I hope you and your family are doing well and in good health.
There is pent-up
longing for travel to Europe. I have listed the latest travel
requirements for the vaccinated and the unvaccinated. Please note
these requirements can change day to day. Below I have listed the
most highly requested destinations. The unvaccinated continue to
meet more challenges for travel.
travelers allowed (with an EMA-approved vaccine) with proof of
vaccination, no more than 270 days prior to arrival.
travelers allowed, but if they have not had Covid-19 in the past 180
days, they must arrive with a negative Covid-19 test result (a PCR test
taken within 72 hours prior to arrival or a rapid antigen test taken
within 48 hours prior to arrival), or carry out a test within 24 hours
after entry. The U.S. is still on Austria's safe list.
travelers allowed, providing the inoculaton happened in the past 270
days (or if they can prove they have had Covid-19).
travelers allowed, with proof of a negative PCT test result taken no
more than 72 hours before arrival at the Croatian border.
Otherwise, passengers must enter a 10-day quarantine.
for tourism must also show proof of paid accommodation for the entirety
of their stay upon arrival.
travelers allowed. Anyone who is vaccinated can arrive into the
country with proof-minors do not need to be vaccinated but children over
the age of 12 must have a certificate showing negative Covid PCR
travelers allowed. Everyone aged over 12 must present a negative
Covid-19 PCR or RAT test result not taken more than 72 hours before
travelers allowed with a negative Covid-19 test result. "Proof of
vaccination or proof of recovery is not sufficient" because the U.S. is
currently classified a high-risk area.
travelers allowed with a negative Covid-19 test result and they must
quarantine for ten days.
travelers allowed but must have taken a Covid-19 PCR test and received a
negative result no more than 72 hours before departure, a negative RAT
test result taken no more than 48 hours before arrival or proof of
having had Covid-19 in the past 30-180 days. Arrivals may also be
subject to random testing.
travelers allowed and most passengers must have a negative test (PCR or
rapid antigen) taken within 72 hours of departure. Beginning
August 30, passengers recovered from Covid-19 who have proof of positive
PCT test taken 14 to 180 days prior to the flight do not have to supply
a negative test to board.
travelers allowed buy only with a negative PCR test result, taken no
more than 72 hours before departure (antigen tests are not allowed) and
they then must enter a five day quarantine.
travelers allowed. From outside the EU + area (and this now
includes the U.K.), vaccinated passengers and people who can prove they
have had Covid-19 in the past 180 days do not need to do anything else.
travelers allowed with a negative PCR Covid-19 test result taken within
72 hours before arrival and quarantine for 14 days (people can "test
out" after day 5 with a negative result).
travelers allowed with a negative Covid-19 test result, taken no more
than 72 hours before arrival (antigen or PCR) even if they are
vaccinated or have had Covid-19 in the past 180 days. Visitors
from the U.S. have been placed on a new list that will last until at
least October 25.
travelers allowed with a negative Covid-19 test result and must enter a
five day quarantine, even if the Covid-19 test result is negative.
travelers allowed for anyone who is vaccinated with one of the following
vaccines: Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Janssen/Johnson &
Johnson, Sinopharm/BIBP and Sinovac. There are no further travel
restrictions (the same is true for anyone who can prove they have had
travelers allow with a negative Covid-19 test result (a PCR test, no
older than 72 hours or a negative antigen test, no older than 48 hours).
Although we will be able to
enter these countries (with all of the proper protocols), we must also
be aware of what can be expected after we arrive at the airport and
require a pre-arrival entry form which must be filled out online before
required in many indoor venues, on public transportation, and in some
cases also outside. Please check country specifics as N95 masks
may be required indoors while cloth masks can be worn outdoors.
*Many museums and
other venues require reservations in advance. Also, restaurants
have indoor dining capacity restrictions and therefore require advanced
*Please check the
CDC, individual U.S. Embassy, tourist office websites and reopen Europe.
"...my soul is full of longing
the secret of the sea.
the heart of the great ocean,
Sends a thrilling pulse through me."
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow