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Holidays: France, Italy, Spain, Greece & Portugal FCDO advice as new lockdowns begin

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“If you look in Europe, and the increases in infections, we can’t put at risk the huge amount of effort, by the taxpayer, by the NHS, by our scientists, in developing this vaccine.”

As new lockdowns emerge across Europe, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) updates its travel advice pages.

What are the latest updates for France, Italy, Spain, Greece & Portugal?

France

The FCDO is currently advising against all but “essential” travel to France.

The travel authority updated its travel advice for France on Sunday, following new rules regarding the need for “attestation” forms in the country.

The travel advice page explains: “A national curfew is in place from 7pm to 6am.

“Exemptions from the curfew are very limited and only apply for those with medical needs, caring responsibilities or working in roles which cannot be done from home.

“Attestations (or self-certificates) to leave the house during curfew hours are available on the French Interior Ministry website and through the ‘Tous anti-Covid’ digital app.”

France recently eased restrictions on travel between the UK and France.

The FCDO states: “On 11 March, the French government announced it was easing restrictions on travel from the UK.

“From 12 March, arrivals no longer need to justify an essential reason to enter France.”

However, there are still a number of rules in place for Britons hoping to enter the country.

“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,” explains the FCDO.

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

Travellers returning from France to the UK must self-isolate for 10 days.

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