Travel regulations

An all-round carefree rental car from Sunny Cars makes your holiday perfect. To make sure it stays that way and that you can enjoy your holiday to the fullest, we recommend that you find out in advance about the travel regulations applicable to your destination. All information important for your journey, such as the visa and entry regulations or the hygiene regulations and rules in connection with COVID-19 applicable there can be found here.

Travel regulations for nationality Germany ...

Check the current travel regulations for these popular destinations:

You are looking for the travel regulations for another destination and/or nationality? No worries! When you book your rental car, we will automatically send you a link to our configurator with your documents. Here you can quickly find the rules for your destination so that you are always up to date with the latest regulations.

Important information!

Please also inform yourself about the currently valid return travel regulations for your return from your holiday country to Germany. Information on risk areas and the corresponding measures for returnees can be found on the RKI website, which we link to here (it is in German, but updates in English can be found if you scroll down to "English Archive"):

 


 

Travel regulations Spain

Destination Spain / Nationality Germany

Entry requirements

Coronavirus: Entry is possible.

Travel within the country:

Travel within the country is permitted.

Notes for vaccinated or recovering travelers: Only travelers with recognized proof of vaccination or recovery can exempt themselves from restrictions.

Considered vaccinated / recovered: https://www.sanidad.gob.es/en/gabinete/notasPrensa.do?id=5986

Important on entry:

COVID-19 test:

A COVID-19 test is required. This applies to travelers from China. It must be a NAT test no more than 72 hours old at the time of departure or an antigen test no more than 24 hours old. The test must be presented in English or Spanish, electronically or printed.

Excluded: Vaccinated and convalescent individuals and children under 12 years of age.
On-site test:

COVID-19 on-site testing occurs. Travelers from China can be tested upon arrival.

Transit:

Transit is possible. Transit travelers from China are not subject to the proof requirement if they do not leave the airport.

Important at the destination:

There will be restrictions on public life. These will remain in effect until further notice. Regional variations within the country may occur at any time.

- Curfew: no - Hotels/Holiday accommodation: open - Restaurants/Cafés: open - Bars: open - Clubs: open - Shops: open - Museums/Sights: open - Cinemas/Theatres: open - Beaches: open - Churches: open - Public transport: available - Masking obligation: partial in public transport

Entry is possible with the following travel documents:
Passport
The travel document must be valid when entering.

Temporary passport
The travel document must be valid when entering.

Child passport
The travel document must be valid when entering.

ID card
The travel document must be valid when entering.

Temporary ID card
The travel document must be valid when entering.

Please ensure that your travel documents are complete and in good condition, and that they have enough empty pages. All documents must be presented in the original and must not have been extended or altered by hand.

Schengen area citizens can cross borders between member states freely. We recommend that you bring travel documents (passport/ID card). In individual cases and exceptional situations controls may occur, and you may have to identify yourself.


Documents reported as lost/stolen:
You are advised against entering with documents that have been reported as lost or stolen. They may still be reported as lost or stolen on the border control systems, and entry may be refused.

Airline requirements:
Please ask your airline about the documents you need to bring before you travel. Airline requirements differ from national regulations in certain cases.

Minors:
Minors require their own ID document and consent from their custodian(s) if travelling alone or accompanied by one parent only.
Minors also require the following:
- A permit from the embassy

Minors with Spanish nationality who are travelling unaccompanied by a custodian need an exit permit to leave. This also applies to minors with German-Spanish dual nationality.

Car rental in Spain during the COVID 19 pandemic

There is no seating order, but persons not living in a household are required to wear a mask in the rental car. This also applies in shuttle buses, transfers and public transport.

Travel regulations Italy

Destination Italy / Nationality Germany

Entry requirements

Coronavirus: Entry is possible.

Travel within the country:

Travel within the country is permitted.

Important on entry:

COVID-19 test:

A COVID-19 test is required. This applies to travelers from China. These must present a NAT test no more than 72 hours old or an antigen test no more than 48 hours old with a negative result.

Excluded: Children under 6 years of age.
On-site test:

COVID-19 on-site testing occurs. This applies to travelers from China.

Excluded: Children under 6 years old.

Transit:

Transit is possible.

Important at the destination:

There are currently no COVID-19-related restrictions or hygiene measures in place in the country. However, this may change at any time at short notice, depending on the infection situation. Regional variations are also possible.

- Curfew: no - Hotels/Holiday accommodation: open - Restaurants/Cafés: open - Bars: open - Clubs: open - Shops: open - Museums/Sights: open - Cinemas/Theatres: open - Beaches: open - Churches: open - Public transport: available - Taxis: available - Masking obligation: no * in public transport - Ban on assembly: No - National parks: open

Entry is possible with the following travel documents:
Passport
The travel document must be valid until after the trip.

Temporary passport
The travel document must be valid until after the trip.

Child passport
The travel document must be valid until after the trip.

ID card
The travel document must be valid until after the trip.

Temporary ID card
The travel document must be valid until after the trip.

Please ensure that your travel documents are complete and in good condition, and that they have enough empty pages. All documents must be presented in the original and must not have been extended or altered by hand.

Schengen area citizens can cross borders between member states freely. We recommend that you bring travel documents (passport/ID card). In individual cases and exceptional situations controls may occur, and you may have to identify yourself.


Documents reported as lost/stolen:
You are advised against entering with documents that have been reported as lost or stolen. They may still be reported as lost or stolen on the border control systems, and entry may be refused.

Airline requirements:
Please ask your airline about the documents you need to bring before you travel. Airline requirements differ from national regulations in certain cases.

Minors:
Minors require their own ID document and consent from their custodian(s) if travelling alone or accompanied by one parent only.
Minors also require the following:
- An officially certified statement of consent

This applies to minors under 15 years of age.

Car rental in Italy during the COVID 19 pandemic

If the passengers are family members, they can use the rental car together and occupy all available seats; there is no mask requirement.

If the passengers are not family members, the following rules apply:

  • The passenger seat must always remain free
  • When passengers are wearing the mask, up to 2 persons per row can sit
  • If no masks are worn, only 1 person per row is allowed
  • This means that a maximum of 3 persons may drive in a rental car with 5 seats

 

Travel regulations Greece

Destination Greece / Nationality Germany

Entry requirements

Coronavirus: Currently there are no restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, this may change at any time at short notice.

Entry is possible with the following travel documents:
Passport
The travel document must be valid until after the trip.

Temporary passport
The travel document must be valid until after the trip.

Child passport
The travel document must be valid until after the trip.

ID card
The travel document must be valid until after the trip.

Temporary ID card
The travel document must be valid until after the trip.

Please ensure that your travel documents are complete and in good condition, and that they have enough empty pages. All documents must be presented in the original and must not have been extended or altered by hand.

Schengen area citizens can cross borders between member states freely. We recommend that you bring travel documents (passport/ID card). In individual cases and exceptional situations controls may occur, and you may have to identify yourself.


Documents reported as lost/stolen:
You are advised against entering with documents that have been reported as lost or stolen. They may still be reported as lost or stolen on the border control systems, and entry may be refused.

Airline requirements:
Please ask your airline about the documents you need to bring before you travel. Airline requirements differ from national regulations in certain cases.

Minors:
Minors require their own ID document and consent from their custodian(s) if travelling alone or accompanied by one parent only.
Minors also require the following:
- An officially certified declaration of consent (only for minors travelling alone)

Car rental in Greece during the COVID 19 pandemic

For persons not living in the same household, masks are obligatory in vehicles for all passengers except the driver.

The following regulation currently applies to the max. number of persons per vehicle:

- Vehicles with a capacity of up to 7 seats: 1 driver + 5 passengers. The limit can only be exceeded for parents with their children.
- Vehicles with a capacity of up to 8-9 seats: 1 driver + 7 passengers. The limit can only be exceeded for parents with their children.

Persons from the same household are not restricted, so the seating rule does not apply here.

When using the shuttle service to the rental car station, masks are compulsory on the shuttle bus.

Travel regulations Portugal

Destination Portugal / Nationality Germany

Entry requirements

Coronavirus: Currently there are no restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, this may change at any time at short notice.

Entry is possible with the following travel documents:
Passport
The travel document may be expired by a maximum of 12 months. However, we recommend that you travel with valid documents.

Temporary passport
The travel document may be expired by a maximum of 12 months. However, we recommend that you travel with valid documents.

Child passport
The travel document may be expired by a maximum of 12 months. However, we recommend that you travel with valid documents.

ID card
The travel document may be expired by a maximum of 12 months. However, we recommend that you travel with valid documents.

Temporary ID card
The travel document must be valid until after the trip.

Please ensure that your travel documents are complete and in good condition, and that they have enough empty pages. All documents must be presented in the original and must not have been extended or altered by hand.

Schengen area citizens can cross borders between member states freely. We recommend that you bring travel documents (passport/ID card). In individual cases and exceptional situations controls may occur, and you may have to identify yourself.


Minors:
Minors require their own ID document and they should be able to give evidence of consent from their custodian(s) if travelling alone or accompanied by one parent only.

Documents reported as lost/stolen:
You are advised against entering with documents that have been reported as lost or stolen. They may still be reported as lost or stolen on the border control systems, and entry may be refused.

Airline requirements:
Please ask your airline about the documents you need to bring before you travel. Airline requirements differ from national regulations in certain cases.

Car rental in Portugal during the COVID 19 pandemic

There is no seating order, but persons not living in a household are required to wear a mask in the rental car. This also applies in shuttle buses, transfers and public transport.