Covid rules are being tightened in some popular holiday destinations due to a recent spike in cases
WHO Europe Director Dr. Hans Kluge, described the virus as a “nasty and potentially deadly disease” that people shouldn’t underestimate, and warned hospital admissions will continue to rise in the autumn and winter months.
So if you’re heading abroad this summer, these are the top entry and Covid rules for 10 European holiday spots to be aware of.
Proof of vaccination, negative Covid test (PCR or antigen) or proof of recovery from Covid within the last 6 months is required to enter Spain. These rules do not apply to children under the age of 12. Tourists who test positive for Covid or develop symptoms while in Spain must wear a face mask, reduce social interactions, avoid crowded spaces and large events, and avoid contact with high-risk individuals for 10 days. Face masks are also mandatory for everyone over the age of six on public transport, in hospitals and other healthcare facilities, and in nursing or nursing homes.
Face masks are compulsory in all indoor areas and on public transport for everyone aged 12 and over in Cyprus. Failure to comply with the restrictions may result in a fine of €300. Anyone traveling to Cyprus does not need to present a vaccination or recovery certificate or a negative Covid test result to enter the country.
From June 1st, Covid restrictions on entry into Italy have been lifted, meaning all passengers do not require proof of vaccination, a negative test result or a Covid recovery certificate. Anyone entering Italy by ferry, train or coach must wear an FFP2 mask, but face masks are no longer required on flights into, to or from Italy.
As of June 1st, all Covid restrictions in Turkey have been lifted and passengers are no longer required to present proof of vaccination or negative PCR test results upon arrival. However, entry requirements can change at short notice, so tourists should inquire before traveling. Face masks are no longer required outdoors or indoors when air circulation and social distancing are adequate.