Health leaders in Staffordshire are urging people preparing to jet off on their summer holidays to check Covid-19 entry requirements at their destination.

With many hotspots around the globe still requiring travellers to provide proof of vaccination, some are now asking for evidence of a third booster jab within a certain timeframe.

Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet support member for public health, said people should check ahead and get vaccinated where possible.

“Many Staffordshire residents will be planning trips abroad for the first time since the pandemic began and it’s important to remember that although England’s restrictions have been lifted, many other destinations still have them in place for visitors.  

“The last thing people want is for travel plans to become unstuck at the last minute, so I urge everybody to check the entry requirements of their holiday destination in advance and if you need to get a vaccine or booster, book an appointment or attend one of the county’s walk-in clinics as soon as possible.”

Cllr Johnny McMahon, Staffordshire County Council

Countries with Covid-19 entry requirements currently in place include popular European destinations such as Italy, Spain, France and Portugal.

Advice about travelling abroad, including the latest information on coronavirus and entry requirements can be found at www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.

More information on the Covid-19 vaccine and booster can be found at www.nhs.uk/coronavirusvaccine.

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