Quarantines, vaccinations or PCR tests; where can you travel in Europe at the moment?

The current process of easing epidemiological and transit measures between EU countries is also good news for Serbia. Come summer, travelling to the central and western parts of Europe, but also to the Mediterranean, will be somewhat easier.

Italy has abolished quarantine for all travellers from EU member states, Great Britain and Israel. A negative test for the coronavirus is, however, still mandatory. Since 16 May, Serbia is no longer on the list of ‘high-risk countries’ and has moved to the ‘at-risk list.

In order to enter Germany, a revaccination certificate or a negative antigen or PCR test or a certificate of recovery from COVID is required. Only Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca or Johnson&Johnson’s vaccines are recognised here.

Portugal has approved tourist travel for citizens of most European countries. Passengers must show a negative PCR test no older than 72 hours before boarding the plane.

The European Commission has proposed that fully vaccinated foreign nationals and those from countries with a favourable epidemic situation should be able to travel to the EU without further restrictions. If accepted, the proposal will enter into force in early June. For the time being, however, the Sinfarm’s and Sputnik’s vaccines are not accepted in Europe, because they are not on the EMA list.

Anyone wishing to go to Italy must currently report their entry to the Prevention Department of the local health authority, fill in a personal declaration, produce a negative PCR or antigen test done no more than 72 hours before entry and go into self-isolation for 10 days. In addition, he/she may only reach his/her final destination by private vehicle or by plane. At the end of the self-isolation, the person is obliged to perform a new PCR test or a new antigen test.

The decision that Serbian citizens cannot enter Spain came into force on 22 July 2020 and will last until 31 May 2021. What will happen after that date is not yet clear. Anyone residing in Spain and EU countries can enter the country with a negative PCR test that is not older than 72 hours.

Entry into France is only permitted ‘for necessary and justified reasons’. Those admitted must have a negative PCR test no older than 72 hours, and will be quarantined once in the country.

One can enter the UK with a valid visa and a negative PCR test not older than 72 hours and the necessary ten-day self-isolation upon entry.

Those wishing to travel to the Croatian coast must have a negative PCR test, a certificate of vaccination with the second dose administered at least 14 days before, or an antigen test. You must also book accommodation in advance and send confirmation of this, as well as the reason why you want to enter the country.

A  non-Hungarian national can enter Hungary with a vaccination certificate. The Hungarian authorities accept all vaccines available in Serbia. A person can enter Greece with either a vaccination certificate or a negative PCR test.

(Blic, 18.05.2021)



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