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Holidays abroad? Find out what travel rules apply in Europe

An EU vaccination certificate makes it easier to travel in Europe on public holidays. Increased restrictions will also not affect people who are recovering or with a negative test for coronavirus. However, additional restrictions await Poles traveling to Portugal, the Czech Republic, Germany, Switzerland, Greece, Norway and Malta.

Portugal will be in a state of natural disaster by March 20, 2022, and people arriving by air must present a negative test or medical certificate confirming the passage of COVID-19 for the last 6 months. Evidence of vaccination is not accepted. It is complied with only at the land border, but only for travelers arriving from EU regions with low levels of infection according to the classification of the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

Those arriving from Poland, which is marked in red on the ECDC map, taking into account infection levels over the past 14 days (as well as most of the continent), must submit a PCR test for the last 72 hours or an antigen test for 48 hours. or a European covid certificate confirming recovery at the border. In Poland, people who enter the restaurant need a traditionally clear European certificate.


Due to the large number of cases, the German federal government classifies Poland as a high-risk area. Therefore, every person leaving Poland for Germany who has not been fully vaccinated or cured must undergo a 10-day quarantine, from which they can be released after receiving a negative test result no earlier than five days after entry. . For children under 12 years of age, quarantine lasts five days. The 3G rule (geimfpt, genesen, getestet, ie vaccinated, rehabilitated, tested) and the requirement to cover the face in cable cars apply on ski slopes.

Czech Republic

When entering the Czech Republic, unvaccinated Polish citizens must present a negative PCR test no earlier than 72 hours before arrival. In addition, they must perform an additional PCR test between the fifth and seventh day after arrival, and to get the result they must wear an FFP2 mask everywhere far from home.


All travelers arriving in Switzerland from abroad must register their arrival online 48 hours before arrival, and persons over 16 must also submit a negative PCR test (not older than 72 hours). This applies to both vaccinated and recovering. The test must be repeated between the fourth and seventh day of arrival, it can also be an antigen test. Across the country, a covid certificate is required when entering restaurants or recreation areas, a mask is required in vehicles and shops, but in some cantons there may be more stringent requirements.


Greece is still open to fully vaccinated tourists, as well as to those infected with COVID-19 in the last 90 days, with a certificate of recovery valid only 30 days after the first positive test result. Unvaccinated must undergo a PCR test that will be negative within 72 hours, or the antigen test is valid for 48 hours. In the country, be sure to wear masks in an enclosed space. Vaccination or recovery information is required when entering restaurants or museums, and no tests are required. You can enter shopping malls and eateries with outdoor seating after presenting a test (or certificate of vaccination or recovery).


From December 12, isolation in Austria is gradually coming to an end, which makes it possible to travel again for tourist purposes. On Sunday, among others, Tyrol and Vorarlberg, on Friday – Salzburg, Styria and Carinthia, and from December 20 – Vienna. Although there is a European covid certificate for entry, only vaccination or recovery (2G) certificates for people over 12 will be accepted in the country. Special FFP2 masks should be worn in closed public places. In the capital, children over the age of 6 must pass a PCR test. The 2G rule also applies to slopes.


Before arriving in France, you must complete the online passenger search form (dPLF). In public places and on long-distance public transport, people over the age of 12 must have a health certificate confirming vaccination, recovery or a negative PCR test result (within the last 72 hours). Wearing masks must be indoors and outdoors, where many people gather, including at Christmas fairs. You do not need a covid passport to use the extracts, but you should cover your face with a mask.


Entry into Italy is subject to dPLF and covid, confirmation of vaccination within the last 9 months, recovery up to 6 months earlier, negative PCR result 72 hours ago or antigen test 48 hours ago. Most public places are needed, in particular. in hotels, on ski slopes and in public transport. Until January 15, the so-called Super Green Pass, needed at the entrance to restaurants, as well as for cultural and sporting events that can only be obtained by cured and vaccinated people.


Norway has the strictest rules for entering Scandinavia. All travelers, including those vaccinated, must register at entrynorway.no prior to entry and then be tested for COVID-19 at the border or within 24 hours of arrival.


In connection with the exacerbation of coronavirus infection in Spain in November, several autonomous communities tightened sanitary rules. From 1 December, people arriving in the Canary Islands must have a vaccine passport or a document confirming a negative COVID-19 test or a medical certificate confirming the presence of the disease. Regions that have restricted access to restaurants and entertainment under certain conditions include Aragon, Catalonia, Galicia, Navarre, the Balearic Islands and Valencia. There, customers need medical documents confirming the absence of coronavirus.


Vacationers from Poland can fly to Malta by presenting the dPLF and the EU covid certificate, which confirms that they have completed a full course of vaccination against COVID-19. People who do not have such a certificate, even those who have an infection or a current negative test result, will be sent to a 14-day self-paying quarantine (about 100 euros per night). Vaccination certificates are required for travelers 12 years of age and older. This is not necessary for children under 5 years of age. Children between the ages of 5 and 11 who accompany vaccinated parents and people who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons will avoid quarantine if they test negative by PCR before 72 hours.

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