Who in Europe will cancel tests for vaccinated tourists?
Immediately, two European countries announced the abolition of additional tests for fully vaccinated tourists entering the country – Greece and Portugal.
It seems that the recommendation of the European Commission is beginning to be heeded, despite the fact that the number of daily cases of the disease in Ukraine is not decreasing.
Rules of entry into Greece
From December 19, 2021, the only requirement for crossing the Greek border for all visitors over 5 years of age (regardless of the country of arrival and vaccination or recovery status) is to present a negative PCR test or rapid antigen test.
On Friday, February 4, Greek Health Minister Thanos Pleuris said the country was lifting the requirement for vaccinated travelers – such citizens will not be required to arrive on February 7.
Instead, tourists arriving in Greece will be required to present a valid digital covid certificate (for Ukrainians it is Diia) valid for 7 months from the date of the last vaccination.
The PLF must also be completed 24 hours before entry. Confirmation of filling in the electronic form of the PLF, which is automatically sent by the passenger's system by e-mail, is considered a necessary travel document at any point of entry.
Rules of entry into Portugal
The current rules for crossing the Portuguese border are valid until February 9, 2022. However, the Government has stated that negative tests will no longer be required for travelers who present an EU digital covid certificate in any of its forms or other recognized evidence of vaccination. There is no exact official date for the cancellation of additional tests yet, but it is hoped that this will happen from February 9.
To enter Portugal, you also need to fill out the Passenger Locator Card – after "check-in" on the flight, but before boarding the plane.
The simultaneous stay of visitors in the hotel lobby not more than one person per 10 square meters of serviceable area is allowed.
Persons can visit hotels and stay there (outside hotel room) only if they wear respirator or face mask (including homemade mask), so that the nose and mouth are covered.
Hotel guests are obliged to keep the 1.5 meters distance.
Online check-in making in advance is recommended to avoid queues at check-in to hotel.
Meals in hotels are provided through meals delivery service to rooms upon prior order or at hotel restaurants situated inside or in open areas, provided the distance of at least 1.5 meters between seats at adjacent tables.
Not more than 4 clients are allowed to stay at the table (excluding children under 14 years old). Unless these tables are separated by a special partition;
Self-serve is not allowed.