COVID-19 AND TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS IN THE EUROPEAN UNION
More than a year since the European Commission recommended member states impose a ban on all arrivals from the EU, travel and tourism in the Schengen area and the rest of the EU have been suspended.
Below, find the latest travel news related to Covid-19 in Europe, as well as travel restrictions in members of the European Union and the four countries associated with the Schengen Area, imposed on citizens of the European Union and other countries.
To limit the spread of the corona virus in Canada, travel restrictions have been imposed through all border crossings.
Covid-19 travel restriction for Canada
every travelers entering Canada must follow testing and quarantine requirements to keep everyone safe. Under certain circumstances, you may be exempt from some of these requirements. However, here are some of the travel restrictions for Canada.
Foreign workers travel restrictions and exemptions for Canada.
As a foreign worker, you must qualify as a fully vaccinated traveler to enter Canada, unless you have a job in one of the following categories:
Agricultural worker or food processor
Your business must fall under 1 of the following National Occupational Classifications (NOCs):
- Agriculture Managers (NOC 0821)
- Horticultural Managers (NOC 0822)
- Livestock Workers (NOC 8252)
- Contractors and Supervisors, Landscaping, Landscaping and Horticulture Services (NOC 8255)
- General Farm Workers (NOC 8431)
- Nursery and Greenhouse Workers (NOC 8432)
- Harvest Workers (NOC 8611)
- Fish and Seafood Factory Workers (NOC 9463)
- Food and Beverage Processors (NOC 9617)
- Fish and Seafood Processors (NOC 9618)
Naval crew member
You must enter Canada to work, and your business must be essential to the transportation of goods by ship.
Performing medical deliveries
It will deliver cells, blood and its derivatives, tissues, organs or other body parts needed to care for patients in Canada.
Working with medical equipment or devices
You may deliver, maintain, install or repair medical devices or equipment.
What should you do If your immediate family members need to come to Canada?
If your family members are 18 years or older, they should qualify as fully vaccinated travelers to join or visit you in Canada.
For International Students: Travel Restrictions and Waivers in Canada.
For possibility to enter Canada as a student, you must meet 3 requirements:
(1) You must qualify as a fully vaccinated traveler unless you are a minor student (under 18 years of age).
(2) You must have a valid study permit or letter of introduction showing that a study permit has been approved, unless you do not need it. It’s a must that you attend a designated educational institution (DLI).
(3) Even if you qualify as a fully vaccinated traveler, you must have a 14-day quarantine plan before arriving in Canada. The Border Services Officer will make the final decision on whether or not you qualify.
Traveling to Nertherlands? See what you should know about Covid-19.
All travelers to the country must provide evidence of complete vaccination, recovery or a negative result. Individuals arriving by plane must also complete a health form. Visitors remaining in the country for less than 12 hours are exempted.
Traveling to Great Britain, Northern Ireland, the channel Island and British overseas? See what you should know about Covid-19 Restriction.
All travelers to Great Britain, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and the British Overseas Territories must complete a passenger locator form. This can be done as soon as 48 hours prior to entry. Vaccinated travelers may enter the UK without submitting a negative test. Britain abolished the multi-level traffic light system; Instead, there is only a classification into high risk (red) and safe (not red) areas. Stricter rules apply to those coming from “red” countries. They must, for example, enter a hotel quarantine at their own expense after arrival.
Germany ends omicron travel rules for UK and South Africa
Entry/return area at Munich International Airport where arrivals to Germany are registered. However, unvaccinated travelers need to have a pre-departure test and a PCR test on the second day of after arrival. This ten-day local quarantine can be ended on the fifth day after the negative test. This does not apply to Scotland.
Latvia is facilitating its entry rules from 1st March 2022.
From today, March 1, travelers from other countries are subject to more moderate entry rules when planning to enter Latvia, after the Ministry of Foreign Affairs decided to ease the safe measures employed to stop the spread of the Corona virus.
Travelers outside EU are now permitted to enter Italy for travel purposes
Passengers from non-European countries can now enter Italy for travel purposes under soft rules such as pre-entry Test condition, and the non-essential travel ban was abolished.
Madeira extends existing COVID-19 restrictions through March 15
February 28, 2022
The Portuguese autonomous region of Madeira has decided to extend the current COVID-19 rules and “state of emergency” for another two weeks until March 15.
Spain is allowing entry of travelers from other countries with COVID-19 recovery certificates.
Travelers from third countries who have been infected in the past 180 days from COVID-19, and have recovered from it, can now enter Spain. The move was announced by the Spanish government, which published changes in travel demand in the country.
Czech Republic adds Malta to red list – continues to apply color-coded system to other EU countries
Following the recent update of the European Center for Prevention and Control Diseases (ECDC), the authorities of the Czech Republic announced that Malta will now be placed on its red list.
Authorities in Iceland lifted all restrictions imposed to contain the spread of the coronavirus on February 25. The decision was confirmed by a statement released by Health Minister Willem Orson, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.
Also, Germany’s Health Minister, Karl Lauterbach, announced that the country would ease COVID-19 entry restrictions for children. The minister told Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung that state authorities are expected to relax entry rules for children.
And in Belgium, even in light of the ongoing epidemic, the authorities in Belgium decided to ease its entry requirements, similar to the governments of other European countries. Last month, the Council of the European Union unveiled some recommendations to ease some restrictions.