Travel abroad: no swabs in France, Spain and Germany if you are vaccinated

The vaccination passport

The real passport is represented by the attestation that you have been vaccinated for at least 14 days with one of the drugs approved by the EU: Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca. Four weeks will be needed instead for those vaccinated with the Johnson & Johnson single-dose.

Countries still in the “red zone”

Countries with the most difficult pandemic situations remain in the red: South Africa, Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Turkey and Uruguay: it will arrive only for “imperative reasons”, with a negative swab and there will be the obligation of quarantine between 7 and 10 days upon arrival on French soil.

“The possibility for vaccinated people to travel freely within the EU without being subjected to restrictions such as quarantines and mandatory tests – said a spokesman for the EU Commission – is one of the key updates we have proposed for the Council’s recommendations on free movement of people “.

The situation for entering other countries

While the Great Britain – which is witnessing a resurgence of infections due to the spread of the Indian variant – is closing the borders, Berlin has already anticipated in May, by law, the reopening with vaccination certificate for Europeans, as well as the Greece. Italy is no longer considered a covid risk area from next Sunday Germany. Those who enter Germany from Italy by land will not have to observe restrictions. No obligation, therefore, not even to register online. While those arriving by plane will still have to present at the entrance a negative test (molecular or antigenic) or a document that proves the complete vaccination for 14 days or the recovery from Covid. There Spain opens from Monday 7 June to vaccinated Europeans (the second dose for at least 14 days) who will no longer need a tampon, while the Switzerland asks for the certification of the vaccine from 31 May.

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Garavaglia: immediately like France, ok to everyone vaccinated

To enter Italy you still need a swab. But things could change soon. «The European green pass is a continuous study, there is discussion of refinements, but I think we are now, it is a matter of weeks, we will finally have common rules and simplicity, the problem for operators and tourists themselves is knowing how to move. France says “if they are vaccinated everyone comes to us’, yesterday I called Speranza and I told him that we must do it too”. Thus the Minister of Tourism Massimo Garavaglia in his speech at the Trento Festival of Economics

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