By Frédéric Messina

EU citizens have the right to move freely within the Union, but the pandemic has resulted in various restrictions. To clarify the situation, Fly Aeolus is sharing with you the latest updates about the air travel restrictions to our top destinations during the Covid-19 outbreak. These apply to passengers who travel with normal commercial airlines but also to passengers who travel by private jet or air taxis. The information presented below, valid as of 30/03/2022, is subject to change.

Once at your destination, other restrictions apply in the territory: for more information, check out our blog “Travel during covid: advice and checklist“.

Belgium

  • Vaccinated / Recovery Certificate of less than 6 months:
    • Test: No test needed
    • Quarantine: No need to quarantine
  • Non-Vaccinated:
    • Test: PCR of less than 72 hours or antigenic of less than 24 hours
    • Quarantine: Only travellers coming from a “very high-risk” area will have to observe a quarantine period, initially of one day and if the PCR test result is positive it will have to be extended by 10 days.
  • Identification form: Travelers from outside the European Union who are not on the European Union white list must complete the Passenger Locator Form (PLF) prior to entering Belgium and must have a valid vaccination, test or recovery certificate.

Netherlands

The Netherlands distinguishes 4 categories of countries, depending on the health risks: countries classified as “safe”, “high-risk”, “very high-risk” and “very high-risk area with a virus variant of concern” and within each category different rules are observed. For the classification of countries, please consult the Dutch government’s website. In addition, a ban on entry may apply to travellers from certain countries, although there are exceptions.

  • Vaccinated / Recovery Certificate of less than 6 months:
    • Test: No test needed
    • Quarantine: No need to quarantine
  • Non-Vaccinated:
    • Test: PCR of less than 48 hours or antigenic of less than 24 hours
    • Quarantine: No quarantine needed.
  • Identification form: All travellers via plane to the Netherlands must complete the Health Declaration Form 48 hours before their arrival.

Denmark

Please, check the Danish authorities’ website for the latest updates.

  • Persons from any of the EU/Schengen countries can enter Denmark without any special conditions. 
  • From a third country, the following persons can enter Denmark freely if:
    • Vaccinated less than 270 days ago (second dose of a two-dose vaccine) or less than 284 days for single-dose vaccines. 
    • Booster shot vaccinated  
    • Recently infected persons (upon presentation of a positive PCR test more than 11 days old but less than 180 days old). 
    • Vaccines recognized by the European Medicines Agency or the WHO are accepted in Denmark. 
      • People who do not meet one of these criteria simply need to be tested within 24 hours of arrival in Denmark. 

United Kingdom

The last health restrictions on travel to the UK have been lifted. As of March 18, 2022, it is no longer necessary to provide proof of a complete vaccination schedule or to present a negative test result, nor to complete the “passenger locator form”. Check the UK authorities’ website for the latest updates

  • Test: No need to be tested
  • Quarantine: No quarantine needed

France

For full details of the requirements for travelling to France, you can visit the French government website.

  • Vaccinated / Recovery Certificate of less than 6 months:
    • Test: No test needed
    • Quarantine: No need to quarantine
  • Non-Vaccinated:
    • Test: PCR of less than 48 hours or antigenic of less than 24 hours
    • Quarantine: No need to quarantine
  • When unvaccinated travelers come from a country on the “orange” list, they must continue to present a compelling reason justifying the need for them to come to mainland France and may still be subject to a random test on arrival.
    • Travelers who test positive will have to isolate themselves, in accordance with the recommendations of the Health Insurance.

Spain

  • Health Control Form: all travellers must complete the Health Control form to travel to Spain, or the Spain Travel Health -SpTH- app (Android, iOS) if you arrive by plane, including transits 
  • Test/vaccination: PCR test of less than 72 hours or antigenic of less than 24 hours (except for those vaccinated or who have already had covid) 
  • Quarantine: No need to quarantine
  • If you are coming from a HIGH RISK country/territory, in order to pass the health checks upon arrival in Spain, you will have to present your SpTH QR code with a certificate of vaccination or recovery and, in addition, a certificate of diagnostic test for SARS-CoV-2 infection assets (PDIA) with a negative result. 

Germany

  • Fully vaccinated: with one of the 4 vaccines accepted by the European Medicines Agency (BioNtech/Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson&Johnson). Cured individuals vaccinated with a single dose are considered fully vaccinated; 
  • Test: For non-vaccinated people a negative PCR test less than 72 hours or an antigen test of less than 48 hours may be presented.
  • Quarantine: Any unvaccinated or uncured person over 6 years of age arriving in Germany will be required to stay in isolation for a period of 10 days. The Länder can set up various exceptions to this obligation, in particular for less than 72 hours stays. Travelers are strongly recommended to check legislation and what exceptions are provided for in the Land of their stay. 
  • Proof of recovery
  • Any traveler who has stayed in a country or region classified as a “high-risk zone” during the 10 days preceding his or her trip to Germany must
    • Present a valid health document before entering Germany (see I) 
    • Must complete a Digital Registration Entry 48 hours before arrival.

Ireland

  • Test: No test needed
  • Quarantine: No Quarantine needed

Luxembourg

  • Vaccinated / Recovery Certificate of less than 6 months:
    • Test: No test needed
    • Quarantine: No need to quarantine
  • Non-Vaccinated:
    • Test: PCR of less than 48 hours or antigenic of less than 24 hours when arriving by plane
    • Quarantine: No need to quarantine

Switzerland

The sanitary measures applied at the borders when entering Switzerland have been lifted. It is therefore no longer necessary to present a vaccination certificate, a certificate of recovery, a negative test or an entry form. 


For more information and to be aware of the latest air travel restrictions updates in all countries of the European Union, we invite you to visit the official website of the European Union Re-open EU or consult the IATA air travel restrictions map.

If you decide to fly with Fly Aeolus, please provide us with the necessary proves so as not to delay the flights unneccessarily.

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