Travel in Europe: two major players drop their travel restrictions for June

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Despite travelers’ fears over inflation, safety around Covid-19 and huge staff shortages in the travel and hospitality industry, stats indicate that this summer will be one of the “trips of revenge because more and more people are on the move.

Many European countries have eased travel restrictions for most of May. However, Italy and Germany are removing travel restrictions, at least temporarily. starting June 1, according to Forbes.

The Italian Ministry of Health has announced that it will not renew the obligation which expires on May 31 for travelers to present a vaccination, recovery or test certificate on arrival, regardless of the country of origin. or departure.

Italy removed the need to complete a passenger locator form on May 31.

Karl Lauterbach, the German Minister of Health has announced that the 3G rule to enter the country will be suspended until September. The 3G rule currently requires travelers to present a valid vaccination, recovery or test certificate to enter the country.

It will be reviewed after the summer season depending on Covid infection rates.

The rules are always the same for those traveling to Spain. If you are traveling to Spain for tourism, you must show valid proof of one of the following:

  • being fully vaccinated. Your vaccination status must meet the validity period requirements of the Spanish authorities
  • a negative Covid-19 test: either a PCR carried out within 72 hours before departure or an antigen test carried out within 24 hours before departure
  • who have recovered from Covid-19 in the last 6 months. You can also use a medical certificate or recovery file to prove your Covid-19 status upon entry into Spain

There are different entry requirements for children under 12 years old.

Travelers from the UK who can either prove they are fully immunized, have recovered from a previous COVID-19 infection within the last 6 months, or who are under the age of 12 years old, do not need to complete the Spanish Travel Health Check form. Anyone else must complete the Spanish Travel Health Screening Form no later than 48 hours before traveling to Spain

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