Vacation is approaching and traveling within Europe is becoming easier at the same time. Despite the relaxation, different requirements must be observed when entering Austria’s favorite destinations.
AUSTRIA. Delta is also on the advance in Europe, but traveling will be easier on July 1st: the EU-wide Green Passport (valid from July 1st) only brings a certain degree of standardization. The digital Covid certificate will then be recognized in all 27 EU countries as well as in Switzerland, Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein.
Beware of Portugal
Currently, a mandatory test is required for entry into the country for a maximum of 72 hours (PCR test) or 48 hours (antigen rapid test) before boarding a flight to Portugal. It is also necessary to register in advance before departure. For Madeira and the Azores, there is no obligation to test for those who have recovered. Children under the age of twelve are also exempt from the obligation to test. Caution is advised on the return journey via Germany, because there has recently been a quarantine obligation: According to the recommendation of the Robert Koch Institute, Portugal was classified as a risk area because of the spreading delta variant, which means 10-day quarantine for all travelers returning. Portugal is not yet considered a risk area in Austria, but the classifications can be changed very quickly and easily. The situation in Portugal is being closely monitored at the ministry and should the delta variant continue to spread, which can be assumed that Portugal could be classified as a virus variant area. Booking trips there is therefore associated with a certain amount of risk. But caution is also advised in other European countries: In addition to Great Britain and Portugal, the Delta variant is also on the advance in Spain, Israel and the USA.
When entering Greece, travelers need proof of a PCR test no older than 72 hours or an antigen test that is no more than 48 hours old, a vaccination certificate (14 days after full vaccination) or proof of recovery. The Austrian yellow vaccination certificate is recognized. A rapid test can be carried out on arrival, and a 14-day quarantine is prescribed if the test is positive. Registration is mandatory for all immigrants at least 24 hours before entry. There is no compulsory test for children under the age of twelve.
Bella Italia, but a prerequisite for “Dolce Vita” is a 3-G certificate upon entry: PCR or antigen tests not older than 48 hours, proof of vaccination at least 14 days after the end of the prescribed vaccination cycle or evidence of infection six months ago. Entrants must register electronically. Children under the age of six are exempt from the obligation to test.
You can even do this without registering, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs recommends you do it anyway. When classifying the countries, Croatia is based on the EU Health Agency (ECDC). A vaccination certificate is valid from 22 days after the first dose, a recovery certificate (up to 180 days) and a test (PCR up to 72 hours, antigen up to 48 hours ago). Children under the age of twelve do not have to test themselves.
Anyone wishing to enter Malta needs a PCR test that is not older than 72 hours or proof of vaccination. Children under the age of 5 are exempt.
For Spain you need an online registration before entering the country, a vaccination certificate or a negative Covid-19 test (PCR test or antigen test), a recovery certificate or a digital certificate from the EU must be presented. For the vaccination certificate, the date of the second vaccination must be at least 14 days ago. The corona test must not be older than 48 hours. Children under the age of 12 are exempt from the obligation to test.
Anyone wishing to enter France must either provide proof of vaccination or a negative PCR / antigen test (not older than 72 hours) and an affidavit that no symptoms are present. The vaccination certificate is valid from two weeks after the second vaccination dose or from four weeks after the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Children under the age of eleven are exempt from the obligation to test.
Travelers to Cyprus must register a maximum of 48 hours prior to departure. Vaccinated people can enter the country without any further restrictions. Unvaccinated people can also enter Austria without restrictions, but must have been in Austria for at least two weeks beforehand. Random tests are available upon arrival in Cyprus. Refusal to take the test will result in an entry ban. On the return journey, a test must be taken within 24 hours.
Turkey is considered a risk area. This means: Registration before returning home and quarantine who has not been fully vaccinated, i.e. twice, and received the second vaccination dose at least two weeks ago. Registration and 3-G certificates are required when entering Turkey, and registration and a negative test result are required when leaving the country. At the moment those who are completely immunized come back from a vacation in Turkey without any problems.
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