Those not fully vaccinated cannot enter.
    • Fully vaccinated arrivals need to provide proof of vaccination status  
    • Fully vaccinated travellers should complete a passenger locator form, more details here: https://einreiseanmeldung.de/#/
  • Restrictions in country: Shops, hospitality and cultural attractions are open with restrictions.  FFP2 face masks must be worn on public transport and in shops. Non-medical grade masks can be worn in other enclosed public spaces and where 1.5m distance is not possible  From 23 Aug 21 proof of vaccination or negative test (24hrs old antigen or 48hrs old PCR) required for entry to indoor bars, restaurants & indoor pools & sports halls
  • Further information: https://www.bmi.bund.de/
  • Return to UK: Entry requirements are determined by the vaccination status of travellers.
    • All arrivals must: 
    • Fully vaccinated arrivals must: 
      • Present proof of fully vaccinated status

      • Book and pay for a Covid-19 Lateral Flow or PCR test to be taken before the end of Day 2 after arrival.

    • Arrivals who are not fully vaccinated must: 
      • Present proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken within 2 days of departure from the overseas destination. For full details of test requirements, see Covid-19 testing guidance on gov.uk  
      • Self-isolate for 10 days after arrival into the UK
      • Book and pay for two Covid-19 PCR tests to be taken on Day 2 and Day 8 of self-isolation.
         

Ireland

  • FCDO advice: No advice against travel
  • Entry requirements: Entry rules are determined by vaccination status.
  • Restrictions in country: Shops and hospitality are open with restrictions. To enter indoor hospitality venues proof of vaccination status is required. Face masks must be worn in all enclosed public spaces and where 2m distance is not possible.
  • Further information: https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/c36c85-covid-19-coronavirus/
  • Return to UK: No specific Covid requirements (Covid tests, Passenger Locator Forms or self-isolation are not required). Visit gov.uk for details.

Italy

  • FCDO advice: No advice against travel 
  • Entry requirements: Italy permits entry from the UK and rules are determined by vaccination status. All travellers must complete a self-declaration form to be completed before entry. Download the form here.
    • Fully vaccinated travellers must provide proof of vaccination status and proof of a negative Covid-19 PCR or antigen test taken within 48 hours of entry 
    • Unvaccinated travellers must provide proof of a negative Covid-19 PCR or antigen test within 48 hours of entry, quarantine for 5 days on arrival before taking another test and register with the regional authorities   
      
  • Restrictions in country: Shops, hospitality and cultural attractions open with restrictions.  To enter indoor hospitality proof of vaccination or negative Covid-19 tests must be shown. Face masks must be worn in all enclosed public spaces and where 2m distance is not possible 
  • Further information: http://www.italia.it/en/useful-info/tourism-restarts-in-italy.html
  • Return to UK: Entry requirements are determined by the vaccination status of travellers.
    All arrivals must: 
  • Fully vaccinated arrivals must: 
    • Present proof of fully vaccinated status

    • Book and pay for a Covid-19 Lateral Flow or PCR test to be taken before the end of Day 2 after arrival.

  • Arrivals who are not fully vaccinated must: 
    • Present proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken within 2 days of departure from the overseas destination. For full details of test requirements, see Covid-19 testing guidance on gov.uk  
    • Self-isolate for 10 days after arrival into the UK
    • Book and pay for two Covid-19 PCR tests to be taken on Day 2 and Day 8 of self-isolation.
       

Luxembourg

  • FCDO advice: No advice against travel
  • Entry requirements: Entry from the UK requires one of the following:  
    • Proof of full vaccination status OR 
    • Proof of a negative Covid-19 test result (PCR or antigen) taken within 72 hours prior to travel or antigen test taken within 48 hours OR 
    • Proof of recovery from Covid-19    
  • Restrictions in country: Shops, hospitality and cultural attractions open with restrictions.  To enter indoor hospitality proof of vaccination or negative Covid-19 tests must be shown. Face masks must be worn in all enclosed public spaces and where 2m distance is not possible
  • Further information: https://covid19.public.lu/en/travellers/visiting-luxembourg.html
  • Return to UK: Entry requirements are determined by the vaccination status of travellers.
    All arrivals must: 
  • Fully vaccinated arrivals must: 
    • Present proof of fully vaccinated status

    • Book and pay for a Covid-19 Lateral Flow or PCR test to be taken before the end of Day 2 after arrival.

  • Arrivals who are not fully vaccinated must: 
    • Present proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken within 2 days of departure from the overseas destination. For full details of test requirements, see Covid-19 testing guidance on gov.uk  
    • Self-isolate for 10 days after arrival into the UK
    • Book and pay for two Covid-19 PCR tests to be taken on Day 2 and Day 8 of self-isolation.
       

Netherlands

  • FCDO advice: No advice against travel.
  • Entry requirements: Entry is allowed from the UK but restrictions depend on vaccination status.  Those not fully vaccinated can only enter for essential reasons. Fully vaccinated arrivals must: 
    • Provide proof of negative Covid-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours of departure or negative antigen test taken within 24 hours of departure
    • Quarantine for 10 days on arrival regardless of vaccination status. 
    • Complete a quarantine declaration form before entry 
    .
  • Restrictions in country:
    • From 19 December until 14 January 2022, a nationwide lockdown has been imposed and there are limited reasons for leaving home. All non-essential businesses will remain closed, including hospitality and most shops.
  • Further information: https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19/visiting-the-netherlands-from-abroad
  • Return to UK: Entry requirements are determined by the vaccination status of travellers.
    • All arrivals must: 
    • Fully vaccinated arrivals must:
      • Present proof of fully vaccinated status

      • Book and pay for a Covid-19 Lateral Flow or PCR test to be taken before the end of Day 2 after arrival.

    • Arrivals who are not fully vaccinated must: 
      • Present proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken within 2 days of departure from the overseas destination. For full details of test requirements, see Covid-19 testing guidance on gov.uk  
      • Self-isolate for 10 days after arrival into the UK
      • Book and pay for two Covid-19 PCR tests to be taken on Day 2 and Day 8 of self-isolation.
         

Portugal (mainland)

  • FCDO advice: No advice against travel
  • Entry requirements:
    • All arrivals must complete a Passenger Locator Card (not required for arrivals by land).
    • All arrivals by air must provide proof of a negative Covid-19 PCR taken within 72 hours of entry or antigen test within 48 hours of entry
    • Overland entry to Portugal from Spain officially requires a negative Covid-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of entry or an antigen test taken within 48 hours of entry. There could be random checks on entry by the Portuguese authorities.
    • Travellers should also check the requirements for entering and transiting Spain.
  • Restrictions in country:
    • Shops, hospitality and cultural attractions open with some local restrictions in place.
    •  Proof of vaccination status is required to enter restaurants, tourist establishments and campsites.
    • Proof of a negative test (regardless of vaccination status) is required to enter bars, nightclubs and large cultural events.
    • Face masks must be worn in all enclosed public spaces and outdoors where 1.5m distance is not possible 
  • Further information: https://www.visitportugal.com/en/node/421175
  • Return to UK: Entry requirements are determined by the vaccination status of travellers.
    All arrivals must: 
  • Fully vaccinated arrivals must: 
    • Present proof of fully vaccinated status

    • Book and pay for a Covid-19 Lateral Flow or PCR test to be taken before the end of Day 2 after arrival.

  • Arrivals who are not fully vaccinated must: 
    • Present proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken within 2 days of departure from the overseas destination. For full details of test requirements, see Covid-19 testing guidance on gov.uk  
    • Self-isolate for 10 days after arrival into the UK
    • Book and pay for two Covid-19 PCR tests to be taken on Day 2 and Day 8 of self-isolation.
       

Slovenia

  • FCDO advice: No advice against travel.
  • Entry requirements: Slovenia allows travel from the UK and arrivals must show 
    • Proof of full vaccination status OR  
    • Proof of a negative Covid-19 PCR test result not older than 72 hours OR
    • Proof of a negative Covid-19 Antigen test result not older than 48 hours 
  • Restrictions in country:
    • Shops, hospitality and cultural attractions open with restrictions.  
    • Proof of vaccination status or negative test required for all aged 12+ for entry inside bars, restaurants, campsites and some shops. 
    • FFP2 type face masks must be worn in all enclosed public spaces and outdoors when 1.5m distance is not possible
  • Further information: https://www.policija.si/ and https://www.gov.si/en/topics/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/border-crossing/

  • Return to UK: Entry requirements are determined by the vaccination status of travellers.
    All arrivals must: 
  • Fully vaccinated arrivals must:
    • Present proof of fully vaccinated status

    • Book and pay for a Covid-19 Lateral Flow or PCR test to be taken before the end of Day 2 after arrival.

  • Arrivals who are not fully vaccinated must: 
    • Present proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken within 2 days of departure from the overseas destination. For full details of test requirements, see Covid-19 testing guidance on gov.uk  
    • Self-isolate for 10 days after arrival into the UK
    • Book and pay for two Covid-19 PCR tests to be taken on Day 2 and Day 8 of self-isolation.
       

Spain (mainland)

  • FCDO advice: No advice against travel
  • Entry requirements: Entry to Spain from the UK requires:
    • Proof of full vaccination status
    • All arrivals by sea and air must complete an online health form within 48 hours of arrival to Spain. Once your form is submitted, you will receive a QR code for each traveller which you can store on your smartphone or print off. You will be asked to show this QR code when checking in for your ferry. Form available here: www.spth.gob.es
  • Restrictions in destination:
    • Shops, hospitality and cultural attractions open with restrictions that vary by region.
    • Face masks must be worn in all enclosed public spaces and outdoors where social distancing of 1.5m is not possible.
    • Each region decides requirements for showing a 'Covid pass' to gain entry to bars, restaurants, cultural attractions etc. Travellers should be prepared to demonstrate proof of fully vaccinated status or a negative Covid test result before entry.
    • Curfews are possible in some regions from 23:00-06:00.
  • Further information: https://www.spain.info/en_GB/reportajes/informacion-practica-turistas-covid-19-viajar-espana.html and https://www.spth.gob.es/
  • How to get a Covid-19 test in Spain:
    • Many private clinics are available throughout Spain for both lateral flow (antigen) and PCR tests.
    • Your campsite may be able to help find a local clinic
    • Here are some companies with national coverage of clinics:
  • Return to UK: Entry requirements are determined by the vaccination status of travellers.
    All arrivals must: 
  • Fully vaccinated arrivals must:
    • Present proof of fully vaccinated status

    • Book and pay for a Covid-19 Lateral Flow or PCR test to be taken before the end of Day 2 after arrival.

  • Arrivals who are not fully vaccinated must: 
    • Present proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken within 2 days of departure from the overseas destination. For full details of test requirements, see Covid-19 testing guidance on gov.uk  
    • Self-isolate for 10 days after arrival into the UK
    • Book and pay for two Covid-19 PCR tests to be taken on Day 2 and Day 8 of self-isolation.
       

Switzerland

  • FCDO advice: No advice against travel
  • Entry requirements: UK residents who are not fully vaccinated are restricted to essential travel only. Fully vaccinated UK residents can enter Switzerland as tourists but must:
    • Provide proof of fully vaccination status.
    • Provide proof of a negative Covid-19 PCR test not older than 72 hours or antigen test not older than 24 hours.
    • Complete an entry form before arrival.
    • More details here: https://swissplf.admin.ch/home
  • Restrictions in country: Shops, hospitality and cultural attractions are open with restrictions. Face masks must be worn in all enclosed public spaces and where 1.5m distance is not possible.  Entry to bars, restaurants, leisure and cultural attractions is only permitted upon proof of fully vaccinated status or a negative Covid test result from the previous 48 hours for anyone aged 16+. 
  • Further information: https://www.bag.admin.ch/
  • Return to UK: Entry requirements are determined by the vaccination status of travellers.
    • All arrivals must: 
    • Fully vaccinated arrivals must:
      • Present proof of fully vaccinated status

      • Book and pay for a Covid-19 Lateral Flow or PCR test to be taken before the end of Day 2 after arrival.

    • Arrivals who are not fully vaccinated must: 
      • Present proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken within 2 days of departure from the overseas destination. For full details of test requirements, see Covid-19 testing guidance on gov.uk  
      • Self-isolate for 10 days after arrival into the UK
      • Book and pay for two Covid-19 PCR tests to be taken on Day 2 and Day 8 of self-isolation.