Covid vaccination entry rules for holiday destinations including Spain, Turkey and Portugal you can fly to from Newcastle Airport

Most countries popular with passengers flying from Newcastle Airport have dropped requirements for Brits to be fully vaccinated or test negative for Covid-19 to enter the country.

Spain is the country that last lifted the restrictions. As of October 21, you no longer need to be fully vaccinated or recovered from the coronavirus to enter Spain as a tourist.

The rules were changed just in time for the mid-year break, a peak season for travel abroad, particularly to warmer climates.

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In most cases, European countries have lifted the restrictions. But there are destinations with flights from Newcastle International Airport that still require arrivals to be vaccinated or tested, including the US, where Florida is popular at half-time.

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Covid vaccine and entry requirements for holiday destinations you can fly to from Newcastle

These are the latest rules as of October 22nd.


All Covid travel restrictions to enter Spain have been lifted. Arriving does not need to show proof of vaccination or recovery, or a negative Covid test to enter the country. On islands like Mallorca, Ibiza, Tenerife and Lanzarote, the same rules apply as on the mainland.


Covid-19 vaccinations, tests or passenger tracing forms are no longer required for entry into mainland Portugal, Madeira and the Azores.


France dropped rules in August requiring arrivals to be vaccinated or tested negative for Covid.

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Regardless of your vaccination status, Italy does not require proof of vaccination, a negative test result or a Covid-19 recovery certificate to enter the country.

However, some can be tested upon arrival.


Passengers arriving in Greece are not required to show proof of Covid vaccination, negative test or proof of recovery.


Entry requirements for Turkey are the same for all travellers, regardless of Covid vaccination status. Arrivals are not required to present proof of vaccination or a negative test to enter the country.

United States of America

Travelers from the UK to the US aged 18 and over must be fully vaccinated to enter the country unless they are US citizens or residents. Children under the age of 17 do not need to be vaccinated.

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Dubai (UAE)

You must either be fully vaccinated, have recently recovered from Covid or be able to present a negative PCR taking no more than 48 hours to enter Dubai, the Emirates website confirms. Arrivals under the age of 16 are exempt from the requirements.


You do not need to prove your vaccination status or a negative Covid test to enter Germany.


You are not required to provide proof of vaccination, proof of convalescence, proof of negative test or receipt for the Irish Passenger Locator Form to enter Ireland.


There are no Covid vaccination test requirements to enter the Netherlands.

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