EUROPOL WARNS MEMBER STATES ABOUT FAKE CERTIFICATES
Europol has issued a warning to Member States concerning the sale of counterfeit COVID-19 certifications across Europe. Criminals are creating and selling high-quality counterfeit and forged credentials at airports, train stations, and online.
Arrests have been made in France and Spain, with people suspected of selling forged documents.
DO I NEED A COVID-19 TEST TO TRAVEL TO EUROPE IF I’M VACCINATED?
With the widespread availability of coronavirus vaccinations, immunised travellers may be asking if they require a Covid test to go to Europe.
Vaccinated persons are usually subject to the same requirements as non-vaccinated people. Vaccination certificates are now accepted in several European nations instead of negative test findings.
The implementation of a European Digital COVID Certificate may result in an easing of admission restrictions, such as testing, for vaccinated EU nationals.
There are no uniform vaccine requirements for travelling to Europe at the moment; nevertheless, immunisation certificates may be used in conjunction with other measures in the near future.
COVID-19 TESTING AND QUARANTINE OF AIR TRAVELLERS
A negative COVID-19 test certificate normally does not exempt a passenger from quarantine procedures. Unless otherwise noted, if a traveller is liable to quarantine depending on the nation from which they have travelled, they must self-isolate in Europe despite possessing a negative test certificate.
A second negative PCR test can be performed around day 5 of the quarantine period in some situations; if the findings are negative, the length of the isolation period may be decreased.
When feasible, the EU prefers testing before to departure over quarantine. The European Union, on the other hand, emphasises the importance of travellers from dark red, high-risk zones presenting a negative test result and undergoing quarantine.
All travellers should research the most recent rules for the European country they are going.