Another European country scraps Covid tests for Brits

FINLAND is the latest country to scrap its requirement for vaccinated Brits to show a negative Covid test on entry – making travel easier and cheaper.

From tomorrow, the European destination is ditching the need for vaccinated passengers to take a pre-departure PCR test in order to enter.

According to the Finnish Border Guard, Brits will be granted entry as long as they can prove they are fully vaccinated and at least seven days have passed since their last dose.

Alternatively, people who can prove they've had one dose of the vaccine and that they have recovered from Covid will also be allowed to enter Finland.

The change will save Brits from forking out for tests and make travel simpler.

Finland joins the growing list of countries Brits can enter without taking a single Covid test.

On Saturday, France dropped its pre-departure Covid test requirement for fully vaccinated Brits – just in time for half term.

The announcement was made in a tweet from Guillaume Bazard, the French consul-general in London.

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He wrote: “As of February 12, tests will no longer be necessary for travellers with a complete vaccination schedule travelling from the UK to France."

Since Friday, fully vaccinated arrivals no longer need to have any Covid tests to return to the UK.

The change is saving families from paying for lateral flow tests when they get back from a holiday.

In more good news for British holidaymakers, Spain has scrapped its requirement for kids to be fully vaccinated to enter.

From today, unvaccinated kids aged between 12 and 17 no longer need to have both jabs to enter the country.

Instead, kids under 18 who haven't had both of their jabs will just have to have a negative PCR test taken 72 hours before arrival.

We've rounded up the 33 countries Brits are still banned from due to Covid rules.

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