5 June 2021
While the number of corona virus cases in Europe is falling and the vaccination rate is increasing, measures are being relaxed in many countries. The tourist season has opened in many countries in Europe.
The weekly incidence value, which indicates the number of new cases per 100 thousand people in Germany, fell below 30. According to the latest data of Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the 7-day incidence value decreased to 29.7. A value below 30 was last recorded on 13 October. The number of new cases per day is 3,165.
With the number of cases falling in each state for a while, local governments have relaxed measures. In this context, accommodation services have also started to be provided again. Hotels have reopened in many states, including the tourist areas of Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria. As of today, the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommen allows visitors from other states to stay. Hotels in Branderbug state and the capital Berlin are scheduled to open on 11 June. Restaurants in Berlin, which serve outdoors, will begin to take customers indoors on Friday.
Until these relaxations implemented in recent weeks, touristic accommodation was not allowed in Germany, with some exceptions. On the other hand, the federal government in Germany does not have a serious travel warning for European countries. Travel activity is expected this summer to countries such as Spain, Italy, Greece and Switzerland, which are the most popular tourist destinations among Germans. No quarantine is applied to passengers returning to Germany after a holiday from these countries. Only those traveling by air are required to submit a negative PCR test.
SPAINThere are no restrictions on entry to Spain from EU and Schengen area countries. However, passengers coming from risky countries are obliged to take a test. The night curfew in the popular holiday destination Mallorca will be lifted on June 7. PORTUGAL No restrictions apply to passengers coming from EU countries, other than the PCR test requirement. Restaurants, bars, cinemas and theaters in the country are open until 22:30. Portugal, from 1 May, put an end to the epidemic-fighting emergency.
FRANCE In Germany, the Robert Koch Institute holds France in the risk zone category. Restaurants and shops in the country have recently reopened. While accommodation is allowed in hotels, a curfew is imposed after 9 pm. The PCR test requirement continues for entry into the country. GREECE The tourist season has opened in Greece and tourists from many EU countries have started to visit Greece. There is no quarantine obligation to enter the country, cafes, restaurants and museums have been opened. There is a curfew from 12:30 at night to 05:00 in the morning.
ITALY In Italy, many touristic activities are allowed again, the obligation to wear masks in closed places continues. The curfew begins at 23:00 at night. The obligation to show a negative PCR test on entry to the country continues. The number of daily cases in the country has been falling for a while. NETHERLANDS Although the restrictions within the country have been lifted to a large extent in the Netherlands, strict measures for visitors from other countries continue. Those who want to go to the Netherlands have to risk a 10-day quarantine in addition to a negative PCR test. Passengers who have had their vaccinations are also not granted any privileges. Hotels, campsites, shops, restaurants are open; The curfew was completely lifted.