Italy, Spain and Portugal maintain travel restrictions during the Easter holidays
Despite the improvement in the situation of COVID-19 and the high vaccination rates, Italy, Spain and Portugal have decided to maintain the entry restrictions during the Easter holidays.
Travel rules in Italy
Italian Health Minister Roberto Speranza has previously confirmed that his country will keep the current entry measures until at least April 30. This means that all those who intend to visit Italy in the coming days will have to present proof of COVID-19 at the entrance.
Italy currently applies the same entry rules for all travelers, regardless of their country of origin. Everyone must present a valid vaccination, recovery or testing certificate in order to be allowed to enter Italy without restriction.
"Upon entry into Italy, travelers are required by law to present one of the COVID-19 green certificates or other certification recognized as equivalent (completion of vaccination series or recovery test or test)", it is shown in the statement of the Italian Ministry of Health.
In addition, the Ministry emphasizes that arriving passengers must also complete the Passenger Location Form before departure.
Rules for traveling in Spain
Similarly, Spain has extended its current entry rules to all travelers arriving by 30 April. The Spanish Ministry of Health explains that different rules apply to travelers from inside and outside the EU. EU travelers are allowed unrestricted entry as long as they have a valid vaccination, recovery or testing certificate.
On the other hand, third-country travelers are only allowed to enter Spain if they have been vaccinated or recovered from the virus.
Rules of travel in Portugal
Like the two countries mentioned above, Portugal continues to require travelers to provide proof of entry. All travelers allowed to enter Portugal must present a vaccination, recovery or test certificate.
Italy, Spain and Portugal apply the same validity rules for COVID certificates. A vaccination certificate is considered valid in these three countries if it proves that the holder has carried out the primary vaccination in the last nine months or has received an additional dose of vaccine.
On the other hand, recovery certificates are recognized upon entry into these countries only if the document proves that the holder has been cured of the virus in the last 160 days.