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Holidays: FCDO updates for France, Spain, Italy, Greece and Portugal as lockdown eases

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A month ago France ruled “arrivals no longer need to justify an essential reason to enter France.”

However, travel restrictions do remain in place and Covid tests and quarantine are still needed.

“All travellers from the UK, including children aged 11 and above, will need to present a negative COVID-19 test result (PCR only), carried out less than 72 hours before departure,” detailed the FCDO.

“Arrivals will also be required to self-isolate for seven days upon arrival, before taking another PCR test.”

“Arrivals from the UK 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.

“Arrivals from the UK who have visited non-European countries within the last 14 days remain subject to the requirement to evidence a compelling reason.”

Travellers should be aware “the health situation in France remains severe.” As the FCDO explains: “A national curfew is in place from 7pm to 6am, during which an attestation (self-certified document) is required to leave home.”

Non-essential shops are closed and to other regions is banned, apart from in exceptional or professional circumstances.

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