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Summer hol with unvaccinated 12 year old?

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MrsAmaretto · 13/03/2022 14:04

Help please! I’m in Google hell trying to work this out. Bloody covid rules. What countries and areas should I be looking at?

Family of 4 who can only go away first week in August with a 12 year old and 9 year old. They will both only have had 1 vaccination due to having covid last month.

Wanting sun, eating out, swimming pools,some beach or lake time and day trips to historic sights or mooching around picturesque places.

Flying from Scotland, and I no longer care whether it’s all inclusive, self catering etc. Budget up to £4k.

Ideally not scorching hot as dh is vampire like Scottish so burns like a crisp. He can sit in the shade with factor 50 on.

I just need to book somewhere, I’m so stressed with work, have a bunch of study deadlines coming up and really just want to tick “book holiday” off my list!

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GeneLovesJezebel · 13/03/2022 14:05

Can’t they have had their second by then ?

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MermaidEyes · 13/03/2022 14:15

If they had covid last month can't they be vaccinated from around May onwards?

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MermaidEyes · 13/03/2022 14:16

Or sorry do you mean they've not actually had their first yet?

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GeneLovesJezebel · 13/03/2022 14:20

Oh, if they’ve not had the first yet you need proof of the covid infection and of their first jab.

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MermaidEyes · 13/03/2022 14:24

I also think its difficult to pinpoint a place because things are changing all the time. By August, many countries may not even ask for proof of vaccination. Alternatively, if a sudden worse variant comes along, we may not be flying to many places.

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Muchtoomuchtodo · 13/03/2022 14:27

Who knows which countries will be asking for what by then.

It could be more relaxed, or stricter depending on what happens between now and then. All you can do really is wait until much nearer the time and get them vaccinated asap.

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MrsAmaretto · 13/03/2022 14:58

Neither are entitled to have their first vaccination yet, and the letters from Scottish health boards for 5-11 year olds will be sent out from 31st March. Under 15s have to wait 12 weeks from having covid to having a jag. Once 12 they have to wait 12 weeks from their first vaccination to have their second.

So he his last day of being covid positive was 3rd Feb, he can get his first jag after 28th May, then he can get his second jag From 11th August.

My husband is only available 1st week in August. He is working offshore in the Easter, October and Christmas holidays. So this is our one and only week in 2022 when we can go on a family holiday.

Looking at the prices and availability waiting until July to book seems unrealistic?

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GreenTeaPingPong · 13/03/2022 15:04

Look up foreign travel advice on gov.uk
E.g. Greece?

If you’re not fully vaccinated
The requirements for entry to Greece apply to all travellers who are 5 years old and over. Precise rules are subject to change and you should follow any instructions given on arrival at immigration or airport testing facilities. For more information, check the Greek authorities’ advice.

Travelers from the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Australia, Member States of the European Union (EU) and the Schengen Agreement, as well as from the other non-EU countries that have joined the European Union Digital Covid Certificate system can enter the country by:

a) showing a certificate of recovery from COVID-19. See ‘Demonstrating your COVID-19 status’ for further details.

Or;

b) showing proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test, undertaken within the 72 hour period before arrival into Greece;

Or;

c) showing proof of a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test from an authorised laboratory, undertaken within the 24 hour period before your arrival into Greece

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GreenTeaPingPong · 13/03/2022 15:08

Spain:

Children and young people
Travellers of any age, including children under 12 years old, travelling by air or sea must fill in and sign an online Health Control Form no more than 48 hours before travel.

Children under the age of 12 years old do not need to:

show proof of being fully vaccinated on entry to Spain
take diagnostic tests prior to arrival
show proof of having recovered from prior COVID-19 infection in the last 6 months
meet the requirements outlined in the Spanish Ministry of Health ‘Travel and COVID-19’ page, even if they have visited a ‘risk country’ in the previous 14 days

Travellers from the UK aged 12 to 17 inclusive can enter Spain by presenting documentation certifying that they have undertaken a COVID-19 nucleic acid amplification test - NAAT (PCR or similar) within 72 hours prior to arrival in Spain. Antigen tests are not accepted.

Alternatively, travellers aged 12 to 17 can still enter Spain with a full vaccination certificate or a recovery certificate (see ‘If you’ve had COVID-19 in the past year’). Spain defines someone as being fully vaccinated if they have had two vaccine doses or one dose of a one-dose vaccine.

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bettertocryinamercedes · 13/03/2022 15:58

Turkey
Portugal
Cyprus


We are looking at turkey for end of June flying from Glasgow

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Muchtoomuchtodo · 13/03/2022 18:10

What about Mexico?
Some friends went during half term with younger kids.

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MrsAmaretto · 13/03/2022 19:25

@GreenTeaPingPong I’ve been looking up the advice and trawling countries. We can’t be the only people in the same predicament so I thought I’d ask and see where everyone else is going that’s easy

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MrsAmaretto · 13/03/2022 19:27

Thanks @Muchtoomuchtodo I was thinking about Mexico for October when it’s just me and the kids, seems a long way to go for a week. But maybe it’s the best option

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Muchtoomuchtodo · 13/03/2022 19:44

@MrsAmaretto they said the same, and the jet lag was a bit of an issue but choices are limited until everyone can get vaccinated and there’s a bit of stability on the rules for different parts of the world.
Hope you get something sorted and it all works out.

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Justneedtogetonwithit · 14/03/2022 22:23

We booked Portugal for the summer with the reason on kids yet to be fully vaccinated by then. We do have to fly from down south due to the £1000 difference flying from Scotland Shock

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Verite1 · 14/03/2022 23:47

If your son had covid on 2 Feb, he can have vax on 28 April not May. So you should be able to get them both in time. If not, as people have said, there are now plenty of countries possible (Greece, Spain etc) and probably others will relax soon.

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Sebastianthecoo · 14/03/2022 23:51

We are going to Gran Canaria in July with our 14 year old who has had no covid vaccines. He just needs a negative PCR before we go, assuming that doesn’t change before August. That’s for 12-17 year olds. Over 18s have to be fully vaccinated (booster within 270 days of travel).

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Krabby · 15/03/2022 07:20

Croatia?

If unvaccinated You just need a negative test before you travel.

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