Europe Travel: No Masks Required in These EU Countries

Europe travel restrictions are being eased across the region. 15 countries now have much less paperwork and tests to enter the EU. Greece, for example, will also lift its travel restrictions starting May.

Many European countries have still enacted mask mandates.

  • They will be worn in public indoor spaces throughout Greece until June, while Italy requires them.
  • FFP2 masks in Austria are required at supermarkets. reports The Telegraph. In many parts of Germany, masks can be legally required at shops and public transport.
  • France relaxed its mandate to wear face masks at public places in March. However, they are still required in transport hubs like train stations and medical facilities. France shares similar rules with Spain and Portugal.

These countries are completely free from masks: The Nordic countries (Denmark and Iceland, Finland and Norway), the Eastern European countries, Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland and Romania, and Croatia, Czech Republic and Estonia.

After a Florida federal judge ruled that the 14 month-old directive was illegal, the U.S. recently removed its mask mandate from planes and trains. class=”color-link” data-ga-track=”ExternalLink:https://www.reuters.com/legal/government/us-judge-rules-mask-mandate-transport-unlawful-overturning-biden-effort-2022-04-18/” href=”https://www.reuters.com/legal/government/us-judge-rules-mask-mandate-transport-unlawful-overturning-biden-effort-2022-04-18/” rel=”nofollow noopener noreferrer” target=”_blank” title=”https://www.reuters.com/legal/government/us-judge-rules-mask-mandate-transport-unlawful-overturning-biden-effort-2022-04-18/”>as reported by Reuters. Immediately afterwards, American Airlines, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and national train line Amtrak rescinded their face mask requirements too.

The U.K. has a policy that requires face masks depending on the rules in the destination country. EasyJet, a leading U.K. airline, no longer requires a face mask on flights to Northern Ireland and Jersey, Isle of Man. British Airways and Virgin also confirmed that they no longer require a mask when crossing the Atlantic.

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