European travel updates

European travel updates

Latest news to help you stay informed about your holidays abroad

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We're pleased to be able to share our latest information around travel to Europe, in line with guidance from the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO). For the most up-to-date guidance on overseas travel, visit https://www.gov.uk or https://reopen.europa.eu/en. Please check back regularly for important updates.

Denmark

  • Entry requirements: You do not need to quarantine on arrival in Denmark and if you enter as a tourist you need to have documentation for a holiday stay for at least 6 nights
  • Return to UK: UK residents (England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) do not have to self-isolate on return to the UK. However, all passengers must complete a Passenger Locator Form for UK authorities within 48 hours of arrival to the UK border. Visit gov.uk website for details.
  • Face coverings: These are compulsory on public transport and recommended where keeping a distance of 2m from other people is not possible. 

Germany

  • Entry requirements: You do not have to quarantine on arrival in Germany.
  • Return to UK: UK residents (England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) do not have to self-isolate on return to the UK. However, all passengers must complete a Passenger Locator Form for UK authorities within 48 hours of arrival to the UK border. Visit gov.uk website for details.
  • Face coverings: Face coverings must be worn on public transport and in shops, and are recommended where keeping a 1.5m distance is not possible.

For more information on travel restrictions in Germany, please visit:

Ireland

  • Entry requirements: Irish government say non-essential travel is to be avoided.
    UK arrivals must quarantine on arrival in Ireland for 14 days.
  • Return to UK: UK residents (England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) do not have to self-isolate on return to the UK. However, all passengers must complete a Passenger Locator Form for UK authorities within 48 hours of arrival to the UK border. Visit gov.uk website for details.
  • Face coverings must be worn on public transport, in shops and other indoor public spaces.

For more information on travel restrictions in Ireland, please visit:

Italy

  • Entry requirements: You do not have to quarantine on arrival in Italy.
    If you are travelling to Italy and have spent time in Croatia or Spain you must present a negative Covid test result obtained within 72 hours of arrival at the border. There is an exception for this if the traveller is transiting through Italy for a period not exceeding 36 hours.
    All travellers must complete a self-declaration form that can be provided to border police if stopped for checks. Form available here:  https://www.esteri.it/mae/resource/doc/2020/07/modulo_rientro_da_estero_17_luglio_eng.pdf
  • Return to UK: UK residents (England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) do not have to self-isolate on return to the UK. However, all passengers must complete a Passenger Locator Form for UK authorities within 48 hours of arrival to the UK border. Visit gov.uk website for details.
  • Face coverings: Face coverings must be worn on public transport and indoors if less than 1m apart. Children under the age of 6 are exempt from wearing masks.

For more information on travel restrictions in Italy, please visit:

 

You do not have to quarantine on arrival in Switzerland unless you have spent time in Belgium, Luxembourg or Spain at any point during the 14 days prior to entry to Switzerland, in which case you must quarantine for 10 days and report your arrival to cantonal authority responsible within 2 days.  More information available   https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home/krankheiten/ausbrueche-epidemien-pandemien/aktuelle-ausbrueche-epidemien/novel-cov/empfehlungen-fuer-reisende/quarantaene-einreisende.html

Austria

Austria is not currently on the FCDO's list of non-restricted countries to travel to, and therefore you will not be able to book campsites in Austria through the Club until 1 October 2020 (date subject to change).

  • Entry requirements: You do not have to quarantine on arrival in Austria. If you are travelling to Austria and have spent time within the last 10 days in Croatia, Portugal or Spain you must present a negative Covid test result obtained within 72 hours of arrival at border or quarantine for 10 days after entry. 
  • Return to UK: UK residents (England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) must self-isolate for 14 days on return to the UK after 22 August. All passengers must complete a Passenger Locator Form for UK authorities within 48 hours of arrival to the UK border. Visit gov.uk website for details.
  • Face coverings: Face coverings must be worn on public transport, in shops and in all public indoor spaces if it is not possible to keep 1m apart. 

For more information on travel restrictions in Austria, please visit:

Croatia

Croatia is not currently on the FCDO's list of non-restricted countries to travel to, and therefore you will not be able to book campsites in Croatia through the Club until 1 October 2020 (date subject to change).

  • Entry requirements: You do not have to quarantine on arrival in Croatia.
    You must complete an online entry form prior to arrival at the border with health and contact details. Once completed, a certificate will be sent for display in car window at the border. Form available here: https://entercroatia.mup.hr/
  • Return to UK: UK residents (England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) must self-isolate for 14 days on return to the UK after 22 August. All passengers must complete a Passenger Locator Form for UK authorities within 48 hours of arrival to the UK border. Visit gov.uk website for details.
  • Face coverings: Face coverings must be worn on public transport and in shops and are recommended in all other public places.

For more information on travel restrictions in Croatia, please visit:

Czech Republic

The Czech Republic is not currently on the FCDO's list of non-restricted countries to travel to, and therefore you will not be able to book campsites in the Czech Republic through the Club until 1 October 2020 (date subject to change).

  • Entry requirements: You do not have to quarantine on arrival in Czech Republic.
  • Return to UK: UK residents (England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) must self-isolate for 14 days on return to the UK from 29 August. All passengers must complete a Passenger Locator Form for UK authorities within 48 hours of arrival to the UK border. Visit gov.uk website for details.
  • Face coverings: Face coverings must be worn on public transport and indoors when less than 1.5m apart.

For more information on travel restrictions in the Czech Republic, please visit:

Belgium

Belgium is not currently on the FCDO's list of non-restricted countries to travel to, and therefore you will not be able to book campsites in Belgium through the Club until 1 September 2020 (date subject to change).

Important information:

  • Entry requirements: You do not have to quarantine on arrival in Belgium. You will need to complete an online passenger locator form within 48 hours of arrival to Belgium (exempt if total stay in Belgium is less than 48 hours) 
  • Return to UK: UK residents (England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) must self-isolate on return to the UK. All passengers must complete a Passenger Locator Form for UK authorities within 48 hours of arrival to the UK border. Visit gov.uk website for details.
  • Face coverings: Face coverings must be worn on public transport, in shops and indoors and are recommended where keeping a 1.5m distance is not possible. Children under the age of 12 are exempt from wearing masks.

For more information on travel restrictions in Belgium, please visit:

France

  • Entry requirements: You do not currently have to quarantine on arrival in France. Travellers may be required to show a completed 'sworn statement' (declaration sur l'honneur) self-certifying they are not suffering from symptoms associated with COVID-19 and have not been in contact with confirmed cases in the preceding fortnight. This statement is available in English at https://uk.ambafrance.org/
  • Return to UK: UK residents (England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) returning to UK on or after 15th August must self-isolate for 14 days.. However, all passengers must complete a Passenger Locator Form for UK authorities within 48 hours of arrival to the UK border. Visit gov.uk website for details.
  • Face coverings: Face coverings must be worn on public transport and in all indoor public spaces. Also, some regions also insist on coverings being worn in outdoor public areas so you should check and follow local guidance. Children under the age of 11 are exempt from wearing masks. 

For more information on travel restrictions in France, please visit:

 

Hungary

Hungary is not currently on the FCDO's list of non-restricted countries to travel to, and therefore you will not be able to book campsites in Hungary through the Club until further notice.

  • Entry requirements: Hungary has closed its borders to most foreign nationals except for some limited circumstances. Visit gov.uk website for details.
  • Return to UK: UK residents (England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) must self-isolate for 14 days on return to the UK after 12 September. All passengers must complete a Passenger Locator Form for UK authorities within 48 hours of arrival to the UK border. Visit gov.uk website for details.
  • Face coverings: Face coverings must be worn on public transport and in shops, and are recommended elsewhere it is not possible to remain 1.5m apart.

For more information on travel restrictions in Hungary, please visit:

Luxembourg

Luxembourg is not currently on the FCDO's list of non-restricted countries to travel to, and therefore you will not be able to book campsites in Luxembourg through the Club until 1 September 2020 (date subject to change).

Important information:

  • You do not have to quarantine on arrival in Luxembourg.
  • UK residents (England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) must self-isolate on return to the UK. All passengers must complete a Passenger Locator Form for UK authorities within 48 hours of arrival to the UK border. Visit gov.uk website for details.
  • Face coverings must be worn on public transport and elsewhere when less than 2m apart. 

 

Netherlands

The Netherlands is not currently on the FCDO's list of non-restricted countries to travel to.

  • Entry requirements: You do not currently have to quarantine on arrival in The Netherlands.
  • Return to UK: UK residents (England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) returning to UK on or after 15th August must self-isolate for 14 days
  • All passengers must complete a Passenger Locator Form for UK authorities within 48 hours of arrival to the UK border. Visit gov.uk website for details.
  • Face coverings: Face coverings must be worn on public transport and are recommended where keeping a 1.5m distance is not possible. Children under the age of 13 are exempt from wearing masks.

For more information on travel restrictions in The Netherlands, please visit:

Portugal

Portugal is not currently on the FCDO's list of non-restricted countries to travel to.

  • Entry requirements: You do not have to quarantine on arrival in Portugal.
  • Return to UK: UK Residents (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) must self-isolate for 14 days on return to the UK. All passengers must complete a Passenger Locator Form for UK authorities within 48 hours of arrival to the UK border. Visit gov.uk website for details.
  • Face coverings: Face coverings must be worn on public transport, in shops and in enclosed public places.

For more information on travel restrictions in Portugal, please visit:

 

Slovenia

Slovenia is not currently on the FCDO's list of non-restricted countries to travel to. 

  • Entry requirements: You will have to have a health check at the border into Slovenia. If COVID-19 symptoms are displayed, entry will be denied.
  • You do not have to quarantine on arrival in Slovenia.
  • Return to UK: UK residents (England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) must self-isolate for 14 days on return to the UK. All passengers must complete a Passenger Locator Form for UK authorities within 48 hours of arrival to the UK border. Visit gov.uk website for details.
  • Face coverings: Face coverings must be worn on public transport and indoors, and are recommended where it is not possible to keep a 1.5m distance from others.

For more information on travel restrictions in Slovenia, please visit:

Spain

Spain is not currently on the FCDO's list of non-restricted countries to travel to, and therefore you will not be able to book campsites in Spain through the Club until 1 September 2020 (date subject to change).

Important information:

  • You do not have to quarantine on arrival in Spain.
  • UK residents (England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) must self-isolate on return to the UK. All passengers must complete a Passenger Locator Form for UK authorities within 48 hours of arrival to the UK border. Visit gov.uk website for details.
  • If arriving by sea or air, an online health form must be completed before arrival. Form available here: www.spth.gob.es
  • The land border is open and does not require a form.
  • Face coverings must be worn on public transport and elsewhere when less than 1.5m apart. Note: in several regions, masks are mandatory in public even if socially distant. Children under the age of 6 are exempt from wearing masks.

For more information on travel restrictions in Spain, please visit:

Switzerland

Switzerland is not currently on the FCDO's list of non-restricted countries to travel to, and therefore you will not be able to book campsites in Switzerland through the Club until 1 October 2020 (date subject to change).

  • Entry requirements: You do not have to quarantine on arrival in Switzerland unless you have spent time in Belgium, Luxembourg or Spain at any point during the 14 days prior to entry to Switzerland, in which case you must quarantine for 10 days and report your arrival to the cantonal authority responsible within 2 days. More information available at: https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home/krankheiten/ausbrueche-epidemien-pandemien/aktuelle-ausbrueche-epidemien/novel-cov/empfehlungen-fuer-reisende/quarantaene-einreisende.html
  • Return to UK: UK residents (England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) must self-isolate for 14 days on return to the UK from 29 August. All passengers must complete a Passenger Locator Form for UK authorities within 48 hours of arrival to the UK border. Visit gov.uk website for details.
  • You may be required to answer some health questions at the border.
  • Face coverings: Face coverings must be worn on public transport and are recommended where keeping a 2m distance is not possible. Children under the age of 12 are exempt from wearing masks.

For more information on travel restrictions in Switzerland please visit:

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I travel to Europe?

All ferry routes to Europe are now included in the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) advice against non-essential travel, so we are pausing all campsite bookings at this time.

Please check www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice for more information.

Are all of the European campsites open?

The majority of the campsites in the Club's European programme are open with the exception of a handful of smaller sites that have decided to remain closed for 2020 season.

What have the European campsites done to make it safe for visitors?

Our European campsites are open and operating within local government guidelines to keep guests and staff safe. Swimming pools, toilet blocks and other facilities are open but with limited numbers of guests permitted to ensure social distancing, plus there will be enhanced cleaning regimes. Each campsite will have clear signage or information leaflets available so that you can familiarise yourself with the updated measures which are in operation both on site and within the local area

What if FCDO advice changes when I'm on holiday in Europe?

If UKForeign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) reintroduce a ban on non-essential travel to destinations included in our European programme, it may or may not recommend that all UK citizens return home as soon as possible from that destination. If FCDO do recommend that citizens return home then the Club will help members to amend their travel arrangements to make this happen.

What if FCDO advice changes after I book my holiday but before I leave home?

If the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) reintroduce a ban on non-essential travel to destinations included in our European programme then the Club will contact members who are due to travel imminently to discuss the options.

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