Europe and new entry rules for each of the EU countries: details published

Europe and the new entry rules for each of the EU countries: details published

Details about traveling in Europe, the latest restrictions on coronavirus, as well as their removal, the SchengenVisaInfo.com portal presented for tourists. Experts noted that at the moment the following countries have completely lifted restrictions on coronavirus:

  1. Bulgaria
  2. Denmark
  3. Greece
  4. Hungary
  5. Iceland
  6. Ireland
  7. Latvia
  8. Lithuania
  9. Norway
  10. Poland
  11. Romania
  12. Slovenia
  13. Czech Republic
  14. Sweden
  15. Switzerland

< p> However the edition reminds that some insignificant restrictions so nevertheless remained. Other other European countries still require compliance with entry rules. Therefore, a detailed country guide for the time of May 2022 is presented:

  1. Austriacontinues to maintain the “coronavirus” entry rules: tourists are required to present one of the certificates upon arrival – a certificate of vaccination, recovery or a PCR test. Their holders are allowed to enter Austria without further restrictions. However, it is clarified that Austria only accepts vaccination certificates confirming that the owner has been vaccinated in the last 270 days or received an additional dose of vaccine, and the Russian vaccine does not count. Austria accepts both PCR and rapid antigen tests. The PCR test must be taken 72 hours before arrival in Austria, and the rapid antigen test must be taken 72 hours before arrival. But the internal rules of “covid safety” in the country have been cancelled.
  2. BelgiumA: As in Austria, Belgium still requires documents. Those vaccinated with an approved list of vaccines, as well as those who have recovered from COVID-19 disease, can enter Belgium without additional entry rules if they have a valid certificate. Tourists who have not been vaccinated or who have not recovered from the virus must be tested for COVID-19 before entering Belgium. Unvaccinated/unrecovered travelers can take a rapid antigen or PCR test. The rapid antigen test must be taken within 24 hours prior to arrival in Belgium and the PCR test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival in Belgium.
  3. BulgariaSince May 1, the country has canceled all entry rules. “From May 1, 2022, all travel restrictions related to COVID-19 will be lifted. From this date, all arriving passengers will no longer be required to provide documents related to COVID-19 in order to be allowed to enter the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria,” the country’s Foreign Ministry said.
  4. Denmark is one of the first countries to cancel all entry rules due to COVID-19. All tourists, regardless of whether they are traveling from the EU/Schengen area or from a third country, can enter Denmark without providing proof of “covid-security”. Domestic restrictions, including masks, have also been lifted.
  5. Germany: The country still requires travelers to show evidence of COVID-19 safety upon arrival: a valid certificate of vaccination, recovery or tests. The current rules applicable to incoming travelers will remain in effect until the end of May.
  6. GreeceSince the beginning of May, restrictions on entry have been lifted. As a result, tourists, whether they are traveling from an EU country or a non-EU country, can now enter Greece without restrictions. Greece has also lifted domestic restrictions. While in Greece, tourists can visit bars, cafes, restaurants and other places and major events without presenting valid proof of COVID.
  7. Hungary: removed all entry rules. Travelers from all countries can enter Hungary for any purpose without restrictions. Tourists can also visit all attractions without having to show proof of COVID-19.
  8. Icelandalso canceled all its entry rules due to COVID-19. All incoming travelers, regardless of their country of origin and vaccination status, can enter Iceland without being subject to any measures.
  9. Ireland: has also lifted all of its COVID-19 measures . As of February, travelers are no longer required to carry proof of COVID-19 when entering Ireland.
  10. Italy“out of step” – the country continues to maintain entry rules for all travelers. More specifically, Italy allows entry to all travelers with a certificate of vaccination or recovery, or a negative test result for COVID-19.
  11. Spain– The country continues to require incoming travelers to comply with COVID entry restrictions. Spain is currently allowing entry to all EU/Schengen area travelers who present a valid EU COVID digital certificate – proof of vaccination, recovery or test. But the requirements for tourists from third countries are strict, for Russian tourists the country is closed until at least May 15.
  12. Cyprus: The country also updated its entry rules earlier in March. Authorities have clarified that entry rules are now based on travelers' vaccination and recovery status, rather than their country of origin. Those. vaccinated and recovered persons can enter Cyprus without any further restrictions if they hold a certificate of vaccination or recovery. Tourists who have not been vaccinated or who have not recovered from the virus can also enter Cyprus, but with single or double entry testing. At the same time, the internal pass has been cancelled.
  13. Latvia – lifted the coronavirus safety rules at the border back in April.
  14. Lithuania lifted restrictions on May 1. The mask regime has also been cancelled.
  15. Luxembourg: tourists from the EU/Schengen area can enter the country without restrictions.
  16. Malta: continues to comply with its entry rules and require one of three proof documents: vaccination, sickness certificate or test. But does not require you to fill out forms upon arrival and wear masks.
  17. Netherlands: The country has removed all entry rules for travelers from the EU/Schengen area. Tourists from third countries need a certificate of vaccination or recovery – otherwise they are prohibited from entering the Netherlands.
  18. Norway– the country has canceled all entry rules. Tourists can enter the country without any proof of status. “No testing, no quarantine, no registration!” – local authorities announced back in February. Masks have also been lifted.
  19. Poland: Also removed restrictions. Mask mode has been cancelled.
  20. Portugal: From April 26, the country allows entry to all travelers. “All passengers have the right to enter the country, regardless of their origin or purpose of travel,” the Portuguese authorities said in a statement. However, all tourists must present a valid certificate of vaccinations, recovery or tests upon arrival in Portugal. However, the resort island of Madeira admits everyone without any problems.
  21. Slovakia: allows entry to all travelers who can present a valid certificate of vaccination or recovery. Special categories of travelers can also enter Slovakia by providing a negative COVID-19 test result.
  22. Slovenia: lifted all entry restrictions due to COVID-19. All travelers can enter Slovenia without having to provide a certificate of vaccination, recovery or tests upon arrival.
  23. Finland: allows entry to all travelers, including those from non-EU countries, provided they present a certificate of vaccination or recovery. However, the Russian vaccine does not count. Unvaccinated and unrecovered travelers from certain specific countries can also enter, if they need a negative COVID-19 test result from the EU/Schengen area, then tourists from third countries with such a document will not be allowed in.
  24. France– the country allows entry to all tourists with a valid certificate of vaccination or recovery. In addition, it separates countries into two lists – green and orange, which works when entering the unvaccinated. From the green zone, the tourist will get by with the test, the “orange” must follow stricter rules. In addition to providing a negative test result, they must also submit an affidavit stating they have no symptoms of COVID-19 and have been in contact with an infected person.
  25. Croatia: the country has relaxed entry rules only for persons traveling from EU/EEA countries: those entering Croatia directly from an EU/EEA country are not required to provide a certificate of vaccinations, recovery or tests. And this is regardless of the nationality of the tourist. However, tourists from third countries, as well as EU/EEA citizens who enter Croatia after a stay in a third country, are only allowed to enter if they have a valid certificate of vaccination, recovery or tests.
  26. Czech Republic: The country has lifted all entry restrictions due to COVID-19. Tourists, regardless of their country of origin and vaccination status, can enter the Czech Republic without tests and certificates. The Czech Republic has also abolished internal restrictions: no need to wear a mask and prove that you are “covid-safe” at every pub.
  27. Sweden: abolished all its entry rules and now allows entry without restrictions for all travelers.
  28. Switzerland: from May 2, all tourists are allowed unimpeded entry, regardless of their country of origin and vaccination status. Also, tourists are no longer required to wear a mask when visiting various places and events.
  29. Estonia: tourists from the EU/EEA and the UK can now freely enter Estonia regardless of their vaccination and recovery status ; from other countries still have to comply with the entry rules, namely to present a certificate of vaccination, recovery or tests in order to obtain permission to enter Estonia.

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