France, Spain and Denmark change travel rules for holidaymakers

France, Spain and Denmark have changed their vaccine rules as international travel opens up.

Over the next few weeks, schools across the UK will take a mid-term break.

But if you’re planning to go abroad, you might want to check the latest restrictions.

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Travelers over the age of 18 years and one month who completed their full vaccination course more than nine months ago and have not received a COVID-19 vaccine booster since should follow the rules for unvaccinated passengers to enter France.

Travelers from the UK will be required to self-isolate upon arrival in France for 10 days, subject to police checks.

You must also provide:

  • a negative PCR or antigen test result taken within 24 hours of departure if aged 12 and over
  • contact details before travel to France, including the address of stay, to the French authorities via an online form
  • a completed international travel form to prove the reason for essential travel. This can be viewed on the French government website. In exceptional circumstances, the French Consulate in London may be able to assist with travel for a compelling reason not listed as an “essential reason for travel”.
  • a completed sworn statement stating that he does not suffer from symptoms associated with the coronavirus and that he has not been in contact with confirmed cases during the previous fortnight. This can be viewed on the French government website.

You may also be asked to complete the EU-PLF form before boarding.


Denmark will accept proof of UK COVID-19 vaccination record and proof of COVID-19 vaccination issued in Crown Dependencies.

If you have not received a booster (3rd dose of vaccine), your second dose of vaccine must have been administered between 14 and 270 days before the trip.

If you are traveling to Denmark from the UK and do not meet the criteria for a second dose of vaccine, you will need to:

  • take a COVID-19 test within 24 hours of arriving in Denmark
  • self-isolate for 10 days after arriving in Denmark. You can end self-isolation with a negative PCR test taken at least 4 days after arrival.


New rules, introduced on February 1, state that at least 14 days must have passed since full vaccination (with both doses of a 2-dose vaccine or one dose of a single-dose vaccine) before the arrival in Spain.

Your vaccination date(s) must be specified and your last dose must have been administered within 270 days of your trip to Spain.

If you have completed your vaccination (with both doses of a 2-dose vaccine or one dose of a single-dose vaccine) more than 270 days before your trip to Spain, you must be able to prove that you have received a booster shot.

Under current Spanish government measures, you can only enter Spain from the UK for tourist purposes if you can present valid proof of meeting the vaccination requirements set out above.

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