TRAVEL WITHIN THE EU DURING COVID-19
With the introduction of the EU Digital COVID Certificate, many European travellers’ freedom of movement has been restored.
The European Commission recently extended the use of the EUDCC across Europe for COVID travel restrictions and some local limitations until June 2023.
Some limits and extra procedures, however, remain in effect. Before travelling to another European country, EU citizens and residents should examine what they need to do.
The rules are based on their most recent travel history and immunisation status.
VALIDITY OF EU VACCINATION CERTIFICATES
The Commission has proposed a uniform acceptance time of 9 months for the EU Digital COVID certificate.
Immunization certificates provided fewer than 9 months following the final dose of the main vaccination regimen should be accepted by EU nations.
This timeline includes the delivery of booster dosages after 6 months, plus an extra 3 months.
FAMILY TRAVEL TO EUROPE
Children should be excused from quarantine if their parents do not need to self-isolate because they have been vaccinated, for example.
A pre-departure test should not be required of minors under the age of six.
New limits should be made known to the public at least 24 hours before they go into effect.
Before departing, travellers should double-check the most recent information.