Holidays, the anti-Covid rules for traveling to European countries

Holidays, the anti-Covid rules for traveling to European countries
Holidays, the anti-Covid rules for traveling to European countries

From 9 June, entry to France will be allowed to all European citizens vaccinated against the coronavirus. And Germany will delete, from 6 June, some countries, including Italy, from the list of those at Covid risk. Here’s what the entry rules in the various European countries

FRANCE – Until June 8, to enter France it is necessary to certify a negative molecular swab carried out no less than 72 hours before crossing the border at the airport, by rail or road. With the new legislation in force since 9 June, explained the Undersecretary for Tourism, Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, the certification of complete vaccination will be enough

The transalpine government has divided the countries of the world into 3 colors. The vaccine will be enough if you come from a green country (all of Europe with the exception of the GB, Australia, South Korea and Israel). Instead, a negative PCR (molecular) buffer of less than 72 hours will be needed if you are coming from an orange country: practically all other countries in the world, including the USA. In red, countries where variants are considered worrying, such as South Africa, India or Brazil. For those arriving from these areas, quarantine is mandatory

GERMANY – Italy, starting from Sunday 6 June, will no longer be considered a Covid risk area. This was announced by the Robert Koch Institut, according to Dpa. Those who enter Germany from Italy by land will not have to observe restrictions, while those who arrive by plane will still have to present a negative test at the entrance. The Vatican, the Czech Republic and part of Austria have also been deleted from the list of countries at risk

UK – The Ministry of Transport has removed Portugal from the “green list” of countries where you can go without being subjected to quarantine on return and has included it in the “orange list”, which instead provides for isolation at home for 10 days. The green list includes only Australia, New Zealand, Israel, Singapore, Brunei, Iceland, the Faroe Islands and some British exclaves, such as Gibraltar

France, Italy, Spain and Greece, for the United Kingdom, remain in the orange list, which includes all the countries of Europe and North America, most of Asia and half of Africa. Afghanistan, Bahrain, Costa Rica, Egypt, Sudan, Trinidad and Tobago and Sri Lanka have been added to the red list of returning nations from which it is necessary to undergo ten days of quarantine in hotels. The red list includes India and some neighboring countries, almost all of southern and eastern Africa, Turkey and all of South America

IRELAND – Those arriving are required by law to fill in the “Covid-19 Passenger Locator” form to be locatable. Travelers are asked to self-isolate for 14 days

SPAIN – A health check form must be completed prior to arrival. All travelers over 6 years old must show a negative swab taken within 72 hours of arrival. The certificate must be translated into Spanish, English, German or French or be accompanied by a Spanish translation carried out by an official body

GREECE – Travelers must complete a form by the day before arrival. To avoid quarantine, they must then show a certificate of vaccination against Covid – 14 days must have passed since the second dose or single dose and the accepted vaccines are: Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Novavax, J&J, Sinovac, Sputni, Cansino, Sinopharm – , or the negative result of a molecular test for Covid, carried out within 72 hours before entry (exempt children under 5 years), or a certificate of recovery from Covid in the last 9 months

AUSTRIA – Before arrival, you need to register. In addition, it is necessary to have a negative Covid test in English or German (molecular within 72 hours of arrival or a rapid test within 48 hours), a valid vaccination certificate (always in English or German), valid if they are 22 days after the first dose and no more than 9 months after the second, or evidence of healing

SLOVENIA – From today (June 5) Slovenia will ease entry measures without undergoing quarantine for those coming from Austria. With the exception of the Laender of Tyrol and Vorarlberg who remain on the red list following the high incidence of Covid-19 infection, Austrian citizens from other regions will be able to cross the Slovenian border with a negative antigen test no older than 48 hours

Access from areas considered red by Slovenia is allowed without quarantine only for people who have been vaccinated or who have been vaccinated, at least 21 days before, with one dose of AstraZeneca. Children under the age of 15 can enter Slovenia unconditionally if accompanied by people who meet the conditions for free entry

CROATIA – Necessary to fill in an online form. Croatia uses the color map published every week by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control. Travelers coming from areas not classified as green can enter without isolation if they have a negative molecular test within 72 hours of arrival or a rapid test within 48 hours; a certificate of complete vaccination, showing that the second dose (or the single dose) was received more than 14 days ago, or a certificate of recovery from Covid

NETHERLANDS – To enter the Netherlands, a molecular Covid test must be carried out 72 hours before departure. Children under 2 are exempt

THIRD COUNTRIES – The European Union closed its external borders in March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic for non-essential travel and established a shortlist of third countries whose residents can travel to Europe

FREE GO TO JAPAN – In recent days, the ambassadors of the 27 EU countries have given the green light for the addition of Japan to the list of third countries whose travelers, even if not vaccinated, can be admitted to the European Union. The list, based on what is learned in Brussels, is updated regularly and currently includes eight countries: Japan, Australia, Israel, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand

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