Travel Changes Across Europe

We take a look at some of the latest changes to travel restrictions across Europe.

Cyprus

Cyprus has moved the following countries from the red, high risk, category, to its orange list:

  • France
  • Netherlands
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Uruguay

Arrivals from these countries now only need to present a negative PCR test no older than 72 hours.

Czech Republic

Travellers to the Czech Republic from Lithuania will now be obliged to following a double testing requirement and quarantine for 5 days on arrival. This comes as arrivals from France, Spain, Monaco and the Netherlands have been moved to the medium risk, orange category. Travellers from these countries are required to complete the passenger locator form and receive a PCR, or antigen test no more than 5 days after their arrival.

These restrictions do not apply to fully vaccinated or fully recovered travellers.

Ireland

Ireland has dropped the mandatory hotel quarantine requirement for non-vaccinated travellers arriving from outside the EU+ zone, and Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. These arrivals are now required to self-quarantine for 14 days on arrival in Ireland.

If you have received the full dose of an approved vaccine, or have recovered from Covid-19 in the last 180 quarantine is not required.

Germany

Germany has moved the following countries onto its ‘high risk area’ list:

  • Ethiopia
  • Burundi
  • New Caledonia (French overseas territory)
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Slovenia

The following areas are no longer considered high risk:

  • France – the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region
  • Japan
  • Senegal

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Norway

Norway has gradually started making some travel changes by easing its stringent restrictions. Starting this week, quarantine requirements will be dropped for travellers from green and orange category areas. Those arriving from red, dark red, purple, and grey countries will still be subject to a 10-day self-quarantine, although this can be shortened with a negative PCR test taken no sooner than 3 days after arrival.

Sweden

Travellers from the following non-EU/EEA countries who have a valid vaccination certificate do not need to present a negative PCR test on arrival in Sweden:

• Albania 
• Andorra 
• The Faroe Islands 
• Israel 
• Morocco 
• Monaco 
• Northern Macedonia
• Panama
• San Marino
• Switzerland
• Turkey
• Ukraine
• Vatican City State

The certificate must be more than 14 days old.

Travel restrictions can change quickly, and with little notice. All travellers are advised to check their trips in advance of travel.

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