Where can I take my children on holiday this year?

Turkey

Fully vaccinated travellers do not need to take a test for entry to Turkey, with children aged 11 and under exempt from entry rules. However, arrivals need to complete this online form no more than 72 hours before entering Turkey (if aged six or over).

Masks are mandatory just about everywhere in Turkey, including all public places (including streets) and beaches, on public transport and inside all hospitality establishments. However, as a tourist you are unlikely to be fined for transgressing if going maskless outdoors.

Vaccine certificates are only required in more crowded venues like theatres, cinemas and concerts. To enter, a printed copy of your NHS Covid Pass should suffice.

There are plenty of secret seaside destinations to consider for some spring or summer sun.

Croatia

Croatia is test-free for fully vaccinated arrivals and under-12s. All travellers must complete an online entry form before travelling to Croatia. 

Anyone entering public services, local and regional municipalities, state-owned companies and institutions is required to show either a digital Covid-19 certificate or appropriate proof of vaccination, proof of recovery or a negative test.

It is mandatory to wear a mask on public transport, in taxis and in shops and other commercial premises.

Take a look at our Croatia guide to the best things to do in the country.

Italy

From March 1, fully vaccinated arrivals will no longer require a test to visit Italy. Travellers must complete the EU’s digital passenger locator form, via the EUdPLF application for entry to Italy. One form must be completed for each adult, children can be included on an adult’s form.

Everyone in Italy is obliged to carry a mask with them when they leave home. Masks are mandatory in all indoor public places. Expect to find people wearing them in taxis and inside restaurants, cafés and bars, except when seated at a table and/or eating or drinking. 

The use of FFP2 masks is compulsory on public transport, in theatres, concert halls, cinemas, medical facilities and for sporting events until at least March 31. 

Consider a spring break in Rome, says Telegraph Travel’s Nick Trend, having recently returned from the city.

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