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The 12 EU countries you can travel to right now, quarantine-free if fully vaccinated

Last Updated on July 21, 2021 by Henry @ The Getaway Lounge

This post is reviewed on a regular basis to ensure a high level of accuracy.

Green list options

These are the countries that are on the Government’s green list, meaning you do not have to quarantine on your return home to the UK, whether you’re fully vaccinated or not.

Rather, you’ll need to take a test on or before the second day you get back home, and you will not need to isolate unless this comes back positive.

Madeira

Unlike mainland Portugal, the island of Madeira is welcoming UK travellers without quarantine whether vaccinated or not.

Instead, arrivals have to present a negative PCR test, however, tests on arrival are available too, with results returned within 12 hours.

Check Madeira entry requirements

Gibraltar

The British Overseas Territory is welcoming both vaccinated and non-vaccinated UK visitors.

If you have not yet received both doses of the vaccine, you must arrive with a negative lateral flow test, take another test within 24 hours of arrival and another for your fifth day should you be there for more than a week.

Fully vaccinated travellers must do the same, but do need to arrive with a negative test.

Check Gibraltar entry requirements

Malta

Fully vaccinated visitors do not need to quarantine or take any tests on arrival.

Check Malta entry requirements

Iceland

If you can prove you are fully vaccinated or have “previously recovered” from Covid-19, you only need to quarantine until you have received the result of your test on arrival.

Check Iceland entry requirements

Croatia

Regardless or vaccination status, or whether you have recently recovered from Covid, UK nationals visiting Croatia must present a negative PCR test. You do not need to quarantine.

Check Croatia entry requirements

Bulgaria

British nationals visiting Bulgaria can enter without needing to quarantine so long as they present a negative PCR test, proof of prior infection or proof of vaccination.

Check Bulgaria entry requirements

Amber list options

On your return to the UK from these countries you must quarantine for up to 10 days and pre-book your amber list tests.

From July 19 however,  it has been confirmed that fully vaccinated travellers will be able to skip quarantine.

Portugal

Fully vaccinated Britons do not need to quarantine, though you must also have proof of a negative PCR test on arrival.

Check Portugal entry requirements

Greece

You may need to take a rapid test on arrival, but British visitors who provide a negative PCR test, proof of antigen, or proof of full vaccination do not need to quarantine.

Check Greece entry requirements

Germany

UK travellers who have either received two doses of a vaccine, or can prove that they have recovered from an infection with the virus, are no longer be required to quarantine upon their arrival.

Check Germany entry requirements

Spain

Spain requires UK visitors to present a negative PCR test or proof of vaccination, which is a tightening of the rules from last month, but does not ask arrivals to quarantine.

Check Spain entry requirements

Denmark

Those who have not been fully vaccinated must quarantine for 10 days on arrival and have a “worthy purpose” for travelling, while British nationals who have proof of full vaccination do not require to test or isolate.

Check Denmark entry requirements

Amber plus

This newly added category means that, even after July 19, fully vaccinated Britons returning home will still be subject to up to 10 days of self-isolation.

France

Travellers who are fully vaccinated do not need an essential reason to travel to France and do not need to self-isolate on arrival. You will, however, need to present a negative PCR test and complete a form to confirm you are not suffering from coronavirus symptoms.

Check France entry requirements