Europe Travel: Here’re The COVID-19 Rules For International Students

by Deeplata Garde
Europe Travel: Here’re The COVID-19 Rules For International Students

European territories continue to welcome international students. Covid19 variants are on a gradual climb but that isnt a roadblock for Europe. Laying the map of vaccinations varying from country to country, international students can re-join their institutions. The EU council recently announced the removal of COVID19 travel restrictions. The declarative will come into effect on Feb 1, 2022. Followed by this, the validity of vaccination certificates will shorten. It’s assumed to come down to 270 days maximum. It’s difficult to keep up with the changing travel guidelines. If you’re intending on studying in Europe, here’s a rundown of recent developments depending on countries.

1. Germany

Similar to other countries, you need a fully vaccinated certificate to enter Germany. One should attain the certificate at least 14 days prior to departure. A PCR or negative Antigen is mandatory before 48 hrs of departure. If you contacted Covid then you need to submit a negative report of no less than 90 days.
Post arrival individuals need to isolate for 10 days if they belong to a high-risk area.

2. Switzerland

Switzerland welcomes students who are fully vaccinated. You can simply present a negative test in case you aren’t fully vaccinated. Isolation post-arrival isn’t mandatory. But instead, you will have to fill out a form post-arrival in spite of your vaccinations.

3. Spain

Spain will allow you on getting vaccinated before 270 days of travel. Apart from rapid antigen, NAAT is the other eligible test. You need to take the NAAT test before 72 days of travel. And Rapid antigen 48 hr prior to departure.
You have to present proof of a negative report of 11 days if you contracted COVID recently.

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4. France

Firstly, proof of vaccination, followed by negative antigen tests are compulsory to enter France. The test should be of 24hrs prior to departure, unlike other countries. You need to submit a clearance certificate for not showing any covid symptoms before 14days. Or you have not been in contact with any positive tested individual. Also, sign that you will test on arrival.
A mandatory quarantine of 10 days for UK travellers, confirmed. Also, you have to isolate yourself regardless of your departure country.

5. Denmark

Unlike other countries, Denmark would be the first to remove all pre & post travel restrictions. A negative test result would be the only requirement to enter Denmark.

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