The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has revealed that Spain, France, Italy and Poland are among the safest EU countries to travel as they have low rates of disease. infection for several weeks now.
According to the most recent weekly data published by ECDC, it has been shown that the majority regions of the countries mentioned above have identified less than 50 cases of coronavirus infection per 100,000 population and have had a positive rate of tests less than four percent in the past two weeks.
Therefore, 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, Hauts-de-France, Grand Est, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Center-Val de Loire, New Aquitaine
- Regions of Spain: Galicia, Asturias, Castile and Leon, Extremadura, Andalusia, La Rioja, Navarre, Murcia, Valencia
- Regions of Poland: Pomerania, Kuyavian-Pomeranian, Greater Poland, Lubusz, Lower Silesia, Opole Silesia, Lesser Poland, Lower Carpathians, Province of Holy Cross, Lodz
This means that travelers are no longer discouraged from traveling to or from the countries, especially regions, mentioned above, as the risk of getting infected is relatively low, reports SchengenVisaInfo.com.
This is good news for everyone, especially those planning to travel during the fall and winter holidays, as it means that they will not be required to follow the entry rules once they have arrived. return to their country as long as these zones remain in the safe. listing.
In addition, any traveler who proves that they have been fully vaccinated against the virus or have recovered from it can travel to these countries without having to follow the rules of testing and self-isolation. However, in special cases, they may still be required to meet other requirements, such as completing a registration form.
For this reason, in order to avoid any misinformation and inconvenience, it is advisable for everyone to check the entry rules of their destination country before their trip.
One of the main reasons why most regions of Spain, France, Italy and Poland have been placed on the green list is due to the success of countries’ vaccination campaigns. In addition, the obligation to hold a COVID-19 health pass when visiting different places played a key role in improving the epidemiological situation.
Currently, the Italian Green Pass, which is an extension of the EU’s COVID-19 digital certificate, is mandatory for all people, including tourists, who wish to be allowed to enter bars, cafes, restaurants, theaters, museums, sporting events, amusement parks. , conferences and meetings, among others. Apart from this, the pass is also mandatory for anyone wishing to frequent any of the modes of transport.
Likewise, anyone planning to travel to France must be in possession of a valid EU COVID-19 digital certificate or other equivalent proving that they have been vaccinated, cured or have been tested. negative in the past 48 hours as the country requires everyone to hold a certificate. health card in order to have access to most places and services.