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Breaking News ! Holidays have been pretty different this year, if you've been lucky enough to have one at all. People have seen holidays cancelled and postponed, and even when they have gone away it's been a different experience to normal. With the coronavirus crisis, lots of new rules have formed around international travel. There are rules in place within the UK and in other countries when you get to your destination. Not to mention all the measures in place to ensure safe travel on whatever mode of transport you're getting. We are currently in a national lockdown in England, meaning non-essential foreign travel is not allowed. You are only permitted to travel abroad in exceptional circumstances like for work or education. But we are due to come out of this lockdown on December 2, which is a week on Thursday. While we don't yet know exactly what the rules will be, it was announced last night that the Prime Minister is expected to put the country back into a tier system, potentially with some tighter restrictions in place. For more news and features about London directly to your inbox sign up to our newsletter here. This means some people may be considering a holiday once they can again. Italy, Spain, France and Germany are all popular holiday destinations for Brits since they offer lots of culture and they aren't too far away. So what's the latest Foreign Office advice for travel to these countries? Italy People must quarantine from 14 days on their return from Italy (Image: Elena Pueyo/Getty Images) The Foreign Office is currently advising against all but essential travel to Italy due to an assessment of the Covid risk. If you do decide to go, you will have to adhere to the following rules: When you arrive in Italy from the UK, you must show evidence that you tested negative for COVID within the 72 hours before your travel. Do not use the NHS testing service for a test to travel to Italy.
. Alternatively, you can get a free test on arrival at some airports, or at a testing facility in Italy shortly after you arrive. If you test positive in Italy, you will be required to quarantine. Your quarantine may last from ten days to three weeks, so you should be prepared in case you test positive. If you have stayed in or transited through a small number of listed countries in the 14 days before you enter Italy, you’ll also need to self-isolate for 14 days on entering Italy. If you cannot do that for any reason, you may be refused entry to Italy. You should download and complete a self-declaration from the Ministry of Interior before you travel to Italy and inform local authorities of your presence. You have to self-isolate for 14 days on your return from Italy. Spain
Spain is currently on the quarantine list
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Travel to Spain and the Balearic Islands is advised against, but there is no advice against going to the Canary Islands at the moment. On arrival, travellers entering Spain from the UK will not be required to self-isolate. However, from 23 November, all passengers (including children) travelling to Spanish airports and ports from 'risk' countries will be required to present a negative PCR (swab) test taken within no more than 72 hours prior to arrival, in order to enter the country. The UK is currently on the ‘risk’ countries list so anyone arriving will have to do this. You should not use the NHS testing service to get a test in order to facilitate your travel to another country. You should arrange to take a private test.
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