Tunisia welcomes fully vaccinated Brits with no quarantine or tests needed06/02/2021
TUNISIA is now welcoming fully vaccinated Brits back after lifting their latest Covid travel restrictions.
The new entry rules, enforced yesterday, will allow anyone who has had both jabs to avoid negative Covid tests or quarantines on arrival.
Brits will have to show proof of vaccination although NHS cards will be enough, according to Travel Weekly.
Anyone who has tested positive for Covid-19 at least six weeks before travelling is also able to avoid quarantine, as long as there is evidence provided.
However, families wanting to head on holiday with teenagers will face continued restrictions – kids over the age of 12 must still have a negative Covid test and self-isolate for seven days.
This is not the case if booked as part of an organised trip through a tour operator, although must stay within the group during transport and accommodation.
Tunisia remains on the UK's amber list, which means Brits will have to self-isolate at home for 10 days, as well as have two Covid tests during the quarantine.
The Covid situation in Tunisia is needed to improve before it can be removed from the amber list, with the country reporting 1,512 new cases yesterday, and only 5.5 per cent of the population given their first jab of the vaccine due to problems with low stock.
The UK green list is expected to be expanded this week, although only a few countries are predicted to be added such as the Spanish and Greek islands.
Despite this, Tunisia is popular holiday destination for Brits due to cheap package deals – LoveHolidays have seven-day packages from £117pp while TUI has deals from £420pp.
Temperatures, which hit as high as 35C in summer, remain above 20C even in November, meaning Brits can book in a winter holiday to the country too.
Currently, only Portugal is on the green list for UK holiday destinations.
Thousands of Brits have already headed to amber-list Spain and Greece in recent weeks, with the former requiring no quarantine or tests from British arrivals.
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Travel expert Paul Charles, of PC Agency, has also predicted which countries could be added to the UK's green list, although Tunisia was not one of them.
Other destinations which hope to be on the green list this week could be the Spanish islands, Malta and Jamaica.
Four more countries are also expected to be added to the red list this week which includes Bahrain and Costa Rica.
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