Jet2, TUI, Ryanair, easyJet and BA: Latest travel rules for entering Greece, Sweden, Belgium, Cyprus and Malta


The red list for overseas travel no longer exists and Britons are planning their overseas trips before winter arrives.

As of Monday, November 1, the remaining seven countries were removed from the red list, meaning mandatory quarantine was no longer required.

The red list has been removed, but the government has said the rules could come back in place if it notices any worrying variations.

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However, it is also important to remember the travel rules in place if you are going abroad this year.

We’ve put together a roundup of some popular European destinations and the rules in place.

This information is available on the GOV.UK website.


If you are traveling to Greece from the UK, you will need to have completed a Passenger Tracking Form (PLF) prior to your arrival.

The form is mandatory regardless of how you choose to travel to Greece.

You will also need one of the following:

  • Evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR test, carried out within 72 hours of arrival in Greece; Where
  • Proof of a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test from an approved laboratory, carried out within 48 hours of your arrival in Greece; Where
  • Greece will also accept proof of recovery from COVID-19 for entry purposes. Proof of a positive COVID-19 PCR test result taken between 30 and 180 days before your travel dates can be used and can be demonstrated via the NHS COVID Pass.

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The Swedish government has announced that travelers who can present a British vaccination certificate are exempt from the Swedish entry ban and the COVID-19 testing requirement.

There are different rules depending on whether you are fully vaccinated or not.

If you are fully vaccinated, you can enter Sweden for any purpose, without needing to test or isolate yourself, but only if you have received your second vaccine more than two weeks before your arrival and the vaccine is approved. by the European Medicines Agency.

If you are not fully vaccinated, you will need the following:

  • Proof that you are exempt from the current travel ban under another exemption. See Swedish Police website for details
  • A valid test passed within the last 48 hours or proof that you are exempt from the testing requirements. Check the Swedish Police website for details.

You need to prove your vaccination status, Sweden will accept proof of UK COVID-19 vaccination record from 5 November.


Belgium operates a color-coded travel traffic light system, identifying areas of very high, high, medium and low risk.

Entry requirements change based on the color code assigned to the country or region a person is traveling from.

The UK is currently classified as a red (high risk) zone in the Belgian government’s travel color coding system.

If you do not have a Belgian, European or equivalent digital COVID certificate recognized by Belgium, such as an NHS COVID Pass or a certificate with a QR code from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland from North, you are considered unvaccinated by the Belgian government. and should meet entry requirements for unvaccinated travelers.

If you hold an NHS COVID pass or certificate, you must complete a passenger locator form and take a test on the first or second day of arrival and quarantine until you can provide proof. negative result.

All arrivals from countries classified as high risk, which currently include the UK, must be tested on day 7, even if you are fully vaccinated and have provided proof of a negative test before departure.


Around one million British nationals visit Cyprus each year, but due to Covid-19, new rules are in place for foreign travelers.

The UK entered Cyprus Red Category on July 8, anyone traveling from Red Category countries with proof of two Covid-19 vaccinations is not required to take a PCR test prior to departure or at the arrival.

If you have received two vaccines, you will still need to obtain a Cyprus flight pass.

You should check the Cyprus Flight Pass website for information on acceptable vaccinations and the length of time that should have elapsed between your final dose and the date of travel.

Passengers arriving from countries in the red category without proof of two COVID-19 vaccinations must undergo a PCR test within 72 hours before departure and provide proof of a negative result. You must then undergo another PCR test upon arrival at Larnaca or Paphos airports.

You should not use the NHS testing service to get a test in order to facilitate your travel to another country. You should make arrangements to take a private test.

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As of June 30, 2021, Maltese authorities require all arrivals from the UK to present full proof of vaccination.

This must prove that you received a full cycle of vaccination at least 14 days before your arrival. If you live in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland or Wales, Malta will accept UK COVID vaccine certification (digital and letter versions) as proof of your vaccination status.

Everyone must complete a public health travel declaration form and the online passenger locator form.

You must show both forms to departing airline officials and health officials stationed at terminal temperature checkpoints upon arrival in Malta. Forms must be completed prior to departure.

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