Here’s everything to know about the countries allowing travellers from the UK who are not yet vaccinated.
Is unvaccinated travel allowed?
Unvaccinated travel might not be allowed everywhere, but some holiday destinations are much more lenient towards travellers who have not been jabbed. So, here’s everything you need to know!
Do I have to quarantine when returning to the UK?
Yes. According to the government’s latest announcement, travellers who have not been double jabbed will have to self-isolate for ten days, even if they are coming from a country on the UK’s safe list. Unvaccinated travellers will also be required to take a pre-departure test & a PCR test on days two & eight.
What countries allow unvaccinated travel?
Not many, but there is a reasonable number of countries allowing unvaccinated travel, six of which are in Europe. You can find the complete list of destinations allowing people to enter without a vaccine below.
That’s right, folks! The UK’s favourite holiday destination is welcoming British travellers who can provide a negative PCR test issued within 48 hours of arrival. This time of the year, Spain experiences rainfall and cold weather, some attractions might be closed, and prices of hotels will be lower. However, the country will be all set to kick back into tourist season in January.
Portugal’s mainland is off-limits when it comes to unvaccinated travel. You cannot enter unless you have been double-jabbed. However, you can visit Madeira. All you have to do is show proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival and complete a traveller questionnaire before departure.
Yup, you have another tourist magnet in your hands! Unvaccinated travellers can enter Croatia as long as they provide proof of either a negative Covid-19 antigen test (issued within 48 hours of arrival), a negative PCR test (declared within 72 hours of arrival) or a doctor’s certificate of recovery (if you tested positive between 11 & 180 days prior).
Greece is open to unvaccinated travel as well. If you wish to visit the country, you must show proof of a negative PCR (taken 72 hours before arrival), proof of a negative Covid-19 rapid antigen test from an authorised laboratory, undertaken within the 48 hours before your arrival or evidence of recovery from Covid-19 in the last nine months.
You won’t have to miss out on that much-needed dose of the sun because Cyprus allows unvaccinated travel. Travellers who haven’t been double jabbed yet can simply provide proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure, take another PCR test upon arrival at Larnaca or Paphos airports, and remain in isolation until the results come back. You will also be asked to take additional PCR or rapid antigen tests every seven days following your arrival.
6) The United Arab Emirates
You do not have to be fully vaccinated to embrace the wonders of the UAE. Unvaccinated arrivals to the Emirates will only have to provide evidence of a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before departure. This will have to be shown at check-in.
As of right now, Mexico does not require arrivals from the UK to be fully vaccinated. The only thing you’ll need to do is fill a form beforehand & have the QR code from the form with you on entry to the country. You do not have to show a negative PCR test or quarantine on arrival as well. It is highly recommended that you wear a mask at all times and make use of safety protocols just to be safe.
Unvaccinated travellers to Slovenia must provide a Digital Passenger Locator Form and either a PCR test (not older than 72 hours) or a rapid antigen test (taken before 48 hours).