THE DESTINATION GAZETTE-FALL 2021

Hello everyone!  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.

Austria (EU)

Vaccinated-U.S. travelers allowed (with an EMA-approved vaccine) with proof of vaccination, no more than 270 days prior to arrival.

Unvaccinated-U.S. 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.

Croatia (EU)

Vaccinated-U.S. travelers allowed, providing the inoculaton happened in the past 270 days (or if they can prove they have had Covid-19).

Unvaccinated-U.S. 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. 

Everyone arriving for tourism must also show proof of paid accommodation for the entirety of their stay upon arrival.

France (EU)

Vaccinated-U.S. 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 results.

Unvaccinated-U.S. travelers allowed.  Everyone aged over 12 must present a negative Covid-19 PCR or RAT test result not taken more than 72 hours before boarding.

Germany (EU)

Vaccinated-U.S. 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.

Unvaccinated-U.S. travelers allowed with a negative Covid-19 test result and they must quarantine for ten days.

Greece (EU)

Vaccinated-U.S. travelers allowed.

Unvaccinated-U.S. 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.

Iceland (Schengen)

Vaccinated-U.S. 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.

Unvaccinated-U.S. 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.

Ireland (EU)

Vaccinated-U.S. 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.

Unvaccinated-U.S. 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).

Italy (EU)

Vaccinated-U.S. 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.

Unvaccinated-U.S. 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.

Switzerland (Schengen)

Vaccinated-U.S. 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 the virus).

Unvaccinated-U.S. 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 afterwards. 

*Some countries require a pre-arrival entry form which must be filled out online before departure.

*Masks are 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 reservations.

*Please check the CDC, individual U.S. Embassy, tourist office websites and reopen Europe.

 

"...my soul is full of longing

For the secret of the sea.

And the heart of the great ocean,

Sends a thrilling pulse through me."

-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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