Dubai, Barbados and Italy ease travel restrictions

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Looking to escape the lingering winter cold, or planning your Easter getaway? Then we’ve got great news: Dubai, Barbados and Italy have all just changed their testing requirements for fully vaccinated Brits. Barbados has changed from requiring a PCR test result to accepting an antigen lateral flow test result, as long as it is taken within 24 hours of arrival.

Dubai, however, has scrapped the requirement for testing completely as long as you're fully vaccinated. You will still need proof of vaccination to enter.

Unvaccinated travellers can still visit Dubai, but will need to show a negative PCR test result within 48 hours of departure. You can book one at any of our conveniently-located testing centres around the UK.

To visit Italy, travellers aged six or over will need to show either proof of vaccination, a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of departure, an antigen lateral flow test taken within 24 hours of departure, or proof of recovery from COVID-19 in the last six months.

So what are you waiting for? Your next holiday is just around the corner!

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