Foreign holidays are no longer banned, but organising a trip isn't straightforward.
Here are some of the things you need to know about visiting six popular destinations - Portugal, Spain, Greece, France, Italy and Turkey.
What are the UK's rules?
Foreign holidays are legal, but under England's traffic light system very few countries are on the green list of safe destinations.
Traffic light decisions are reviewed by ministers every three weeks, with the next decision due before 28 June.
Portugal: On to the amber list
Travel to Portugal
Portugal has been moved from the green to the amber list.
It is open to UK tourists.
But, you must:
In Madeira/Porto Santo you can show proof of two vaccinations, or recent recovery from Covid, instead of a negative test.
Returning to the UK, you must follow the amber rules.
The government has a list of private clinics for Covid tests in Portugal.
Covid cases in Portugal:
- 39 confirmed Covid cases per 100,000 people per week (seven-day average) - cases stable. (UK - 48, cases rising)
- 61 total vaccine doses administered per 100 people. (UK - 100 doses)
(source: Our World in Data, 6 June)
What are the rules in Portugal?
Face coverings must be worn in public, but aren't required while sunbathing/swimming.
- Restaurants/pavement cafes can seat six together indoors (10 outdoors), must close 22:30
- Bars/nightclubs remain closed
- Shops shut at 21:00 weekdays and 19:00 weekends
- Beaches have one-way systems, sunshades and towels should be three metres apart
- Check beach-occupancy levels, avoid "red" and "amber" ones
- Golf courses, museums and art galleries are open
- Public transport at two-thirds capacity
- Fines up to €100 if you breach regulations
Accommodation must have a Covid plan. Multiple households can share.
Rules apply to sharing a hire car.
Spain: No Covid test
Travel to Spain
If travelling via Gibraltar, check the latest Foreign Office travel advice.
Follow amber list rules when you return to the UK.
Covid cases in Spain:
- 63 confirmed Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people per week (seven-day average) - cases stable. (UK - 48, cases rising)
- 62 total vaccine doses administered per 100 people. (UK - 100 doses)
What are the rules in Spain?
A nationwide state of emergency has ended, but local rules remain.
A negative test may be required when checking in.
Greece: Accepting UK visitors
Travel to Greece
UK tourists are allowed entry.
Everyone (aged five and over) must provide either:
- A negative PCR test, taken within 72 hours of arrival
- Proof of two vaccinations at least 14 days before arrival. (If you live in England, Greece will accept the NHS app or an NHS letter)
You may have to take a rapid Covid test on arrival, with quarantine in a hotel for at least 10 days if positive. You may also have to self-isolate if other passengers on your flight/ferry test positive.
Covid cases in Greece:
- 77 confirmed Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people per week (seven-day average) - cases falling. (UK - 48, cases rising)
- 58 total vaccine doses administered per 100 people. (UK - 100 doses)
What are the rules in Greece?
National and local restrictions remain under regular review:
- Face coverings in public places (indoors and outdoors)
- Curfew 00:30 to 05:00
- No more than three people in a taxi/private vehicle (unless in the same family)
Travel across mainland Greece and the islands of Lefkada, Evia and Salamina is allowed. Travel to other Greek islands requires a negative test (or proof of vaccination).
Discover Greece says:
- Restaurants, cafes and bars cannot play music, only six people can sit together
- Beaches are open, umbrellas at least 4m apart and two sunbeds per umbrella
- Museums and archaeological sites have reduced capacity
- Theatres and live events can operate
Tourist accommodation must have Covid action plans.
France: No quarantine if fully vaccinated
Travel to France
- Prove you are fully vaccinated and it's two weeks since your second Pfizer, Moderna or Astra Zeneca jab (four weeks after single-dose Janssen jab)
Covid cases in France:
- 68 confirmed Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people per week (seven-day average) - cases falling. (UK - 48, cases rising)
- 59 total vaccine doses administered per 100 people. (UK - 100 doses)
What are the rules in France?
Face coverings are compulsory for anyone aged 11 or over on public transport and in many public places.
- A national curfew is in place from 21:00 to 06:00
- Most shops, museums, zoos and monuments can reopen
- Bars cafes and restaurants can open outdoors only, with six people per table
Tourist accommodation, including camping and caravan sites, can open. Hotel restaurant/bar areas must stay closed.
- Indoor hospitality will reopen (six per table)
- The curfew will be pushed back until 23:00
Italy: No quarantine
Travel to Italy
Covid cases in Italy:
- 27 confirmed Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people per week (seven-day average) - cases falling. (UK - 48, cases rising)
- 63 total vaccine doses administered per 100 people. (UK - 100 doses)
What are the rules in Italy?
- Face coverings mandatory in public spaces (indoors and outdoors) for all aged six and over
- Social distancing of one metre in public places
- Shops, ice cream parlours and pastry shops are open
- Bars/restaurants can open indoors and outdoors with table service
- Four people per table (more if same household)
- Curfew 24:00-05:00 (to be removed 21 June)
- Public transport 50% capacity
- Beaches/open air swimming pools can open
- Beach umbrellas must have 10 sq m of free space
- Cinemas, theatres and museums limited capacity
Turkey: 10-day hotel quarantine
Travel to Turkey
Visitors to Turkey must:
- Provide a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours before arrival
- Complete an online form within 72 hours of travel
- Expect a medical check for coronavirus symptoms, including temperature tests
Direct flights from Turkey to England can resume from 8 June - to designated terminals at Heathrow and Birmingham.
Covid cases in Turkey:
- 53 confirmed Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people per week (seven-day average) - cases falling. (UK - 48, cases rising)
- 37 total vaccine doses administered per 100 people. (UK - 100 doses)
What are the rules in Turkey?
The Foreign Office advises (as of 7 June):
- Face coverings must be worn outside of private homes
- Smoking in public is banned
- Restaurants have limited opening hours for takeaways and deliveries only
- Shops have limited opening hours
- Public transport limited to 50% capacity