You can travel to these countries without tests

The measures against the corona virus have been scaled back sharply in almost all countries. summarized the current rules before the summer holidays.

the essentials in brief

  • If you want to go on vacation in summer, you also have to deal with the Corona rules.
  • provides an overview of the rules in the most popular destinations.

When planning a vacation trip, a new item has been added to the to-do list for two years: take precautions regarding the corona virus, because the measures vary greatly depending on the country. provides an overview of the current situation in some of the most popular destinations.

France – Open border for vaccinated people

Anyone who has been fully vaccinated can enter France without a prior test. This also applies to those who have recovered if the infection was not more than six months ago. Unvaccinated people, on the other hand, must be able to prove a negative test upon entry. These rules do not apply to children under the age of twelve.

The mask requirement has largely been lifted in our neighboring country. A protective mask is only still mandatory when visiting health facilities.

Italy – Quarantine for the unvaccinated

One of four requirements must be met to enter Italy: Fully vaccinated including booster, twice vaccinated no more than nine months ago, recovered no more than six months ago or corona test. The result of the antigen test must not be older than 48 hours. The PCR test is 72 hours, and in both cases only swabs for the corona virus are valid.

Anyone who does not meet any of these requirements may enter the country, but must be in quarantine for five days and then be tested. Children under the age of six are exempt from these rules.

Since May 1, the “Green Pass” has only been required for areas such as hospitals. On the other hand, FFP2 masks must still be worn on public transport and at cultural and sports events in closed rooms until mid-June. Children under the age of six are also exempt from the mask requirement.

Germany – Continued 3G rule

The 3G rule still applies to all entries into Germany. The test results must not be older than 48 hours. People are considered fully vaccinated after the second dose.

In principle, most protective measures against the corona virus have been lifted. However, the individual federal states can decide their own rules, for example with regard to the obligation to wear a mask. It is crucial that the incidence value remains below 1000.

Austria – Don’t forget the FFP2 mask

Austria has lifted entry restrictions since mid-May, meaning that 3G proof is no longer required. However, there is still a relatively strict mask requirement in the country itself. Adults must wear an FFP2 mask on public transport and in most shops. A fabric mask is sufficient for children under the age of 14, children under the age of six do not have to wear one at all.

Spain – 3G rules at the border

Spain also continues to rely on the 3G rules against the corona virus. Those who do not have a Covid certificate must fill in the Spain Travel Health form.

The mask requirement was lifted almost everywhere in mid-April. This now only applies to public transport and health facilities.

Greece – border open, masks will soon be mandatory

The Greek government has lifted the entry requirements until September. This means that travelers do not need to be able to show proof of vaccination or a test.

Masks are still compulsory in publicly accessible indoor spaces such as bars and museums until June 1st. After that, this rule also falls.

Turkey – rules against coronavirus only apply by plane

For air travel to Turkey, 3G rules still apply to anyone over the age of 12. However, those who enter the country by other means are exempt from the Corona rules.

In the country itself, the measures were recently relaxed. The mask only has to be worn on public transport.

Croatia – border open to everyone

Croatia has lifted almost all restrictions. There are no restrictions on entry. In Germany, only the obligation to wear a mask in retirement and nursing homes must be observed.

USA – entry only with full vaccination

If you want to travel to the USA, you must be vaccinated against the corona virus. In addition, all air travelers must show a negative test. According to the government, wearing a protective mask would also be mandatory on all public transport, including airplanes.

A court has now repealed these rules, which is why the health authority is only issuing an urgent recommendation.

Japan border for tourists closed

By no means all countries have lifted entry restrictions, as the example of Japan shows. Furthermore, the border is generally closed to foreigners. A maximum of 20,000 people are currently allowed into the country per day, for example for business trips, students or travelers visiting relatives.

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Vaccinated persons must be tested both before and after the trip. Unvaccinated people then have to be in quarantine for an additional five days, compliance with which is monitored via an app. Outside of your own four walls, the protective mask is a part of practically everything.

But the Japanese government is also daring to take another step towards opening up. For test purposes, vaccinated tourists from the USA, Australia, Thailand and Singapore are now being allowed into the country in a controlled manner. In June, foreign visitors are to be received again in full, but only as group travellers.

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