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Restrictions are easing for two of the most popular travel destinations. Here is your travel guide

Travel restrictions are easing this summer for two of the most popular travel destinations. It is therefore a must to be updated about the new travel guide for Italy and Germany.

Italy are just reopening after a two month lockdown caused by a third wave of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

If you are considering Italy as you destination for your summervacaytion it is a good start to read the travel guide before departure. With that being said, Italy now allows entry from the following countries – Austria, Andorra, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, France, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.

Visitors from the above mentioned country must provide a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours of arrival. The five-day quarantine is therefore not a requirement anymore. Visitors from the UK will also be able to travel to Italy if they are able to provide a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours of arrival. American citizens are also allowed to travel Italy if they are traveling with a “Covid-tested” flight.

Travelers from the countries Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Rwanda, Singapore, and Thailand are allowed to travel to Italy. However visitors from these countries must fulfill the requirement of self-isolation from 14 days upon arrival at their destination. They are not able to use public transport to get to their accommodation.

Germany currently categorizes EU countries and other countries and regions around the world, in four different lists, 1. Virus variant areas, 2. High incidence areas, 3. Risk areas and 4. Low-risk areas. Travelers are subject to entry restrictions according to the list in which they are placed.

Travelers from countries in the list of areas with a virus variant, are banned from entering Germany.

Arrivals from high incidence areas, on the other hand, are required to present one of the following in order to be permitted to enter Germany:

  • a negative COVID-19 test result
  • proof of a full COVID-19 vaccination
  • proof of recovery from an infection

They are also required to isolate for a period of ten days. Registration before the trip is also mandatory for arrivals from these areas. It is a good start to read the travel guide before departure

Visitors from risk or low-risk areas must also a provide negative COVID-19 test result or proof of vaccination or recovery from an infection. This proof must be presented no later than 48 hours after entry. Visitors from these countries are however not subjected to the 10 days isolation upon arrival.

We always advise you to review the travel guidelines set by your own country, before traveling to any destination. Beware that these travel guidelines and restrictions can change at any time.

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