Thinking about rescheduling that long delayed summer trip to Europe? Looking for accurate, and updated information on coronavirus testing requirements for Italy, France , and Greece? WIMCO is collecting official government testing requirements and publishing them on this page to help you figure out what testing and/or personal information is required of you for travel to the country you want to vacation in, and what your options are for flying there.
When will France re-open to US travelers?
French President Emmanuel Macron has laid out a reopening plan that would allow U.S. passport holders to enter France beginning June 9, assuming COVID-19 levels remain under control and visitors can present proof of vaccination, along with a recent negative COVID-19 test. Start planing your vacation to France now. View villa rentals in Cote D’Azur, St Tropez, and Provence.
When will Greece Reopen to US travelers?
The Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced on April 21 that the country’s borders will open to international tourism on May 15 when a ban on travel between different regions of the country will also be lifted. To enter, proof of vaccination will be required, along with a recent PCR test showing a negative result.
The Prime Minister made the announcement in a televised address, adding that restaurants and cafes will be allowed to reopen outdoor areas starting on May 3. Start planing your vacation to Greece now. View villa rentals in Mykonos and Santorini.
When will Italy reopen to US travelers?
On May 4, 2020 Prime Minister Mario Draghi stated that Italy will re-open its borders to tourism, for those who had proof of being vaccinated. Draghi said that Italy will introduce a vaccine travel pass by mid-May. Travelers wishing to visit Italy would upload proof of vaccination into an Italy vaccine pass portal, and then get an email confirming that they can enter the country. Details of how to access the portal are expected by mid-May
Start planing your vacation to Italy now. View villa rentals in Tuscany, Umbria, the Amalfi Coast, and Lake Como.
April 24 update from the European Union – Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, announced that US citizens will be able to enter European countries this summer. To apply for entry, travelers must produce proof that they are fully vaccinated, and in addition, that they have tested negative in five days prior to their arrival day. Details of when this new policy will take effect are expected shortly.
When will Italy, France and Greece open their borders to US citizens?
April 19 Update – The country of Greece will re-open its borders to US citizens starting Friday May 14, 2021. To enter the country without having to enter the existing quarantine protocols, travelers need to show proof of having been fully vaccinated, or show proof of a negative test result from a Covid19 PCR test taken no more than 3 days prior to the arrival date.
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Can I Travel to Italy this summer?
Travel into Italy is limited to EU citizens and residents. US citizens wanting to vacation in Italy this summer are still not permitted to enter. For those who are permitted to enter, proof of negative Covid test is required to enter Italy. In anticipation of an end to travel restrictions within the next few months, Italian airline Alitalia and US airline Delta have reached an agreement on the terms of quarantine-less flights to and from the US and Italy. This is dependent on the EU lifting travel restrictions on US citizens entering EU countries. Read more. The EU has authority to govern travel into member counties, and at present the borders are closed to US citizens. Latest travel requirements for Italy
Italian Government Questionaire to determine if you meet the criteria for entry into Italy.
Interested in what’s required to travel to specific regions in Italy this summer? Click on the region’s name to link to coronavirus travel testing requirements for each specific region: Travel to Tuscany, Travel to Capri and the Amalfi Coast. Travel to Lake Como.
Can I Travel to France this summer?
Travel into France is limited to EU citizens and residents, as well as the citizens of several “safe” countries. US citizens wanting to vacation in France this summer are still not permitted to enter. For those who are permitted to enter, proof of negative Covid test is required to enter France. Latest travel requirements for France
Interested in traveling to Provence, the Cote d’Azur or St Tropez this summer, and wondering what’s required to travel there? Visit the office site for travel to France this summer.
Tahiti, French Polynesia South Pacific – Brando Island at Tetiaroa- The island is open, and US residents are permitted entry as long as they have been tested for Covid in the 72 hours prior to departure.
Can I Travel to Greece this summer?
Greece will re-open its borders to tourists from the US on Friday, May 14, Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis said on March 9, 2021. “We’re updating last year’s health protocols to take into account the accumulated experience of the previous year. With these protocols in mind, we will open by the 14th of May,” Theoharis said.
How Greece will re-open, and who can come in?
According to the minister, “Tourists will be welcome if they are vaccinated before travel or have a negative PCR test result” . All tourists that enter Greece will be subject to random testing similar to last year based on the country’s EVA program, Greece’s AI screening and testing program created to vet the Covid-19 risk of incoming tourists through all of the country’s entry points.
For EU residents, all passengers of international flights are expected to show a negative molecular test (PCR) for Covid-19, taken no more than 72 hours prior to arriving in Greece. Upon arrival, those who have been vaccinated or who produce the negative PCR test result will not have to enter the 10 day quarantine. Latest travel requirements for Greece.
Interested in traveling to Mykonos or Santorini this summer. Click on the link to read what’s required to travel to Greece this summer.
If I have been vaccinated for covid19, do I still need to be tested to travel?
Yes. Even if you have been vaccinated, you will be still required to get tested in order to enter most destinations, and to wear a mask in public buildings once there. Looking for a local testing center? Try this US Government Test Center finder: Health & Human Services test center search tool
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