MANY European holiday destinations are starting to bid for British tourists – here are the latest dates for your favourite hotspots.

Under England’s road map for easing Covid-19 rules, the earliest date overseas leisure travel could be permitted is May 17 but what about being let in at the other end?

Here is the latest from many of places close to the hearts of British holidaymakers, including the controversial idea of so-called vaccination passports.


Turkey expects to welcome UK holidaymakers this summer even if they have not been vaccinated or taken a recent test.

It will assess its plan for the summer after April 15.


It is aiming to reopen its borders to foreign tourists from May 14.

Visitors will be required to have been vaccinated, had a recent negative Covid-19 test or have coronavirus antibodies.


The country said it wants to reopen its borders “as soon as possible” but has not confirmed how or when UK holidaymakers will be welcomed.

It is considering the use of vaccine passports from May.


The country expects to be open for UK visitors from May 17, the earliest English people can jump on a plane for leisure.

It is likely holidaymakers will be able to enter without restrictions if they show evidence that they have been vaccinated, have coronavirus antibodies or have received a recent negative test.


France is allowing UK visitors to enter if they have had a negative PCR test carried out 72 hours before departure but they must currently self-isolate for seven days on arrival before taking another test.

No date has been confirmed for when measures will be eased.


British nationals who have received both doses of a coronavirus vaccine will be welcomed from May 1 without needing to take tests or self-isolate.

Under protocols for the resumption of its tourism industry, Cyprus said any visitors from the UK could avoid quarantine if they provide a negative PCR test, with the requirement extending to children aged 12-18.

From May 1, all travellers who can prove they have had “the required doses of a recognised vaccine” will not be required to demonstrate a negative test or be subject to quarantine rules, although they may be subject to random spot-testing on particular flights.


All arrivals from the UK on non-essential visits are banned until at least April 6 amid concern over the UK variant of coronavirus.

Travellers must also have proof of a negative molecular or antigen swab test taken in the 72 hours preceding their entry, and take another test within their first 48 hours in the country.