What are the current COVID entry requirements in Europe?

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This page was last updated on 07/04/2022

If you’re planning to go on vacation, you’ll need to know what the COVID entry rules are and exactly what you need to do before you travel.

The COVID entry requirements across the European Union have been adapting with new Omicron variant and other governmental regulations, and there are variations in each country. Approved vaccines are: Moderna, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson and Astra Zeneca.

What are the COVID entry requirements across Europe?

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  • Those who are vaccinated within European regulations will require no further tests, but instead will show proof of complete vaccination, regardless of country of origin.
  • Those who are unvaccinated will be obligated to present a negative test to enter the country
  • Travelers will no longer be obliged to arrival requirements (such as testing or isolation), given that you are traveling from a “green” list country.
  • If traveling from an “orange” list country, you must present a compelling reason as to why you need to enter mainland France. Regardless, you could be subject to a randomized test on arrival and will be subject to isolation, if positive.

For a complete list of “green” and “orange” countries, click here.

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  • Complete a passenger locator form
  • Vaccination certificate OR a certificate of recover OR a negative covid test result
  • If it’s more than 9 months since you received the second vaccination shot then you are not considered fully vaccinated in Italy and you will need to get a booster shot before traveling. At this point the booster shot does not have any expiration date.
  • Passengers must wear FFP2 mask on board during air travel.

For information on COVID entry rules for unvaccinated travelers, click here.

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  • All passengers over 2 years of age are required to show a negative test (taken no more than 1 day before travel) OR recovery documentation (in the past 90 days)
  • Vaccination certificate
  • Complete a health control form online before traveling

For information on vaccine exemptions, click here.

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United Kingdom

  • There are no longer any additional requirements, aside from a valid identification form, to enter the UK. Travelers do not need to show vaccination status, test results, or quarantine proof.
  • Passengers no longer need to fill out a Passenger Locator Form.