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Some good news for travelers arriving in Europe, travel restrictions ease for top European destinations. However, some countries still have some travel restrictions in place in a bid to control the spread of COVID-19.


The latest changes include:

• From 1 June, Germany joins the list of restriction free countries. Authorities in Germany will ease COVID-19-related international entry restrictions from June 1. Travelers will no longer be required to present proof of COVID-19 vaccination, recovery, or testing. While most restrictions have been canceled, individuals are still required to adhere to some basic protective measures, including wearing a facemask and maintaining social distancing. Wearing a facemask is required in some indoor public spaces, including retail stores, public transport, and healthcare facilities.


Italy has removed all entry rules for international travelers from June 1. Like many other European countries, Italy has been steadily opening up over the past few months.

Switzerland, Austria, Greece, Bulgaria, Croatia, Lithuania, Sweden, Serbia, Slovenia and Slovakia no longer have restrictions on visitors regarding COVID-19.

• As of 1 June, Cyprus has abolished all entry requirements, including no internal masks.

• From 16 May, passengers flying in the EU will no longer have to wear masks at airports and on board aircraft. Some countries have chosen to ignore this statement and still need masks.

• Visitors to Belgium from outside the EU no longer need to submit COVID-19 documents.

• Masks are no longer required in Spain and mainland Portugal, with the exception of public transport.