MORE destinations are banning teenagers who are not fully vaccinated – despite many in the UK yet to even have their first jab.

Family holidays this winter are at risk of being left in ruins due to the strict rules, as some have already been forced to cancel them.

Some countries are letting teenagers in if they are travelling with vaccinated adults.

This includes France, Austria and Italy, although Austria has currently banned foreign tourists until December 13 due to their soaring Covid rates.

Most of them are requiring a negative test before arrival, as well as being regularly tested during the trip to be able to enter tourist attractions, cafes and restaurants – making a holiday much more expensive.

Yet some countries are not allowing this, and only allow fully vaccinated teens – with some families even cancelling their holidays.

Twitter user Mark Jones said: "Booked a holiday to India and paid a deposit. India are now saying everyone entering must be fully vaccinated including ALL children.

"We were taking 3 kids all under the age of 2, 8 and 11. We have to cancel ourselves or change holiday destination. This was our dream holiday."

Here are some of the popular holiday hotspots where you won't be able to take the teens abroad just yet.


Malta was one of the first countries to impose strict vaccination rules on younger travellers.

The country confirmed back in June that anyone aged between 12 and 17 must have had both jabs.

Only children aged 5 to 11 travelling to Malta can provide proof of a negative PCR test, taken up to 72 hours before arrival in the country. 

This is not permitted for older kids.


Germany, who is facing some of their highest Covid rates since the pandemic began, is also requiring anyone over the age of 12 to be fully vaccinated to enter the country.

The Foreign Office website explained: "Travellers who are not fully vaccinated and do not meet one of the exemptions outlined above may not currently enter Germany from the UK."

While kids under 12 can visit without a Covid test, they have to quarantine for five days on arrival.


Canada requires anyone over the age of 12 to be fully vaccinated to enter the country.

While under 12's don't have to be fully jabbed, they must have a Covid test, as well as a test on arrival, day eight test and are not allowed to travel on busy public transport and attractions.

Only under 4s are fully exempt from travel restrictions.

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