Spain, France, Italy & Poland Are Among the Safest Countries to Travel to, ECDC Says

The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has revealed that Spain, France, Italy and Poland are among the safest European Union countries to travel to since they have recorded low infection rates for several weeks now.

In line with the latest weekly collected data published by the European Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the majority of regions of the above countries have been shown to have identified fewer than 50 MERS cases per 100,000 population and had a positive test rate of less than four per cent in the past two weeks .

As a result, all of the following regions listed below are currently colored green:

Regions of Italy: Apulia, Molise, Abruzzo, Umbria, Sardinia, Piedmont, Liguria, Lombardy, Friuli-Venezia Giulia Regions of France: Brittany, Normandy, Haut-de-France, Grand Est, Bourgogne-Franch-Conté, Center Vall-de-Loire Regions, Nouvelle- Aquitaine in Spain: Galicia, Asturias, Castile and Leon, Extremadura, Andalusia, La Rioja, Navarre, Murcia, Valencia Regions of Poland: Pomerania, Cuiavia-Pomerania, Greater Poland, Lubusz, Lower Silesia, Opole Silesia, Lesser Poland, Subcarpathi, Province of the Holy Cross , ludz

This means travelers are no longer discouraged from traveling to or from countries, especially the areas mentioned above, because the chance of catching an infection is relatively low, TheSchengen.com reports.

This is good news for everyone, especially for those who are planning to travel during the fall and winter holidays as this means that they will not be required to follow any entry rules once they return home as long as these areas remain safe. List.

Furthermore, every traveler who proves to have been fully vaccinated against the virus or recovered can travel to these countries without having to follow the rules of testing and self-isolation. However, in special cases, they may still have to meet other requirements, such as completing an entry form.

For this reason, in order to avoid any misinformation and inconvenience, everyone is advised to check the entry rules of their destination country before their trip.

One of the main reasons most regions of Spain, France, Italy and Poland are placed on the green list is that countries have successful vaccination campaigns. In addition, the requirement to obtain a health permit for COVID-19 when going to different places has been instrumental in improving the epidemiological situation.

Currently, the Italian Green Corridor, an extension of the EU’s COVID-19 digital certification, is mandatory for all people, including tourists, who wish to be allowed entry to bars, cafes, restaurants, theatres, museums, sporting events, theme parks, conferences and meetings, among others. Apart from that, the pass is also mandatory for all those who wish to attend any of the modes of transport.

Likewise, all those planning to travel to France must hold a valid EU COVID-19 digital certificate or equivalent certification that proves that they have been vaccinated, recovered or tested negative within the past 48 hours since the country required Everyone holds a health pass to allow access to most places and services.

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Source: schengenvisainfo.com

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