While many European countries have removed Covid-19 related travel restrictions, including Italy for June, there are some countries where it is still mandatory to test and carry Covid-19 vaccination or recovery certificates. 19.
Here’s a look at what’s happening for June 2022.
Countries in Europe without travel restrictions
There are currently 30 destinations in Europe that do not have Covid-19 restrictions in place: Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom
This means that regardless of vaccination history, it is not necessary to present documents relating to the state of health of a traveler.
European countries with travel restrictions in place
The following countries still apply travel restrictions across Europe:
- Estonia – arrivals from outside the EU/EEA must present proof of their vaccination status, recovery certificate or negative test result or they must self-isolate for 7 days.
- Finland – only fully vaccinated people can visit Finland, which means having received a booster shot within 270 days of the second vaccination. Unvaccinated travelers are not permitted to take non-essential travel. These rules could be abandoned at the end of June.
- France – although France has eased many of its travel restrictions, it has different rules depending on whether a person is vaccinated or not and which country they are traveling from. Most countries are listed in green, from which people can travel for non-essential travel and fully vaccinated travelers can enter without testing requirements.
- Malta – since June 6 there are no longer mandatory quarantine requirements, but anyone arriving in the country must be in possession of a vaccination certificate, recovery document or test result negative Covid-19 test.
- Netherlands – an entry ban is still in place for all travelers arriving from outside the EU/Schengen area to the Netherlands, except those who can prove they are vaccinated or who can present a recovery certificate.
- Portugal – anyone traveling to mainland Portugal would need proof of vaccination, recovery status or a negative test result. However, Madeira and the Azores have lifted all their restrictions, regardless of vaccination status.
- Slovakia – Slovak authorities allow visitors with a recovery or vaccination certificate and, in some rarer cases, a negative test result.
- Spain – the country recently dropped the requirement for travelers coming from inside the EU/Schengen area to present documents relating to their Covid-19 status. However, from outside the EU/EEA region, travelers must present proof of vaccination, recovery or a negative test result, either a PCR taken within 72 hours or an antigen taken within 48 hours.