Covid-19 restrictions across the world continue to be eased as billions are told to learn to live with the virus.
It comes as positive news to millions back in the UK planning their summer getaway; which for many will be the first time they’ve stepped foot outside the country since the pandemic took over.
If this applies to you, it is important to check entry requirements for the country that you’re jetting off to to ensure you don’t get turned around due to issues such as incomplete passenger locator forms.
There are some destinations with no rules in place at all, MyLondon reports, while others are still asking for proof of vaccination.
Further destinations are simply asking for a negative lateral flow test from visitors.
According to the Foreign Office guidance found on the government website here are the latest travel rules for the five popular European destinations of Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Iceland.
It’s all systems go in Norway with no rules in place.
The entry requirements are the same for all travellers, regardless of Covid vaccination status.
Those entering Norway don’t have to provide proof of vaccination status which means anyone who is not fully vaccinated can enter Norway.
There are also no specific requirements for children or young people.
Travellers must wear a medical mask throughout Danish airport terminals.
They also have to be worn on board planes and until you leave the airport, with children under six exempt.
Fully vaccinated tourists travelling from the UK can enter the country without a Covid test or self-isolation
Anyone who is not fully vaccinated or recovered from Covid must take a test 24 hours prior to arrival in Denmark and self-isolate for 10 days after landing in the country. To end self-isolation, you can take a negative PCR test at least four days after arriving.
Those who have recovered from Covid will need evidence of a positive PCR test taken more than 11 days but less than 180 days ago.
It’s another easy ride when it comes to Sweden.
There are currently no restrictions for entry for fully vaccinated visitors.
You can visit the country for any reason with no need to test or self-isolate.
Travellers can find out if they qualify as fully vaccinated in Sweden on the Swedish Police’s website. It’s worth noting that 14 days must have passed since the second vaccine dose and the vaccine must be approved by the European Medicines Agency.
Sweden will accept the UK’s proof of COVID-19 vaccination record and proof of COVID-19 vaccination issued in the Crown Dependencies.
If you aren’t vaccinated, you have to provide proof of exemption otherwise you wont be allowed in.
If exempt, Sweden also requires proof of a negative PCR or antigen test, taken no more than 72 hours prior.
If you’re fully vaccinated, you can head to Finland for whatever reason you like.
All you have to do is provide proof of your vaccines at least seven days prior to travelling.
Find out what qualifies as ‘fully vaccinated’ on the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare’s website, as well as any exemptions.
Anyone who is not fully vaccinated will only be allowed in to the country with evidence of an an essential or compassionate reason for entry, not including tourism.
It’s a free pass for Iceland, with everyone allowed in regardless of vaccination status.
You do not need to provide proof of vaccine status to get into Iceland – the same lack of rules applies to anyone who has had Covid in the past year.
There are no specific rules for children or young people either.
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