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BulgariaBulgaria has lifted all pandemic travel restrictions and therefore it is no longer necessary to present certificates of vaccination or recovery or negative test results for the disease. This applies equally to travelers from the European Union and the rest of the world.
SloveniaSlovenia has lifted all travel restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic and no longer requires quarantine or certificates of vaccination, recovery or negative test results for the virus when entering the country.
HungaryOn March 7, Hungary lifted all pandemic travel restrictions for travelers and therefore no longer requires vaccination or recovery certificates or negative test results for the disease. This applies equally to travelers from the European Union and the rest of the world.
PolandPoland has lifted all pandemic travel restrictions and, therefore, it is no longer necessary to present certificates of vaccination or recovery or negative test results for the disease. This applies equally to travelers from the European Union and the rest of the world.
What are the requirements to travel to Greece now, do I need a PCR or is the vaccination certificate enough? It is normal to ask yourself these questions, as we are in a time of many changes. Fortunately, the Hellenic country is one of the destinations where you can travel now. At IATI Insurance, as lovers of Greece, we are going to tell you everything you need to know so that you can plan your adventure and discover beautiful landscapes and corners with centuries of history.
It is expected that from May 1, 2022, all these restrictions will disappear. The use of face masks indoors will only be mandatory in certain limited cases. Greece wants to boost tourism at all costs this summer, so if you decide to visit, you will find an almost normal climate.
As we told you in Is it safe to travel to Greece, you should always drive with caution, but we advise you to be much more cautious in Greece. Forced overtaking is not uncommon and many drivers expect you to pull straight onto the shoulder so that they can overtake you. In addition, most of the roads are not in good condition.
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For many U.S. travelers, the development means no longer having to worry about the hassle of testing before returning to the U.S., or the cost and burden of staying abroad to quarantine and wait for a negative result if a pre-travel test comes back positive.
For months, such organizations had been calling for the testing requirement to be eliminated, as it has been in Canada and the United Kingdom since March, as well as in most countries in Europe. Following Friday’s news of the rule’s end, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and the U.S. Travel Association (USTA) were among the groups issuing statements applauding the move.
AHLA President and CEO Chip Rogers described it as a “significant victory for hotels and the travel industry as a whole” in a statement released Friday, calling the requirement an outdated one that creates a “chilling effect” on inbound international travel.
Register in the Travelers’ Registry, a tool of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that collects the personal data of travelers and their trip so that they can be located in case of a serious emergency.
Avoid close/direct contact (keep at least 1 meter distance) with people who may suffer from acute respiratory infections, coughing, sneezing, expectoration. Do not share personal belongings;
Older travelers and those with underlying health problems are at risk for more severe disease and should assess the risk of travel to affected areas with a health care professional at an International Vaccination Center;
Due to high seasonal influenza activity in the Northern Hemisphere of the world and in accordance with national recommendations, travelers for whom it is indicated should receive seasonal influenza vaccine at least two weeks prior to travel;
If during your stay in affected areas you develop symptoms consistent with an acute respiratory infection, such as fever, cough or shortness of breath, you should contact local health authorities and follow their recommendations.