HOLIDAYS abroad are harder than ever as countries enforce quarantine restrictions or close their borders due to the coronavirus crisis.
There are now just 14 countries which have no travel restrictions either on arrival or back in the UK for British travellers.
Since July, Spain, France, Portugal, 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.
Here is what you need to know about travelling to the quarantine-free countries.
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.
There are no entry restrictions for Denmark as the UK remains an “open” country for travel.
This also includes the Faroe Islands, although you must take a coronavirus test on arrival.
There are no entry restrictions for Germany.
There are no entry restrictions for Gibraltar.
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.
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.
There are no entry restrictions for Liechtenstein.
There are no entry restrictions for Poland.
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.
There are no entry restrictions for San Marino.
There are no entry restrictions for Slovakia.
There are no entry restrictions for Slovenia.
There are no entry restrictions for Sweden.
There are no entry restrictions for Turkey.
Italy and Greece are thought to be the next countries at risk of being on the quarantine list, as their daily infection rates rise.
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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