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

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

Spain is the country that most recently dropped restrictions. Since October 21, it is no longer necessary to be completely vaccinated or cured of Coronavirus to enter Spain as a tourist.

The rules were changed just in time for the mid-term holidays, a peak time for overseas travel, especially in warmer climates.

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In most cases, European countries have dropped restrictions. But there are destinations with flights departing from Newcastle International Airport that still require arrivals to be vaccinated or tested, including the United States, where Florida is popular around the mid-point.

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

These are the latest rules as of October 22.


All Covid travel restrictions to enter Spain have been removed. Arrivals do not need to show proof of vaccination or recovery, or show a negative Covid test to enter. The same rules apply to islands like Mallorca, Ibiza, Tenerife and Lanzarote as the mainland.


There are no longer any vaccination, test or Covid-19 passenger locator form requirements for entry into mainland Portugal, Madeira and the Azores.


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


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

However, some may be tested upon arrival.


Passengers arriving in Greece do not need to present proof of Covid vaccination, negative test or proof of recovery.


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


Arrivals to the United States from the United Kingdom aged 18 and over must be fully vaccinated to enter, unless they are US citizens or residents. Children 17 and under do not need to be vaccinated.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

You must either be fully vaccinated, recovered from Covid recently, or be able to present a negative PCR taken 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 provide proof of your vaccination status or a negative Covid test to enter Germany.


You do not need to show proof of vaccination, proof of recovery, proof of negative test or an Irish Passenger Locator Form receipt to enter Ireland.


There are no Covid vaccinations or testing requirements to enter the Netherlands.

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