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.
Travel in the coronavirus era. When will Italy, France and Greece open their borders to US citizens?
As of January 1, 2020 US citizens wanting to vacation in Europe are still not permitted to enter the EU zone (unless they are also EU citizens or meet one of the few travel exception criteria such as being an essential worker or having relatives in Europe) . This covid-19 European travel page will be updated as new EU travel regulations and testing requirements are published by the EU, and by the governments of Italy, France and Greece where WIMCO has villa rental operations.
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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 aspires to open to tourism this year by 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 aspire to open by the 14th of May,” Theoharis said.
How Greece will Open, who can come
According to the minister, “Tourists will be welcome if they are vaccinated before travel or have antibodies or test negative” . 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 up to 72 hours before they enter Greece. Upon arrival, a 10 day quarantine in effect for those visiting Greece. 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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