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Travelban, new rules and unexpected flying restrictions:

Latest country restrictions:

Total doses
given
28M
People fully
vaccinated
8.9M
% Fully
vaccinated
86.56%
Public Place:
Requirement of a digital certificate or negative test for access to tourist establishments and local accommodation throughout the continental territory; regardless of the level of risk in each municipality. For these purposes; four types of tests are allowed: a) PCR test; performed within 72 hours prior to presentation b) Antigen test with a laboratory report; performed within 48 hours prior to its presentation c) Rapid antigen in the - modality test self-test; carried out within 24 hours prior to its presentation in the presence of a health or pharmaceutical professional who certifies that it has been carried out and its...
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
191.9M
People fully
vaccinated
63.6M
% Fully
vaccinated
76.23%
Public Place:
On 23/04/2021 Germany implemented changes to the Infection Protection Act. The act says that gastronomy and hotels; leisure; and cultural facilities are to close when the 7-day incidence is over 100 per 100 000. Since the implementation of the German Infection Protection Act; response measures are dependent on incidence rates and vary between regions and cities. In many places; restaurants have started with opening their outdoor catering; and now in multiple places; indoor catering is allowed again as well. ;23/08/2021: Indoor tables are only allowed to vaccinated; recovered; or tested people with an antigen rapid test (max. 24 hours old)...
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
191.9M
People fully
vaccinated
63.6M
% Fully
vaccinated
76.23%
Public Place:
From 8/03/2021 more relaxations were introduced. For instance; book shops; flower shops; gardening markets are allowed to reopen with restricting the number of customers and requiring to have a good hygiene concept. Following low incidence rates; non-essential shops have re-opened in many places; though certain measures still apply. ; 2/12/2021 The 2G rule applies nationwide regardless of the incidence of COVID-19 cases. Hence; only those who have been vaccinated and those who have recovered have access to shops; except those of daily needs. ; 21/12/2021 Additionally to the COVID-19 certificate of vaccination or infection; individuals should also provide a negative...
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
191.9M
People fully
vaccinated
63.6M
% Fully
vaccinated
76.23%
Public Place:
On 3/03/2021 it was decided that museums and galleries can reopen with a stable 7-day incidence of a maximum of 50 new infections per 100;000 inhabitants. The federal states decide on the opening steps. The aim is to avoid transnational trips from neighbouring areas with higher incidences to visit the museums or galleries that are open. ; 23/08/2021: Indoor events are only allowed to vaccinated; recovered or tested people with an antigen rapid test (max. 24 hours old) or PCR test (max. 48 hours old) (3G rule). The federal and state governments have agreed on opening steps for cinemas and...
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
20.3M
People fully
vaccinated
6.6M
% Fully
vaccinated
74.26%
Public Place:
22/11/2021 Gastronomy facilities may only be entered for the collection of food and alcohol-free alcoholic beverages. A face mask must be worn. 12/12/2021 General ban on night gastronomy including après-ski. General ban on standing food services. General ban on bar operations. Unvaccinated people can also pick up food and drinks. An FFP2 mask is mandatory.; 05/02/2022 The restaurant curfew will be moved from 10 PM to Midnight.; 19/02/2022 2G rule will be replaced by 3G rule (vaccinated; recovered or PCR test) at restaurants/hotels in all Austrian provinces except for Vienna where 2G rule remains.; 05/03/2022: End of almost all the...
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
20.3M
People fully
vaccinated
6.6M
% Fully
vaccinated
74.26%
Public Place:
12/12/2021 Retail establishments may only be entered with valid 2-G proof. Operators have to appoint a COVID-19 officer and create a COVID-19 prevention plan. An FFP2 mask is mandatory for customers. In occasional markets (with services and consumption; e.g. Christmas markets etc.) access is only permitted with valid 2-G proof and there is an FFP2 mask requirement in closed spaces. There is an obligation to notify the attendance of over 50 people and the authorization is required from 250 people; with maximum limit of 300 people.; 12/02/2022 The 2G rule does no longer apply in retail. The FFP 2 mask...
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
4.6M
People fully
vaccinated
2.1M
% Fully
vaccinated
30.60%
Movement Restrictions:
Persons arriving from the Republic of Mozambique; the Republic of Botswana; the Republic of South Africa; Lesotho; Eswatini; the Republic of Namibia and the Republic of Zimbabwe are not allowed on the territory of the country; except for persons who are Bulgarian citizens and persons with the status of permanent; long-term or continuous residence on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria and the members of their families.; 7/01/22: Those countries have been moved to the 'red zone' list of countries and citizens are allowed entry granted they subject to restrictions.
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
20.3M
People fully
vaccinated
6.6M
% Fully
vaccinated
74.26%
Public Place:
Hotels reopened. In order to be able to enter a hotel you have to be either vaccinated; recovered or provide a negative test result. In order to access hotel restaurants; spa and fitness facilities the same applies. Guests who checked in with a negative test result have to renew their tests on a rolling basis.; 15/11/2021 Level 1: currently access with 3-G verification. From level 2: Antigen tests performed at home; point of sale tests and antibody tests are not permitted for obtain a 3-G certificate. Level 3: Rapid antigen tests and antibody tests are no longer valid as proof...
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
1.4M
People fully
vaccinated
471.4K
% Fully
vaccinated
88.39%
Public Place:
10/05/2021 gradual re-opening of gyms allowed. Outdoor and indoor non-contact sport training restart. No organized competition; leagues; or events (except for high-level and elite sport). No more than 4 people allowed to train together. ; 24/05/2021: Outdoor and indoor contact sport training can recommence for those aged 17 and over (no spectators). Organized competition; leagues and events for non-contact sports can recommence (no spectators). Maximum of 4 people training together still in place. In fitness centres; only individual training allowed. ; 28/06/2021: Fitness classes can operate as per standards with a maximum of 2 groups of 6 persons undertaking fitness...
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
156.2K
People fully
vaccinated
53.5K
% Fully
vaccinated
66.99%
Airline Updates:
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): See info
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
28M
People fully
vaccinated
8.9M
% Fully
vaccinated
86.56%
Movement Restrictions:
Mandatory negative test for all flights arriving in Portugal and heavily increased sanctions for airlines not respecting such recommendation; 06/01/2022: The special measures in terms of testing for the international flights are extended until February 9 2022; 17/02/2022: Digital certificate needed for border control.
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
28M
People fully
vaccinated
8.9M
% Fully
vaccinated
86.56%
Vaccination:
Only clients with COVID Digital Certificate (or a test with a negative result) can access gambling establishments; casinos; bingos; group classes at gyms or similar establishments; 23/08/2021: It is necessary to present a COVID Digital Certificate or proof of negative test for the following situations: i) Air and sea travel ii) Meals inside restaurants (applicable only on Fridays; from 7 pm; on weekends and holidays); iii) Access to tourist establishments and local accommodation; iv) Access to gyms; for group classes; v) Access to spas and spas; vi) Access to casinos and bingos; vii) Access to events with more than 1...
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
28M
People fully
vaccinated
8.9M
% Fully
vaccinated
86.56%
Vaccination:
Requirement for mandatory negative test (even for vaccinated people) for nursing home visits; visits to patients admitted to healthcare facilities; large events without marked seats (or in improvised venues); sports venues and discos and bars; 06/01/2022: negative result of the COVID-19 test not needed anymore for access to discos and bars; 17/02/2022: No longer requiring a negative test for access to major events; sports venues; bars and nightclubs. It remains though mandatory for home visits and visits to inpatients in health care establishments.
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
28M
People fully
vaccinated
8.9M
% Fully
vaccinated
86.56%
Quarantine:
The management of a suspect case on board of an incoming aircraft/ship follows defined procedures that include airlines/ship operators; crew members; captain; destination airport/port; Health Authority; etc. Guidance on procedures has been published for preparedness and response to cases of COVID-19 aboard conveyances; 01/02/2020: At airports and on board aircrafts; 26/02/2020: At ports and on board ships. Efforts should be made to minimize contact between passengers and personnel with the suspect case; who should be separated from others (2 meters) and use a medical mask. Procedure to collect data on board from close contacts using Public Health Passenger Locator Forms;...
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
191.9M
People fully
vaccinated
63.6M
% Fully
vaccinated
76.23%
Public Place:
Private gatherings in public or private spaces attended by non-vaccinated and non-recovered people should be limited to one household as well as a maximum of two people from another household. Children up to the age of 14 are exempt from this. ; 28/12/2021 Private gatherings of vaccinated and recovered people are only allowed with a maximum of 10 people. Children up to 14 years of age are excluded from this. ; 17/02/2022 Limitations in private gatherings do not exist if all participants are vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19. With the presence of at least one unvaccinated individual; the previous...
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None