Travel updates for Spain, Portugal, France and Dubai – this is the last of the Foreign Affairs tips

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Updated travel advice has been issued by the UK Ministry of Foreign Affairs for visitors to Spain, Portugal, France and Dubai.Boris Johnson is expected to announce air corridors with countries that have Covid-19 under the control of the exemption from quarantine, which the travel industry wants to scrap.

Some tour operators have already suggested that the airlift between the UK and the selected destinations will be confirmed shortly.

Spain said it would be “freely” welcome Britons without the need for quarantine, and called on the UK to reciprocate, reports LiverpoolEcho.

But the Immigration Office is still advising British nationals against all but the bulk of international travel. And all bar passengers a handful of exceptions still have to go into self-isolation for 14 days after returning to the UK.

The quarantine rules will be reviewed on June 29.

Dubai



Authorities have taken steps to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

The UAE government has suspended the entry of all residents to the UAE, returning from abroad, and introduced a new permit system.

Entry is allowed only to UAE nationals and residents who have applied for re-registration online and have been allowed to re-enter with a unique reference code.

Incoming and outgoing flights stopped on March 24.

But limited, flights have resumed to and from Abu Dhabi and Dubai and London Heathrow Airport, but these may be canceled at the last minute.

Spain



A family head at the beach one day after Benidorm beaches were reopened

Spain was one of the first countries to welcome and actively encourage tourists after the country was hit hard by the coronavirus.

The state of emergency ended on Sunday, June 21, meaning borders are now open to the EU and to the Schengen area, the countries of the zone, with the exception of Portugal.

Arrivals from the UK are not required to self-isolate upon arrival, but will be subject to a series of health examinations.

UK travelers need to provide contact information and the full history of coronavirus exposure, undergo a temperature and visual check in health assessment.

It is also worth noting that masks are mandatory in public spaces and social distance and other safety measures must be observed at all times.

France



Some UK arrivals are asked to self-isolate for 14 days.

Visitors from the UK no longer have to prove their journey is essential, however, if signs of Covid-19 are detected on arrival, visitors will have to perform a mandatory 14 day quarantine, i.e. at house or in a dedicated place to be indicated by the French authorities.

Portugal



Albufeira, beach, Algarve, Portugal

The Portuguese government has announced a three-step plan to gradually de-escalate the current containment facility and mobility measures.

Someone flying in the mainland of Portugal will be screened for health upon arrival. Visitors and temperatures to check, and anyone with symptoms will be referred to the health authorities.

Passengers traveling to Madeira by air will be subject to health screening on arrival as well as a 14-day mandatory quarantine in a hotel.

Some title in the Azores, by air will have to prove a negative Covid-19 test carried out in the previous 72 hours. The test must be repeated locally six days after the date of the first test.

Another option is to take a test on arrival and wait for the results within a maximum of 48 hours of voluntary quarantine. This will be repeated after six days.

Otherwise, visitors can agree to 14 days voluntary quarantine.

Cruise ships arriving in ports on the mainland of Portugal have requirements in place that only Portuguese nationals or residents can disembark.

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