Month: June 2021

Portugal

Portugal: Over 30% of Madeira fully vaccinated

  The immunization report issued today states, “Until June 20, 193,648 vaccinations against covid-19 were provided in the Autonomous Region of Madeira.” On December 31, 2020, the area launched the covid-19 vaccination procedure.   According to Madeira’s health officials, 108,598 vaccinations were provided in the first dosage, while 85,050 vaccines were administered in the second […]

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Spain

Spain: Nightclubs reopen in Madrid and Barcelona

  As coronavirus infection rates decline, nightclubs in areas of Spain, including Madrid and Barcelona, will reopen, according to regional officials. Last August, the Spanish government ordered nightclubs across the nation to close due to an increase in Covid-19 infections, but they are now permitted to reopen in areas with low caseloads.   However, some […]

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Italy

Italy: Nightclubs will open by July 10

  Italy‘s nightclubs will be permitted to reopen by July 10, according to Health Undersecretary Andrea Costa.   The industry has been struck particularly hard by the coronavirus limitations, and there was no way of knowing when the clubs would be permitted to reopen until today.   People would most likely be allowed to join […]

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Cyprus

Cyprus drops travel restrictions on several EU countries

  The new list of epidemiologically impacted nations, which went into effect Monday, June 21, has been released by the Cypriot authorities.   Austria, Bulgaria, Czechia, Hungary, Germany, Italy, Finland, and Slovakia have been placed on the green list, according to the traffic light system-based list, after these nations reported low COVID-19 infection rates in […]

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Netherlands

Netherlands lifts travel ban For American travelers

  Beginning June 24, all travelers from the United States, Albania, North Macedonia, Serbia, and Taiwan, including tourists, will be able to travel freely to the Netherlands.     Following a proposal from the EU Council, the Dutch government has decided to add these nations to the EU’s list of epidemiologically safe third-country citizens who […]

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Italy

Italy ends mandatory outdoor face masks

  Due to an improvement in the contagion statistics, Health Minister Roberto Speranza has stated that the requirement to wear face masks outside in Italy will expire on June 28 in low-COVID-19-risk white zones.   Except for Val d’Aosta, which is projected to go from moderate-risk yellow to white next week, the rest of Italy […]

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Greece

Greece allows entry with negative Covid-19 rapid test

  The Greek Tourism Ministry on Friday announced that Greece will permit entry for travelers who present negative rapid antigen tests on arrival, as proof that they are not infected with the coronavirus (Covid-19).   Greece until now was only accepting negative PCR tests (performed within 72 hours before flights) among its entry requirements. Effective […]

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EU Europe

EU relaxes travel restrictions for US travelers

  Despite fears about the spread of potentially deadly coronavirus variants, the European Union has relaxed travel restrictions for Americans, marking the next step toward normalcy. The United States, along with Albania, Hong Kong, Lebanon, Macau, the Republic of Northern Macedonia, Serbia, and Taiwan, was added to a so-called “white list” of nations from which […]

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France

France: US and Canada on COVID green list for travel

  After a successful deployment of vaccination campaigns in both countries, which resulted in a reduction in COVID-19 cases in their territory, France has added the United States and Canada to its green list of nations.   The decision was made on Thursday, June 17, and was stated in the government’s Journal official, when both […]

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Germany

Germany allows entry to vaccinated tourists from June 25

  The Germangovernment has agreed to allow third-country visitors who have been vaccinated with one of the Coronavirus vaccines certified by the European Medicines Agency to enter the country (EMA). If 14 days have elapsed since they were vaccinated, fully vaccinated third-country visitors will be able to enter German territory, even for non-essential activities such […]

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Italy

Italy: Whole country is a Covid-19 white zone

  On Friday, Health Minister Roberto Speranza signed an order that will take effect on Monday, declaring all of Italy, except the Val d’Aosta, a low-COVID risk white zone.   Along with the other areas, Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Marche, Tuscany, Sicily, and the autonomous province of Bolzano will become white.   According to the health […]

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Italy

Florence: The city of Renaissance charm

  The city of Florence is actually the capital of Italy’s Tuscany area and stands alongside the scenic banks of the Arno River, close to the Tyrrhenian and Adriatic Seas. Bustling with local industry, which includes arts and crafts, commerce and tourism; Florence is a particularly historic location, steeped in heritage. One of the most […]

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