25.09.2020
COVID-19. Quarantine loosening and borders opening. Part II of Autumn update

Страховка и ассистанс в Европе
Global Voyager Assistance provides you the second part of the guidance with actual information on the resumption of travel destinations in September 2020.

Germany

Страховка и ассистанс в Германии
The German authorities have introduced a very detailed list of restrictions, which prohibit visits not from entire countries, but from certain regions with a dangerous epidemic situation. For example travelers from the Bulgarian regions of Blagoevgrad, Dobrich, and Varna, as well as travelers from Romania's Argeș, Bihor, Buzău, Neamt, Ialomita, Mehedinti and Timis regions, and Australia's Victoria state, will need to undergo quarantine or present a negative test upon arrival.

The same applies for travelers coming from the Belgian city of Antwerp and from the Spanish regions of Catalonia, Navarra and Aragon, as well as from all other "high-risk" countries (whole countries this time), including Luxembourg, Russia and the US.

All travelers not included in the above list may enter Germany with no restrictions. Germany has offered to pay for the coronavirus test for people entering the country from high-risk regions in the first three days of their arrival.

Denmark

Страховка и ассистанс в Дании
Denmark’s borders have now reopened for most European countries, but this is subject to change based on a set of health measures and analysis. Borders for Sweden and Portugal are still closed, and a list of open or closed countries is updated weekly.

Italy

Страховка и ассистанс в Италии
Borders in Italy were opened on June 3 to citizens from the EU, UK, Schengen area, Andorra, Vatican, San Marino and Monaco, following a nationwide lockdown which came into force on March 9.

Travelers arriving from Bulgaria and Romania, however, have to self-isolate for 14 days, as well as all passengers that have not come from one of the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, UK, Andorra, the Principality of Monaco, the Republic of San Marino and the Vatican City State.

Until July 31, entrance to Italy is forbidden for most passengers who in the 14 days prior to arrival stayed in or transited through any of the following countries: Armenia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bosnia Herzegovina, Brazil, Chile, Kosovo, Kuwait, North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Oman, Panama, Peru, Dominican Republic, Serbia. All travelers coming to Italy need to fill in a passenger form on the Foreign Ministry website, which also has updates on travel restrictions for Italy.

All Italian passenger cruise ships have suspended activity until further notice.

Montenegro

Страховка и ассистанс в Черногории
Entry to Montenegro is allowed without quarantine, so long as you are coming from a country with a rate of transmission less than 25 per 100,000 inhabitants. Travelers from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Turkey, Israel, Poland, Romania, Italy and Ukraine must, however, present a negative COVID-19 test upon arrival.

The Montenegro government is keeping an up to date list of countries where people are allowed to enter from without a quarantine. French, UK and Spanish citizens need to self-isolate upon arrival, as well as travelers from all those countries not mentioned in that list.

Turkey

Страховка и ассистанс в Турции
Turkey has opened its borders to foreign travelers, except for the land border with Iran. Arrivals may have to undergo health checks.

Spain

Страховка и ассистанс в Испании
Spain reopened its borders to EU member states, Schengen area countries and the UK on June 21. None of these travelers have to self-isolate.

Surprisingly Portugal had been the only exception to the above, but the border between the two countries reopened on July 1. The country also opened up to the list of non-member states approved by the EU Council.

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