With July almost coming to an end, comes the month of August which also includes the heavy movement of tourists through the European Union. This is the first summer in which most countries have completely lifted their restrictions due to the pandemic, although COVID is maintaining preventive measures in other countries.
covid requirements for summer travel
countries without restrictions
In places such as Portugal, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Iceland or Switzerland, there are no restrictions on access to their territory, while regions such as France and Malta maintain rules for travelers arriving in the country.
Italy is one of the most popular destinations in the summer and is one of the countries that is easing COVID restrictions over time. since last May 1 Compulsion to submit covid certificate ends To reach hotels, restaurants, museums or public transport. This certificate is now only required to enter Hospitals and Health Centers,
Also from 1st June It is neither mandatory to give covid certificate in the test nor negative result To visit the country or enter its territory. Masks will also not be mandatory, although its use is recommended in case of crowds.
France maintains active COVID rules for travelers over 12 coming from Spain: a must Get certified to receive a complete vaccination schedule Against the coronavirus with doses approved by the EMA (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Janssen). For these cases, the guideline is considered complete if a booster dose has been received at least 7 days before travel—28 days before people for whom Janssen’s vaccine has been vaccinated. once they passed Nine months from the administration of the last required dose, an additional dose should be obtained To continue with the guidelines to be considered complete.
in that case a traveler has not been vaccinated, you must submit a negative test of PCR test less than 72 hours; If it is negative in the antigen test, it should be less than 48 hours. it is also possible to present Certificate of illness in the last six months.
with france Malta continues with Covid restrictions for tourists who come in their area. These are the requirements to access Malta:
- evidence negative PCR Antigens less than 72 hours or less than 24 hours.
- covid certificate With a full vaccination schedule (as in France, if nine months have passed since the second dose, a booster dose is required).
- certificate of Overcame the disease with six months of vigor by positive.
Germany has no restrictionsTherefore, it is not mandatory to present the Covid certificate, recovery certificate or any negative test. All this, since last June 1.
Need to return to Spain?
Our country also does not have requirements for travelers who come from the European Union or the Schengen areaAlthough vaccination certificates are requested, that the disease or negative test has been passed for those who come from Extra-Community Areas: In these cases, as in France or Malta, Spain requests a certificate for a negative PCR (72 hours before travel) or antigen (24 hours) along with the full vaccination schedule for this last area of travellers. It is also possible to prove that COVID-19 has passed in the last six months.