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  • 18-10-2021        23:50
    weekly updates of travel restrictions list
    EU, the Schengen Area, the UK, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, and the Vatican
  • 18-10-2021        09:50
    Travelling to Ireland
    Every traveler is required to complete a passenger locator form before departure.
  • 18-10-2021        09:00
    External borders restriction extended until 24 October
    The government has decided to lift the restrictions for residents from countries on the EU’s green list.
  • 18-10-2021        09:00
    Latest update on risk countries
    The Spanish government has updated its list of risk countries as of October 18th, as follows:
  • 15-10-2021        12:00
    Updated countries list
    The German government released an updated country list which is currently in force.
  • 14-10-2021        10:00
    Updated list of countries
    Please find below the latest list of countries categorized in the ample system by the French Government.
  • 11-10-2021        11:55
    weekly updates of travel restrictions list
    Individuals from the following countries can enter Estonia without any further measures: 
  • 10-10-2021        12:00
    Updated countries list
    The German government released an updated country list, which will come into force on October 10th, 2021.
  • 08-10-2021        11:55
    COVID-free tourist travel corridors
    Italy has established COVID-free travel corridors on an experimental basis with safety protocols.
  • 07-10-2021        12:00
    External borders restriction extended until 24 October
    The government made the following changes on 07 October 2021 regarding the restriction on external borders:
  • 04-10-2021        12:00
    Latest update on risk countries
    The Spanish government has updated its list of risk countries as of October 4th, as follows:
  • 01-10-2021        12:00
    Updated countries list
    The German government released an updated country list.
  • 01-10-2021        11:00
    Exemption authorization forms are online
    Individuals can request an exemption to enter Italy online. The authorization for exemptions are available to:
  • 01-10-2021        09:00
    Weekly updates of travel restrictions list
    EU, the Schengen Area, the UK, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, and the Vatican
  • 30-09-2021        12:00
    Covid-19 updated measures in Portugal
    Essential and non-essential travel is allowed for:
  • 25-09-2021        12:00
    Updated on mandatory hotel quarantine
    The Irish Government has announced the removal of the remaining countries from the list of states under the Mandatory Hotel Quarantine (MHQ). 
  • 23-09-2021        12:00
    Newly updated countries list
    The German government released an updated country list.
  • 23-09-2021        10:00
    Updated list of countries
    Please find hereunder the latest list of countries categorized in the ample system by the French Government.
  • 21-09-2021        12:00
    Restriction on external border
    The Covid-19 restrictions on the external border of Poland are still in force.
  • 20-09-2021        14:00
    weekly updates of travel restrictions list
    Individuals from the following countries can enter Estonia without any further measures: 
  • 20-09-2021        12:00
    Latest update on risk countries
    Areas included in brackets are considered to be at risk.
  • 17-09-2021        12:00
    Covid-19 updated measures in Portugal
    Essential and non-essential travel is allowed for:
  • 16-09-2021        12:00
    External borders restriction extended until 10 October
    The government made the following changes regarding external borders restrictions on16 September 2021:
  • 16-09-2021        10:00
    Update travel information
    Travelers from List D are not required for 5-day self-quarantine if all of the following conditions are met:
  • 14-09-2021        11:00
    Reopening with Coronavirus entry passes
    The government has passed a new decision on travel restrictions as of 22 September
  • 13-09-2021        12:00
    Updated mandatory hotel quarantine
    If you enter Ireland from one of the following countries, it is mandatory to isolate yourself in a designated quarantine hotel. 
  • 13-09-2021        10:00
    Latest update on risk countries
    Areas included in brackets are considered to be at risk. If no areas are specified, the whole country is considered at risk.
  • 13-09-2021        09:00
    Weekly updates of travel restrictions list
    EU, the Schengen Area, the UK, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, and the Vatican
  • 12-09-2021        12:00
    Newly updated countries list
    The German government released an updated country list.
  • 10-09-2021        10:00
    Updated clarification of countries
    Please find hereunder the latest list of countries categorized in the ample system by the French Government. 
  • 09-09-2021        10:55
    AIFA approves additional doses of vaccine against Covid-19
    On 9 September 2021, the Italian Medicines Agency AIFA has approved the additional doses of Covid19 to vulnerable people as:
  • 07-09-2021        11:00
    Guideline for border traffic as of 6 September 2021
    The current decisions are valid until 19 September 2021.
  • 06-09-2021        13:00
    Latest update on risk countries
    Areas included in brackets are considered to be at risk. If no areas are specified, the whole country is considered at risk.
  • 06-09-2021        11:00
    Weekly updates of travel restrictions list
    Individuals from the following countries can enter Estonia without any further measures: 
  • 03-09-2021        11:00
    Updated mandatory hotel quarantine
    Traveling into Ireland from specific countries is subject to mandatory hotel quarantine.
  • 03-09-2021        10:00
    Important changes for travelers to the Netherlands
    As of 4 September 2021, the designation of high-risk and very high-risk areas will change, and the requirements for people traveling to the Netherlands from those areas will change accordingly.
  • 03-09-2021        10:00
    Updated countries list
    Following is the latest list of designated countries concerning international risk areas.
  • 02-09-2021        10:00
    Changes to restrictions on external borders
    The entry restriction on Saudi Arabia and Singapore will be lifted.
  • 30-08-2021        11:00
    Updated travel restrictions list
    The following groups of people are allowed to enter Estonia
  • 28-08-2021        12:00
    New Ordinance on 28 August 2021
    The Italian government passed the new Ordinance on 28 August 2021 to adjust the Covid-19 measures in Italy: 
  • 27-08-2021        11:00
    Updated travel restrictions list
    Estonia has updated the information on countries and restrictions on freedom of movement requirements for passengers.
  • 27-08-2021        10:30
    Updated travel information
    Because of the new school year starting with face-to-face lessons, the Minister of School in Italy, Mr. Bianchi
  • 27-08-2021        09:00
    Restriction on external and internal EU/Schengen border
    At the external EU / Schengen borders, travelers are not required to test negative for COVID-19
  • 27-08-2021        08:00
    Adjust policy on traveling
    The following countries within the Schengen Area are deemed safe by the Dutch Government.
  • 26-08-2021        12:00
    Updated countries list
    Following is the latest list of designated countries concerning international risk areas.
  • 26-08-2021        12:00
    Updated mandatory hotel quarantine
    Traveling into Ireland from specific countries is subject to mandatory hotel quarantine. 
  • 26-08-2021        10:00
    Latest update on risk countries
    Areas included in brackets are considered to be at risk. If no areas are specified, the whole country is considered at risk.
  • 26-08-2021        09:00
    Updated Covid-19 measures in Portugal
    Arriving in Portugal by Plane
  • 12-08-2021        12:00
    Changes to restrictions from 16 August
    On 12 August, the government made changes to the entry restrictions at external borders due to the spread of the Covid-19.
  • 09-08-2021        12:00
    Travel during Covid, restrictions, and measures
    Risk countries in the EU/EEA
  • 09-08-2021        12:00
    Mandatory hotel quarantine
    People traveling to Ireland from certain designated countries are subject to mandatory hotel quarantine.
  • 09-08-2021        12:00
    Extension of the Health Pass
    From 9th August 2021, the Health Pass is mandatory to access certain places, including indoor or outdoor events, cinemas, museums, cafes, restaurants, hospitals, retirement homes, etc.
  • 06-08-2021        12:00
    Updated countries list
    There are the following changes since the last update: 
  • 05-08-2021        12:00
    Changes on external border control from 9 August
    Since the epidemic situation continues, the government has made changes to the restriction on external border traffic since last updates on 15 July.
  • 02-08-2021        12:00
    Updated travel restrictions list
    Estonia has updated the information on countries and restrictions on freedom of movement requirements for passengers. The current update is valid from 09.07 till 15.08.2021.
  • 01-08-2021        12:00
    Covid-19 measures in Portugal
    The following countries or regions are allowed to enter Portugal for essential and non-essential travel. 
  • 29-07-2021        12:00
    Covid-19 Updated travel information
    New information for travellers
  • 28-07-2021        10:00
    Mandatory hotel quarantine
    Individuals travelling to Ireland from certain designated countries are required to quarantine in a pre-booked hotel before entering Ireland.
  • 27-07-2021        10:00
    Updated countries list
    As of July 27th, 20212 Spain and the Netherlands are considered as High incidence areas by the German Government.
  • 27-07-2021        10:00
    Health pass
    The French Parliament has passed the law to create mandatory vaccinations for health care workers and to expand the so-called health pass.
  • 27-07-2021        09:00
    Newest risk countries identified
    Risk countries in the EU/EEA:
  • 26-07-2021        11:00
    Adjust policy on travelling within EU
    Due to the positive development of the Covid-19 pandemic in the EU, the Netherlands government has adjusted its travel policy within the EU.
  • 26-07-2021        10:00
    Internal and external border control from 26 July
    As of 26 July 2021, travellers from all countries who can show a completed and recognised certificate of Covid-19 vaccine are allowed to enter Finland.
  • 26-07-2021        08:00
    Updated travel restrictions list
    The list of restrictions has been updated as well, and the current list is valid from 19.07 till 25.07.2021. 
  • 22-07-2021        09:00
    Introduction of COVID-19 green certification
    Based on the press conference on 22 July 2021, the government has decided that the COVID-19 green certification is required to participate in certain civil and religious ceremonies
  • 20-07-2021        12:00
    Updated countries list
    The German Government has updated and revised its country list on international risk areas
  • 20-07-2021        11:00
    New country list for mandatory hotel quarantine
    All travelers entering Ireland from one of the following countries are required to quarantine in a designated hotel.
  • 20-07-2021        10:00
    Updated risk countries
    Please note that areas mentioned in brackets are considered risk areas.
  • 20-07-2021        09:00
    Staying vigilant
    The French government is tightening some restrictions due to the rising cases, especially due to the increase of the virus variant.
  • 19-07-2021        10:00
    Recognised vaccination when traveling to the Netherlands
    Vaccinated people can travel to the Netherlands without further restrictions unless they are from one of the high-risk areas due to the new Covid-19 variant.
  • 19-07-2021        09:35
    Updated travel restrictions list
    Estonia has published its new travel restrictions list from 19.07.2021.
  • 12-07-2021        11:00
    Internal border control continues until 25 July
    The government decided to continue the current internal border control from 12 to 25 July as a transitional period.
  • 12-07-2021        10:00
    Updated travel restriction list
    From 12th July, the 10-day mandatory quarantine only applies to the following countries in the EU or the Schengen area:
  • 10-07-2021        11:00
    Summertime extra Covid-19 measures
    After the almost complete reopening of society on 26 June, the Netherlands has faced a surge in Covid-19 infection cases.
  • 08-07-2021        11:00
    Updated risk countries list
    The following countries are considered as very high-risk areas where the virus variant is of concern. 
  • 06-07-2021        10:00
    Updated countries list
    The German Government has updated and revised its country list on high incidence areas
  • 06-07-2021        09:00
    New country list for mandatory hotel quarantine
    All travelers entering Ireland from one of the following countries are required to quarantine in a designated hotel.
  • 05-07-2021        10:00
    Updated travel restriction list
    From 5th July, the 10-day mandatory quarantine only applies to the following countries in the EU or the Schengen area
  • 05-07-2021        09:00
    Further steps of reopening
    The last restrictions in France have been lifted due to the positive developments.
  • 01-07-2021        11:00
    Ease restriction on entry from certain countries
    The Government has decided to ease the restrictions on entry into Finland for certain countries based on the assessment of the current situation.
  • 29-06-2021        11:00
    New countries on the variant list
    The German Government is now considering Russia and Portugal as areas with a virus variant. Therefore, the new classification of Portugal and the Russian Federation
  • 29-06-2021        09:00
    Update on the UK
    The Portuguese Government has newly issued a travel restriction to curb the spread of the more contagious Delta variant.
  • 28-06-2021        11:00
    Travel restriction
    According to the updated list as of 28 June 2021, in the EU/EEA and Schengen area, solely the United Kingdom is on the 10-day mandatory quarantine.
  • 28-06-2021        10:00
    Restriction on external and internal EU/Schengen border
    Only presenting a negative Covid-19 test does not exempt the travelers from crossing external and internal EU/Schengen borders from the quarantine obligation.
  • 26-06-2021        11:00
    Step 4 of the reopening plan: from 26 June
    The number of infections and hospitalizations in the Netherlands is sinking significantly due to the Covid-19 vaccination.
  • 25-06-2021        10:35
    Country update
    All travellers arriving in Portugal by air or sea from the countries listed below can enter for essential and non-essential reasons.
  • 25-06-2021        10:00
    New variant country
    Currently, the German Government allows entry for individuals residing in the following countries.
  • 25-06-2021        09:00
    New country list for mandatory hotel quarantine
    All travellers entering Ireland from one of the following countries are required to quarantine in a designated hotel:
  • 25-06-2021        08:00
    Updated travel requirements
    Entering Spain from a Schengen country will fall under the current rules listed below:
  • 24-06-2021        11:00
    Easing of holiday
    Poland has introduced the 10-day quarantine requirements for travelers from non-EU/Schengen areas due to the spread of the Covid-19 Delta variant. 
  • 21-06-2021        09:00
    Easing of restrictions on entry from EU and Schengen countries
    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs recommends that special caution be exercised when traveling to the EU and Schengen area and traveling to Brazil, South Africa, and India are to be avoided.
  • 18-06-2021        10:00
    Italy eases travel restrictions
    Since the last updates, except for the region Valle d'Aosta, all of the other regions in Italy are considered to be “white regions”.
  • 17-06-2021        11:00
    Further steps of reopening
    France is experiencing a positive development, and this allows the government to take further easing measures.
  • 17-06-2021        10:00
    New updates on the risk
    Since the last country update, the German government did not designate a new country on its COVID-19 variant list.
  • 17-06-2021        10:00
    Updated country list with mandatory hotel quarantine
    If a traveler enters Ireland from a designated country, he/she will be required to undertake a mandatory quarantine in a designated hotel.
  • 14-06-2021        12:00
    updated travel restriction lis
    Compared to the list of last week, the status for Cyrus and Denmark has changed. People from Cyprus can travel to Estonia without a 10-day quarantine, while Denmark is back on the quarantine list as of 20 June 2021.
  • 14-06-2021        10:00
    Mandatory quarantine for travelers from countries with Delta coronavirus variant
    From 15 June 2021, people traveling to the Netherlands from the following countries must go into quarantine on arrival.
  • 14-06-2021        08:35
    Italy eases travel restrictions
    Italy has updated its risk classification for the following six regions from “yellow region” to “white region”. Currently, 12 out of 20 regions in Italy are considered as a “white region”.
  • 13-06-2021        11:50
    Easing of holiday restrictions
    The Covid-19 infection is decreasing while the vaccinated population is growing. This development makes it possible for the Polish government to ease covid-19 measures further. 
  • 10-06-2021        10:00
    Country list updated
    Uruguay has been designated by the German government as a COVID-19 variant area. You will find the fully detailed designation of international risk areas by the foreign office of Germany in the following link
  • 10-06-2021        10:00
    Further steps of reopening
  • 10-06-2021        09:00
    Updated travel requirements
    Spain has updated its travel requirements for all individuals entering Spain. You will find listed below the highlights of the new measures in force and the full details in the following link.
  • 07-06-2021        11:00
    updated travel restriction list
    According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia,10-day restriction on the freedom of movement applies to the following countries: 
  • 07-06-2021        10:50
    Italy eases travel restrictions
    From 07 June,2021, six regions in Italy has been categorized as ‘White Zone’:
  • 07-06-2021        09:00
    Restrictions on entry extended until 27 June
    The government has decided to further extend the current Covid-19 restrictions until 27June,2021 due to the spread of Covid-19 pandemic, especially the new Covid-19 variants.
  • 01-06-2021        11:00
    Flight ban lifted from 01 June 2021
    The Dutch flight ban will no longer be in place from 01 June 2021. The current flight ban for India, South Africa and all countries in Central and South America expires on 01 June, 2021.
  • 31-05-2021        09:55
    Updated travel restriction list
  • 28-05-2021        12:00
    More countries on the variant list
    The United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man, and the Channel Islands, as well as all British overseas territories, have been designated by the German government as a COVID-19 variant area.
  • 28-05-2021        11:00
    Easing schedule from 29.05.2021
    From 29 May 2021, further easing of Covid-19 safety rules are planned:
  • 28-05-2021        10:20
    New List for States with mandatory quarantine
    The Irish government has updated the list of designated states which require a mandatory hotel quarantine if travellers are coming into Ireland from one of the countries listed.
  • 28-05-2021        10:00
    Reopening plan Step 3 and Travel updates
    The government has decided to ease the Covid-19 measures further and reopen the society as of 5 June 2021.
  • 28-05-2021        09:00
    Country update
    Currently, travelers to Portugal are able to enter if they come from European Union and Schengen countries ↸ or the UK.
  • 25-05-2021        10:35
    Government continues to ease Covid-19 restrictions
    The government decided on 25 May 2021 to continue the easing of Covid-19 restrictions.
  • 20-05-2021        12:00
    Restrictions on entry extended until 15 June
    The Covid-19 pandemic continues. To curb the spread of Covid-19 variants, The Government decided to extend the current restriction to enter Finland until 15 June 2021. The decision will take effect on 24 May. Minor amendments will be adopted
  • 20-05-2021        10:00
    Phased easing of restrictions
    The government in Ireland continues with the multiple-step program of easing the implemented restrictions further due to the promising progress in the country.
  • 20-05-2021        09:45
    Further easing of restrictions
    France is progressing as planned and is ready to ease the restrictions in place further.
  • 20-05-2021        09:00
    Nepal is joining the list
    The German Government has now also classified Nepal as a country with a COVID-19 variant.
  • 17-05-2021        11:00
    Italy eases travel restrictions
    Entry from the EU and the Schengen Area, as well as Great Grain and Israel, is permitted. 
  • 17-05-2021        10:00
    Reopening plan Step 2 and Travel updates
    With the sinking number of hospitalizations and increases in the vaccinated population, at the 11 May press conference, the government introduced the second step of the reopening plan valid from 19 May.
  • 15-05-2021        11:50
    Easing of Covid-19 safety rules in Poland
    Poland introduced a five-step plan to ease restrictions gradually. The schedule depends on the epidemic situation.
  • 13-05-2021        12:00
    Clean & safe
    The COVID-19 outbreak has also forced Portugal to put strict measures in place and take all necessary steps to protect its entire population.
  • 13-05-2021        11:55
    Path to the easing of restrictions
    The French Government has presented a roadmap on how to ease the restrictions and measures in place. In four stages, they would like to implement step-by-step criteria to reduce the current restrictions.
  • 13-05-2021        10:00
    Updates on several countries
    India has been classified as a country with a COVID-19 variant.
  • 13-05-2021        10:00
    Easing measures
    The state of emergency in Spain has been lifted
  • 13-05-2021        10:00
    Phased easing of restrictions
    As one of the countries in Europe with the strictest measures to curb the spread of COVID-19, it is very positive to see that Ireland is on its path to recovery.
  • 10-05-2021        12:00
    Covid-19 updated travel restrictions
    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs still calls for the avoidance of foreign travel, which is not necessary.
  • 10-05-2021        11:55
    Gradual resumption of national economic and social activities
    The Italian Government retains five classifications of risk areas and corresponding travel restrictions.
  • 10-05-2021        09:00
    Gradual ease of Covid-19 restrictions
    The government has approved the gradual ease of Covid-19 restrictions. From April 26h, 2021, outdoor sports, training, and classes for hobbies are allowed.
  • 10-05-2021        09:00
    Restrictions remain the same
    The Government still recommends avoiding unnecessary travel abroad.
  • 10-05-2021        09:00
    Reopening plan Step 1
    There are more and more people getting vaccinated in the Netherlands. The government has decided to start the reopening plan step by step. 
  • 17-03-2021        12:00
    Covid-19 latest news for exchange students going to Finland
    The Finnish Government extended the current travel restrictions on entry into Finland until 17 April 2021. The Government still recommends avoiding unnecessary travel abroad, except for countries for which the restrictions on entry have been lifted. Under the current travel restrictions:
  • 17-03-2021        12:00
    Covid-19 latest news for exchange students going to Italy
    The Italian Government imposes different travel rules depending on the country of origin or destination and the reasons for travelling. The current travel restrictions are in force from March 6 to  April 6, 2021. According to the Ministerial Decree March 2, 2021, there are five classification of risk areas and corresponding travel restrictions:
  • 15-03-2021        14:00
    Covid-19 latest news for exchange students going to Poland
    The Minister of Foreign Affairs calls for the avoidance of foreign travel, which is not necessary.  Poland Border Guards impose restrictions on the entry of foreigners to Poland and the obligation to undergo quarantine after crossing the border: 
  • 15-03-2021        12:00
    Covid-19 latest news for exchange students going to France
    All travel to and from countries outside the European space is prohibited, unless there are pressing grounds for travel. Travel to and from countries within the European space is strongly discouraged. If you want to enter France from a Non-EEA country, you may only be able to do so if you meet the exception criteria as listed on the exempted travel certificate and if you have a vital reason.
  • 15-03-2021        12:00
    Covid-19 latest news for exchange students going to Spain
    As from July 1st, 2020 EU Member States and Schengen Associated States, including Spain, have decided to maintain temporary entry restrictions for non-essential travel from third countries by non-European citizens. All travellers are required to present a Health Control From upon arrival. There are exemptions in place where the travel restriction has been lifted for certain individuals.
  • 15-03-2021        12:00
    Covid-19 latest news for exchange students going to Estonia
    Due to the spread of the coronavirus, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs recommends refraining from international travel as a matter of urgency. The Government imposes travel restrictions and only allow certain groups of people to enter the country: 
  • 15-03-2021        12:00
    Covid-19 latest news for exchange students going to Portugal
    Portugal extended the state of emergency throughout the country until March 31st, 2021. 
  • 15-03-2021        11:00
    Covid-19 latest news for exchange students going to Ireland
    Anyone who is travelling to Ireland is currently required to 
  • 15-03-2021        10:00
    Covid-19 latest news for exchange students going to Germany
    Since October 1st, 2020 Germany has implemented country specific travel & safety information for all travellers due to COVID-19. 
  • 12-03-2021        12:00
    Covid-19 latest news for exchange students going to the Netherlands
    The “advice not to travel abroad” will apply up to and including Thursday 15 April,2021. The government suggests not travel outside the Netherlands unless absolutely necessary. The current measures and travel restrictions due to Covid-19 are still in place in the Netherlands: