Do I need vaccines or COVID tests?





Travelers will no longer need certificate of vaccination, recovery or negative coronavirus test to enter Spain if they come from other countries of the European Union and the Schengen area.

After more than two years of pandemic, summer 2022 has arrived in Europe hoping to return to normality in international tourism. Or, at least, get closer to it, because some few Member States maintain access control measures due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

RTVE.es collects country to country restrictions and entry requirements, if you travel within the European Union or if you land from the rest of the world.

Germany

To travel to Germany it is no longer necessary show a certificate of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test. All measures have been liftedfrom June 1, 2022 for EU and external travelers.

By reciprocity, entry is currently restricted only to travelers arriving from China, although there are exceptions for residents and citizens of Germany and the European Economic Area and their close relatives, among others.

Belgium

At the end of May 2022all COVID-19 travel restrictions have been lifted in Belgiumso vaccination or recovery certificates or COVID-19 tests are no longer required for passengers arriving from other countries in the European Union or from outside the Schengen area.

The country reserves the possibility of establishing restrictions on countries considered at risk due to the appearance of a new variant, but now no area or region appears on the list.

Bulgaria

Bulgaria hasremoved all restrictions to travelers due to the pandemic and, therefore, it is no longer necessary to present vaccination or recovery certificates or negative results in tests for the disease. This applies equally to travelers from the European Union and the rest of the world.

Cyprus

Since June 1, Cyprus does not apply COVID-19 travel restrictions. It is no longer necessary to present a certificate of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or negative test results.

Croatia

Those traveling to Croatia this summer They will not have to present any vaccination or recovery certificate or COVID-19 test results., regardless of its origin. They will also not have to fill out an entry form to the country nor will they have to quarantine.

Denmark

Travelers to Denmark are not required to be vaccinated or present a document proving recovery from COVID-19 or a negative COVID-19 test.all entry restrictions to the country lifted due to the pandemic.

Slovakia

They have already been all entry measures in Slovakia lifted due to the coronavirus pandemic. Travelers, from within or outside the European Union, are not required to provide proof of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19, or a negative test result.

Slovenia

Slovenia has all travel restrictions lifted due to the coronavirus pandemic and quarantines or certificates of vaccination, recovery or negative tests for the virus are no longer required when entering the country.

Spain

Spain has lifted all COVID-19 restrictions for travelers arriving from countries in the European Union or the Schengen zone. However, it will be subject to controls and the vaccination certificate, recovery or negative test for the coronavirus to those who enter the country by plane or boat, coming from non-EU territories.

The “complete vaccination” for the certificate it involves only the first two doses if less than nine months have passed since the second puncture. If more time has passed, those over 18 years of age will need to have received a third booster dose. For minors, the first two are always enough.

If you are not vaccinated, you can provide an official document certifying thatCOVID-19 has passed in the last six months or who has tested negative in a test taken just before the trip. Both are validantigen test (carried out 24 hours before the trip) as the PCR (72 hours).

Estonia

Estonian authorities have recently lifted entry control measures to non-Schengen countries. Therefore, no travelers to Estonia will have COVID-19 restrictions. You can enter without a certificate of vaccination, recovery or COVID-19 test, regardless of the country of origin.

Finland

At the moment, no COVID-19 control measures are applied to travelers arriving in Finland, whether from the European Union or other territories in the world.

France

France has been one of the last countries to lift restrictions, but no longer required certificate of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19 or negative results in coronavirus tests to enter its territory.

Greece

AlreadyThere are no COVID-19 restrictions on travel to Greece, from the European Union or countries outside the community space. Thus, from May 1, 2022, travelers do not have to present a certificate of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative coronavirus test result.

Hungary

On March 7, Hungary removed all restrictions to travelers due to the pandemic and, therefore, it is no longer necessary to present vaccination or recovery certificates or negative results in tests for the disease. This applies equally to travelers from the European Union and the rest of the world.

Ireland

Those traveling to Ireland this summer, from the European Union or the rest of the world, no longer have to worry about their vaccination certificate, recovery or the negative result of a PCR test carried out in the last few hours. The country lifted all its restrictions in spring 2022.

Iceland

Iceland – which is not part of the EU, but is part of the Schengen area – has no restrictions or entry requirements in force for travelers arriving by sea or air.

Italy

Italy has eliminated all conditions of entry to the country due to the pandemic as of June 1, 2022. Therefore, a certificate of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19 or negative results in virus tests will no longer be requested.

Latvia

From April 1, 2022, Latvia does not require vaccination or recovery certificates or negative results in COVID-19 tests to enter by air from any other country. Like other European governments, Latvian authorities are considering maintaining these measures for “high-risk” regions, although no country is currently included.

Lithuania

To travel to Lithuania no longer needed show a certificate of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test. All measures have been liftedfrom May 31, 2022 for EU and external travelers.

malt

Malta has also lifted its restrictions, which remained in place at the beginning of the summer. But since July 25, already does not require vaccination or recovery certificates or negative results in COVID-19 tests to enter by air from any other country.

Norway

Norway, which belongs to the Schengen area, does not subject travelers to special controls for COVID-19, regardless of the country they come from. The country’s authorities do not require proof of vaccination, recovery or illness, nor do they establish quarantines upon arrival.

Netherlands

The Netherlands does not subject travelers arriving from countries in the European Union and the Schengen area to access controls. However, they must present a certificate of complete vaccination, recovery or a negative COVID-19 test. those who land from non-EU territories.

The Dutch health authorities accept all vaccines authorized by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the World Health Organization (WHO). For those over 18 years of age, they will be three doses necessaryif more than nine months have passed since the second puncture.

If you are not vaccinated, you can provide an official document certifying that you have had COVID-19 in the last six months or that you have tested negative in a test taken just before the trip.

Poland

Poland has removed all restrictions to travelers due to the pandemic and, therefore, it is no longer necessary to present vaccination or recovery certificates or negative results in tests for the disease. This applies equally to travelers from the European Union and the rest of the world.

Portugal

From July 1, travelers entering PortugalThey will no longer be obligated to present a negative COVID-19 test, nor a vaccination or recovery certificate, regardless of whether they arrive from the European Union or the rest of the world.

Czech Republic

Since April 9, Czech Republic has lifted entry controls to prevent coronavirus infections. Therefore, travelers arriving from anywhere in the world are no longer required to present proof of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test result.

Romania

Travel to Romania They no longer imply COVID certificates of vaccination, recovery or negative test. Passengers, regardless of their origin, will also not have to fill out an entry form into the country nor will they have to quarantine.

Sweden

On April 1, 2022, Sweden has already removed all restrictions to travelers due to the pandemic and, therefore, it is no longer necessary to present vaccination or recovery certificates or negative results in tests for the disease. This applies equally to travelers from the European Union and the rest of the world.

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