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Travel Rules in a Nutshell

Travel Rules in a Nutshell

If you want to see a property in person with a view to buy, there are now less hurdles for travel. Read below the details for each country where we currently have property for sale.*

Spain – The Spanish government requires all arrivals to Spain from the UK to present:

  • Health Control Form
  • One of the following: a negative COVID-19 test; or proof of vaccination. 

France – Travellers who are fully vaccinated do not need an essential reason to travel to France and do not need to self-isolate on arrival. Fully vaccinated travellers no longer need to present evidence of a negative test result before travel. Fully vaccinated travellers will need to present:

  • Completed ‘sworn statement’ (déclaration sur l’honneur) form self-certifying they are not suffering from symptoms associated with coronavirus and have not been in contact with confirmed cases in the preceding fortnight. This can be found on the French government’s website
  • proof of vaccination status

Italy – Italy will accept the UK’s proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record as the equivalent to a green pass. If you are travelling with a printed PDF proof of vaccination status. If you travel from the UK and can demonstrate that you are fully vaccinated, you can enter Italy without needing to self-isolate if you also:

  • Fill in the passenger locator form (EU PLF) before you enter Italy to get a QR code to show to your travel provider and Border Police. You can ask for paper form if you do not have an electronic device
  • Show evidence of a negative PCR or antigen test, taken within 48 hours before entering Italy

Portugal – You must complete an complete an online passenger locator card and be prepared to show:

Greece – You must complete a Passenger Locator Form (PLF) before arrival in Greece and be prepared to show:

  • Proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test, undertaken within the 72 hour period before arrival into Greece; or
  • Proof of a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test from an authorised laboratory or proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days before travel (see Demonstrating your COVID-19 status);
  • Greece will also accept proof of recovery from COVID-19 for entry purposes and can be demonstrated via the NHS COVID Pass.

*Whilst we strive to ensure the accuracy of this information we cannot guarantee it’s accuracy and recommend you check the details on www.gov.uk etc before travelling

Become a Resident of Spain

Once you have bought your dream home in Europe we do offer a ‘Hand Holding Service’ to help get you through the paperwork to acquire your residential status in Spain. 

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