The 12 holiday destinations where you don't have to quarantine on arrival or in the UK

NEARLY all countries are off limits to Brits now due to closed borders and travel restrictions, as well as mandatory 14-day quarantine restrictions.

There are now just 12 countries left which have no quarantine rules either on arrival or back in the UK for British travellers.

Since July, Spain, France, parts of Portugal and Greece, Croatia, Malta and the Netherlands have all been added to the quarantine list, among others.

This means being forced to self-isolate for two weeks when back in the UK.

Thankfully, there are still a number of destinations you can travel to without having to spend two weeks in quarantine.

Travel restrictions can change at the last minute, it is worth nothing, with some destinations possibly introducing new measures for British arrivals at short notice.

Some also require tests before flying or on arrival, but these will not include a self-isolation period if testing negative.

Here is what you need to know about travelling to the quarantine-free countries.

Cuba

You can only visit Cuba as a British tourist if travelling on charter flights to the following destinations: Cayo Coco, Cayo Cruz or Cayo Guillermo (served by Jardines del Rey airport); Cayo Santa Maria (flying into Santa Clara airport), or Cayo Largo del Sur.

  • Seven nights all-inclusive with TUI – from £667pp

Cyprus

While there are no quarantine restrictions, Brits must have a negative coronavirus test taken no more than 72 hours beforehand to be allowed to enter Cyprus.

These cannot be done on the NHS, with private tests costing between £100 and £200 per person.

  • Seven nights in Paphos, Cyprus with easyJet Holidays – from £299pp

Germany

There are no entry restrictions for Germany.

  • Two nights in Berlin with easyJet Holidays – from £139pp

Gibraltar

There are no entry restrictions for Gibraltar.

Three nights in Gibraltar with last-minute – from £207pp

Greece (mainland and some islands only)

Anyone travelling to mainland Greece or a number of islands including Corfu, Kos or Rhodes, do not have to quarantine.

You will have to fill in a Passenger Locator Form before travelling, and anyone without the relevant QR code faces €500 fines or being turned away from the border.

Anyone travelling to the islands Zante, Mykonos, Santorini, Crete, Lesvos, Tinos and Serifos will have to quarantine for two weeks back in England.

Anyone travelling to the islands Zante, Mykonos, Santorini, Crete, Lesvos, Tinos, Serifos, Paros and Antiparos will have to quarantine for two weeks back in Wales.

Scotland has enforced quarantine restrictions for all of Greece.

  • Seven nights on the Greek islands with TUI – from £155pp
  • Seven nights with easyJet Holidays – from £174pp
  • Seven nights all-inclusive with Jet2 – from £364pp

Italy

There are no entry restrictions for Italy, although you will need to register for your trip in advance if heading to the island of Sardinia.

  • Three nights with easyJet Holidays – from £132pp

Liechtenstein

There are no entry restrictions for Liechtenstein, but you will need to fly into Germany or Italy and drive through "red zone" countries without leaving your car, as the country has no airport.

Poland

There are no entry restrictions for Poland.

  • Two nights in Warsaw with easyJet Holidays – from £160pp

Portugal (Azores and Madeira only)

Mainland Portugal is currently on the UK's quarantine list, although the islands of the Azores and Madeira are not.

While they do not enforce quarantines, they have their own entry requirements, including a negative coronavirus test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival.

All of Portugal, including the islands, is on Scotland's quarantine list.

  • Seven nights in Madeira with TUI – from £322pp

San Marino

There are no entry restrictions for San Marino, but you will have to fly into Italy as the country as no airports.

Sweden

There are no entry restrictions for Sweden.

Turkey

There are no entry restrictions for Turkey, but you will face health checks on arrival

  • Seven nights with TUI – from £245pp
  • Seven nights with Jet2 – from £223pp (or all-inclusive from £364pp)
  • Seven nights with easyJet Holidays – from £256pp

Some countries, to avoid quarantine restrictions, require negative coronavirus tests upon entry instead.

Here is everything you need to know about getting a negative PCR test if required for a holiday.

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