EU travel restrictions change rapidly, we take a look at the latest updates.
Austria has removed the following countries from its ‘safe’ list:
- North Macedonia
- United States
Arrivals from these countries must now present either, a negative PCR test result, proof of vaccination, or proof of recovery. Travellers who can show proof of vaccination or recovery do not need to registered for pre-travel clearance. Unvaccinated arrivals are required to self-isolate for 10 days.
As from the 15th of September 2021, the following are considered areas of variants of concern:
- Costa Rica
Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, and Uruguay have been removed from this list. Travellers who have been in one of these countries in the 10 days prior to travel will not be allowed to enter Austria. Exemptions such as for Austrian residents and citizens, are in place.
Children under the age of 12 are exempt from all testing and vaccination requirements.
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From the 11th of September, Belgium has placed the following EU/Schengen regions on its red list, indicating a higher epidemiological risk:
- Croatia: Adriatic Croatia, City of Zagreb, North Croatia
- Norway: Trøndelag
- Caribbean Netherlands: Bonaire
Germany has removed the following regions and countries from it’s high-risk list:
- France – the regions Corsica, Occitanie and the overseas department Réunion
- Greece – the regions Crete and South Aegean
New high-risk areas that have been added to the high-risk list this week are:
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Norway – the counties Oslo and Viken
Travellers who have been in a high-risk area within 10 days before entering Germany are required to quarantine for 10 days on arrival (at home). Travellers with proof of either vaccination or recovery do not need to quarantine.
All arrivals over the age of 12 must carry with them either: a negative PCR test result; a vaccine certificate; a recovery certificate.
In Greece, domestic travel on planes, trains, busses now requires all passengers over the age of 12 to provide one of the following:
- Proof of full vaccination certificate which was issued no sooner than 14 days prior to travel
- Proof of recovery certificate valid within the last 6 months
- Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before the scheduled time of arrival in their destination
- A rapid antigen detection test taken within 48 hours before the scheduled time of arrival in their destination
Minors between the ages of 4 and 11 can have a self-test which is free-of-charge and provided by the state.
Spain has placed the whole of France on its high risk list. This list is valid until the 19th of September. Arrivals from France are required to present either a negative PCR test, or certificates of either vaccination or recovery.
EU travel restrictions are constantly changing, so we advise travellers to double check the requirements before their trip.