Airports and stations are packed with people and commuting is taking place in the thousands. We want to make up time and get out of the house. If you are still one of those who are thinking about where to go and need more information, this is the Covid-19 restrictions to travel this summer.
Above all, prioritize knowing what do you need to enter and leave the country where are you going and what are their rules regarding masks, vaccinations and capacity. Although it seems that this is over, there are still tails and we want to be as safe as possible on our vacations.
Traveling around Europe is really easy in most cases
The most common thing in the whole European environment, in the Schengen area, is that there are no restrictions. you can enter Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland without any impediments.
In the case of Luxembourg, it is still required certificate of complete vaccination, recovery or negative test of COVID-19 to enter its territory, if you enter from a country outside the European Union. On their portal, you can check which vaccines they accept and which other countries are exempt.
The Netherlands also has a free hand for the community, but in the case of the Non-community citizens must present a certificate of complete vaccination, recovery (past in the last 6 months) or negative COVID-19 test just before the trip.
In the Maltese case Restrictions remain in force, both for travelers from the European Union and for non-EU travelers. It is necessary to present either negative PCR (made 72 hours before) or antigens (24 hours), well a complete vaccination certificate (with booster, if more than nine months have passed since the second dose) or a recovery document (valid for six months from the positive test).
It is recommended to check on their website which vaccines and recovery certificates are accepted and for how long, since the country requires a 10-day quarantine if its criteria are not met. The quarantine can end on the eighth day, if the test is negative the day before.
We end with France, which keeps entry measures in place for the pandemic. Travelers must fill out a passenger locator form and present their full immunization certificate, regardless of origin. If more than nine months have passed since the two doses were received, a booster dose is required for those over 18 years of age.
If all the required doses of the vaccine have not been received, it is valid also a document that shows that the infection has been passed in the last six months or that you have tested negative on a pre-trip test. Children under 12 years old are exempt.
How is the situation in Asia?
Let’s go with a quick review of some of the restrictions in Asia, because there is a bit of everything:
- Philippines – borders open for complete vaccination schedule or PCR 48 hours before or antigen test 24 hours before. In addition, the OneHealthPass must be covered.
- Cambodia – Full vaccination schedule and for the unvaccinated a seven-day quarantine.
- South Korear – You need a K-ETA, a PCR 48 hours before or antigen test 24 hours before (printed and in English or Korean) and take a test on the third day.
- India – Only vaccination certificate with full pattern. Visas open from one month to five years.
- Indonesia – The complete vaccination schedule is needed, a stravel insurance with COVID coverage $25,000 and install the app pedulilindungiin addition to covering an International EHAC form.
- Japan – Only allows entry to organized groups and with a negative test prior to entry into the country. You also have to install a tracking app and have travel insurance.
- Maldives – To go to rest in the cursed archipelago there is no restriction regardless of vaccinations. It is only mandatory to cover the IMUGA 96 hours before entering the country.
In the United States you have to enter vaccinated
In the specific case of the United States, the obligation to have a negative test prior to traveling is eliminated, but the rule of present a complete vaccination scheduleof some of which they recognize.
If you want to know in a more detailed way the possible restrictions or conditions to enter the countries that I have not named (obviously it is only a selection) you can make a first approximation to what is necessary here, or by accessing the Foreign Affairs page or the of the specific countries.