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As of Wednesday 20th July 2022:

All internal restrictions removed:
  • Belgium - No border restrictions (per IATA, no restrictions; per Belgian government, "This does not apply to travelers coming from a country with a new variant of concern.").
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina - No border restrictions.
  • Bulgaria - No border restrictions.
  • Denmark - No border restrictions.
  • Croatia - No border restrictions.
  • Czech Republic - No border restrictions.
  • England - No border restrictions.
  • Estonia - No border restrictions.
  • Finland - No border restrictions.
  • France - Some border restrictions remain for non-vaccinated pax coming from some non-EU countries. Masks required on some public transport (Nice).
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  • Hungary - No border restrictions.
  • Iceland - No border restrictions.
  • Ireland - No border restrictions.
  • Kosovo - No border restrictions.
  • Latvia - No border restrictions.
  • Malta - No border restrictions.
  • Moldova - No border restrictions.
  • Netherlands - Some border restrictions remain for non-EU arrivals.
  • Norway - No border restrictions.
  • North Macedonia - No border restrictions.
  • Poland - No border restrictions.
  • Portugal, Madeira and Porto Santo - no border restrictions (excludes Azores)
  • Romania - No border restrictions.
  • Scotland - No border restrictions.
  • Serbia - No border restrictions.
  • Slovakia - No border restrictions.
  • Slovenia - No border restrictions.
  • Sweden - No border restrictions.
  • Switzerland - No border restrictions.
  • Turkey - No border restrictions.
  • Wales - No border restrictions.
Internal restrictions generally removed, but masks still needed in some situations:
  • Austria - No border restrictions. Masks required in Vienna.
  • Cyprus (excluding TRNC) - No border restrictions. Masks needed on public transport.
  • Greece - No border restrictions. Masks required on public transport.
  • Italy - No border restrictions. Face mask rules extended to 30 September on public transport and indoor settings.
  • Germany - No border restrictions. Masks required on public transport and stations.
  • Lithuania - No border restrictions but masks required on public transport.
​​​Note that the list excludes any restrictions that may exist in health care and social care, as these are generally irrelevant for tourists.

European airlines not requiring masks on board:
  • Network-wide: Norwegian, Czech Airlines, Smartwings, Flyr, Widere, BRA, TAP, Brussels Airlines
  • On some routes:
    • airBaltic - Recommended on all flights, but only required where origin/destination has a mask mandate. List not available.
    • Air France - Required where origin/destination has a mask mandate. List not available.
    • Air Serbia
    • Austrian - Required where origin/destination has a mask mandate. List not available.
    • British Airways - Required where origin/destination has a mask mandate - list available on BA's website
    • Croatia Airlines - Required to/from Germany
    • EasyJet - Required where origin/destination has a mask mandate. This currently includes all destinations except England, Northern Ireland, Jersey, Isle of Man, Denmark, Sweden, Gibraltar, Hungary, Poland, Switzerland and Iceland.
    • Finnair - Required where origin/destination has a mask mandate. Currently only TO Spain. List here: https://www.finnair.com/fi-en/flight...lights-2364672
    • Icelandair - Required where origin/destination has a mask mandate: Paris, Germany and Canada
    • Jet2 - Required on flights to/from Scotland
    • KLM - Required where origin/destination has a mask mandate, list not available.
    • LOT - Required where origin/destination has a mask mandate extending to foreign planes. List not available.
    • SAS - Required where origin/destination has a mask mandate extending to foreign planes: Flights to/from Italy and China.
    • Swiss - Required where origin/destination has a mask mandate - list available on Swiss website.
    • Tui UK and NL - masks required on flights to/from Scotland
    • Wizz Air - Required where origin/destination has a mask mandate, list not available.
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Old Oct 24, 22, 1:00 pm
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Originally Posted by DaveS View Post
Here is the IATA map. We have waited a long time to see this. As before I have edited Germany as their restrictions only apply to arrivals from China (reciprocity).

And it only took them three days to update it.
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Old Oct 24, 22, 10:15 pm
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Yes, they definitely took away any enforcement mechanism so it was really about if the airlines would require it or not. So if it's out of TIMATIC, that's it.

Note that if you fly a Spanish airline (notably IB/UX), masks are likely to be enforced on the flight
Don't fly Iberia. Got it .
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Old Oct 25, 22, 5:52 am
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Don't fly Iberia. Got it .
Which is a great advice even in normal times 😀
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Berlin Senate decided not to reinstate indoor mask requirements today.
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Professor Lauterbach (Minister of Health in DE) says Germany is experiencing 1000 excess deaths per week due to Coronavirus and the relaxation of lockdown rules has not helped.


Keep a close eye on Germany. They need to take immediate steps.
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Old Nov 21, 22, 1:17 pm
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Originally Posted by hugolover View Post
Keep a close eye on Germany. They need to take immediate steps.
Such as what? Three more years of masks and five more jabs?

Look at the map above. It's over.
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Originally Posted by hugolover View Post
Professor Lauterbach (Minister of Health in DE) says Germany is experiencing 1000 excess deaths per week due to Coronavirus and the relaxation of lockdown rules has not helped.

https://twitter.com/karl_lauterbach/...45425998880768

Keep a close eye on Germany. They need to take immediate steps.
What is unclear, whether stricter covid rules would help. Probs not.
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Globally the trend is still (slowly) removing restrictions. I do not know of a country that has re-introduced restrictions in the last few months.
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It's politically impossible.
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Globally the trend is still (slowly) removing restrictions. I do not know of a country that has re-introduced restrictions in the last few months.
Brazil just reintroduced masks in airports and on aircraft, effective from tomorrow.
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It's politically impossible.
In today's world I would not count on that.

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Originally Posted by hugolover View Post
Brazil just reintroduced masks in airports and on aircraft, effective from tomorrow.
Unreal. The graph of Brazil's Covid cases only shows a minor uptick. But if a country goes from two cases to three, the headline is COUNTRY SEES 50% INCREASE IN COVID CASES!
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In today's world I would not count on that.

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That would depend on the individual country, wouldn't it? In the US, it's pretty much politically impossible.
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Bolsonaro was criticized by the Brazilian opposition for being too weak with lockdowns, so with a new president in power, naturally he has to introduce some restrictions to show that he's taking the virus "more seriously" than his predecessor. Whether it makes sense or not, is immaterial. It's just a political theater.
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That would depend on the individual country, wouldn't it? In the US, it's pretty much politically impossible.
It's hard to say. Given what we've seen happen in the world over the last 5+ years, I'd say that literally nothing surprises me anymore...

Do I want it to happen? Of course not. But to say it's "impossible" that is usually just the language of people that don't want it to happen, which is a subtle but important distinction. In todays world I try to stay away from extreme words like "never, always, impossible, etc." The number of FTers that were just stunningly, blatantly wrong on their very various "Covid era" predictions all along the way should have a provided a bit of a humbling effect (though anonymous people on the Internet rarely seem to be humbled...)

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