COVID-19: EU entry rules, requirements for coronavirus documents 2022

Updated: 06.07.2022
Essentials
Internal security protocols
General Requirements

All coronavirus restrictions within the country have been lifted.

Mask policy

Starting from May 26 it will no longer be required to wear a face mask in airports and during flights.

Masks are not required in the country.

Essentials
Internal security protocols
General Requirements

All coronavirus restrictions within the country have been lifted.

Mask policy

Starting from May 26 it will no longer be required to wear a face mask in airports and during flights.

Masks are mandatory for visiting the post offices, banks, pharmacies and for using public transport.

In other cases, wearing masks are recommended.

Essentials
Internal security protocols
General Requirements

All coronavirus restrictions within the country have been lifted.

Mask policy

Starting from May 26 it will no longer be required to wear a face mask in airports and during flights.

Wearing masks is mandatory in healthcare establishments.

In other cases, the requirement to wear masks remains a recommendation.

Essentials
Internal security protocols
General Requirements

All coronavirus restrictions within the country have been lifted.

Mask policy

Starting from May 26 it will no longer be required to wear a face mask in airports and during flights.

Wearing a face mask is mandatory in all closed public places. Citizens must maintain a social distance of at least 1.5 meters. Scarves etc. are not allowed in lieu of a mask. For everyone over 6 years old

Essentials
Internal security protocols
General Requirements

All coronavirus restrictions within the country have been lifted.

Mask policy

Starting from May 26 it will no longer be required to wear a face mask in airports and during flights.

Masks are mandatory in public transport, taxis, stores and other commercial facilities.

Essentials
Internal security protocols
General Requirements

All coronavirus restrictions within the country have been lifted.

Mask policy

Starting from May 26 it will no longer be required to wear a face mask in airports and during flights.

Wearing masks is mandatory in public transport and in hospitals, nursing homes.

Essentials
Internal security protocols
General Requirements

All coronavirus restrictions within the country have been lifted.

Mask policy

Starting from May 26 it will no longer be required to wear a face mask in airports and during flights.

From May 10, the wearing of masks will remain mandatory where the minimum distance of 1.5 meters cannot be observed, and in public transport.

Essentials
Internal security protocols
General Requirements

All coronavirus restrictions within the country have been lifted.

Mask policy

Starting from May 26 it will no longer be required to wear a face mask in airports and during flights.

Essentials
Internal security protocols
General Requirements

All coronavirus restrictions within the country have been lifted.

Mask policy

Starting from May 26 it will no longer be required to wear a face mask in airports and during flights.

Every guest older than 12 years must wear a mask in restaurants, cafes and other catering establishments. Masks are mandatory in saunas, swimming pools, shopping centers and stores likewise.

Essentials
Internal security protocols
General Requirements

All coronavirus restrictions within the country have been lifted.

Mask policy

Starting from May 26 it will no longer be required to wear a face mask in airports and during flights.

The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare has lifted its general recommendation on the use of face masks.

Everyone can still wear a mask at their own discretion.

Essentials
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Certificate or test

Detailed entry rules

In order to enter France passenger must have either a vaccination or a recovery certificate or a negative test result

Every passenger must complete Digital Passenger Locator Form (either online or upon arrival) and a sworn statement.

Requirements by age
Coronavirus test
12 years old
Vaccination certificate
12 years old
What documents do I need
I am vaccinated
Vaccination certificate is valid
No booster shot
7–270 days
With booster shot
Indefinitely
Vaccines approved in France

AstraZeneca, Cocaxin, Covisield, Fiocruz, Janssen, Moderna, Nuvaxovid, Comirnaty, R-Covi, Sinovac

The validity of a COVID-19 vaccination certification with Janssen is 28–270 days.

Please, note that the validity of a COVID-19 vaccination certification is 7 days after the booster dose, for people who completed the primary vaccination series with vaccines approved by the World Health Organization but not authorised in the European Union.

For children younger than 18, the primary vaccination series (the initial number of doses of a particular vaccine that a person needs. It does not include booster shots) is valid indefinitely.

I am not vaccinated

Unvaccinated passengers must provide a completed Travel Certificate to immigration officer upon arrival.

It is allowed to enter the country with a negative COVID-19 test result.

The following types of tests are accepted:

  • a negative PCR test result taken at most 72 hours from the departure from the 1st embarkation point; OR
  • a negative antigen test result taken at most 48 hours from the departure from the 1st embarkation point.
I am recovered
Recovery certificate is valid
6 months
No booster shot
With booster shot
Indefinitely

A recovery certificate is considered valid from 11th day after a positive result of COVID test was issued. The first day of a certificate's validity is the date of test taking.

The recovery certificate may only use passengers arriving from the countries mentioned below:
Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, CapeVerde, Chad, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Congo (Democratic Republic), Côted'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, Gabon, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, HongKong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Laos, Latvia, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Monaco, Morocco, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, Samoa, SanMarino, SaudiArabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain, Sri-Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tunisia, UAE, Uganda, USA, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Internal security protocols
General Requirements

The vaccination or recovery certificates are not mandatory for visiting restaurants, cinemas, theatres, concert halls, stadiums, fairs and exhibitions. There is no need in vaccination or recovery certificates for regional transportation.

Mask policy

Starting from May 26 it will no longer be required to wear a face mask in airports and during flights.

Starting 28 February 2022, masks are only mandatory in public transport, including taxis and private vehicles without a plexiglass screen.

Some tour operators may specify which masks types should wear passengers onboard, this may include surgical masks. They may also recommend to take spare masks for a long journey.

Essentials
Internal security protocols
General Requirements

All coronavirus restrictions within the country have been lifted.

Mask policy

Starting from May 26 it will no longer be required to wear a face mask in airports and during flights.

Wearing a medical mask remains a mandatory requirement in shopping malls and on public transport.

An FFP-2 type mask is often required.

Essentials
Internal security protocols
General Requirements

All coronavirus restrictions within the country have been lifted.

Mask policy

Starting from May 26 it will no longer be required to wear a face mask in airports and during flights.

It's not mandatory to wear masks in public places in Greece.

Mandatory mask-wearing remains in hospitals, nursing homes and urban transport like buses, metro and tram

Essentials
Internal security protocols
General Requirements

All coronavirus restrictions within the country have been lifted.

Mask policy

Starting from May 26 it will no longer be required to wear a face mask in airports and during flights.

Wearing masks is mandatory only in healthcare facilities.

In all other cases, wearing masks is optional, as well as maintaining a safe distance of 1.5 m.

Essentials
Internal security protocols
General Requirements

All coronavirus restrictions within the country have been lifted.

Mask policy

Starting from May 26 it will no longer be required to wear a face mask in airports and during flights.

Essentials
Internal security protocols
General Requirements

All coronavirus restrictions within the country have been lifted.

Mask policy

Starting from May 26 it will no longer be required to wear a face mask in airports and during flights.

Face masks are still required to be worn in enclosed public places.

Essentials
Internal security protocols
General Requirements

All coronavirus restrictions within the country have been lifted.

Mask policy

Starting from May 26 it will no longer be required to wear a face mask in airports and during flights.

From May 1, wearing masks is not mandatory in the bars, restaurants and shops, as well as outdoors with the exception of crowded places such as sporting events.

However, the obligation to wear masks will continue until June 15 on all forms of public transport, hospitals and nursing homes, cinemas and theatres, concerts and indoor sporting events.

Essentials
Internal security protocols
General Requirements

All coronavirus restrictions within the country have been lifted.

Mask policy

Starting from May 26 it will no longer be required to wear a face mask in airports and during flights.

Medical masks or respirators type FFP2 must be used:

  • in medical institutions,
  • in institutions of social protection,
  • in public transport.
    • Children under 7 years of age are not required to wear masks.
      Children under the age of 18 can use cloth masks on public transport.

Essentials
Internal security protocols
General Requirements

All coronavirus restrictions within the country have been lifted.

Mask policy

Starting from May 26 it will no longer be required to wear a face mask in airports and during flights.

Face masks are required indoors in health, care and nursing facilities and public transport.

Wearing of masks is recommended indoors where it is difficult to ensure safe distance, ventilation, or it is crowded.

Essentials
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Certificate only

Detailed entry rules

The vaccination certificate must be issued in the following countries:
Albania, Armenia, Austria, Bahrein, Belgium, Benin, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Cape Verde, Chinese Taipei, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Faroe Isl., Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Kosovo, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Norway, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, USA, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay or Vatican City.

Requirements by age
Vaccination certificate
12 years old and 2 months
What documents do I need
I am vaccinated
Vaccination certificate is valid
No booster shot
14–270 days
With booster shot
Indefinitely
Vaccines approved in Luxembourg

AstraZeneca, Covishield, Fiocruz, Janssen, Moderna, Comirnaty, R-Covi

The validity of certificates of vaccination with AstraZeneca, Comirnaty, Moderna is counted from the day the second dose is administered.

For a single Janssen vaccination - from the 14th day.

From the 14th day after the first dose of any approved vaccine for people who have recovered within the past 6 months.

I am not vaccinated

It's possible to entry the country only with a vaccination certificate

I am recovered
Recovery certificate is valid
6 months
No booster shot
With booster shot
Indefinitely

The certificate must be issued by one of the following countries:
Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Bahrein, Belgium, Benin, Bulgaria, Cape Verde, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Korea, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malta, Moldova (Rep.), Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia (Rep.), Norway, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom or Uruguay.

A recovery certificate is considered valid for 6 months from 11th day after a positive result of COVID test was issued. The first day of a certificate's validity is the date of test taking

Internal security protocols
General Requirements

Luxembourg has canceled most of the medical measures due to COVID-19. As a result, the following areas are no longer subject to certain rules:

  • catering, trade, sports, culture, education.

However, sanitary measures remain in place in public transport, hospitals and nursing homes.

When visiting hospitals and nursing homes one nees to have a vaccination certificate.

Mask policy

Starting from May 26 it will no longer be required to wear a face mask in airports and during flights.

Wearing a mask is obligatory in public transport, except for the driver, if a distance of two meters can be maintained, or if a partition separates him from the passengers.

Wearing masks is mandatory in hospitals, nursing homes and other care facilities.

Essentials
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Certificate or test

Detailed entry rules

In order to enter Malta passenger must have either a vaccination or a recovery certificate or a negative test result

Thus, passengers over 6 year must have one of the following documents:

  • a negative test result (PCR or express antigen) taken at most 72 hours (24 hours for express antigen) before arrival. The test result must be in English or be accompanied by a certified English translation; OR
  • a valid vaccination certificate; OR
  • a valid recovery certificate.

Requirements by age
Vaccination certificate
12 years old
What documents do I need
I am vaccinated
Vaccination certificate is valid
No booster shot
14–270 days
With booster shot
Indefinitely
Vaccines approved in Malta

AstraZeneca, Covovax, Janssen, Moderna, Nuvaxovid, Comirnaty

Malta also accepts vaccination certificates with Covaxin, Covishield, Sinopharm and Sinovac, but only if the holder either has a booster dose of an approved vaccine or has a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival.

For fully vaccinated passengers aged between 12 and 18 years, the vaccination certificate has no expiration date.

The certificate must be issued by one of these countries:
Albania, Andorra, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bermuda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Egypt, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Ghana, Gibraltar, HongKong, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Israel, Ivory Coast, Japan., Jersey and Guernsey, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kurdistan(Iraq), Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palestinian Territory, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, USA, Vietnam, Yemen.

I am not vaccinated

In case the passengers have either vaccination or recovery certificate it is allowed to provide a negative PCR test result taken at most 72 hours before arrival. A rapid antigen test is also allowed, it must be taken at most 24 hours before arrival.

I am recovered
Recovery certificate is valid
6 months
No booster shot
With booster shot
Indefinitely

A recovery certificate is considered valid from 14th day after a positive result of COVID test was issued. The first day of a certificate's validity is the date of test taking.

Internal security protocols
General Requirements

Entrance to the following places is allowed without vaccination and confirmation of recovery: bars, gyms and fitness centers, swimming pools, saunas and spas, cinemas, theaters

Mask policy

Starting from May 26 it will no longer be required to wear a face mask in airports and during flights.

Wearing of masks is obligatory indoors and outdoors for people older than 3

Essentials
Internal security protocols
General Requirements

All coronavirus restrictions within the country have been lifted.

Mask policy

Starting from May 26 it will no longer be required to wear a face mask in airports and during flights.

All passengers on public transport, including buses, trains and taxis, must wear masks. Masks are also required in supermarkets.

Essentials
Internal security protocols
General Requirements

All coronavirus restrictions within the country have been lifted.

Mask policy

Starting from May 26 it will no longer be required to wear a face mask in airports and during flights.

Wearing masks is mandatory on public transport, in hospitals and other medical facilities, in public areas in hotels.

Children under 6 do not need to wear masks.

Failure to comply this rule is subject to a fine ranging from 100 to 2000 euros.

In other enclosed public places wearing masks is recommended but not required.

Essentials
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Certificate only

Detailed entry rules

Netherlands accept European digital covid certificates EU DCC or equivalent

Requirements by age
Vaccination certificate
12 years old
What documents do I need
I am vaccinated
Vaccination certificate is valid
No booster shot
14–270 days
With booster shot
Indefinitely
Vaccines approved in Netherlands

AstraZeneca, AstraZeneca, Covaxin, Covishield, Covovax, Moderna, Nuvaxovid, Comirnaty, Sinopharm, Sinovac

The validity of a COVID-19 vaccination certification with Janssen or Convidecia is 28–270 days from the vaccination date.

I am not vaccinated

It's possible to entry the country only with either a vaccination or a recovery certificate.

I am recovered
Recovery certificate is valid
6 months
No booster shot
With booster shot
Indefinitely

A recovery certificate is considered valid from 11th day after a positive result of COVID test was issued. The first day of a certificate's validity is the date of test taking

Internal security protocols
General Requirements

Not a vaccination nor a recovery certificate is mandatory to enter public places.

Mask policy

Starting from May 26 it will no longer be required to wear a face mask in airports and during flights.

Wearing masks is no longer required on public transport.

Essentials
Internal security protocols
General Requirements

All coronavirus restrictions within the country have been lifted.

Mask policy

Starting from May 26 it will no longer be required to wear a face mask in airports and during flights.

Essentials
QR

Certificate or test

Detailed entry rules

In order to enter Portugal passenger must have either a vaccination or a recovery certificate or a negative test result

Portugal accepts European digital covid certificates EU DCC or equivalent.

Certificates must be issued in one of these countries:
Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Benin, Cabo Verde, Colombia, El Salvador, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Israel, Iceland, Jordan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Malasya, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the Crown Dependencies (Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man), Uruguay, The Vatican.

Exclusively for passengers travelling on a direct flight to the Azores either vaccination or recovery certificate must be issued by one of these countries:
the EU Member State, Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Benin, Cape Verde, El Salvador, Georgia, Iceland, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay.

Passengers traveling to the Azores must submit upon arrival a "Health Form upon arrival at the Azores" and a "Draft statement for inter-island travel"..

Requirements by age
Coronavirus test
12 years old
Vaccination certificate
12 years old
What documents do I need
I am vaccinated
Vaccination certificate is valid
No booster shot
14–270 days
With booster shot
Indefinitely
Vaccines approved in Portugal

AstraZeneca, Covishield, Covovax, Fiocruz, Janssen, Moderna, Nuvaxovid, Comirnaty, R-Covi

I am not vaccinated

Non-vaccinated people can enter country with a negative test.

Accepted tests are:

  • a negative COVID-19 test result (NAAT, PCR, RT-PCR) taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; or
  • a negative COVID-19 test result (rapid atigen) taken at most than 24 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
I am recovered
Recovery certificate is valid
6 months
No booster shot
With booster shot
Indefinitely

A recovery certificate is considered valid from 11th day after a positive result of COVID test was issued. The first day of a certificate's validity is the date of test taking

Internal security protocols
General Requirements

There is unlimited access to: restaurants, events, bars and clubs and other public places/services.

The obligation to present a certificate or test has been abolished, except at border controls, where restrictions remain.

A negative test or certificate of recovery is required only when visiting nursing homes and health facilities, except for those who have already been vaccinated with a booster dose of vaccine during last 14 days.

Mask policy

Starting from May 26 it will no longer be required to wear a face mask in airports and during flights.

Wearing of masks is obligatory indoors. In cafes and restaurants, do not remove your mask until you sit down.

In mainland Portugal and the Autonomous Region of the Azores, it is also recommended to wear a mask outdoors where it is not possible to maintain a social distance of 1.5 m.

In the Autonomous Region of Madeira, the use of a mask is obligatory outdoors where social distancing is not possible.

These measures apply to everyone aged 10 and over in mainland Portugal and the Azores, and those of age 6 and over in Madeira and Porto Santo.

Fines are possible.

Essentials
Internal security protocols
General Requirements

All coronavirus restrictions within the country have been lifted.

Mask policy

Starting from May 26 it will no longer be required to wear a face mask in airports and during flights

Essentials
Internal security protocols
General Requirements

All coronavirus restrictions within the country have been lifted.

Mask policy

Starting from May 26 it will no longer be required to wear a face mask in airports and during flights.

It is mandatory to wear masks in medical institutions. Fines are possible for violation of the rules for wearing masks.

In other indoor and outdoor public places, when it is not possible to maintain a minimum distance, wearing masks is recommended.

Essentials
QR

Test is enough

Detailed entry rules

Requirements by age
Coronavirus test
12 years old
What documents do I need
I am vaccinated
Vaccination certificate is valid
Vaccines approved in Slovakia

I am not vaccinated
I am recovered
Recovery certificate is valid
Internal security protocols
General Requirements

Shops, restaurants, hotels, and service industries no longer require a negative COVID-19 test.

Mask policy

Starting from May 26 it will no longer be required to wear a face mask in airports and during flights.

Wearing of masks is no longer obligatory in the country.

Essentials
Internal security protocols
General Requirements

All coronavirus restrictions within the country have been lifted.

Mask policy

Starting from May 26 it will no longer be required to wear a face mask in airports and during flights.

Essentials
QR

Certificate or test

Detailed entry rules

One of the following documents will be required for entry in Spain: a vaccination or recovery certificate or a negative result of a coronavirus test.

Passengers arriving from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden or Switzerland may enter without any of mentioned above documents.

Passengers without European Digital Covid Certificate, EU DCC, or equivalent, must upload the COVID-19 recovery or vaccination certificate here.

This will generate a QR code which must be presented before boarding and upon arrival.

Requirements by age
Coronavirus test
12 years old
Vaccination certificate
12 years old
What documents do I need
I am vaccinated
Vaccination certificate is valid
No booster shot
14–270 days
With booster shot
Indefinitely
Vaccines approved in Spain

AstraZeneca, Covaxin, Covisield, Covovax, Janssen, Moderna, Nuvaxovid, Comirnaty, Sinopharm, Sinovac.

Spain accepts the EU digital covid certificate (EU DCC). In case of having the equivalent certificate, it must have the following information:

  • the full name of the passenger;
  • the date of administration of the last dose of the vaccine;
  • number of vaccine doses received;
  • must be in English, Spanish, German or French.

It is not necessary to print the certificate, it is allowed to provide it in a digital form.

Those vaccinated with vaccines not approved by Spain, are also may be considered as vaccinated in case the last jab was made with a vaccine approved by Spain.

Persons aged 12 to 18 years are not required to receive a booster dose of vaccine if they were vaccinated more than 270 days before arrival.

Children between 12 and 17 years without a COVID-19 vaccination or recovery certificate can travel with a negative COVID-19 test (CRISPR, HAD, LAMP, NEAR, PCR, RT-LAMP, RT-PCR, SDA or TMA), taken at most 72 hours before departure.

I am not vaccinated

Non-vaccinated people can enter country with a negative test.

Accepted tests are:

  • a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test taken at most 24 hours before departure. The test result must be in English, French, German, Spanish or accompanied by a certified Spanish translation; or
  • a negative COVID-19 NAAT test result in English, French, German, Spanish or accompanied by a certified Spanish translation of a test at most 72 hours before departure. Tests accepted are: CRISPR, HAD, LAMP, NEAR, PCR, RT-LAMP, RT-PCR, SDA and TMA.

The test result must be in English, Spanish, German or French.

I am recovered
Recovery certificate is valid
6 months
No booster shot
With booster shot
Indefinitely

A recovery certificate is considered valid from 11th day after a positive result of COVID test was issued. The first day of a certificate's validity is the date of test taking

Internal security protocols
General Requirements

The Spanish Supreme Court has abolished the requirement to present COVID-19 documents when visiting restaurants.

Mask policy

Starting from May 26 it will no longer be required to wear a face mask in airports and during flights.

Masks are not required to be worn indoors.

But they are still required in medical centers, nursing homes and public transport.

Masks are also mandatory at large outdoor events, standing and seated events where social distancing of 1.5 m cannot be maintained.

Essentials
Internal security protocols
General Requirements

All coronavirus restrictions within the country have been lifted.

Mask policy

Starting from May 26 it will no longer be required to wear a face mask in airports and during flights.

Essentials
Internal security protocols
General Requirements

All coronavirus restrictions within the country have been lifted.

Mask policy

Starting from May 26 it will no longer be required to wear a face mask in airports and during flights.

Masks are not required in the country.

Essentials
Internal security protocols
General Requirements

All coronavirus restrictions within the country have been lifted.

Mask policy

Starting from May 26 it will no longer be required to wear a face mask in airports and during flights.

Departure abroad from the CIS countries

The vaccine mandate is no longer necessary

Vaccination as a phenomenon has taken a back seat. All documents for entry must comply with the requirements of a particular country, that’s the main point. This means that the passengers, vaccinated with vaccines not recognized by the WHO or not vaccinated at all, can expand the geography of travel and flights. The main thing is to understand the main principle of the rule and what exactly is needed for entry.

Countries, accepting Sputnik V

Many tourist countries in summer are ready to reduce the importance of a vaccination certificate. Entry rules have been simplified in many places. For instance, in such countries as Spain, Malaysia, the Bahamas, it’s enough to have a negative result of a test for coronavirus (PCR or antigen) for entry. What particular type of vaccine was used is not important.

There are countries, that had lifted all COVID entry restrictions. We will write about them below.

But not all countries are so tolerant. There are those requiring proof of vaccination and accepting Russian vaccines. Among them: Australia, Brazil, Indonesia, Iraq, Morocco, Thailand, Tunisia, Philippines. By the way, Thailand has lifted such entry requirements as insurance and Thailand Pass. And one more good news from this country: masks are no longer necessary to wear, either indoors or outdoors.

Europe has recently been loosening entry restrictions more and more. To enter Slovakia and France, it is enough to have a negative result of a test. You can see details about what documents are required to enter the EU countries in our table.

Free entry for tourists without any proof of recovery or vaccination or even negative result of a test for coronavirus is offered by 29 European countries: Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, adding Israel. Please note that in order to enter Israel, you need to have medical insurance enough to cover the costs of COVID treatment. Germany will be free for entry until the end of the summer, as announced by the authorities.

Finland became free for tourists: travelers are no longer required to have certificates of vaccinations or tests for COVID-19, as well as to be tested for coronavirus at border crossing points, some of them, by the way, will be open 24 hours a day (in Vaalimaa, Nuijamaa and Imatra).

We have also another table where you can find information about what countries are now open for tourists from Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Georgia.

Flights from the CIS

The conflict in Ukraine has significantly affected air travel in the region. Therefore, we offer options for flights from and within the Commonwealth, assuming that the rise in fuel prices will affect them last.

Demand for flights in countries neighboring Russia has grown rapidly in recent years and will grow in the future. There are several developed hubs, you can fly to Europe or Asia by direct flight from the airports: Almaty (ALA), Baku (GYD), Yerevan (EVN), Kutaisi (KUT), Nur-Sultan (NQZ), Tashkent (TAS), Tbilisi (TBS).

Departures from Armenia to Europe and Asia

There are not too many routes from Armenia, but it’s possible to fly from Yerevan to the main European cities: Athens, Brussels, Warsaw, Vienna, Vilnius, Chisinau, Larnaca, Paris, Rome, Frankfurt. When planning a trip, one should take into account the frequency of flights: every day they are available to Austria, Germany, Poland and France, and to Greece, Italy and Cyprus — twice a week.

Asian destinations are the following: United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi and Dubai), Turkey (Istanbul, Antalya), Egypt (Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh), Lebanon (Beirut), Syria, Qatar and Iran.

Available airlines, which fly from Armenia, are: Aegean Airlines, Air Arabia, Air Baltic, Air Cairo, Air France, Armenia Airways, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Condor, Eurowings, Flydubai, FlyOne, Georgian Airways, LOT, Lufthansa, MEA, Pegasus, Qatar Airways, Transavia, Wizz Air and Wizz Air Abu-Dhabi.

Departures from Kazakhstan to Europe and Asia

and Asia

It is easy to fly from Almaty to somewhere warm: to the Maldives, Phuket or simply to Montenegro. All of these countries are open for tourists: there are no entry restrictions in Montenegro and the Maldives, and to visit Thailand one will need to have insurance enough to cover the costs of COVID treatment and either a vaccination or a negative test result. There are flights to Chengdu and Seoul. In addition, air carriers offer tickets to New Delhi.

In addition to long-haul flights, one can fly closer: to Turkey, as well as the countries of the Middle East: Qatar, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates. Muslim pilgrims will definitely be interested in direct flights to Jeddah (JDH).

Available airlines, which fly from Kazakhstan, are: Air Arabia, Air Astana, Asiana Airlines, Flydubai, Jazeera Airways, Hunnu Air, Lufthansa, Mahan Air, Neos, Pegasus, Qatar Airways, SCAT, Sichuan Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Wizz Air and Wizz Air Abu-Dhabi.

Flights from Uzbekistan to Europe and Asia

and Asia

From Tashkent to Europe it’s possible to fly to several cities: London, Paris, Milan, Riga, Rome, Istanbul and Frankfurt. However, due to its geographical position, the city is a good hub for longer distance routes, which are not available at other airports: New York, Seoul, Tel Aviv, Guangzhou, Tokyo and Sharm El Sheikh. It will be quite easy to get to the UAE, Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

Available airlines, which fly from Uzbekistan, are: Air Arabia, Air Cairo, Asiana Airlines, China Southern, Flydubai, Jazeera Airways, Korean Air, Nile Air, Taban Air, Turkish Airlines и Uzbekistan Airways.

Departures from Azerbaijan to Europe and Asia

and Asia

Turkey is traditionally one of the most popular destinations in Baku, from the coast of the Caspian Sea one can easily fly to the Mediterranean: Ankara, Antalya, Bodrum, Gazipasha, Dalaman, Izmir, Istanbul.

It is also possible to fly from Azerbaijan to countries with a cooler climate: United Kingdom, Hungary or Germany.

In addition, the usual destinations in the Middle East are available: Emirates and Israel. Among exclusive destinations where one can fly only from Azerbaijan, are: Bahrain, Riyadh, Dammam, Muscat and Karachi.

Available airlines, which fly from Azerbaijan, are: Air Arabia, Air Astana, Air Baltic, Air Cairo, AZAL, Flydubai, Gulf Air, Jazeera Airway, Kuwait Airways, Lufthansa, Nas Air, Pakistan International Airlines, Pegasus, Qatar Airways, Salam Air, Turkish Airlines and Wizz Air.

Departures from Georgia to Europe and Asia

and Asia

Almost all European routes from Yerevan, Tbilisi and Kutaisi are the same, although one can only fly to Barcelona from Tbilisi. The newly created low-cost carrier Wizz Air Abu-Dhabi flies exclusively from Kutaisi.

Airlines clearly consider Georgia as a hub for European destinations while Asian ones are poorly represented: not to mention Turkey, there are several flights to Dubai. One can make a long flight from Tbilisi, landing in Mauritania.

Available airlines, which fly from Georgia, are: Aegean Airlines, Air Baltic, Air Cairo, Air France, Arkia, Condor, Eurowings, Georgian Airways, LOT, Nas Air, Pegasus, Spicejet, Turkish Airlines and Wizz Air.

Departure from Russia to neighboring countries

Neighboring countries

Today Russia is cut off from European airspace. Still the country is not isolated from the Mediterranean resorts; it’s possible to fly to Turkey or Egypt. The best news is the fact that Egypt has finally lifted all entry restrictions, so you won’t need a vaccine or a test. Air communication with these countries did not stop. It is also possible to organize a tour to Europe: one can enter it not only through Istanbul, but also through neighboring countries.

Now the easiest way to fly to Europe is through Armenia. Tickets from the Russian Federation are among the most inexpensive. Flights from many cities of Russia are on sale: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Mineralnye Vody, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Rostov, Samara, Sochi, Tyumen, Chelyabinsk. It’s also possible to fly there from Minsk.

A flight from Russia to Europe through Kazakhstan is also easy to take, but the number of routes is quite poor: there are flights from both capitals, as well as Yekaterinburg and Omsk. The price of a ticket from the European part of Russia is significantly higher compared to Armenia.

It is worth paying attention to Uzbekistan: there are cheap flights from Russia, many transit options, from Rome and Riga to New York and Tokyo. It’s possible to fly to Tashkent from many major Russian cities.

Another option worth considering is Azerbaijan. There are enough direct flights to Baku from Russia, including such cities as Novosibirsk, Ufa and Surgut.

On the contrary Georgia is not the best transit country for Russians to get to Europe: there are flights to Tbilisi only with transfers in Minsk or more exotic places such as Sharjah. Another way is taking a minibus from Armenia, but the road is tiring.

No more restrictions

Now 55 countries are completely open to any foreigners: Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Congo, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Egypt, Estonia, El Salvador, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Norway, Oman, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen.

The EU digital COVID certificate, or EU DCC, is a document that confirms that its owner was either vaccinated against coronavirus, recovered from coronavirus, or has a negative test result. EU DCC issued both in digital and printed formats and has a QR code.

These countries issues EU DCC: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Benin, Bulgaria, Cape Verde, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia., Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay.