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UPDATED: Where can I travel in Europe? A list of COVID entry rules for every European country

As the world opens back up, travel restrictions continue to change. Here's the latest news.
As the world opens back up, travel restrictions continue to change. Here's the latest news.   -   Copyright  Canva
By Hannah Brown  & Euronews Travel

Most countries still have some travel restrictions in place in a bid to control the spread of COVID-19.

The latest big changes include:

  • Luxembourg, Netherlands, France, Malta, Portugal, Finland, Germany, Estonia, Italy, Cyprus, Austria and Greece no longer have any COVID-19 travel restrictions for visitors.

  • Passengers flying in the EU no longer need to wear masks in airports or aboard flights. Some countries have chosen to ignore this ruling and still require masks. Check the rules before you fly here

  • Visitors to Belgium from outside the EU no longer need to show any COVID-19 paperwork to enter. 

  • Masks are no longer mandatory in Spain and mainland Portugal, except on public transport.

This article is updated regularly, but rules can change quickly. So please check official government advice before travelling.

Albania

  • There are currently no COVID-19 travel restrictions for those wishing to visit Albania.

Andorra

  • Travel to and from the country is open but access to Andorra requires passing through either Spain or France, so check their travel restrictions, too, before planning your trip.

More information here.

Austria

  • All COVID-19 entry restrictions have been lifted for those visiting Austria. 

  • While face masks are no longer required in most parts of the country, you must still wear a FFP2 face mask on public transport and in pharmacies in Vienna.

  • More information here.

Belarus

  • All travel to Belarus should be avoided, due to the risk of arbitrary enforcement of local laws and the armed conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

  • It's still possible to travel to Belarus by air under certain restrictions, but land travel for leisure is currently banned.

  • There are currently no COVID-19 travel restrictions for entering Belarus.

More information here.

Belgium

  • Belgium have now scrapped all their COVID=19 travel restrictions for all visitors.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Tourists can now visit Bosnia and Herzegovina with no COVID-19 travel restrictions.

  • People now only need to wear mask in healthcare facilities.

  • The Bosnia and Herzegovina border police are publishing regular updates about foreign travel here.

Bulgaria

  • Bulgaria no longer requires visitors to provide proof of vaccination or a negative test to enter the country.

More information here.

Croatia

  • All travellers may enter Croatia without any COVID-19 restrictions.

More information here.

Cyprus

  • All COVID-19 entry requirements for Cyprus have been dropped.

  • You no longer need to wear a face mask indoors, except in high-risk areas such as hospitals public transport and pharmacies.

  • More information here.

Czech Republic

  • There are no longer any COVID-19 entry restrictions for EU or Non-EU travellers visiting Czech Republic.

More information here.

Denmark

  • Denmark has dropped all travel restrictions for international tourists. 

  • Rules may be re-introduced at short notice for high risk countries. The government says it has a 'handbrake' it can activate if concerning variants emerge.

More information here.

Estonia

  • Estonia has scrapped all COVID-19 travel restrictions for visitors from every country.

Finland

  • Travel to Finland is now restriction-free for all visitors. Visitors from the EU, Schengen travel areas and green list countries can enter Finland with no travel restrictions.

  • The Finnish Border Guard gives advice on cross-border traffic by phone and email. The service is available in Finnish, Swedish and English on weekdays between 8.00 and 16.00 at +358 295 420 100. Questions can also be sent by email to rajavartiolaitos@raja.fi.

More information here.

France

  • All visitors can now enter France without any COVID paperwork. 

  • It is no longer mandatory to wear a mask in healthcare settings thought it is still encouraged.

  • More information here.

Germany

  • Connected to the EU Digital COVID Certificate (EUDCC), which allows restriction-free travel across all EU and EEA countries following proof of vaccination and a negative COVID test.

  • All travellers can now enter Germany without showing any COVID-19 paperwork. This is expected to be in place until 31 January 2023

  • However, due to a lack of a reciprocity agreement between the two countries, this doesn't apply to those travelling from the People’s Republic of China who still need to provide an essential reason for their entry to Germany.

  • From 1 October anyone over the age of 14 will have to wear a FFP2 facemask on long distance trains in Germany. Children aged 6-13 also have to wear a facemask but it doesn't have to be a FFP2.

Find out more here.

Greece

  •  All travellers can enter Greece without any COVID-19 restrictions. 

  • If you test positive whilst you're there, you no longer have to quarantine. Though if you want to take public transport whilst infected you will need to wear an FFP2 or a KN95 face mask. 

  • Masks are now only mandatory in healthcare settings and on urban public transport.

  • More information here.

Hungary

  • All travellers can visit Hungary without any COVID-19 restrictions.

  • Masks are no longer mandatory except for in hospitals and other health care venues.

More information here.

Iceland

  • Iceland has dropped all domestic and border restrictions. This means that no restrictions will be enforced at the border and all passengers will be able to enter Iceland whether they are vaccinated or not.

  • More information here.

Ireland

  • Travellers who plan to enter Ireland are no longer subject to entry requirements after the authorities decided to abolish all the restrictions imposed due to the COVID-19.

  • Though mandatory mask wearing has been scrapped, the Irish government advises that masks continue to be worn on public transport.

  • More information here.

Italy

  • Visitors to Italy are no longer required to show any COVID-19 paperwork to enter. 

  • Masks will still be required on public transport. Although not mandatory, masks are still recommended at large indoor and crowded outdoor events. This is expected to be in place until 22 June. 

  • More information here.

Kosovo

  • All arrivals to Kosovo are required to demonstrate that they have either received three doses of a COVID-19 vaccination, have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 90 days or proof of two doses and a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of arrival.
  • Medical staff are present at border crossings and you may be subject to a health check, especially if you are showing symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Whilst in Kosovo, you must wear a mask on public transport and in all indoor public places as well as respecting one metre social distancing rules.
  • More information here.

Latvia

  • All travellers are now welcome in Latvia, regardless of vaccination status, and with no need to take a COVID test.

More information here.

Liechtenstein

  • There are currently no COVID-19 restrictions for travellers visiting Liechtenstein.

  • Liechtenstein follows Switzerland's travel advice, so make sure you check their restrictions at the time of travel.

Lithuania

  • There are no COVID-19 travel restrictions for any visitors to Lithuania.

More information here.

Luxembourg

  • From 1 October visitors from all countries can enter Luxembourg restriction-free.

More information here.

Malta

  • There are currently no restrictions for travellers hoping to visit to Malta from any country.

  • You no longer need to wear masks in Malta except on flights, hospitals and in care homes.

More information here.

Moldova

  • Moldova has lifted its travel restrictions, meaning no COVID certificate, test or other documentation is required to enter the country.

  • In light of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Moldovan airspace is currently restricted.

More information here.

Monaco

  • There are no longer any requirements to show COVID-19 paperwork to enter Monaco.

More information here.

Montenegro

  • Travellers can enter Montenegro without any COVID-19 certificates.
  • Masks must still be worn in indoor public places and on public transport, including taxis.

More information here.

Netherlands

  • There are no longer any COVID-19 entry requirements for travellers visiting the Netherlands.

More information here.

North Macedonia

  • The borders are open in North Macedonia and you do not need to show any COVID-19 certificates to enter.

  • There is still a requirement to wear masks in hospitals, pharmacies and on public transport.

More information here.

Norway

  • All visitors can now travel to Norway without any COVID-19 restrictions.

More information here.

Poland

  • Poland has scrapped all entry rules for both EU and non-EU travellers.

More information here.

Portugal

  • There are no COVID travel restrictions for anyone wishing to enter Portugal. 

  • Masks are still required on planes and other forms of public transport. This mandate has been extended until at least 31 August. 

  • Masks are no longer required in airports or ferry terminals in Madeira but they are still compulsory on public transport and in healthcare facilities.

More information here.

Romania

  • All travel restrictions imposed due to COVID-19 no longer apply when entering Romania. That means travellers arriving in Romania are exempt from providing a pre-departure test, on-arrival or post-arrival test or proof of vaccination.

More information here.

Russia

  • Travel to Russia is not advised due to the lack of available flight options to return to Europe, and the increased volatility in the Russian economy.

  • On 24 February 2022 Russia launched a large scale invasion of Ukraine which is ongoing.

  • All arrivals into Russia will be temperature checked and will be required to provide a negative PCR test result dated within 48 hours prior to arrival. This applies regardless of vaccination status.

  • All foreign passengers must complete a travel form before arriving in Russia. These are usually handed out by cabin crew on arriving flights.

More information about Russia's COVID-19 response here.

San Marino

  • Connected to the EU Digital COVID Certificate (EUDCC), which allows restriction-free travel across all EU and EEA countries following proof of vaccination and a negative COVID test.
  • Currently all travellers can enter San Marino without any restrictions, however countries could be added back onto the exception list at short notice so double check before you travel.
  • If you are accessing San Marino through Italy, you’ll need to check Italy’s travel advice before you set off.
  • Masks are still required on public transport and in healthcare facilities. This is expected to be in place until 30 September 2022.

More information here

Serbia

  • There are no restrictions on entering the Republic of Serbia.

  • You must still wear face masks in health facilities and it is recommended to wear them in busy indoor public places.

More information here.

Slovakia

  • All travellers can now enter Slovakia without any COVID-19 restrictions.

More information here.

Slovenia

  • There are currently no travel restrictions for anyone wishing to visit Slovenia.
  • You must still wear a mask on public transport.

More information here.

Spain

  • Connected to the EU Digital COVID Certificate (EUDCC), which allows restriction-free travel across all EU and EEA countries following proof of vaccination and a negative COVID test.

  • Visitors from EU or Schengen Areas no longer need to show any COVID documents to enter Spain. 

  • Travellers from outside the EU and Schengen Area, including Great Britain must be able to present proof of vaccination, a recovery certificate or a negative test. This rule has been extended until 15 November 2022 but it is no longer necessary to fill in a Spanish health form.

  • To be considered fully vaccinated you must have received a second or third dose in the last 9 months (270 days).  Children under 12 years old are exempt when travelling with an adult. 

  • Masks are still required in healthcare settings and on public transport.

More information here.

Sweden

  • All travellers can enter Sweden without any COVID-19 restrictions.

  • Non-vaccinated people are recommended to avoid crowded, indoor places.

More information here.

Switzerland

  • All travellers can enter Switzerland with no COVID-19 restrictions.

More information here.

Türkiye (Turkey)

  • All visitors to Turkey, now called Türkiye, can enter the country with no restrictions whether they have been vaccinated or not. 
  • Turkish Airlines have published a country-by-country breakdown of flight restrictions to Türkiye.

Ukraine

Travel to Ukraine is not recommended at present due to the ongoing conflict. Check your own country’s foreign travel guidance for more information.

United Kingdom

  • The UK has abolished all remaining COVID-19 travel restrictions for all arrivals from other countries. 

  • The government recommend masks in busy, public places and you must wear still wear them in hospitals.

  • Rules for travel into and out of Wales are available here.

  • Rules for travel into and out of Scotland are available here.

  • Rules for travel into and out of Northern Ireland are available here.

Vatican City

  • Vatican City has reopened its doors to tourists following the easing of Italy's travel restrictions.

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