Travel rules for entering Denmark, France, Italy and Hungary – latest guidelines – .

Travel rules for entering Denmark, France, Italy and Hungary – latest guidelines – .

Several popular EU holiday destinations have been placed on the UK government’s Green and Orange Lists, giving fully vaccinated travelers the ‘green light’ to visit without needing to self-isolate upon arrival in England.
However, each destination has its own entry rules. These restrictions vary depending on the country or territory you are visiting, with different rules also applying in each EU member state.

Entry requirements change frequently, so it’s always wise to check the information on the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) website before you go for the latest details.

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Travelers and vacationers will find that the different measurements differ greatly depending on whether they are fully immunized.

As of Monday August 16, here are the rules in place for entering Denmark, France, Italy and Hungary – four popular destinations for British travelers who are on the Orange List.


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Denmark ranks the countries you are traveling from in color based on risk level with green, yellow, orange and red notes. The Danish authorities review the level of risk every week.

Since August 14, the whole of the United Kingdom has been rated orange.

If you are not fully vaccinated and reside in the UK, you will only be able to enter Denmark if you have a ‘laudable goal’.

This list of “valid purposes” or essential reasons includes being closely associated with a seriously ill or dying person in Denmark. You can view the full list here.

Danish authorities also require that people not fully vaccinated present proof of a negative PCR test carried out no later than 72 hours before entry or an antigen test carried out no more than 48 hours before the time of entry. .

You will also need to take a test on arrival and self-isolate for 10 days.

If you are fully vaccinated, you can travel to Denmark without testing negative, but you must instead show proof that you have been fully vaccinated or have been infected in the past.

You don’t have to get tested and isolate yourself when you arrive.

To make things easier for fully vaccinated travelers, Denmark will accept evidence on the NHS application of the vaccination record or proof of recovery from Covid-19.


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France also has a system governing international travel to and from the country, classified in green, orange and red measures. The UK is currently on France’s orange list.

Unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated arrivals are only authorized to travel to France for essential reasons, described in this document.

Those who are not fully vaccinated will be required to present a completed international travel certificate confirming the reason for their trip and a sworn statement.

The sworn statement is a self-declaration that you are not suffering from symptoms of Covid-19, that you have not been in contact with confirmed cases in the previous fortnight, and that you will self-isolate. for seven days after your arrival in France.

Arrivals from the UK aged 12 or over must show proof of a negative test (PCR or antigen) carried out within 24 hours of departure.

Those who are fully vaccinated do not need an essential reason to travel to France and will not need to self-isolate upon arrival.

They will also not need to show proof of a negative test result before travel. However, they must still submit the following documents:

  • Self-certifying self-declaration form that they do not suffer from coronavirus-related symptoms and have not been in contact with confirmed cases in the past fifteen weeks;
  • Proof of vaccination status.

France will accept UK proof of Covid-19 recovery and vaccination record at the border.


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Whether or not you are fully vaccinated, until August 30, travelers who have stayed in the UK in the previous 14 days must test negative within 48 hours before entering Italy.

They must also self-isolate for five days, at the end of which they must pass a Covid-19 swab test and a negative test for release. Children under six from the UK do not need to be tested but are not exempt from self-isolation.

If you wish to fly, you must present the airline with a negative Covid-19 test carried out no more than 48 hours before travel.

Before traveling, you should also complete an online digital form that will generate a QR code, which should be presented to your travel provider and border police if necessary.

A paper form can be completed if you do not have an electronic device – the online digital form can be found here.

Travelers arriving without proof of a negative test and without details of where they will self-isolate may be refused entry.

Anyone arriving in Italy should also call the Covid-19 helpline, accessible here, for the region you are traveling to within 48 hours of arrival, to notify them of the visit.

The UK vaccination certificate cannot be used to enter Italy as long as this Italian quarantine requirement is in place for arrivals to the UK.


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British nationals can enter Hungary “without any epidemiological restrictions”, according to FCDO, if they have a negative PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours in one of the many locations, including all NATO member states .

The document proving the result of the PCR test can be in English and should contain the following details; the date, type and result of the test, and proof of where the test was performed.

You will also be subjected to a temperature control on arrival.

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British nationals can enter Hungary without restrictions related to Covid-19 if they are traveling in essential circumstances, including arriving for business or commercial purposes. The full list can be accessed here.

However, if you do not have an immunity certificate issued by Hungary, a negative PCR test, or if you meet any of the exemptions, you will need to quarantine yourself upon arrival.

These people entering Hungary must also agree to enter compulsory quarantine. If you do not have a place of residence in Hungary, you must enter quarantine in a place designated by the government.

Quarantine is legally enforced and a fine of around £ 375 is imposed for breaking the rules.

It is possible to be released prematurely from quarantine following two negative coronavirus tests five days apart, but they must be done at least 48 hours apart. The tests should be self-funded.

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