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It seems that this summer looks like to be different comparing to the previous one in 2020. Some of the Schengen countries started opening their borders for tourists for the third countries citizens, but some rules and regulations will apply.

Italy

In order to apply for a visa you must provide a fully paid flight ticket with one of the approved “Covid-tested” flights to Rome, Milan or Venice only.

All passengers must have:

Proof of vaccination with one of the accepted vaccines: Pfizer/BioNtech, Moderna, Astrazeneca, Johnson&Johnson/Janssen

And either a proof of recovery from COVID-19 in the last 180 days or a negative result of PCR or antigen test taken at most of 48 hours before arrival.

Greece

Passengers must have one of the below mentioned:

  • COVID-19 negative antigen test taken at most 48h before arrival
  • COVID – 19 PCR negative test taken at most 72h before arrival
  • Proof of negative test is not required if vaccination certificate provided

Children below 12 years are exempted of the COVID-19 certificate requirement

Every traveller who arrives in Greece, regardless of the certificate in their possession, may undergo a random health screening. If you are selected, please keep in mind that the screening is mandatory. In case of refusal, authorities reserve the right to refuse entry into the country

Germany

Passengers must be fully vaccinated with one of the approved distributors: Pfizer, Astra Zeneca, Moderna, Johnson& Johnson. It is required that the vaccination is fully done (2 doses) for Pfizer, Astra Zeneca and Moderna at least 2 weeks prior travel date. Only Johnson & Johnson vaccine 1 dose would be acceptable with the minimum 2 weeks prior travel date.  Children below 12 years are exempted of the COVID-19 certificate requirement if their parents are fully vaccinated.

France

Proof of vaccination is valid only on condition that it allows to certify the completion of a complete vaccination schedule, namely:

  1. 2 weeks after the 2nd injection for double injection vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca)
  2. 4 weeks after injection for vaccines with a single injection (Johnson & Johnson);
  3. 2 weeks after injection for vaccines in people with a history of Covid-19 (only 1 injection required)

In addition to the vaccination certificate the passengers must have one of the below:

  • COVID-19 negative antigen test taken at most 48h before arrival
  • COVID – 19 PCR negative test taken at most 72h before arrival

Children below 12 years are exempted of the COVID-19 certificate requirement

Spain

Passengers are allowed to enter Spain only if fully vaccinated at least 2 weeks prior arrival. Valid vaccines: those recognize by MEA (European Union) and WHO (World Health Organization). That means: Pfizer, Astra Zeneca, Moderna, Jansen, Sinopharm y Sinovac. There must be 2 weeks gap since last shot of the vaccine taken.

Switzerland

All passengers must have vaccination certificate fully completed at least 2 weeks before arrival.

In addition to it all passengers must provide one of the below:

  1. COVID-19 positive test certificate maximum 6 months before arrival
  2. COVID-19 negative antigen test taken at most 24h before arrival
  3. COVID – 19 PCR negative test taken at most 72h before arrival

Children below 12 years are exempted of the COVID-19 certificate requirement.

 

Please note that all information provided is collected from the respected government's websites and it is subject to change any time.