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Travel safely during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.                       ShareShare

Which country and under what conditions can you visit in times of covid-19?

In the perspective of borders reopened to tourists after the covid-19 pandemic, it is important to know if, under what conditions and with what formalities you can visit a foreign country. Indeed, even if a country accepts the arrival of foreign tourists during or after the covid-19 pandemic, it generally imposes special formalities and conditions that were not in force before the pandemic.

The reliable sources of information about these conditions and formalities vary greatly from country to country. Often up-to-date official information is only available in the local language. Much of the available information is not always kept up to date.

To properly inform you about the travel restrictions in force abroad during covid-19, we have created a new section "Covid-19" under our general heading "Information" of different countries you may want to visit. As with all our other topics, this section works thus by country of destination.

Currently, the new section is available mainly for Mediterranean destinations (Morocco, PortugalSpain, Balearic Islands, France, Italy, SardiniaSicily, Croatia, Malta, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey), the Canary Islands, Madeira and Azores, Austria, the Czech Republic, some countries in Southeast Asia (Thailand and Cambodia), Australia, New Zealand, and the islands of the Indian Ocean (Mauritius, Réunion, Seychelles, Madagascar, Maldives). Other destinations will be added.

In this new section, you will find links to the official regulations of those countries in relation to covid-19, their travel restrictions and, if applicable, the form that foreign visitors must fill out before going to the country. We have added also links to relevant international sources of information, such as the IATA Travel Center (in English only) or, for the European Union, Reopen Europa (multilingual site), which have the merit of providing a reliable and up-to-date summary of travel regulations for each destination country. In the new section, you will also find information on the state of the pandemic in the concerned country.

In times of covid-19, your possibilities and conditions for traveling abroad generally depend as much on the travel regulations of your own country (your home country) as on those of your destination country (the country you plan to visit ). This is why, in each case, we have also included in the new section a reference to the travel advice that the authorities of several countries provide to their nationals who plan to travel to a foreign country. Even more than in other circumstances, these authorities have ensured that their travel advice is constantly updated throughout the pandemic. It is therefore in your best interest to also consult the travel advice from your own country.

In the European Union, the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control publishes a weekly map of member countries (see below) in different colors depending on the severity of the pandemic in each country. In addition, most European countries have implemented a mobile contact tracing application to alert their users if they had been in the proximity of a person who has been tested positive. Several of these national applications are interoperable. In April 2021, the European Commission published a common Passenger Locator Form, although many member countries require foreign travelers to fill out their own form.

The vaccination of a growing part of the European population opens up new opportunities. Several travel restrictions in force in Europe during the pandemic have been or will be lifted soon.

The European Health Certificate (Digital Green Certificate) will facilitate free movement within the European Union for travelers who have been fully vaccinated against the virus or who have tested negative or who have recovered from the disease. This digital and / or paper certificate is free and displays a QR code valid in all countries of the European Union.

You find hereafter the map of the Member States of the European Union indicating by region the level of risk which is represented by the colors "green" (low risk), "orange", "red" and "dark red" (highest risk). Student). Gray indicates insufficient information available. This official card is produced weekly by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control.

August 19, 2021

Covid-19-Europe-map-August-19-2021

Source (and for any update): https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/covid-19/situation-updates/weekly-maps-coordinated-restriction-free-movement


 

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In the perspective of borders reopened to tourists after the covid-19 pandemic, it is important to know if, under what conditions and with what formalities you can visit a foreign country.