Sumary of October EU Travel Restrictions: Covid-19 Vaccination, Testing And Quarantine Rules By Country:
- Travel restrictions across the EU in October are still a moving feast getty European travel restrictions continue to be a moving feast, with countries and regions that are considered safe, even inside the Europe/Schengen area, changing from week to week.
- There is still no unified criteria for travel restrictions across the bloc (or indeed into the bloc), making travel complicated and sometimes anomalous–it is still possible to circumvent bans by entering from third-party countries, as has been the case since March 2020 across the world.
- And whilst the opening of the U.S. border in November will primarily affect non-US nationals, who will be allowed to enter for the first time in over 500 days, it will have a big impact on testing requirements for U.S. residents too as they fly home.
- The entire bloc is using the EU Digital Covid Certificate to allow unrestricted travel across the EU and Schengen area countries and most are using a green pass for access to public spaces, restaurants, gyms, etc.
- Foreign travelers can access these applications in most cases or the paper version will suffice, but there are still numerous ways to get caught out because of ever-changing regulations or incoming rules regarding Brexit, for instance.
- MORE FOR YOU Here is the list of vaccination and quarantine requirements for each of the EU countries (plus Schengen and the U.K.) for October.