LATEST TRAVEL ADVICE

Updated:  1st June

If you have booked a holiday, or are planning one soon, please follow the link for the country you’re travelling to below.

We also recommend visiting the FCDO website for the latest information on your destination. You can also sign up for FCDO travel advice email alerts, so you automatically receive the latest travel advice updates.

Key Things To Note

  • All vaccinated travellers and children under 12 years of age can go to most of our destinations without testing.

  • Unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated travellers 12 years of age and over can travel to the following destinations if they comply with the entry requirement(s):
    -France– a a negative PCR test (within 72 hours of travel) or a negative antigen test (within 24 hours of travel)
    -Spain– a negative PCR test (within 72 hours of travel) or a negative antigen test (within 48 hours of travel) or proof of recovery in last six months
    -Italy- all entry requirements lifted from 1st June 2022.
    -Netherlands-proof of recovery within the last 180 days (and more than 11 days ago). Unvaccinated children aged 12-17 years can enter if travelling with fully vaccinated adults.
    -Austria- all covid entry requirements lifted
    -Croatia - all covid entry requirements & restrictions lifted
    -Luxembourg– negative test or proof of recovery in last six months

  • Less and less destinations require the EU Passenger Locator Form (PLF) or similar form to be completed and submitted before your holiday. Please refer to the individual country requirements.

  • On holiday, vaccinated travellers can enjoy all hospitality venues without restrictions. Those who are unvaccinated/not fully vaccinated can do the same in France but may need to test or prove recovery for other destinations. There may still be local advice to wear masks on public transport and in some public spaces.

  • It is no longer a requirement to complete a Passenger Locator Form (PLF) on return to the UK.

  • Testing requirements for non-vaccinated travellers returning to the UK have been dropped.

Travel advice by country


FRANCE |  SPAIN  |  ITALY  |  CROATIA  |  NETHERLANDS  |  AUSTRIA

TRAVELLING TO FRANCE

FRANCE | Entry requirements
Adults vaccinated:Adults non-vaccinated:Children (aged 12-17 years):Children (under 12 years):
No test is required to enter France. Fully vaccinated means that you must have had both vaccines, and if your 2nd vaccine was over 270 days ago you must have had a booster.Entry into France is now permitted for unvaccinated travellers aged 12 years and over, but you will need to provide a negative test result (PCR test no more than 72 hours before departure or an antigen test no more than 48 hours before departure).Fully vaccinated: Please see adult vaccinated info.
Not vaccinated  (or not fully vaccinated): entry into France is now permitted for unvaccinated travellers aged 12 years and over, but you will need to provide a negative test result (PCR test no more than 72 hours before departure or an antigen test no more than 48 hours before departure).
No requirements for entry if accompanied by fully vaccinated adults.
What requirements are there before I travel to France?
You may need to complete the following form if you are flying (not required if you are travelling by ferry or Eurotunnel):
  1. Passenger Arrival Formhttps://passager.serveureos.org/Please note: when selecting your dialling code under contact details, 'United Kingdom' is listed in French. From the drop down menu, please select:44-Royaume Uni
What Covid restrictions are there in France?
The 'pass vaccinal' (vaccine pass) is no longer required after 14th March. A health pass will still be in place, however this is only required for access to hospitals and care homes. 
 

MASKS: are mandatory in all enclosed public spaces, and on public transport and taxis for those aged 11 years and over.

To return to England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland, what do I do?
No testing, quarantine or PLF requirements.

Please make sure you check the advice regularly before you depart: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/france

TRAVELLING TO SPAIN

SPAIN | Entry requirements
Adults vaccinated:Adults non-vaccinated:Children (aged 12-17 years):Children (under 12 years):
No test is required to enter Spain. Fully vaccinated means that you must have had both vaccines, and if your 2nd vaccine was over 270 days ago you must have had a booster.Entry is permitted with proof of recovery within the last six months or a negative PCR test (within 72 hours of travel) or a negative antigen test (within 24 hours of travel).Fully vaccinated: Please see adult vaccinated info.
Not vaccinated (or not fully vaccinated): entry into Spain is permitted, but you will need to provide a negative PCR test (no more than 72 hours before departure) or a negative antigen test (no more than 24 hours before departure) OR proof of recovery is required (dated more than 11 days and less than 6 months prior to the date of arrival).
No requirements for entry if accompanied by fully vaccinated adults.
What requirements are there before I travel to Spain?
All holidaymakers travelling by air or sea, aged 12 years and over who do not have a digital vaccination certificate or digital recovery proof, must complete and sign the online Health control form 48 hours before travel to get a QR code (hardcopy or digital) which has to be shown on arrival into Spanish ports and airports.:
https://www.spth.gob.es/
What Covid restrictions are there in Spain?
Most restrictions have now been lifted. Masks may still be needed on public transport.
To return to England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland, what do I do?
No testing, quarantine or PLF requirements.

Please make sure you check the advice regularly before you depart: emptyhttps://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain

TRAVELLING TO ITALY

ITALY | Entry requirements
Adults vaccinated:Adults non-vaccinated:Children (aged 12-17 years):Children (under 12 years):
No test is required to enter, however all passengers entering Italy by plane, ferry, train or coach must wear a mask in order to enter the country.No test is required to enter, however all passengers entering Italy by plane, ferry, train or coach must wear a mask in order to enter the country.No test is required to enter, however all passengers entering Italy by plane, ferry, train or coach must wear a mask in order to enter the country.No test is required to enter, however all passengers entering Italy by plane, ferry, train or coach must wear a mask in order to enter the country.
What requirements are there before I travel to Italy?
There is no longer a requirement to complete a EU Passenger Locator Form (PLF).
What Covid restrictions are there in Italy?

Green passes are no longer required to access services.

MASKSFrom 1 May to 15 June the use of masks, for anyone aged over 5 years, is compulsory on planes, ferries, trains & coaches, on public transport and in large indoor venues (e.g.theatres and cinemas). Masks are recommended in all indoor public places.

To return to England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland, what do I do?
No testing, quarantine or PLF requirements.

Please make sure you check the advice regularly before you depart: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/italy

TRAVELLING TO CROATIA

Croatia | Entry requirements
Adults vaccinated:Adults non-vaccinated:Children (aged 12-17 years):Children (under 12 years):
No requirements to entry.No requirements to entry.No requirements to entry.No requirements to entry.
What requirements are there before I travel to Croatia?
The online entry form is no longer required.
What Covid restrictions are there in Croatia?
Restrictions have now been lifted.
To return to England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland, what do I do?
No testing, quarantine or PLF requirements.

Please make sure you check the advice regularly before you depart: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/croatia

TRAVELLING TO NETHERLANDS

Netherlands | Entry requirements
Adults vaccinated:Adults non-vaccinated:Children (aged 12-17 years):Children (under 12 years):
Not required to test before entry. Fully vaccinated means that you must have had both vaccines, and if your 2nd vaccine was over 270 days ago you must have had a booster.Can enter with UK proof of recovery within the last 180 days (and more than 11 days ago).Entry is now permitted without proof of vaccination or a negative PCR/antigen test if travelling with fully vaccinated adults.No requirements if travelling with fully vaccinated adults.
What requirements are there before I travel to The Netherlands?
Vaccinated travellers must complete the following vaccine declaration form:
https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19/documents/publications/2021/07/01/vaccine-declaration-covid-19
Unvaccinated travellers should carry a recovery declaration form: www.rijksoverheid.nl/onderwerpen/coronavirus-covid-19/documenten/publicaties/2022/03/07/recovery-declaration-covid-19
What Covid restrictions are there in The Netherlands?
Most restrictions have now been lifted. Masks may still be needed on public transport.
To return to England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland, what do I do?
No testing, quarantine or PLF requirements.

Please make sure you check the advice regularly before you depart: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/netherlands

TRAVELLING TO AUSTRIA

Austria | Entry requirements
Adults vaccinated:Adults non-vaccinated:Children (aged 12-17 years):Children (under 12 years):
No requirements to entry.No requirements to entry.No requirements to entry.No requirements for entry.
What requirements are there before I travel to Austria?
No covid travel requirements.
What Covid restrictions are there in Austria?
Most restrictions have now been lifted. Masks may still be needed on public transport and in essential shops (such as supermarkets, pharmacies, post offices and banks).
To return to England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland, what do I do?
No testing, quarantine or PLF requirements.

Please make sure you check the advice regularly before you depart: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/austria


HERE TO HELP

Even though we don’t have customers on holiday at the moment, we’re still keeping ourselves up to date with the latest travel advice, so if you have questions please get in touch with our fully briefed team of experts.

We're on hand to answer your questions Monday - Friday 09:00 - 21:00, Saturday 09:00 - 17:00 and Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

You can contact us by:

✔ Calling 0161 332 8900

✔ Emailing customerservices@alfresco-holidays.com


Alternatively, for the latest advice on destination entry requirements please head to www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice and select your destination country and to understand what you need to do to return to the UK after your holiday please head to www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-to-england-from-another-country-during-coronavirus-covid-19