Winter holidays 2022. List of restrictions in Europe. Where is vaccination required?


There are three sanitary regimes in Germany depending on the situation and the federal state: 3G (access for vaccinated, convalescent and negative testers) – in public transport and workplaces; 2G (for vaccinated and convalescents) – in shops that do not offer basic necessities, in hotels and theaters; 2G + (for vaccinated and convalescents who need to provide proof of booster dose or negative PCR test result 72 hours ago – to apply almost nationwide in restaurants. Implementation of the rule depends on the Länder, e.g. from Saturday, 2G + is valid in Berlin at the entrance to theaters, gyms and for events in rooms with more than 10 participants. Anyone leaving Poland to Germany who is not fully vaccinated or cured, must undergo a 10-day quarantine.


The rules for entering Austria are governed by the 2G + rule. After the arrival of a person over 12 years of age, there is a 2G at the entrance, among others to hotels, restaurants and the use of ski lifts. In case of Jansen vaccination by Johnson & Johnson requires a booster dose. As in Germany, the restrictions in force in a given state may be more stringent than those in force in the entire country.


In Switzerland, a certificate – understood as evidence of vaccination or recovery, or a negative PCR test result, performed within 72 hours. or an antigen test within 48 hours is necessary when entering bars, restaurants, clubs and hotels. Vaccinated travelers over 16 years of age coming to this country must present a negative PCR test result no later than 72 hours. or antigen from before 24 hours. This also applies to convalescents.


French authorities have introduced the obligation to have a covid certificate (the so-called sanitary pass) in all cultural and leisure facilities: theaters, cinemas, museums, amusement parks, festivals, in concert halls accommodating more than 50 people and on ski lifts and in long-distance transport. To enter, persons over 12 years of age must provide a certificate of full vaccination, a negative PCR or antigen test in the past 24 hours.

From Saturday, all adults will need a booster dose, and passes that received the second and last dose five months earlier for those over 65 and seven months earlier for younger adults will no longer be valid. Soon, it is planned to replace the existing health pass with a vaccine pass, which only takes into account the fact of being vaccinated. When leaving Poland for France, you must have proof of full vaccination, recovery from 11 days to 6 months before arrival, or a negative PCR or antigen test result from 24 hours before.


In Italy, from January 10, only with a strengthened covid certificate issued on the basis of vaccination or cure, people over 12 years of age can use the means of transport, sit in the garden of the restaurant, stay overnight at the hotel and drink a coffee at the bar. Without the so-called Super Green Pass is not allowed in bars, restaurants, sports centers, swimming pools, lifts and ski slopes. The traditionally understood covid certificate (the so-called Green Pass), which also allows the use of a test performed within the past 48 hours, is valid at workplaces, and its validity from February 1 will be reduced from 9 to 6 months. To enter Italy and not be placed in a 5-day quarantine, tourists must present evidence of vaccination or recovery in the past 180 days and in the case of people from 6 years of age, a negative result of the PCR test performed within 48 hours. or an antigen test performed for 24 hours. before arriving.


In Portugal, there is a state of natural disaster until March 20, 2022 and those arriving by air must present negative PCR test result performed 72 hours at the most. or antigenic test performed 48 hours. before departure. Evidence of vaccination or recovery is not accepted. In the case of travelers from Poland, it is honored only at the land border. In Portugal, a test or proof of cure is required when entering bars, clubs and mass events, except for those who have taken a booster dose in the past 14 days. At the entrance to hotels, restaurants, cultural events or gyms, the traditional EU covid certificate applies.


In Spain, the covid certificate covers people who were vaccinated, healed within the last 11-180 days or who had a negative PCR test (72 hours or less) or an antigen test (48 hours ago). The test result must be encoded in the EU certificate for the QR code to be generated. It is required from people over the age of 12 to enter the country, but the use of it in the country is decided by the authorities of individual autonomous communities. And so, now in Catalonia and Andalusia, a certificate is required when entering the interior of, among others, all bars, restaurants and clubs, and in Valencia only if they can accommodate more than 50 people. In Madrid and Castilla-La Mancha, certification is not required anywhere.


In Slovakia, the following regimes apply: OTP (admission for those vaccinated within the last 9 months, cured within the last 90 days and holders of a negative PCR test result from 72 hours ago or an antigen test from 48 hours ago) – at workplaces; OP (admission for the vaccinated and cured) – in restaurants and at mass events; OP + (similar to the German 2G +, for vaccinated and convalescent who must provide proof of booster dose or negative test result) – from 19 January in hotels, gyms, water parks and discos. Adults from Poland going to Slovakia should present the EU covid certificate.

Czech Republic

In the Czech republic only vaccinated and healed people may enter hotels, theaters, hairdressers, restaurants and bars and for some cultural events. PCR tests are only valid in certain situations. Polish citizens can enter the Czech Republic on the basis of an EU certificate, but in the case of unvaccinated people, an additional PCR test is also required between the fifth and seventh day after arrival.


In Greece, the enhanced covid certificate is valid in clubs, restaurants, cinemas, museums and stadiums where only vaccinated and healed persons may stay. In turn, all persons over 5 years of age coming to Greece, regardless of vaccination status, are required to show a negative result of the rapid antigen test (valid for 24 hours) or the PCR test (valid for 72 hours). In addition, from February 1, the EU digital COVID certificate will be valid for 9 months (270 days) after the last dose of primary immunization, and not for a year as it is today.

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