Please see below for general requirements related to travel during the pandemic as well as specific entry and exit requirements for each country.

ExperiencePlus! requires that its travelers (and tour leaders) be vaccinated. This policy is based on more than a year’s worth of experiences surrounding changing entry, testing, and quarantine requirements for travelers who are unvaccinated against COVID-19.

For most of our destinations, that currently means a full first course of vaccination (1-dose: J&J; 2-dose: Moderna, Pfizer or AstraZeneca).

*Based on recommendations from the Commission of the European Union on November 25th and the general trends worldwide, we anticipate that many countries will institute a time limit on the acceptability of the first course of vaccines and require a booster. Therefore, all travelers should be prepared to get a booster before their travel in 2022.

A few countries already have more stringent requirements with respect to boosters and/or offer an option to enter the country if you have recovered from COVID-19. See the table below for those details.

  • Austria: Final dose of First Vaccine Course or Booster occurred within 270 days of travel; or proof of recovery from COVID-19 within 180 days
  • Chile: Final dose of First Vaccine Course plus a Booster is required.
  • Croatia: Final dose of First Vaccine Course (or Booster) within 365 days of travel; or proof of recovery from COVID-19 plus one dose of vaccine within 365 days of travel
  • Czech Republic: Final dose of First Vaccine Course or Booster occurred within 270 days of travel
  • Denmark: Final dose of First Vaccine Course or Booster occurred within 365 days of travel
  • France: First Vaccine Course plus a Booster.
  • Germany: First Vaccine Course* or proof of recovery from COVID-19 plus one dose of vaccine
  • Italy: First Vaccine Course* or proof of recovery from COVID-19 within 180 days
  • Poland: First Vaccine Course* or proof of recovery from COVID-19 within 180 days
  • Slovakia: First Vaccine Course* or proof of recovery from COVID-19 plus one dose of vaccine within the last 180 days
  • Slovenia: First Vaccine Course*, a Booster, or proof of recovery from COVID-19 plus one dose of vaccine within 8 months since the onset of symptoms/positive PCR test within 270 days of travel.
  • Spain: Final dose of First Vaccine Course* or booster within 270 days of travel or proof of recovery from COVID-19 within 180 days of travel
  • Switzerland: First Vaccine Course* or Booster within 365 days of travel.
  • All our other destinations: First Vaccine Course*

Remember that if your tour crosses a border you will need to meet the requirements for all the countries on your itinerary. 

Updated January 19, 2022

The EU Digital COVID Certificate, which has also been called the Green Pass in some countries, is a secure QR code system that stores proof of vaccination, proof of recovery, and/or recent negative test results that are accepted across Europe in countries that may institute documentation requirements.

A number of our destination countries are beginning to indicate that the EU Digital COVID Certificate may be required for entry into certain establishments (e.g. hotels and/or restaurants) as of now or in the near future.   Currently, all of these countries either have a process for issuing the EU Digital COVID Certificate to tourists or they are continuing to accept the US CDC Vaccination card (or likely the Canadian equivalent) in its place.  Please see the country tabs below for more information on the vaccine documentation requirements in each individual country.

In general, and regardless of a country’s specific requirements for documentation, we recommend bringing multiple copies of your vaccine certificate.  While only the original can be used for entry/exit requirements, having a copy along may be useful if the original is lost.  You may also want to keep an extra copy at home.

Updated January 19, 2022.

Some countries do require testing for entry regardless of the traveler’s vaccination status.  Please see your destination country tab below.

Please consider the following tips with regard to testing for entry into your destination country:

  • Consider the timing of your travel and the turnaround time for the test you’re getting to ensure it will be valid when you travel and schedule your test accordinglyFor example, most Walgreens say they can provide results on an ID NOW test within 24 hours and for transit in some countries you may need a test result from a sample within 48 hours of arrivalIn this caseideally you would test about 24 hours before your departure – if you can get results faster, you could test even just 12 hours before departure.
  • With respect to test type, we recommend a PCR or NAAT type test over the antigen type test.  European member states tend to have specific requirements for qualifying antigen tests, and it can be difficult to discern which will be sufficient.
  • We recommend that you bring the most complete document of your test results that is made available to youFor example, one testing provider we reviewed supplied 3 results: 1) on a webpage, 2) an “easy to read” PDF, and 3) the actual lab result as a PDFOnly the actual lab result included all the information required for the test to be used for re-entry into the US (more on that on the US re-entry tab below) or for entry into other countries. In general, we recommend you bring copies (paper and digital, if possible) of the most detailed test result you receive.

Updated January  19, 2022.

The United States and Canada each have testing requirements for travelers returning home.  Please see the respective Re-Entry tabs below for details on each country’s requirements.

Our general guidance with regard to testing for your return home:

  • We recommend staying an extra day after the end of the tour to allow for testing and the return of results prior to your departure.
  • You have a couple of options for testing at the end of your tour.
    • Once on tour, your tour leaders will provide a testing option for the end of the tour.
      • Our preference is to coordinate on-site testing at the last hotel or schedule appointments for our travelers at a nearby testing site.
      • If that’s not possible, tour leaders will provide all the necessary information on appointment requirements, pricing, and nearby testing locations to make it easy for travelers to test before their return trip.
    • You can bring along a self-test that you can administer.  Self-tests give you timing flexibility and a level of self-reliance, in case you’re traveling onwards after your tour and won’t be returning home right away at the end of the tour.
      • Please note that the US has specific requirements for self-tests conducted for re-entry.  Notably, they must be supervised and certified via a telehealth session.  See the US Re-Entry tab for more details.
      • This video from CityHealth does a great job of describing the self-test process.
      • This is another self-test option from Abbott.

Updated January 19, 2022

For many airports, transiting passengers are not being allowed to leave the international zone and luggage must be checked through to the final destination.  Please review the requirements for any airports through which you may transit.

We are aware of particular requirements for transiting passengers in the following countries:

  • Argentina
    • Same as Entry Requirements, see tab for Argentina below.
  • Portugal
    • Same testing requirements as Entry.  See Portugal tab below.
  • Spain
  • United Kingdom
    • Those who are fully vaccinated (i.e. have completed a full first vaccine course) and remain airside in the airport do not need to test or complete additional paperwork to transit the U.K.

Updated January 19, 2022.

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention currently has a Level 3 advisory in place for some of our destination countries due to COVID-19. The Level 3 advisory recommends travelers to “Make sure you are fully vaccinated before traveling to these destinations. Unvaccinated travelers should avoid nonessential travel to these destinations.”
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention currently has a Level 4 advisory in place for many of our destination countries due to COVID-19.  This advisory recommends travelers to “Avoid travel to these destinations. If you must travel to these destinations, make sure you are fully vaccinated before travel.”
  • These are advisories and not travel bans.  It is ultimately up to you, the individual traveler, to understand these advisories and to decide how comfortable you are with the risks posed by traveling.

Travel Insurance and Travel Advisories

We spoke to TravelEx (our recommended provider) and their coverage is not impacted by the presence or level of travel advisories (except for a few specific hot spots like North Korea, Syria, Iran that are not covered).  Full coverage will be available as usual. If you have travel insurance from another provider you might want to check with them directly.  Please remember, travel insurance generally doesn’t cover cancellations due to pandemics (such as COVID-19) or “fear of travel” – so, for example, you won’t be able to recover your costs from travel insurance if you cancel because of fear of COVID-19 or a change in the advisory level.

Updated January 19, 2022.

We have found the following websites to be good general resources for travel during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are maintaining the information for South America, the United States, and Canada.  European countries were updated January 19, 2022 and we will resume regular updates for these countries in February.

Unless otherwise noted in the tabs below, the requirements for our travelers from countries besides the United States (e.g. Canada, Australia, etc.) are likely the same.

Updated January 19, 2022.

ExperiencePlus! requires that its travelers (and tour leaders) be vaccinated. Please see the call-out box at the top of the page.

Entry Requirements

From the US Embassy in Argentina:

  • U.S. citizens will be allowed to enter Argentina as from November 1, 2021 and will be excepted from quarantine so long as they have been fully vaccinated and the second dose has been given 14 days before arrival in Argentina. Argentine Authorities will require evidence of vaccination. See the Government Order here.  [All unvaccinated travelers, including minor children, are required to quarantine for seven days upon arrival.]
  • A negative COVID-19 PCR test administered no more than 72 hours prior to departure is required for all arriving international travelers.
  • Argentine immigration authorities require that all travelers entering or exiting Argentina submit an electronic sworn statement within the 48 hours before their arrival/departure. The form is available here.  Travelers may be required to present the confirmation e-mail they receive from this system to board a flight.
  • Argentine immigration authorities require that all travelers have evidence of medical travel insurance that includes hospitalization and quarantine coverage of COVID-19.

Exit Requirements

  • Argentina has no exit requirements.
  • The United States does require a negative COVID-19 test within ONE day prior to re-entry.  See the United States tab for details.
  • See Canada Re-Entry tab for more details on re-entry into Canada.

Current COVID Regulations

  • Vaccine documentation: As per above, vaccine documentation is required for entry into the country.  It is not required for entry into establishments once in country.
  • Most of our destination countries now have similar COVID regulations in place.  These include requiring masks to be worn indoors.
  • Restaurants, other establishments, and attractions tend to be open but may have some capacity limitations.

Updated January 19, 2022.

ExperiencePlus! requires that its travelers (and tour leaders) be vaccinated. Please see the call-out box at the top of the page.

Entry Requirements

From the US Embassy in Austria:

  • FULLY VACCINATED WITH BOOSTERPersons traveling from the United States to Austria must be FULLY VACCINATED AND BOOSTERED (or recently recovered within 180 days) to avoid testing or quarantine requirements.
  • FULL VACCINATED (no booster): Persons arriving from the United States who are fully vaccinated but have not yet received a booster shot must present proof of full vaccination, AND a negative COVID-19 test (PCR/NAAT test only), AND complete a pre-travel registration.

For Austria, Fully Vaccinated means a final dose of First Vaccine Course or Booster occurred within 270 days of travel; or proof of recovery from COVID-19 within 180 days.

Requirements are more stringent for travelers arriving from the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Denmark and Norway.  Travelers transiting through these countries should be aware of the requirements.

Exit Requirements

  • Austria has no exit requirements.
  • The United States does require a negative COVID-19 test within ONE day prior to re-entry.  See the United States tab for details.
  • See Canada Re-Entry tab for more details on re-entry into Canada.

Current COVID Regulations

  • Vaccine documentation: Our sources in Austria report that vaccine documentation is being requested frequently for entry into establishments.  The US CDC card is being accepted universally.
  • Most of our destination countries now have similar COVID regulations in place.  These include requiring masks to be worn indoors.  In Austria, medical grade N95 or KN95 masks are required.
  • Restaurants, other establishments, and attractions tend to be open but may have some capacity limitations.

Updated January 19, 2022.

ExperiencePlus! requires that its travelers (and tour leaders) be vaccinated. Please see the call-out box at the top of the page.

Entry Requirements

From the US Embassy in Belgium:

Travelers to Belgium must:

  • Be fully vaccinated.
  • Show a negative COVID-19 viral test result taken no more than 72 hours (if PCR test) or 36 hours (if Rapid Antigen Test) before arrival.
  • Vaccinated travelers arriving from the United States must be tested (PCR) on day one after arrival and should quarantine until they receive a negative result.  They must also test on day 7 of arrival (also PCR). [We anticipate this requirement to be removed after the current Omicron wave and before the start of the tour season.]

Exit Requirements

  • Beglium has no exit requirements.
  • The United States does require a negative COVID-19 test within ONE day prior to re-entry.  See the United States tab for details.
  • See Canada Re-Entry tab for more details on re-entry into Canada.

Current COVID Regulations

  • Vaccine documentation:
    • Prior to arrival travelers will need to fill out a form to obtain the Belgium Covid Safe Ticket or Belgian CST.  The CST is valid for one month.
    • The CST can be applied for and will be obtained online.
    • To store the CST, download the covidsafeBE app on Android or iPhone.
  • Most of our destination countries now have similar COVID regulations in place.  These include requiring masks to be worn indoors.  Medical grade FFP2, N95 or KN95 masks are required in some countries and recommended throughout Europe.
  • Restaurants, other establishments, and attractions tend to be open but may have some capacity limitations.

Updated January 19, 2022.

ExperiencePlus! requires that its travelers (and tour leaders) be vaccinated. Please see the call-out box at the top of the page.

Entry Requirements

From the US Embassy in Chile and Chile Travel:

  • Travelers to Chile must obtain a “Mobility Pass” prior to arriving in Chile.  Obtaining the Pass may take 4 weeks or more, so please complete the requirements well in advance of travel.  See more details on the Mobility Pass below.
  • Travelers (of all ages) will have to present three documents when boarding [many of our tours enter Chile via a land border but we expect the same general requirements]:
    • A completed “Affidavit of Travelers” electronic form (available at https://www.c19.cl/ and also known as a Sanitary Passport) prepared less than 48 hours before boarding [this will be facilitated prior to land border crossing into Chile];
    • Proof of a negative result from a PCR result from a test taken within 72 hours prior to boarding their final flight to Chile [this will be facilitated prior to land border crossing into Chile]; and 
    • Proof of a health insurance policy that provides coverage for COVID-19 and related health issues during the traveler’s stay in Chile. The health insurance must cover charges associated with COVID-19 during the traveler’s stay, with a coverage of USD $ 30,000 (minimum). All documents must be presented before boarding the flight to Chile.
  • Beginning December 1, 2021, travelers with a booster shot included in their Mobility Pass will be exempted from PCR testing upon arrival and Chile, and will not be required to complete quarantine upon arrival in Chile.
  • The Chilean government regular checks in on arriving passengers to ensure that they are completing quarantine requirements. Failure to comply with quarantine requirements may result in fines or other legal action, including deportation (for non-residents).
  • Travelers must complete an online form with the Ministry of Health. Travelers will receive a daily health survey from the Ministry of Health for 14 days after arrival. The completion of this daily survey is mandatory. [The survey is emailed to travelers who complete the Affidavit above.]

Mobility Pass

  • Travelers to Chile must obtain a “Mobility Pass” (Pase de Movibilidad), verifying that they have completed a full course of vaccination against COVID-19.  A booster is also required to avoid a quarantine requirement on arrival in Chile.
  • The Mobility Pass must be obtained prior to arriving in Chile. Obtaining the Mobility Pass outside of Chile may take 4 weeks or more.
  • Some things to keep in mind as you apply for your Mobility Pass:
    • Application is good for travel within 45 days of submittal.  So we recommend applying about 40 days before the start of your trip.
    • The forms are bilingual Spanish/English but some rudimentary Spanish may be needed for items that were not translated.  For example, you’ll need to know the Spanish name for your country to select it from the drop-down (for most of our customers that will be Estados Unidos for the United States).
    • You will need to know the type of vaccine you received and the batch number which appears on your vaccine card.
    • You will need to know where you got vaccinated, as in the name of the pharmacy or vaccination site.
    • You have to upload a picture of your passport and a picture of the vaccination card.  The upload window is in Spanish but should be clear enough.  (Google Chrome and some other browsers may also be able to translate the text if you right click on it.)
  • Travelers vaccinated outside of Chile may obtain a Mobility Pass here.

Exit Requirements

  • Chile has no exit requirements.
  • The United States does require a negative COVID-19 test within ONE day prior to re-entry.  See the United States tab for details.
  • See Canada Re-Entry tab for more details on re-entry into Canada.

Current COVID Regulations

  • Vaccine documentation: Our sources in Austria report that vaccine documentation is being requested frequently for entry into establishments.  The US CDC card is being accepted universally.
  • Most of our destination countries now have similar COVID regulations in place.  These include requiring masks to be worn indoors.
  • Restaurants, other establishments, and attractions tend to be open but may have some capacity limitations.

Updated January 19, 2022

ExperiencePlus! requires that its travelers (and tour leaders) be vaccinated. Please see the call-out box at the top of the page.

Entry Requirements

  • Entry for tourism is allowed only with documentary evidence of accommodation paid in advance and in full, prior to arrival at the border (the accommodation reservation alone is not sufficient for entry). ExperiencePlus! will provide a document certifying you have everything prepared for the dates of your trip.
  • Complete the Enter Croatia form prior to departing the US. This form will include uploading a photo or PDF of your vaccination certificate and will also require documentation of accommodations planned for your time in Croatia. ExperiencePlus! will help provide the information on the accommodations to help you complete this form.  If you are planning onward travels after your trip you will have to make sure you have the appropriate details for those days for the form.
  • With respect to COVID-19, your options for entering Croatia will include, with limited exceptions :
    • A certificate of vaccination (any vaccine) whose final dose was more than 14 days prior to entry
    • OR a medical certificate confirming that the traveler has recovered from COVID-19 at least 11 days but no more than 180 days from the first positive test result to date of entry.
  • For detailed information about these requirements, please visit the Croatian Government’s Ministry of Interior Webpage.

Exit Requirements

  • Croatia does not have exit requirements.
  • The United States does require a negative COVID-19 test within ONE day prior to re-entry.  See the United States tab for details.
  • See Canada Re-Entry tab for more details on re-entry into Canada.

Current Covid Regulations in Croatia

  • Vaccine documentation: At this time we are not aware of any requirements to present vaccine documentation for entry into establishments in Croatia (you will need it for entry into the country per the requirements above).
  • Most of our destination countries now have similar COVID regulations in place.  These include requiring masks to be worn indoors.
  • Restaurants, other establishments, and attractions tend to be open but may have some capacity limitations.
  • On Bike and Boat
    • We can arrange for distancing if that’s what you prefer.
    • The trip is designed so there are no van shuttles. If you opt to take a lift in the support vehicle you will need to mask.
    • The crew is required to test negative before your arrival.
    • Because you will be staying on the boat it is inherently “isolating” which is perfect in today’s world! Most of your meals will be on the boat (with a few exceptions where we will eat outside on restaurant patios).

Updated January 19, 2022.

ExperiencePlus! requires that its travelers (and tour leaders) be vaccinated. Please see the call-out box at the top of the page.

Entry Requirements

From the US Embassy in Czech Republic:

Travelers to Czech Republic must:

  • Be fully vaccinated.  The Czech government will consider the validity of COVID-19 vaccinations to be nine months from the date of the second dose. A booster shot will extend the validity indefinitely.
  • Complete the Public Health Passenger Locator Form.

Exit Requirements

  • Czech Republic has no exit requirements.
  • The United States does require a negative COVID-19 test within ONE day prior to re-entry.  See the United States tab for details.
  • See Canada Re-Entry tab for more details on re-entry into Canada.

Current COVID Regulations

  • Vaccine documentation:  Proof of full vaccination is required to enter some establishments like hotels and museums.  The CDC vaccination card is anticipated to be sufficient documentation.
  • Most of our destination countries now have similar COVID regulations in place.  These include requiring masks to be worn indoors.  Medical grade FFP2, N95 or KN95 masks are required in some countries and recommended throughout Europe.
  • Restaurants, other establishments, and attractions tend to be open but may have some capacity limitations.

Updated January 19, 2022.

ExperiencePlus! requires that its travelers (and tour leaders) be vaccinated. Please see the call-out box at the top of the page.

Entry Requirements

From the US Embassy in Denmark:

Travelers to Denmark must:

  • Be fully vaccinated.
  • A PCR test must be taken no more than 72 hours before entry or a rapid antigen test must be taken no more than 48 hours before entry.

Exit Requirements

  • Denmark has no exit requirements.
  • The United States does require a negative COVID-19 test within ONE day prior to re-entry.  See the United States tab for details.
  • See Canada Re-Entry tab for more details on re-entry into Canada.

Current COVID Regulations

  • Vaccine documentation:  Proof of full vaccination is required to enter some establishments like restaurants.  The CDC vaccination card is anticipated to be sufficient documentation.
  • Most of our destination countries now have similar COVID regulations in place.  These include requiring masks to be worn indoors.  Medical grade FFP2, N95 or KN95 masks are required in some countries and recommended throughout Europe.
  • Restaurants, other establishments, and attractions tend to be open but may have some capacity limitations.

Updated January 19, 2022

ExperiencePlus! requires that its travelers (and tour leaders) be vaccinated. Please see the call-out box at the top of the page.

Entry Requirements

Travelers to France from the U.S. will need to meet the following requirements: (from US Embassy in France):

  • Fully vaccinated travelers need proof of vaccination and a negative COVID test performed within the 48 hours prior to departure for France; no quarantine is necessary.
  • If the final dose of the First Vaccine Course occurred more than 210 days ago, a booster shot is required in order to obtain a Green Pass (Health Pass/Pass Sanitaire).  The Pass is required for entry into almost all establishments.

Exit Requirements

  • France has no exit requirements.
  • The United States does require a negative COVID-19 test within ONE day prior to re-entry.  See the United States tab for details.
  • See Canada Re-Entry tab for more details on re-entry into Canada.

Current Covid Regulations

  • Vaccine documentation
    • As of August 1st France is requiring a “health pass” for entry into cafes, restaurants, shopping centers, and for domestic travel (air, rail, long-distance vehicle trips).  This “health pass” is connected to the EU Digital COVID Certificate and will document a traveler’s vaccination, proof of recovery, and/or proof of a recent negative test.
    • A health pass can be obtained once you arrive in France from designated pharmacies for a fee of up to 36 Euros.   There are thousands of pharmacies providing the service including in and near major airports.  Your passport and vaccination card will be required for the pharmacy to issue a health pass.
  • Most of our destination countries now have similar COVID regulations in place.  These include requiring masks to be worn indoors.  Medical grade FFP2, N95 or KN95 masks are required in some countries and recommended throughout Europe.
  • Restaurants, other establishments, and attractions tend to be open but may have some capacity limitations.

Updated January 19, 2022

ExperiencePlus! requires that its travelers (and tour leaders) be vaccinated. Please see the call-out box at the top of the page.

Entry Requirements

From the US Embassy in Germany:

All travelers twelve years and older who are entering the Federal Republic of Germany must either show that they are fully vaccinated or fully recovered prior to departure.

  • Travelers who received all the required doses of a COVID-19 vaccine cited on the website of the Paul Ehrlich Institute are considered fully vaccinated. It must be at least 14 days since the last vaccine dose was administered. On entry, travelers must have proof of vaccination in written (e.g. CDC card) or digital form (a cellphone photo is not sufficient). Vaccinated travelers must additionally show no relevant symptoms.
  • Travelers who can prove they were previously infected with COVID through a positive PCR test, taken at least 28 days but no more than six months prior, and who show no relevant symptoms are considered to be fully recovered.
  • The US is now a high-risk area and travelers will be required to complete a Digital Registration on Entry form prior to departure.  The form validates vaccination, travel itinerary, and personal contact information.
  • All travelers are currently required to quarantine on arrival for at least 10 days.  [We anticipate this requirement to be removed prior to the upcoming tour season.]

Exit Requirements

  • Germany has no exit requirements.
  • The United States does require a negative COVID-19 test within ONE day prior to re-entry.  See the United States tab for details.

Current COVID Regulations

  • Vaccine documentation
    • German establishments may require an EU Digital COVID Certificate – which documents a traveler’s vaccination, proof of recovery, and/or proof of a recent negative test – prior to entry.  It is our understanding from resources on the ground that documentation is rarely requested at this time.
    • German pharmacies can enter tourists into the EU Digital COVID Certificate system using their country’s proof of vaccination (e.g. US CDC Vaccination card).  As of now, it is our intent to arrange for all of our travelers to be issued an EU Digital COVID Certificate on the first day of the tour to ensure smooth entry into establishments in Germany.
  • Most of our destination countries now have similar COVID regulations in place.  These include requiring masks to be worn indoors.  Medical grade FFP2, N95 or KN95 masks are required in some countries and recommended throughout Europe.
  • Restaurants, other establishments, and attractions tend to be open but may have some capacity limitations.

Updated January 19, 2022.

ExperiencePlus! requires that its travelers (and tour leaders) be vaccinated. Please see the call-out box at the top of the page.

Entry Requirements

Travelers to Greece will be required to have (adapted from Re-open EU):

  • Completed their vaccination (i.e., 14 days have elapsed since the last vaccination, depending on the doses required) and hold a vaccination certificate. Accepted vaccines are: Pfizer BioNtech, Moderna, Astra Zeneca/Oxford, Novavax, Johnson + Johnson/Janssen, Sinovac Biotech, Gamaleya (Sputnik), Cansino Biologics, Sinopharm
  • OR proof of recovery from Covid-19. If the traveller was tested positive and at least 30 days have elapsed since the first positive result. This can be proved either by presenting a positive PCR molecular or an antigen test result performed by an authorized laboratory, or a medical certificate confirming that the holder was tested positive with SARS-CoV-2 virus infection. The validity of this certificate is 3 months.
  • AND to complete a Passenger Locator Form (PLF). Tourists must fill in the PLF no later than 23:59 of the day before arriving in Greece, providing detailed information on their point of departure, the duration of previous stays in other countries, and the address of their stay while in Greece. In case of multiple stays, they are required to provide the address for the first 24 hours at least. One PLF should be submitted per family.
  • AND to get a negative result to a pre-departure test. Both molecular tests (PCR, valid 72 hours) and rapid antigen tests (valid 24 hours) are accepted. Tests must be issued by an accredited testing laboratory in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish or Russian.

Exit Requirements

  • Greece has no exit requirements.
  • The United States does require a negative COVID-19 test within ONE day prior to re-entry.  See the United States tab for details.
  • Canadian travelers see the Canada Re-entry tab for information on returning to Canada.

Current Covid Regulations

  • Vaccine documentation:
    • Greek establishments may require an EU Digital COVID Certificate – which documents a traveler’s vaccination, proof of recovery, and/or proof of a recent negative test – prior to entry.  It is our understanding from resources on the ground that documentation is rarely requested at this time.
    • The Greek Tourism Ministry has clarified by press release that travelers vaccinated  in countries that can’t participate in the EU Certificate program can enter businesses with printed or electronic versions of their country’s vaccination certificate.  US travelers should expect the US CDC card to be accepted but plan to be patient with businesses that are trying to comply with Greek health measures and may be unprepared to accept the CDC card.  Travelers are recommended to carry a copy of the press release to share with businesses that deny them entry.
  • Most of our destination countries now have similar COVID regulations in place.  These include requiring masks to be worn indoors.  Medical grade FFP2, N95 or KN95 masks are required in some countries and recommended throughout Europe.
  • Restaurants, other establishments, and attractions tend to be open but may have some capacity limitations.

Updated January 19, 2022.

ExperiencePlus! requires that its travelers (and tour leaders) be vaccinated. Please see the call-out box at the top of the page.

Entry Requirements

From the US Embassy in Hungary:

Travelers to Hungary will be required to have:

  • A negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Exit Requirements

  • Hungary has no exit requirements.
  • The United States does require a negative COVID-19 test within ONE day prior to re-entry.  See the United States tab for details.
  • Canadian travelers see the Canada Re-entry tab for information on returning to Canada.

Current Covid Regulations

  • Vaccine documentation: At this time we are not aware of any requirements to present vaccine documentation for entry into establishments in Hungary.
  • Most of our destination countries now have similar COVID regulations in place.  These include requiring masks to be worn indoors.  Medical grade FFP2, N95 or KN95 masks are required in some countries and recommended throughout Europe.
  • Restaurants, other establishments, and attractions tend to be open but may have some capacity limitations.

Updated January 19, 2022

ExperiencePlus! requires that its travelers (and tour leaders) be vaccinated. Please see the call-out box at the top of the page.

Entry Requirements

  • Travelers can enter with any of the following:
    • Certificate of vaccination indicating last dose of vaccinate occured at least 14 days before departure,
    • OR a certificate of recovery dated no more than 6 months before arrival in Italy.
  • AND a negative molecular PCR test result carried out within 72 hours of arrival or a rapid antigen test result carried out within 24 hours of arrival.  The result will be checked prior to boarding by the air carrier.
  • Complete the Passenger Locator Form (PLF) – digital dPLF to be shown before boarding. See the dedicated section How to fill out the Passenger Locator Form.
  • See our Testing for Departure guidance for more tips.

Exit Requirements

  • Italy has no exit requirements.
  • The United States does require a negative COVID-19 test within ONE day prior to re-entry.  See the United States tab for details.
  • See Canada Re-Entry tab for more details on re-entry into Canada.

Current COVID Regulations

  • Vaccine documentation:
    • Italian establishments may require an EU Digital COVID Certificate – which documents a traveler’s vaccination, proof of recovery, and/or proof of a recent negative test – prior to entry.  This system is also referred to as the Green Pass in Italy.
    • According to the US Embassy in Italy, Italy has announced that vaccine documentation from the US and Canada will be accepted in lieu of the EU Digital COVID Certificate/Green Pass.
  • Regulations depend some on the region.
  • Most of our destination countries now have similar COVID regulations in place.  These include requiring masks to be worn indoors.  Medical grade FFP2, N95 or KN95 masks are required in some countries and recommended throughout Europe.
  • Restaurants, other establishments, and attractions tend to be open but may have some capacity limitations.

Updated January 19, 2022.

ExperiencePlus! requires that its travelers (and tour leaders) be vaccinated. Please see the call-out box at the top of the page.

Entry Requirements

From the US Embassy in Netherlands:

Travelers to Netherlands will be required to:

  • Have proof of vaccination or recovery from COVID
  • AND (2) have proof of a negative COVID test.  This applies to everyone aged 12 or over.  Travelers must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test no older than 48 hours OR a negative antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to departure.
  • Self-quarantine for 10 days upon arrival (unless negative test result is received on day 5) even if they have proof of vaccination or recovery and a negative COVID test.  [We anticipate this requirement will be removed prior to the start of the tour season.]

Exit Requirements

  • Netherlands has no exit requirements.
  • The United States does require a negative COVID-19 test within ONE day prior to re-entry.  See the United States tab for details.
  • Canadian travelers see the Canada Re-entry tab for information on returning to Canada.

Current Covid Regulations

  • Vaccine documentation: At this time we are not aware of any requirements to present vaccine documentation for entry into establishments in Netherlands.
  • Most of our destination countries now have similar COVID regulations in place.  These include requiring masks to be worn indoors.  Medical grade FFP2, N95 or KN95 masks are required in some countries and recommended throughout Europe.
  • Restaurants, other establishments, and attractions tend to be open but may have some capacity limitations.

Updated January 19, 2022.

ExperiencePlus! requires that its travelers (and tour leaders) be vaccinated. Please see the call-out box at the top of the page.

Entry Requirements

From the US Embassy in Poland:

Travelers to Poland will be required to:

  • Have a negative test result from a PCR or antigen COVID-19 test to enter the country.  There must  be no more than 24 hours between obtaining the test result and crossing the border into Poland.
  • All travelers who are permitted to enter Poland must undergo a 14-day quarantine for arrivals from outside the Schengen Area at their place of stay in Poland.  [We anticipate this requirement will be removed prior to the start of the tour season.]

Exit Requirements

  • Poland has no exit requirements.
  • The United States does require a negative COVID-19 test within ONE day prior to re-entry.  See the United States tab for details.
  • Canadian travelers see the Canada Re-entry tab for information on returning to Canada.

Current Covid Regulations

  • Vaccine documentation: A vaccine certificate may be required for entry into some establishments.
  • Most of our destination countries now have similar COVID regulations in place.  These include requiring masks to be worn indoors.  Medical grade FFP2, N95 or KN95 masks are required in some countries and recommended throughout Europe.
  • Restaurants, other establishments, and attractions tend to be open but may have some capacity limitations.

Updated January 19, 2022

ExperiencePlus! requires that its travelers (and tour leaders) be vaccinated. Please see the call-out box at the top of the page.

Entry Requirements for Portugal

  • Travelers to Portugal will be required to submit a negative SARSCoV-2 lab result of a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT), for example a PCR test, performed in the last 72 hours or a rapid antigen test (TRAg), performed within 48 hours of boarding (from US Embassy in Portugal).
  • Complete a Passenger Locator Form online within 4 days of your arrival in Portugal.
  • See our Testing for Departure guidance for more tips.

Exit Requirements

  • Portugal has no exit requirements.
  • The United States does require a negative COVID-19 test within ONE day prior to re-entry.  See the United States tab for details.
  • See Canada Re-Entry tab for more details on re-entry into Canada.

Current COVID Regulations in Portugal depend on what classification the municipality is under. In most places with no risk level restrictions are: 

  • Vaccine documentation (mostly applies to higher risk municipalities and associated regulations indicated below):
    • Portuguese establishments may require an EU Digital COVID Certificate – which documents a traveler’s vaccination, proof of recovery, and/or proof of a recent negative test – prior to entry.
    • Our resources in Portugal indicate that the US CDC Vaccination card (or likely the Canadian equivalent) are being accepted universally.
  • Most of our destination countries now have similar COVID regulations in place.  These include requiring masks to be worn indoors.  Medical grade FFP2, N95 or KN95 masks are required in some countries and recommended throughout Europe.
  • Restaurants, other establishments, and attractions tend to be open but may have some capacity limitations.

If a municipality is at a high risk or very high risk level the regulations are more complicated: 

  • Restaurants have a curfew and must close at 10pm or 11:30pm (depending on if high risk or very high risk region)
  • Inside seating at restaurants is limited to people with vaccine passes or negative tests after 7 pm on weekends and Fridays. Because of this we will likely organize group meals in any place we feel restaurants might be hard to get into and during the middle of the day if lunch spots are not open.
  • Some shops will not be open for shopping.
  • Hotels require a negative test from the last 48 hrs or proof of vaccination to check in– we’ll facilitate this as best we can and are trying to understand if the CDC vaccine card is proof of vaccination. If it isn’t restaurants and hotels are able to use the rapid 15 minute tests to fulfill the test requirement.
  • Masks are required in outdoor public spaces where social distancing is not possible.
  • More details at: https://covid19estamoson.gov.pt/

Updated January 19, 2022.

ExperiencePlus! requires that its travelers (and tour leaders) be vaccinated. Please see the call-out box at the top of the page.

Entry Requirements

From the US Embassy in Slovakia:

Travelers will be required to:

  • Be fully vaccinated.  At least 14 days have passed since the second dose of an mRNA vaccine; at least 21 days have passed since vaccination with a single-dose vector vaccine; or at least 14 days have passed since the first dose of either an mRNA or vector vaccine if person has also recovered from COVID-19 within the last 180 days.

Exit Requirements

  • Slovakia has no exit requirements.
  • The United States does require a negative COVID-19 test within ONE day prior to re-entry.  See the United States tab for details.
  • Canadian travelers see the Canada Re-entry tab for information on returning to Canada.

Current Covid Regulations

  • Vaccine documentation: At this time we are not aware of any requirements to present vaccine documentation for entry into establishments in Slovakia.
  • Most of our destination countries now have similar COVID regulations in place.  These include requiring masks to be worn indoors.  Medical grade FFP2, N95 or KN95 masks are required in some countries and recommended throughout Europe.
  • Restaurants, other establishments, and attractions tend to be open but may have some capacity limitations.

Updated January 19, 2022

ExperiencePlus! requires that its travelers (and tour leaders) be vaccinated. Please see the call-out box at the top of the page.

Entry Requirements

Travelers to Slovenia will be required to provide one of the following (from US Embassy in Slovenia and Republic of Slovenia):

  • Vaccination certificate indicating vaccination on the following timetable by vaccine
    • at least seven days have passed since the second dose of the Comirnaty vaccine by BioNTech/Pfizer,
    • at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by Moderna,
    • at least 21 days have passed since the first dose of the Vaxzevria (COVID-19 vaccine) by AstraZeneca,
    • at least 14 days have passed since the dose of the COVID-19 vaccine Janssen by Johnson & Johnson/Janssen-Cilag,
    • at least 21 days have passed since the first dose of the Covishield vaccine by the Serum Institute of India/AstraZeneca,
    • at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of the Sputnik V vaccine by Russia’s Gamaleya National Centre of Epidemiology and Microbiology,
    • at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of the CoronaVac vaccine by Sinovac Biotech, or
    • at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by Sinopharm.
  • OR proof of recovery from COVID-19 AND at least one dose of some vaccines
    • a positive PCR test result taken more than 10 days ago (unless a doctor assesses otherwise) whereby such a test must not be older than six months, or if you provide a medical certificate of recovery from COVID-19 and not more than six months have elapsed from the onset of symptoms
    • AND proof of having received at least one dose of any of the vaccines in point 4, which provide protection on the day of vaccination, in the period of up to eight months following a positive PCR test or the onset of symptoms.

Exit Requirements

  • Slovenia does not have exit requirements.
  • The United States does require a negative COVID-19 test within ONE day prior to re-entry.  See the United States tab for details.
  • See Canada Re-Entry tab for more details on re-entry into Canada.

Current Covid Regulations in Slovenia

  • Vaccine documentation: At this time we are not aware of any requirements to present vaccine documentation for entry into establishments in Slovenia (you will need it for entry into the country per the requirements above).
  • Most of our destination countries now have similar COVID regulations in place.  These include requiring masks to be worn indoors.  Medical grade FFP2, N95 or KN95 masks are required in some countries and recommended throughout Europe.
  • Restaurants, other establishments, and attractions tend to be open but may have some capacity limitations.

Updated January 19, 2022

ExperiencePlus! requires that its travelers (and tour leaders) be vaccinated. Please see the call-out box at the top of the page.

Entry Requirements

The following is adapted from Travel Safe, a website created by the regional tourism ministries of Spain:

  • Travelers must be fully vaccinated and have received the last required dose of their COVID-19 vaccine no less than 14 days, and no more than 270 days (9 months), prior to arrival in Spain.  If more than 270 days (9 months) have passed since receiving the last required dose of their COVID-19 vaccine, U.S. citizens must show proof of having received a booster shot at least 14 days prior to arrival in Spain.
  • U.S. citizens can travel from the United States to Spain if they present a QR code generated through the Spain Travel Health portal, obtained through the website or by downloading the SpTH app in Google Play or App Store for each traveler.

Exit Requirements

  • Spain has no exit requirements.
  • The United States does require a negative COVID-19 test within ONE day prior to re-entry.  See the United States tab for details.
  • See Canada Re-Entry tab for more details on re-entry into Canada.

Current COVID Regulations

  • Vaccine documentation:
    • Anecdotally, we understand that some establishments may require an EU Digital COVID Certificate – which documents a traveler’s vaccination, proof of recovery, and/or proof of a recent negative test – prior to entry.
    • According to our source, the US CDC Vaccination card (or Canadian equivalent) is being accepted universally by those establishments that are requesting documentation.
  • Most of our destination countries now have similar COVID regulations in place.  These include requiring masks to be worn indoors.  Medical grade FFP2, N95 or KN95 masks are required in some countries and recommended throughout Europe.
  • Restaurants, other establishments, and attractions tend to be open but may have some capacity limitations.

Updated January 19, 2022.

ExperiencePlus! requires that its travelers (and tour leaders) be vaccinated. Please see the call-out box at the top of the page.

Entry Requirements

From the US Embassy in Sweden:

Travelers will be required to:

  • Show proof of a negative COVID-19 test result upon entering Sweden, regardless of vaccination status. The test must be no more than 48 hours old when they cross the border. 
  • Be fully vaccinated.

Exit Requirements

  • Sweden has no exit requirements.
  • The United States does require a negative COVID-19 test within ONE day prior to re-entry.  See the United States tab for details.
  • Canadian travelers see the Canada Re-entry tab for information on returning to Canada.

Current Covid Regulations

  • Vaccine documentation: At this time we are not aware of any requirements to present vaccine documentation for entry into establishments in Sweden.
  • Most of our destination countries now have similar COVID regulations in place.  These include requiring masks to be worn indoors.  Medical grade FFP2, N95 or KN95 masks are required in some countries and recommended throughout Europe.
  • Restaurants, other establishments, and attractions tend to be open but may have some capacity limitations.

Updated January 19, 2022

ExperiencePlus! requires that its travelers (and tour leaders) be vaccinated. Please see the call-out box at the top of the page.

Entry Requirements

From the US Embassy in Switzerland:

Travelers from the US are permitted to enter with:

  • Full vaccination (final dose of First Vaccine Course or Booster within 365 days of travel) or proof of recovery
  • AND a negative test result.  PCR (NAAT type) test not more than 72 hours old or rapid antigen test not more than 24 hours old.
  • AND complete an entry form.

Exit Requirements

  • Switzerland has no exit requirements.
  • The United States does require a negative COVID-19 test within ONE day prior to re-entry.  See the United States tab for details.
  • Canadian travelers see the Canada Re-Entry tab.

Current Covid Regulations in Switzerland

  • Vaccine documentation:
    • Swiss establishments may require an EU Digital COVID Certificate – which documents a traveler’s vaccination, proof of recovery, and/or proof of a recent negative test – prior to entry.
    • It is our expectation that the US CDC Vaccination card (or Canadian equivalent) will be accepted until a viable mechanism for getting an EU Digital COVID Certificate is available in Switzerland.
  • Most of our destination countries now have similar COVID regulations in place.  These include requiring masks to be worn indoors.  Medical grade FFP2, N95 or KN95 masks are required in some countries and recommended throughout Europe.
  • Restaurants, other establishments, and attractions tend to be open but may have some capacity limitations.

Updated December 6, 2021.

Entry Requirements for Canada

Fully vaccinated travelers may be exempt from certain quarantine and testing requirements on return to Canada.  For full details, see the Government of Canada’s guidance for COVID-19 vaccinated travellers entering Canada.  This guidance includes determining if you are fully vaccinated, pre-entry and arrival testing requirements , and developing a quarantine plan (in case of symptoms developing or a positive test).

As detailed in this guidance, travelers are:

  • Required to use ArriveCAN to enter proof of vaccination, quarantine and travel information 72 hours before arrival in Canada.
  • Required to take a test within 72 hours of scheduled departure time for the return flight to Canada.
  • Required to take an arrival test if selected

Please see the Testing for Return Home section above for more information about testing at the end of your trip.

Exit Requirements

  • Canada has no exit requirements.

Updated December 6, 2021.

Entry Requirements for United States

  • The US requires a negative COVID-19 test within ONE day prior to re-entering the US.
  • Please see the Testing for Return Home section above for more information about testing at the end of your trip.
  • General requirements of testing for US re-entry
    • It needs to be an antigen or NAAT test approved for use in the country you’re testing in.
    • The testing result report needs to include: type of test (indicating if is a NAAT or antigen test); entity issuing the result (e.g. laboratory, healthcare entity, or telehealth service); specimen collection date; information that identifies the person (full name plus at least one other identifier such as date of birth or passport number) and test result.
  • Self-test requirements
    • The test must be a SARS-CoV-2 viral test (nucleic acid amplification test [NAAT] or antigen test) with Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
    • The testing procedure must include a telehealth service affiliated with the manufacturer of the test that provides real-time supervision remotely through an audio and video connection. Some FDA-authorized self-tests that include a telehealth service may require a prescription.
    • The telehealth provider must confirm the person’s identity, observe the specimen collection and testing procedures, confirm the test result, and issue a report that meets the requirements of CDC’s Order (see “What information must be included in the test result?” below).
    • Airlines and other aircraft operators must be able to review and confirm the person’s identity and the test result details. The passenger must also be able to present the documentation of test results to U.S. officials at the port of entry and local/state health departments, if requested.
  • More information on the requirements from the CDC.

Exit Requirements

  • The United States has no exit requirements.

Maria Elena Price - Maria Elena Malpezzi-Price: 'M.E.' started her bicycle tour leading experiences as a 5 year old, translating ice cream flavors on our first Venice to Pisa tours. Since then, she's led tours in more than 10 countries (specializing in Spain, where she lived for more than a year). With a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and International Affairs and an MBA From the Leeds School of Business at University of Colorado, Boulder she manages the business and its development at the Fort Collins office in Colorado (and of course traveling to Europe in the summers). She loves going out on tour and hopes to manage to travel a bit even though now she is "in charge" of the Fort Collins office! You can e-mail her at MariaElena {at} ExperiencePlus.com.

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