Whether you are going on a short holiday, or you are planning to stay in the country for an extended period of time, you need to be sure that you are protected from the illnesses that could affect you while you are travelling to Europe. If you are not sure which vaccinations you need, you may want to consider visiting your doctor to find out what’s required for you.
Unvaccinated travelers must quarantine for five days
Whether you are traveling to Italy, Germany, or Poland, there are a few things you should know before you leave. You should know how to get tested, how to get your vaccine certificate, and what you need to do if you need to quarantine yourself.
The first step is to check your vaccination status. You can do so by completing a pre-travel clearance form. If you are fully vaccinated, you can enter the country with proof of vaccination. If you are unvaccinated, you must complete a new antigen test. You may also be asked to complete a PCR test. If you complete the test, you will no longer need to quarantine yourself.
You may also need to show proof of vaccination if you plan to travel to countries on the “orange” list. These countries include the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom. If you do not show proof of vaccination, you must go into a seven-day quarantine.
France considers a complete vaccination schedule to include a booster shot administered no later than 9 months after the initial cycle for those ages 18+
Booster vaccination is an important matter for residents and visitors alike, especially if you’re planning a trip to France. Not only is it required for entry into France, but it also is important for accessing some of France’s most popular tourist attractions. It’s also necessary if you want to travel long distances, or visit theme parks and ski resorts. Unless you’re vaccinated, you may be denied access to McDonald’s or other popular places, or you might have to pay a small fee.
The CDC recommends getting a booster vaccine for those age 5 and older. The recommended number of doses in a primary series varies by age, but most studies say that getting two doses of a vaccine generates a robust cellular response.
Iceland must take a PCR test within 72 hours of departure
Whether you are visiting Iceland or living in Iceland, it is important that you understand its border restrictions. They will remain in place until June 1, 2021. The Icelandic Ministry of Health will be responsible for determining testing procedures and costs.
There are two ways to enter Iceland. Those who have received a coronavirus vaccination can enter the country without quarantine. The other option is for unvaccinated travellers to submit to two PCR tests and a five-day quarantine.
Passengers who do not have a coronavirus vaccination can only enter Iceland for essential purposes, such as work or study. This exemption only applies to EU citizens. For travellers from countries outside the EU, Iceland may not be an option.
Passengers who have received a coronavirus vaccine can also enter Iceland with an exemption. These exemptions apply to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) validated vaccines.
Exemptions from travel ban in the Netherlands
Whether you are a tourist or business traveller, you will need to follow the rules for exemptions from travel ban in the Netherlands. If you are staying in the country for longer, you may need a work permit.
Before you go, make sure you know what documents you will need and what health tests are accepted. You can use the Quarantine Check for Travellers tool to help you plan your visit.
If you have a valid Schengen area passport, you can enter the Netherlands without a health test. However, if you are planning to drive in the Netherlands, you must have a valid international driving permit. You must also complete a health declaration form. You can make a digital health declaration at check-in with some airlines.
Health care options for non-EU visitors
Whether you are a resident of Europe, or just visiting, you have a range of health care options. You can have routine maternity care and emergency department care, as well as medical treatment for certain infectious diseases.
Depending on your country of residence, you may be eligible to receive free treatment. You must provide proof of legal residency to receive medical treatment. Most European countries have emergency services numbers that will call an ambulance if you have a life-threatening medical condition.
In some countries, you may be required to pay a co-payment charge. The cost of treatment can range from free to thousands of dollars. In these cases, you should carry your medical file from your personal physician.
You can also receive treatment for free if you are an asylum seeker living in direct provision. You will receive a medical card while your application is being considered.