Only 3 European Countries Continue To Impose COVID-19 Entry Requirements

Only 3 European Countries Continue To Impose COVID-19 Entry Requirements

France has dropped its Covid-19 entry requirements, leaving only 3 European nations imposing limitations on international travelers.

Spain, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg are the remaining three European nations with entry restrictions. Travelers won’t have to worry about their vaccination status, recovery proof, testing, or quarantine if they are going to other European countries.

Restrictions apply to third-party countries only. These include the United States, Canada, Australia, and more. Here are the requirements still in place.

Spain Entry Requirements

International citizens can travel to Spain if they provide evidence that they have been vaccinated against COVID -19 , or have a certificate of recovery, or can provide a negative diagnostic test result (NAAT or RAT) performed either within 72 hours prior to departure for Spain for a NAAT (e.g., – PCR test) or within 24 hours prior to departure for Spain for a RAT (e.g., – rapid antigen test).

Minors up to 12 years of age are not required to present proof of vaccination, recovery certificate or a negative COVID test.

Vaccines are valid for 14 days after the last dose and for up to 270 days. If more than 270 days (9 months) have passed since the last required dose of the vaccine COVID -19, U.S. citizens must provide proof that they have received a booster vaccination. The certificate of booster vaccination is valid from the day it was administered.

The Netherlands Requirements

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In the EU, there is an entry ban for people from countries outside the European Union/Schengen area. There are exceptions to the entry ban, for example, for persons entering from a safe country or for persons who can present a vaccination or proof of recovery.

This proof of vaccination or recovery must meet certain requirements. As of March 23, 2022, persons traveling to the Netherlands will no longer have to present a negative test result.

Luxembourg Requirements

Third-party country travelers can enter Luxembourg if fully vaccinated or recovered

Travelers Must Show Proof of One of The Following:

  • Certificate of Covid-19 vaccination
  • Certificate of recovery from Covid-19

Quantine has been lifted and the mask mandate only applies to hospitals and elderly care centers.

None of these countries have given any date as to when they will lift the entry requirements.