Spain is one of the safest countries for tourists as travel returns – where to visit

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France, Italy and Poland also had low levels of COVID-19 and were judged as particularly safe countries for tourists. The chance of infection in these EU destinations is low with less than 50 infections per 100,000 residents.

The safest areas in Spain were Galicia, Asturias, Castille and Leon, Extremadura, Andalucia, La Rioja, Navarre, Murcia and Valencia.

Popular tourist destinations in the Costa del Sol within Andalucia are very safe from Covid infection, according to the data.

Many British tourists choose to holiday in Costa del Sol resorts such as the beautiful Marbella.

Spain’s successful vaccination programme contributed to its inclusion on the safe list. Almost 80 percent of the Spanish population is fully vaccinated.

The safest regions in Italy include Apulia, Sardinia and Lombardy and 70 percent of the Italian population are fully vaccinated.

Both Italy and France require people to use a vaccination passport to enter some venues including tourist attractions.

This policy has contributed to the countries’ inclusion on the EU safe list as it is thought to reduce transmission rates.

Everyone, including tourists, in Italy will need to show the country’s Green Pass to enter bars, restaurants, museums, sports events and more.

Tourists visiting Italy who want a Green Pass will need to be fully vaccinated, have a negative test result or have recently recovered from Covid.

Protests were held at three of Italy’s biggest ports last week as the Green Pass became mandatory for workers.

Italian workers can be fined if they do not have the Green Pass and can also be suspended without pay.

In France, every adult and child over the age of 12 will need to have a health passport to enter tourist attractions and hospitality venues.

People in France, including British tourists will need to prove they are fully-vaccinated, recovered or have tested negative within the last 48 hours.

Unvaccinated British children will need to take regular tests on a family holiday in France to enter popular venues.

Although accommodation will not necessarily require a health passport, shared facilities such as swimming pools or restaurants will need the document.

The safest regions within France included Brittany, Normandy, Hauts de France and Centre- Val de Loire.

Poland also recorded low rates of Covid, making the country another safe destination for British tourists.

Just over 50 percent of Polish residents are vaccinated and the safest areas include Greater Poland and Lower Silesia.

British tourists are advised to check the Government website for the latest restrictions before travelling to the EU.

From October 24, British tourists will be able to take a lateral flow test instead of a PCR test on or before day two after arrival in the UK.

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