Go Back  FlyerTalk Forums > Destinations > Europe > Europe
Reload this Page >

France opens up to tourists who are fully vaccinated - will Germany follow suit?

France opens up to tourists who are fully vaccinated - will Germany follow suit?

Old May 6, 21, 8:46 am
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Graham, NC
Programs: UA 1K M, AA 2 MM PREM, AVIS First, HYATT Globalist, Marriott Lifetime Platinum.
Posts: 562
France opens up to tourists who are fully vaccinated - will Germany follow suit?

Just saw the news that starting June 9, 2021, France will allow tourists who are fully vaccinated in.

https://www.travelandleisure.com/tra...id=56852885623

I am hoping Germany will follow suit to start the tourism season by the time schools end in the US which is first week of June.
ACC2008 is offline  
Old May 6, 21, 10:25 am
  #2  
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 103
The weird thing with Germany is that they made major updates on the last day of February and March, but not April... My guess is they are waiting on the official EU announcement (supposed to be soon) before making a new one. Hopefully soon because I am also hoping/need to get to Germany in the next couple of weeks.
pstm91 is offline  
Old May 6, 21, 1:15 pm
  #3  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Graham, NC
Programs: UA 1K M, AA 2 MM PREM, AVIS First, HYATT Globalist, Marriott Lifetime Platinum.
Posts: 562
Originally Posted by pstm91 View Post
The weird thing with Germany is that they made major updates on the last day of February and March, but not April... My guess is they are waiting on the official EU announcement (supposed to be soon) before making a new one. Hopefully soon because I am also hoping/need to get to Germany in the next couple of weeks.
I am hoping so too. Let's keep our fingers crossed.
ACC2008 is offline  
Old May 6, 21, 3:36 pm
  #4  
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Programs: LH SEN; BA Gold
Posts: 8,373
Originally Posted by ACC2008 View Post
I am hoping so too. Let's keep our fingers crossed.
Quick question: Why are people so eager to travel to Europe? Most countries will still have restrictions in place that - in a best-case scenario - will require you to present a negative test result before visiting a restaurant, bar, etc.. Germany is the only major European nation that has plans of cutting back restrictions for fully vaccinated individuals.
WorldLux is offline  
Old May 6, 21, 5:25 pm
  #5  
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: NYC
Programs: AA Platinum (LT Gold), Marriott Bonvoy LT Titanium, National Exec,Hyatt,Melia, BA Exec, Iberia+
Posts: 438
That depends on the country. Spain is fairly open in some regions, with the rest opening pretty widely next week, and their Covid numbers are almost identical to the U.S. currently.
spainlover is offline  
Old May 6, 21, 7:05 pm
  #6  
A FlyerTalk Posting Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Watchlisted by the prejudiced, en route to purgatory
Programs: Just Say No to Fleecing and Blacklisting
Posts: 94,375
Originally Posted by WorldLux View Post
Quick question: Why are people so eager to travel to Europe?
It's sort of like this: people often like to publicly signal their independence when explicitly told "you can't do this". For example, 18-21 year old adults are generally prohibited from buying/consuming alcoholic beverages in the US and yet so many of the immature ones have an urge to assert their independence by getting plastered despite the illegal nature of their behavior as soon as they think they may be able to get away with buying alcohol and binging on it.

Europe is the tourist's "good stuff"?
GUWonder is offline  
Old May 6, 21, 7:59 pm
  #7  
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: South Park, CO
Programs: Tegridy Elite
Posts: 5,450
Originally Posted by WorldLux View Post
Quick question: Why are people so eager to travel to Europe? Most countries will still have restrictions in place that - in a best-case scenario - will require you to present a negative test result before visiting a restaurant, bar, etc.. Germany is the only major European nation that has plans of cutting back restrictions for fully vaccinated individuals.
Originally Posted by spainlover View Post
That depends on the country. Spain is fairly open in some regions, with the rest opening pretty widely next week, and their Covid numbers are almost identical to the U.S. currently.
Greece is starting to lift more restrictions soon with 15 May as sort of a key date; organized beaches are set to open this coming weekend. Iceland and Croatia seem to have a good tourist experience now, based on recent trip reports. I've seen news reports of other destinations planning to have things open enough by the summer season. Also there is more than just just visiting clubs and restaurants...outdoor activities are likely to be viable even if indoor venues have some lingering limitations.

Plus don't forget not everyone is traveling for tourism. A fair number of people have relatives that they've been unable to see in person since 2019 or at best, very early 2020.
84fiero is online now  
Old May 6, 21, 8:09 pm
  #8  
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Programs: Alaska MVP
Posts: 184
Originally Posted by WorldLux View Post
Quick question: Why are people so eager to travel to Europe? Most countries will still have restrictions in place that - in a best-case scenario - will require you to present a negative test result before visiting a restaurant, bar, etc.. Germany is the only major European nation that has plans of cutting back restrictions for fully vaccinated individuals.
I need to get a good mileage run in somewhere. Thailand requires quarantine so Germany it is!
Sky Dreamer is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search Engine: