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. However, there may be restrictions in individual regions of the country. Please inform yourself about this in time at the responsible authorities or at the following link: https://www.sanidad.gob.es/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov/enlacesCCAA.htm (https://www.sanidad.gob.es/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov/enlacesCCAA.htm)

Notes for vaccinated or recovering travelers: Only travelers with recognized proof of vaccination or recovery may be exempt from restrictions. The following defines who is considered vaccinated / recovered:

https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov/spth.htm (https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov/spth.htm)

Travelers from the EU and Schengen area do not need any proof. Travelers from the EU and Schengen area do not need proof. https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov/spth.htm (https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov/spth.htm)

Travelers from the EU and Schengen area do not need any proof. Travelers from the EU and Schengen area do not need proof.

Important on entry:

COVID-19 test:

A COVID-19 test is required. A negative NAAT test (maximum 72 hours old) or antigen test (maximum 24 hours old) must be presented upon entry. Requirements: Original, printed or electronic, in Spanish, German, French or English. The name, test date, location of the laboratory and test method must be included.

Excluded: Vaccinated, convalescent, EU and Schengen travelers, and children under 12 years of age. Travelers must provide personal information upon arrival. Masks are compulsory at border crossing points.

Transit:

Transit is possible. Transit travelers are not subject to the proof requirement if they do not leave the airport and do not stay in the country for more than 24 hours.

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. In some cases, proof of vaccination, recovery or testing is required to visit public facilities. An overview of the current measures can be found at the following link: https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov/ciudadania/otrosIdiomas.htm (https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov/ciudadania/otrosIdiomas.htm).

- Hotels/Holiday accommodation: open - Restaurants/Cafés: open with restrictions - Bars: open with restrictions - Clubs: open with restrictions * partly only with vaccination, recovery or test certificate - Shops: open with restrictions - Museums/Monuments: open with restrictions - Cinemas/Theatres: open with restrictions - Beaches: open with restrictions - Public transport: available with restrictions - Masking obligation: partial * In enclosed public spaces, public transportation, and health care facilities. - Minimum distance: 1.50 Meter - App: https://radarcovid.gob.es (https://radarcovid.gob.es)

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 should be presented in the original and should 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

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

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 should be presented in the original and should 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

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 should be presented in the original and should 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: 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 may be exempt from restrictions. The following defines who is considered vaccinated / recovered:

No proof needs to be provided as there are no easements.

Important on entry:

Travelers must provide personal information upon arrival. Upon arrival, health checks must be expected. There may also be COVID tests. Problems may arise if travelers show symptoms of illness. Affected travelers must expect quarantine measures or entry bans.

Transit:

Transit is possible.

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.

- State of emergency: yes - 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: no - Ban on assembly: partially - App: https://apps.apple.com/de/app/id1519479652 (https://apps.apple.com/de/app/id1519479652)

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 should be presented in the original and should 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.