Summer holidays: Spain, Italy, Greece, These are the entry and exit conditions by country

Many French people have chosen Europe as a destination for their summer holidays. But the rules for entering and leaving the country vary according to our neighboring countries.

The health crisis complicates the organization of summer vacations a little more, so from July 1 you should think about bringing your health pass to travel freely in Europe. Also called “EU Covid Digital Certificate”, this implemented system gathers all the vaccination tests, negative test or recovery. In France, the certificate can be downloaded and printed from the health insurance website, Ameli. But it is also available in a digital version from the “TousAntiCovid” application. Délivré aux citoyens et résidents de l’Union européenne, the QR Code peut on the partout of the 27 countries of Europe and the voyageurs are invites to «introduce you to the police aux frontieres ou aux compagnies aériennes» comme le précise le site du public service.

For those who wish to go to Germany, know that from August 1, any entry into German territory must be subject to the presentation of a health document. Those over 12 years old must present a negative PCR test of less than 72 hours or an antigen test of less than 48 hours. A certificate must be presented proving the recovery from a contraction of the virus and dated between twenty-eight days and six months before entering the country. A vaccination certificate proving complete vaccination against SARS-CoV-2, the last injection of which was made at least fourteen days before, no later than 48 hours after entry into Germany, can also be presented for travelers from areas of risk.

Although France as a whole is not classified as a risk zone, it has some exceptions among its regions. This is the reason why from this Sunday, August 8, Germany will impose a quarantine on unvaccinated travelers from the Occitanie, Provence-Alpes-Côtes-d’Azur regions and for Corsica, who face a reappearance of Covid-19 cases. . Thus, if travelers from these areas do not have a health card that proves a double dose of vaccine or a cure, they will have to spend a ten-day isolation period, which, however, may be reduced to five days upon presentation of a negative. proof. Also affected are the French overseas departments, namely Martinique, Guadeloupe, Reunion, Saint-Martin and Saint-Barthélemy.

To travel to Belgium, the conditions are a little more flexible. In fact, if travelers arrive from a region classified as a green or orange zone, they will not need to present a PCR test and can also escape quarantine upon arrival. If, on the contrary, the vacationers come from the red zone, it will be necessary to present a vaccination or recovery certificate. In the absence of this certificate, a negative PCR test of less than 72 hours is required.

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For people planning to stay for more than 48 hours, they will need to fill out a passenger tracking form, regardless of their mode of transportation. In this document, all citizens of Europe or not, must enter their place of departure, the duration of previous stays in other countries and the address of the place of residence in Belgium.

For travelers who want to enjoy the “dolce vita” in Italy, a location form must be completed on the internet, but a paper version it can also be downloaded and printed. However, this is only available in Italian. For travelers arriving from France, several options are available to them, always on paper or digitally. As in most European territories, they can present a PCR or negative antigen test in less than 48 hours. However, you should know that self-assessments are not accepted. Travelers will also be able to present proof of a complete vaccination schedule (14 days after the last injection). In addition, it is specified that the certificate “must be presented in Italian, English, French or Spanish”. And finally, it is possible to present a certificate of cure.

People wishing to travel to the Puglia region will need to register on a special site before their trip and then send the form to a local prevention service.

To visit Spain, there is a localization form in French available on a dedicated site. After completing it, the site generates a QR code that allows you to pass the health check at the airport. And if the travelers do not come from a risk area, just the presentation of this QR code may be enough. This device is designed for people who travel by plane or boat.

On the other hand, if tourists arrive from overseas regions or from Corsica, Brittany, Grand-Est, Hauts-de-France, Normandy, Occitania, Ile-de-France, de-France, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Pays de la Loire, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur and the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, which are currently classified as “at risk”, must present a certificate of a complete vaccination schedule at least 14 days after the last injection. A negative PCR or antigen test dating back to seventy-two hours and forty-eight hours, respectively, may also be submitted. Or a certificate of recovery “valid from the eleventh day after the first positive diagnostic test for a total period of 180 days.” The EU digital Covid certificate can also be used.

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