BRITS who haven’t had their booster jab will be banned from holidaying in Europe next year, the EU announced tonight.

Brussels unveiled new travel rules requiring all over-18s to have taken the top-up shot within nine months of their second dose.

The EU will ban unvaccinated tourists from next March


The EU will ban unvaccinated tourists from next MarchCredit: Alamy
Currently only over-40s can get the jab in Britain


Currently only over-40s can get the jab in BritainCredit: Alamy

The change is set to come into force at the beginning of March and will affect the summer plans of millions of sun seekers.

It also leaves younger Brits facing a nervous wait to see whether scientists will green-light boosters for the under-40s.

Health Secretary Sajid Javid has suggested ministers want all UK adults to be given the third jab.

One well-placed source said: “After March 1, no booster equals no travel into the EU for non-essential reasons.”

The move marks a radical shift from the bloc’s current approach of targeting whole countries with restrictions.

Instead, people will be able to travel to the continent hassle-free from anywhere as long as they’re vaccinated.

Brits who can provide proof they’ve recovered from Covid within six months of their trip will also dodge restrictions.

And under-18s will be allowed to travel with a negative PCR test under the plan, which has to be rubber stamped by EU capitals.

But everyone else will only be able to enter the bloc for “essential” reasons and not holidays.

Brussels boss Ylva Johansson said: “We would like to welcome people. All people that are vaccinated can come into the EU.”

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