As a mandatory 14-day quarantine for anyone arriving in the UK is set to be introduced from June 8, many travellers have delayed holiday plans.
Opposition to the Government’s controversial proposal, which will require travellers to isolate at one address or face a fine of up to £1,000, is growing.
The Prime Minister is facing pressure to scrap the plan with major businesses warning it could lead to the collapse of the travel industry.
As many as 20 Tory MPs have openly criticised the plan, which mean that all new arrivals will have to isolate for 14 days, starting from Monday.
An open letter to Home Secretary Priti Patel from over 200 travel firms urges the government to think again.
It warns: “The very last thing the travel industry needs is a mandatory quarantine imposed on all arriving passengers, which will deter foreign visitors from coming here, deter UK visitors from travelling abroad and, most likely, cause other countries to impose reciprocal quarantine requirements on British visitors, as France has already announced”.
But other countries desperate to allow visitors back in are considering alternative measures for people entering, such as coronavirus tests at the airport and temperature checks.
Here’s a look at some of the countries that do not require travellers to automatically isolate upon arrival.
Although, a positive coronavirus test will almost certainly result in a mandatory quarantine wherever you are.
Brits may be allowed to go from this weekend, although visitors will face health checks at airports and be referred to the authorities if they appear unwell.
If heading to Madeira or Porto Santo however, then the FCO says as well as a health screening, you will face a 14-days’ mandatory quarantine.
If you are travelling to the Azores, you must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test which was carried out in the last 72 hours or take a test on arrival and await the results in quarantine.
The country is set to open its borders on July 1 and the mandatory two-week quarantine is set to be lifted from June 21 for some visitors.
However, government ministers have warned that the UK infection rate ‘needs to improve’ before its citizens are allowed in.
Brits will be able to travel from June 15 with no quarantine – but FCO advice stresses travellers still need a valid reason for entering Germany
The Icelandic Government has announced plans to lift travel restrictions for international visitors by June 15 at the latest.
But all passengers arriving at Keflavik Airport will be tested for coronavirus and are expected to receive the results the same day.
According to the FCO, if people refuse the test, they will face two weeks self-isolation.
And travellers will not be required to quarantine -unless they have been to a non-approved country, such as the USA, in the 14 days before arriving in Italy.
In order to dodge quarantine, travellers must present a certificate proving a negative test result for coronavirus within the past four days.
In airports such as Vienna, arrivals can pay for an on-site test and will also have their temperatures taken.