The European Union has dropped the U.S. from its list of Covid-safe countries. What does that mean for you?
While this is not very happy news, it's important to understand that each country will decide how to handle incoming travelers from the U.S. As always, this is a fluid situation and the requirements can change quickly. I will use Italy as an example here, but if you are interested in planning a trip somewhere else in Europe, please get in touch so that I can help set you up for a successful trip.
Currently required for travel to Italy:
Starting September 1st until October 25th, tourists coming from the United States, Canada, Japan, and Israel are allowed to enter Italy without any restriction or motivation.
Quarantine WILL NOT be required for those who can provide:
- Certificate released by the home country 14 days after having been fully vaccinated (accepted vaccines: Pfizer-BioNtech, Moderna, Vaxzevria, Jansen (Johnson & Johnson)
- Certificate of full recovery from Covid-19 valid for 180 days starting from the date of the first positive test.
In addition to one of the two certificates listed above, passengers will be required:
- To show the negative result of a PCR or antigen test, done within the last 72 hours prior to the arrival in Italy
- Fill in the Passenger Locator Form available at the following link: https://app.euplf.eu
Children up to 6 years are allowed to enter Italy by completing the Passenger locator form. PCR/ antigen tests are not required in this case. From ages 7-12 years, children are allowed to travel showing the negative result of a PCR or antigen test done within the last 72 hours and filling the passenger locator form.
Please note that if clients have traveled to other countries before coming to Italy from USA/Canada/Japan/Israel, additional restrictions might be required.
As you can see, keeping up with the different requirements of each European country can be challenging. If you have a destination in mind, I would love to help you navigate the requirements. Although they can seem daunting, people I know who have visited Europe lately have come back with rave reviews. For the most part, the countries are free of crowds right now, giving you a lot more access to the sights and attractions.