Europe Travel Restrictions

Pandemic entry requirements wane as war returns to Europe...


A lot has happened since the last update to this guide. The world reeled and rose up in support of Ukraine as Russia began its invasion.

Pandemic entry requirements around the world, including in Europe, began loosening for what seems like the first time in a long time. The EU began recommending that fully vaccinated or boosted individuals should no longer have to adhere to testing requirements for entry into EU member states, with countries like France and Portugal following along with the recommendation.

Additionally, Ireland and Iceland have dropped all of their entry requirements and restrictions, two of the first to do so in Europe.


Austria

Travelers entering Austria can do so provided they present a recent negative COVID-19 test, proof of full vaccination or proof of a recent recovery. This applies to everyone over twelve years of age. Those who do not provide any of these will have to fill out the Pre-Travel Clearance form and are required to quarantine upon arrival.The U.S. State Department has considered Austria a Level 4 risk country since last October due to COVID-19.


Croatia

Travelers can enter Croatia provided they provide proof of full vaccination completed no more than 365 days prior, a negative COVID-19 test or proof of a recent recovery. If they satisfy none of these, then they must test upon arrival and self-isolate for ten days or until they receive a negative result.


Travelers must also provide proof of paid-for accommodations and fill out the Enter Croatia web form to upload all the required documents. Currently the country has capacity limits and a mask mandate in place. The State Department classified the country as a Level 4 risk, advising Americans not to travel to the country due to the pandemic.


Germany

Vaccinated Americans can enter Germany without any extra entry requirements. Children between the ages of 6 and 12 can enter if they provide proof of a recent negative test, recovery or full vaccination. Unvaccinated individuals will need to provide proof of a need to enter the country. The U.S. State Department currently classifies Germany as a Level 4 risk country due to COVID-19.


Italy

Through March 31, Americans can enter Italy provided they show proof of vaccination no more than 270 days prior to arrival or are boosted, a recent COVID-19 recovery certificate or a recent negative test result. They must also fill out the EU Digital Passport Locator Form.


Travelers are required to undergo a quarantine and testing regime if they don't satisfy the above entry requirements.Travelers are currently required to have a Super Green Pass in order to stay in hotels or to use public transportation through March 31, but these passes are only available for fully vaccinated individuals or those who have recovered from the virus. Italy is currently classified as a Level 4 risk due to COVID-19.


Netherlands

American travelers entering the Netherlands must either provide proof of full vaccination or a recent recovery and test negative prior to entry. Those who do not satisfy the above requirements may have to submit to a quarantine regimen. The Netherlands is currently classified as a Level 4 risk due to COVID-19.



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