Most countries in Europe still have some travel restrictions in place in a bid to control the spread of the Coronavirus.
The latest updates to travel restrictions in Europe include:
- Passengers flying in the EU no longer legally need to wear masks in airports or aboard flights from 16 May. However, some countries in the EU are choosing to ignore this ruling and ask passengers to continue wearing masks. So, you should check the rules for the individual country you are flying to before you set off.
- The following EU countries no longer have any COVID related travel restrictions for travellers: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Lithuania, Serbia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Sweden and Switzerland.
- Germany will join this list of restriction-free countries from 1 June for the summer seasons only at present – this could change later in the year depending on the COVID-19 situation.
- If you are visiting Belgium from outside the EU, you no longer need to show any paperwork relating to COVID-19 to enter.
- Italy is no longer in a “state of emergency,” but it has extended its travel restrictions until 31 May.
- Masks are no longer mandatory, except for on public transport, in mainland Portugal and Spain.
- COVID tests are no longer required for travellers to Cyprus who are vaccinated or recently recovered from COVID-19.
- Unvaccinated travellers can now travel to Malta without having to quarantine – as long as they can provide proof of a negative PCR test.
This article is correct at publication, but travel rules can change quickly, so please check the official government advice before you travel.
- All COVID-19 entry restrictions have been removed for travellers to Austria from 16 May
- Visitors to Belgium no longer need to complete a passenger locator form (PLF) or show proof of vaccination, recovery or a negative test to enter as of 23 May.
- Travellers can use the EU Digital COVID Certificate (EUDCC), allowing restriction-free travel across all EU and EEA countries following proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test.
- Visitors travelling from outside the EU no longer need to test or quarantine on arrival.
- Masks now only need to be worn in healthcare environments.
- All travel restrictions have been dropped for international tourists visiting Denmark.
- However, Denmark may re-introduce travel rules at short notice for countries they consider high risk. The Danish government says it has a ‘handbrake’ it can activate if concerning variants of COVID emerge.
- Visitors from the EU, Schengen travel areas and green list countries can enter Finland without travel restrictions.
- Visitors to Finland from all other countries (including the UK and USA) have to present proof of complete vaccination or evidence of recovery from COVID-19 within the past six months. These restrictions have been extended until 5 June.
- Finland is also connected to the EU Digital COVID Certificate (EUDCC) allows restriction-free travel across all EU and EEA countries following proof of vaccination and a negative COVID test.
- Visitors from the EU, Schengen area or countries participating in the EU travel rules scheme may enter the Netherlands freely without any restrictions.
- For all other countries, you must provide either proof of complete vaccination or evidence of recovery in the last 180 days.
- The Netherlands is also connected to the EU Digital COVID Certificate (EUDCC) allows restriction-free travel across all EU and EEA countries following proof of vaccination and a negative COVID test.
- Face masks are no longer mandatory in most public settings but are still required on planes and airports.
PCR Test Kits
How it works.
- Order your PCR Fit to Fly test (below) before 2 PM Monday-Friday and we will dispatch your test for next day delivery.
- PLEASE NOTE due to bank holiday and upcoming STRIKES by royal mail, we may not receive your sample in a timely manor. please consider using a private courier to guarantee delivery.
- Collect your sample using the kit. Full instructions are included.
- Stick the included pre-paid return label on your kit, then take your sample to your nearest Royal Mail Priority Post box.
- Our Laboratory operates Monday – Friday. No testing or reporting is performed during the weekend.