Ryanair, Jet2, easyJet, BA, Emirates: France, Germany, Hong Kong among countries banning or restricting Brits from entering

COVID cases in the UK continue to surge, leaving the country with one of the highest infection rates on the planet.

Yesterday (December 28) the UK registered 129,471 new COVID cases – the third highest number in the world, behind only the US and France.

As a result, many countries are choosing to block people from the UK from entering their territory.

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Even fully vaccinated Brits with two doses are being turned away because some countries refuse to run the risk of the new COVID-19 variant ripping through their population.

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Below is a list of countries who do not currently allow Brits to enter for non-essential travel reasons, with an asterisk indicating those who specifically forbid British nationals.

  • Qatar*

  • Hong Kong*

  • France*

  • Israel

  • Luxembourg*

  • Japan

  • Germany*

  • India

  • China

  • New Zealand

  • Australia

  • Morocco*

  • Falkland Islands

  • Suriname

  • Papua New Guinea

  • Pitcairn Islands

  • Tonga

  • Cook Islands

  • Nauru

  • Turkmenistan

  • Bhutan

  • Laos

  • Kuwait

  • Macao

  • Iran

  • Mongolia

  • Myanmar

  • Benin

  • Eritrea

  • Gabon

British nationals cannot enter North Korea also, although entry was always notoriously difficult even before the pandemic.

Other European countries have tightened restrictions, including Austria where all Britons wishing to visit must present proof of full vaccination, a booster and a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of travel.

The Netherlands also has difficult rules – all UK travellers must quarantine for ten days on arrival, with the option to test to be released on day five.

In Qatar British arrivals must be fully vaccinated and quarantine in a hotel for two days.

France has toughened its travel restrictions

If you want to go to Thailand there is a mandatory 14-day quarantine for foreign visitors unless staying in Phuket.

On the flip side, the UK’s travel red list is currently empty – though the government is expected to review this every three weeks.

The last update was on December 14, so we can expect another between January 4 and 10 – though it could be updated in an emergency at any time.

For the latest travel advice you should consult the Government’s foreign travel advice.

Article Source: Kent Live