The UK government announced an overhaul of the travel restrictions last week.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps detailed how the rules of the traffic travel light system are set to be relaxed into a simpler form next month.

The major change is that the amber list is set to be scrapped from October 4 - and will be replaced with two categories - the red list and the rest of the world.

READ MORE: Turkey, Maldives, Pakistan and five more to be removed from red list tomorrow

The red list is also set to be drastically cut as UK travellers will once again be able to travel to countries such as Turkey, Maldives and Pakistan.

Additionally, fully vaccinated holidaymakers will no longer need to take a pre-departure test before returning to England - as Manchester Evening News reports.

However, this does not mean completely hassle free travel as each country has its own set of entry requirements that UK jetsetters must follow.

Here are the latest entry requirements and rules for popular hotspots such as France, Spain, Portugal and Turkey:

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France

The UK is currently on the amber list in France's travel traffic light system.

Fully vaccinated travellers from an amber list country do not need to self-isolate on arrival.

Passengers need to present a completed ‘sworn statement’ form declaring they do not have any Covid symptoms and have not been in contact with any confirmed cases for two weeks before.

Proof of vaccination status will also need to be shown - and those who are not fully vaccinated need to have an essential reason for travel. They will also need to complete an International Travel Certificate to confirm their reason for travel and a ‘sworn statement’ form.

Upon arrival, jet-setters will also need to self-isolate for 7 days after arrival, then take another PCR test following this period of self-isolation.

While in France, face coverings are required in all enclosed public places, although they are not needed outdoors.

A ‘pass sanitaire’ is needed for larger events and certain venues such as restaurants and museums. Travellers can obtain this with proof of a full vaccination, a negative PCR test or Covid recovery certificate.

Spain

UK travellers arriving need to present a pre-travel declaration form and one of the following: proof of a negative Covid test within 72 hours prior to arrival in Spain or full vaccination at least 14 days before. However, proof of recovery from Covid-19 is not accepted.

The NHS Covid Pass is accepted in Spain.

All passengers travelling by air or sea must complete an online Health Control Form no more than 48 hours prior to travel which gives any known history of exposure to coronavirus.

Passengers arriving in Spanish ports and airports may have to present a QR code from their completed Health Control Form, undergo a temperature check or a visual health assessment check.

Face coverings need to be worn in indoor public spaces and in crowded outdoor venues in Spain. Social distancing of 1.5m should be observed. Local restrictions are in place in the different regions.

Portugal

As the NHS Covid pass is not currently accepted in Portugal, UK travellers are required to show a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours before arrival or an approved lateral flow test within 48 hours.

Passengers must also complete an online passenger locator card.

When arriving you may be subject to temperature checks or required to take a Covid test if you show signs of being unwell or have a raised temperature.

UK arrivals may be asked to show their negative coronavirus test result or proof of vaccination at border control.

Those travelling to Madeira or Porto Santo aged 11 or over must complete and submit a traveller questionnaire, show a vaccine certificate (either NHS Covid 19 or EU digital Covid 19 certificate), obtain a Covid-19 recovery certificate or take a PCR test 72 hours before departure.

Arrivals in Madeira and Porto Santo will be asked to show a vaccination card or recovery certificate and or a negative PCR test certificate. You will also be subject to a health screening.

Social distancing of 2m remains in place in Portugal and face coverings must be worn in all indoor spaces and outdoor locations where distancing is not possible. Tables are limited to eight people indoors and one-way systems are in place on the beach.

Turkey

Turkey has been temporarily moved to the UK's amber list before the list is scrapped on October 4.

Holidaymakers must complete an online form for entry to Turkey within 72 hours of travel and UK travellers are required to take a PCR test within 72 hours before arrival.

All passengers arriving in Turkey are subject to a medical evaluation for symptoms of coronavirus, including temperature checks and random PCR testing. A passenger locator form must also be completed.

Turkey is divided into four Covid-19 risk tiers. Face masks are mandatory outside the home throughout the country including in all public places, parks and gardens.

USA

British nationals currently cannot enter the USA if they have been in the UK, Ireland, Schengen zone, Iran, Brazil or China within the previous 14 days.

The ban prohibits anyone from entering the States from the UK unless they are a US citizen, a green card holder, have an American spouse or UK government official.

Passengers who are eligible to enter the USA and are fully vaccinated by an approved vaccine need to take a viral test within 3 to 5 days of arrival.

Those who are unvaccinated must also take a test and self-quarantine for 7 days after travel.

However, from November this ban will be lifted, following an announcement from the White House this week.

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