Latest UK foreign office advice for visiting Australia, USA, Greece,

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When planning a holiday abroad it’s important to check the restrictions for the country you’re travelling to before you book.

Any travellers who are travelling with a printed PDF proof of their vaccination status to enter another country must make sure the certificate dates from November 1 so it can be scanned successfully.

Here are the latest travel rules for entering Australia, USA, Greece.

Australia is continuing to stop British travellers from entering the country.

Though Australian citizens and their immediate families are allowed to enter more easily, tourists are prohibited currently but that looks to change by the end of the year.

Those who are exempt, Australian residents and their families, no longer need to quarantine in hotels provided they are fully vaccinated. Instead, they can isolate at their homes. Unvaccinated people have to still hotel quarantine for two weeks.


The US relaxed its restrictions for travellers entering the country from November 8.

Provided passengers are fully vaccinated (children under 18 are exempt from this rule), travel to the US is allowed without the need to quarantine.

A negative Covid test is required three days before flight departure and masks must be worn on public transport.

There are exemptions for US citizens that can enter without a vaccination but they must self quarantine for seven days after arrival.


All passengers above the age of 12 travelling to Greece will need to complete a Passenger Locator Form (PLF) before arrival in the country, regardless of their means of travel.

You will also need one of the following:

Proof of a negative PCR test, taken within 72 hours of arrival into Greece; or
Proof of a negative lateral flow (rapid antigen) test from an authorised laboratory, taken within 48 hours of arrival into Greece; or
Proof of being fully vaccinated against Covid at least 14 days before travel – Greece will accept the UK’s proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record, check how to demonstrate your vaccination status here.

Greece will also accept proof of recovery from Covid for entry purposes; evidence of a positive PCR test result taken between 30 to 180 days of your travel dates can be used and can be demonstrated via the NHS Covid Pass.

Passengers travelling into Greece may also be required to undergo a rapid Covid test on arrival.

If you test positive on arrival in Greece, you and anyone you are travelling with will have to self-isolate in quarantine hotels provided by the Greek state.

The length of time you need to self-isolate depends on your vaccination status. See ‘Coronavirus’ page for details of what to do if you test positive for COVID-19 while in Greece.

You should also be aware that if other passengers on your flight, bus, train or ferry later test positive, you may be subject to self-isolation requirements – these will be mandatory and you will have to comply with the Greek authorities’ requirements.

Check Greek authorities’ advice for further information, including guidance on filling out the Passenger Locator Form and the latest list of countries from which travel to Greece is permitted.