The 9 quarantine-free holiday destinations you can still visit

THERE aren't many countries still open to Brits without travel restrictions or quarantine measures in place.

There are now just 9 countries left which have no quarantine rules, either on arrival or back in the UK for British travellers.

Since July, Spain, France, parts of Portugal and Greece, Croatia, Malta and the Netherlands have all been added to the quarantine list, among others.

Turkey and Poland were added to the quarantine list earlier this month as well.

Thankfully, there are still a number of destinations you can travel to without having to spend two weeks in quarantine.

Some of the Greek islands were removed from the quarantine list last night.

Travel restrictions can change at the last minute, it is worth nothing, with some destinations possibly introducing new measures for British arrivals at short notice.

Some also require tests before flying or on arrival, but these will not include a self-isolation period if testing negative.

Here is what you need to know about travelling to the quarantine-free countries.


You can only visit Cuba as a British tourist if travelling on charter flights to the following destinations: Cayo Coco, Cayo Cruz or Cayo Guillermo (served by Jardines del Rey airport); Cayo Santa Maria (flying into Santa Clara airport), or Cayo Largo del Sur. You can travel to Varadero from October 15.

  • Seven nights all-inclusive with TUI – from £699pp


While there are no quarantine restrictions, Brits must have a negative coronavirus test taken no more than 72 hours beforehand to be allowed to enter Cyprus.

These cannot be done on the NHS, with private tests costing between £100 and £200 per person.

  • Seven nights in Paphos, Cyprus with easyJet Holidays – from £299pp
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  • Seven nights Paphos, Cyprus with Jet2 Holidays – from £275pp


There are no entry restrictions for Germany.

  • Two nights in Berlin with easyJet Holidays – from £139pp


There are no entry restrictions for Gibraltar.

Two nights in Gibraltar with Easyjet Holidays – from £156pp


Greece (mainland and some islands only)

Anyone travelling to mainland Greece or a number of islands including Corfu, Kos or Rhodes, do not have to quarantine.

You will have to fill in a Passenger Locator Form before travelling, and anyone without the relevant QR code faces €500 fines or being turned away from the border.

Anyone travelling to the islands Mykonos or Crete and will have to quarantine for two weeks back in England, as well as Paros and Antiparos if returning to Wales.

Scotland has enforced quarantine restrictions for all of Greece.

  • Seven nights on the Greek islands with TUI – from £155pp
  • Seven nights with easyJet Holidays – from £156pp
  • Seven nights all-inclusive with Jet2 Holidays – from £399pp


You must have a negative coronavirus test to enter Italy, taken no more than 72 hours before travelling.

Brits without a test will be able to take a free test on arrival but will be forced to quarantine if it comes back positive

You will need to register for your trip in advance if heading to the island of Sardinia.

  • Three nights with easyJet Holidays – from £132pp

Portugal (Azores and Madeira only)

Mainland Portugal is currently on the UK's quarantine list, although the islands of the Azores and Madeira are not.

While they do not enforce quarantines, they have their own entry requirements, including a negative coronavirus test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival.

All of Portugal, including the islands, is on Scotland's quarantine list.

  • Seven nights in Madeira with TUI – from £322pp
  • Three nights in Madeira with Easyjet Holidays – from £182pp
  • Seven nights in Madeira with Jet2 Holidays – from £334pp

San Marino

You will have to fly into Italy as the country as no airports, meaning you will need a negative coronavirus test.


There are no entry restrictions for Sweden.

Some countries, to avoid quarantine restrictions, require negative coronavirus tests upon entry instead.

Here is everything you need to know about getting a negative PCR test if required for a holiday.

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