European Destinations with the Least Travel Restrictions
Are there any left? What will European Travel look like this Spring & Summer Season 2022?
If you’re looking for the short answer, here it is: Some have lifted all restrictions while others have held on to some.
Even the unvaccinated can travel but must show other documents, such as negative PCR test. However, within the country itself, a vaccination pass may be required to enter restaurants, museums or other places.
But chin up everyone! It’s not all doom, gloom and mountains of paperwork. We’ve coined a few European destinations that are a little easier to travel to than others.
All domestic COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted.
When traveling to Denmark, foreigners and non-residents must present a negative PCR not older than 72 hours OR an antigen test taken 48 hours prior to arrival.
Denmark still has a list of high-risk countries, so be sure to check if you are traveling from one of them.
Hungary is connected to the EU Digital COVID Certificate (EUDCC), which allows restriction-free travel across all EU and EEA countries following proof of vaccination and a negative COVID test. That being said, social distancing is no longer enforced however people must wear face masks in hospitals, in ‘social institutions’ and on public transportation. Curfews are no longer in effect and shops and service providers are operating normally again. Just fill your Passenger Locator Form (PLF) and you’re good to go!
Norway is connected to the EU Digital COVID Certificate (EUDCC), which allows restriction-free travel across all EU and EEA countries following proof of vaccination and a negative COVID test. Otherwise, Norway has removed all mandatory testing requirements at its borders. Just make sure to fill your online registration form prior to arrival and to wear your mask in public spaces.
In late February 2022, Iceland lifted all domestic and border restrictions, meaning that all passengers can enter Iceland whether they are vaccinated or not.
To travel to Turkey, you must show either a negative PCR (not older than 72 hours) or an antigen test (not older than 48 hours) or a vaccine pass. Upon arrival, you may be checked for COVID symptoms, including temperature checks and may be asked to take a random PCR test. Public and hospitality services are open and mask restrictions still apply.
Travel restrictions and updates are still in effect, nothing is 100% locked in, so keep checking on the status of the country you wish to travel to.
Disclaimer: This article was originally written on November 5th 2021 and has been revisited in March 2022. Some information in this article may no longer be accurate as travel information is regularly being updated. Before traveling, contacting relevant authorities is still a must to make sure you have the latest information and to maximize your chances of worry-free travel. Also remember the following for your upcoming travels: