What documents do you need to go on holiday abroad. The rules for Green Pass and tampons. The admissions allowed from the USA to Spain to Thailand
Before Covid it was enough to buy a plane ticket, pack a suitcase and leave. Now, however, we must deal with a pandemic still in progress and with entry rules of each single country.
First of all, before anything else, you need to know where you can go abroad for tourism: some nations still have their borders closed, for others it is Italy that closes the movements, still others require quarantines obviously incompatible with a holiday.
And then you have to know the entry rules between tampons and green passes. Without forgetting the PLF also essential to return to Italy. Here’s what to know for power go abroad in complete tranquility and enjoy your holiday.
Where you can go on vacation abroad
The advent of vaccines with the consequent improvement of the pandemic situation has brought down many restrictions. The Green Pass to move around Europe has made it possible to return to travel safely since last summer. Now even the extra-continental countries have reopened their borders to tourism, but each country has specific rules.
However, Italy does not allow you to go anywhere for tourism. The Government has in fact regulated travel abroad according to a epidemiological risk criterion: the countries have been grouped into 5 lists with different measures of restrictions. Lists that will be refreshed on October 25, 2021.
If for i Countries on List C (all European countries) all movements are allowed, for those in List D (which includes from Albania to the United Kingdom to the USA) Italy allows travel except for the limits imposed by the countries. Then there are those in List E for which Italy prohibits travel for tourism.
Gods were then created Covid Free tourist corridors for some countries (Aruba, Mauritius, Maldives, Seychelles, Dominican Republic, Sharm El Sheikh and Marsa Alam in Egypt). These are countries where controlled tourist trips are organized, i.e. tour operators ensure compliance with safety measures.
The rules of entry to go to Europe
Whether or not you can go to a country is the first piece of information to know, then you need to know what it takes to enter from green pass e tamponi.
On the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, viaggioiaresicuri.it, a questionnaire makes it possible to understand which list the country of destination belongs to. Then it is advisable to read the relative sheet to know any restrictions such as the obligation of a mask or any curfew.
- UK: this is one of those countries where it is impossible for the unvaccinated to go on vacation given the mandatory nature of the 10-day quarantine. Not only. Those who do not have the vaccine must produce a swab before departure and two after, on the second and eighth day.For those who are vaccinated, 14 days after the second dose, only a swab is required within the second day of arrival. And obviously no isolation.
It is important to remember that from 1 October to enter the United Kingdom you need a Passport, no visa for the moment.
- FRANCE – To enter France you need the Green Pass. That is, the certificate of vaccination – 7 days must have elapsed from the second dose of Pfizer or Moderna and 4 weeks from Johnson; or a negative swab (performed no more than 72 hours ago); or the certificate of recovery from Covid (no less than 12 days and no more than 6 months).
- SPAIN – Every week the Spanish government updates a list of countries at risk. Those coming from one of these countries (or regions for Italy) must produce the Green Pass. At the moment the regions considered at risk are: Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Emilia-Romagna, Lazio, Marche, the Autonomous Province of Bolzano, Sicily, Tuscany, Valle d’Aosta and Veneto. All those entering Spain must present the Spain Travel Health or an online document on your health and travel itinerary.
- AUSTRIA – To go to Austria you need a Green Pass. The Janssen vaccine is valid from the twenty-second day after administration and for 270 days; those who have instead received the Moderna, Pfizer or Astrazeneca vaccine can enter the country from the day of the second injection and for the following 360 days.If you are not vaccinated, you must produce the negative result of a test carried out in the previous 48 hours if antigenic or 72 hours if molecular entry into the country or within 24 hours of arrival.
- NETHERLANDS – The Netherlands, like the rest of Europe, also requires the Green Pass to enter. The list of countries at risk is updated periodically. For the moment, Italians who want to go to Holland must produce the Digital Covid Certificate. All travelers over the age of 13 must complete a health declaration and travel references online.
- GERMANY – To be able to go to Germany you need a Green Pass. You have to wait for the 14th day after inoculation to be able to enter. Alternatively, the certificate of cure from Covid is accepted (not less than 28 days and not more than 6 months), or a negative swab (72 hours if it is a molecular, 48 hours for an antigenic).
- PORTUGAL – Entry to Portugal is subject to the exhibition of the Covid Digital Certificate. Excluding children under the age of 12. In the country from 1 October the obligation of the Green Pass to access restaurants has been removed. The obligation remains for night clubs and events.
- CZECH REPUBLIC – The country is preparing to welcome many tourists during the Christmas period. In order to enter the Czech Republic it is necessary to produce a certificate of vaccination (valid from the 15th day after the second dose); covid recovery (not earlier than 11 days and not after 6 months); or submit an antigen test performed 48 hours before departure or 72 hours after arrival. Also everyone has to fill out an online form before entry. Children under the age of 5 are excluded from submitting any documentation.
- BELGIUM – From 17 September, unvaccinated people who want to go to the capital Brussels will have to undergo the isolation regime for 10 days. On the other hand, those who are vaccinated can enter the country, as well as those who go outside the capital – with a negative swab. Everyone has to fill in the online form, the PLF.
- GREECE – To go to Greece it is necessary to present the Green Pass. Those who are vaccinated can enter the country from the 14th day after inoculation, by testing within 48 hours from the antigenic or 72 hours from the molecular. In addition, all travelers over the age of 12 must complete the PLF. Please note that the Green Pass is also required to enter bars, restaurants, theaters, museums and all indoor public places.
The entry rules for going abroad outside Europe
- UNITED STATES: from 8 November the borders for tourists will be reopened. Only travelers vaccinated with one of the WHO approved vaccines, Pfizer-Biontech, Moderna, Jansenn, Astrazeneca, Sinopharm and Sinovac, will be allowed to go to the US. Borders closed for those who have been vaccinated with Sputnik and for no vax.
- EGYPT – Tourism trips to the country are prohibited, unless the destination is Sharm El Sheikh or Mars Alam, locations that are part of the covid free tourist corridors. To go on vacation you must rely on a tour operator who ensures compliance with safety regulations. Travelers vaccinated or cured of Covid can participate, while those who are not vaccinated are prohibited. In any case, before departure and before returning, it is necessary to undergo a tampon.
- THAILAND – It is one of the most popular destinations for Italian travelers but it is still off limits. Thailand is in fact in the list of countries for which travel for tourism is prohibited. Furthermore, also for vaccinated people who go there, a 7-day quarantine is foreseen, in addition to the tampon and health insurance.
- JAPAN – The Japanese country has closed its borders for tourism reasons to the whole world. New visas for work or study are suspended until a later date.
- MALDIVES – The Maldives islands are part of the ‘Covid free tourist corridors’ countries, so it is possible to go on holiday in the atoll as long as you are vaccinated or cured from Covid. In addition, a molecular test is required to be carried out in the previous 96 hours, a health insurance covering Covid-19 and a declaration on one’s health status drawn up within 24 hours of departure.
To return to travel, the vaccine is therefore essential. So you can go back to go abroad and on vacation.