Many of the 27 European Union countries (plus the Schengen/EEA region) are easing Covid-related travel restrictions throughout Europe.
So, if you’re planning a trip, here’s the situation across the region, with over 25 countries having removed all travel restrictions, as reported by The Telegraph.
However, it’s worth remembering that some of the big holiday destinations–France, Germany, Italy and Spain–still require some paperwork and proof of vaccination/testing.
European countries do not have travel restrictions based on Covid
These countries have eliminated all travel restrictions
- Denmark, Hungary and Ireland, Latvia, Norway, Poland. Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia and Netherlands were all open to visitors without any Covid-related paperwork .
- Greece and Croatia, Czech Republic , Bulgaria and Lithuania opened their doors to visitors in May. This removed the need for documentation regarding Covid vaccinations and testing for arrivals into the country. The mask mandate for Greece remains in effect until June.
European countries that have some Covid-related travel restrictions
However, there are still many European countries that require paperwork in relation to Covid-19.
- These countries often require proof of vaccination, a negative Covid-19 result or proof that you have recovered.
- Some cases have different rules depending on whether people are vaccinated. Others, like France, further segregate people based on where they travel from.
- The following list includes countries in Europe that have travel restrictions in effect as of May 2022: Austria, Belgium (Cyprus), Estonia, Finland and Spain.
Two budget European airlines recently launched new routes across Europe for anyone looking to fly between the U.S.A. and Europe this summer.