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 ...

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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: The entry is partly possible. Travellers from the following regions may enter: EU, Schengen area. For returnees as well as travelers with citizenship of the destination country or holders of a residence permit in the destination country, the following provisions may differ. In addition, entry is again permitted from the following third countries: https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov/spth.htm. The entry requirement is linked to the country of departure and not the nationality of the traveller. However, the measures currently vary greatly from area to area and it is therefore imperative to check the current status with the responsible foreign mission before beginning a planned trip. Travellers who have stayed outside the above mentioned permitted countries before the start of the journey must expect to be refused entry. This concerns the last 14 days before entry. Travel within the country: Travel within the country is only partially possible until further notice. An overview of the current local measures can be found at the following link: https://www.mscbs.gob.es/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov/estrategia/medidasPrevCCAA.htm. Regarding the entry to the Balearic Islands, it is important to note the following: When entering the Balearic Islands from other Spanish regions, testing is generally compulsory. Travellers are subject to the same test rules as for entry into Spain. With regard to entry to the Canary Islands, the following should be noted: Travellers aged 12 years and over arriving from other Spanish regions must present a negative test result (PCR, TMA, or antigen tests are permitted), which must not be older than 72 hours at the time of entry. In addition, the test result must be sent by e-mail to pdiasviajes@gobiernodecanarias.org (subject: flight number/ferry and date of arrival) before departure. Important on entry: A negative COVID 19 test must be presented. The testing requirement applies to travellers entering from risk areas and all travellers from the UK. It does not apply to children under the age of 12. The classification of risk areas can be found at the following link: https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov/spth.htm. Affected travellers must present a negative test result according to NAAT procedures (for example PCR, TMA, LAMP and others), which must not be older than 72 hours. Antigen tests recognised in the EU that are no more than 48 hours old are also accepted, but not from travellers from the UK. The result must be presented in the original, as a printout or electronically and in Spanish, German, French or English. It must include the name, test date, location of the laboratory, test method and the final negative test result. An entry form/health form must be completed. Passengers travelling by air must complete the following form: https://www.spth.gob.es/. Travelers by sea, on the other hand, must fill out this form: https://spthm.puertos.es. Both forms must be completed within 48 hours before entry. This can also be done via app (https://www.spth.gob.es). A QR code will be generated, which must be presented upon entry. Air travellers must note that the required QR code will only be generated if they enter their seat number in the form. On arrival, health checks are carried out with temperature measurements. Problems may arise if travelers show symptoms of illness. Affected travelers must expect quarantine measures or entry bans. If travellers test positive for the coronavirus during their journey, they must expect further measures to be taken.
Canary Islands: All travellers (aged 12 years and over) from risk areas require a NAAT test no more than 72 hours old to enter Spain (see previous section). Antigen tests recognized in the EU are also accepted if they are not older than 48 hours. This rule applies regardless of the following paragraph. In addition, all travellers (including travellers not coming from a risk area, but with the exception of children under 12 years of age) to the Canary Islands must present the negative COVID test (PCR, TMA or antigen) when checking into their accommodation. At the time of check-in, the test must not be older than 72 hours. Alternatively, proof of vaccination or recovery may be presented that meets the following requirements: https://www.hellocanaryislands.com/travelling-to-the-canary-islands. Travellers must also have the Spanish Corona app activated during their stay in the Canary Islands and not deactivated until 15 days after their return.

Balearic Islands: The same test requirements apply as for entry to the mainland, see previous section. Facilitation for vaccinated or recovering travelers: Travellers to the Canary Islands from other Spanish regions who have received a vaccination or have recovered may be exempt from compulsory testing in the Canary Islands. Vaccinated persons must present an official vaccination certificate. This must meet the following requirements: https://www.hellocanaryislands.com/travelling-to-the-canary-islands/. Those who have recovered must have official proof that they have survived COVID-19 within the last 6 months prior to entry. In addition, travellers entering from a risk area or the UK who can prove they have been fully vaccinated may be exempt from the requirement for proof of testing on entry to Spain. Full vaccination must have taken place at least 14 days before travel. The vaccine must have received EMA approval or WHO emergency approval. The vaccination certificate must contain the first and last name of the traveller, the date of vaccination and the vaccine, as well as the number of vaccinations and the country of issue or the competent authority. Persons recovering from risk areas, but not from the United Kingdom, may also be exempt from testing if they can prove that their recovery from COVID-19 infection was no more than 180 days ago. The proof of recovery must have been issued no earlier than 11 days after the first positive result and must include the traveler's first and last name, as well as the date of test collection of the first positive nucleic acid amplification test, the test method used, and the state of issue. The corresponding proofs must be presented electronically or printed out in Spanish, English, French or German. In addition, vaccinated travellers from third countries, with the exception of Brazil and South Africa, also benefit from facilitations: These are allowed to re-enter Spain and can also exempt themselves from the testing requirement if they provide proof of vaccination. They must have received the last vaccination dose to complete the vaccination protection at least 14 days before entry. Travellers should enquire individually at their competent mission abroad about which vaccines from third countries are recognised and what requirements the proof of vaccination must fulfil. Transit: Transit is only partially possible until further notice. Transit travellers by land are also subject to testing if they are travelling from risk areas. For transit by air or sea, relief may apply to travellers who do not leave the transit area, but they should check with their respective airline or shipping company about the requirements. Transit travellers must also complete the entry form. Important at the destination: There are restrictions on public life. These apply until further notice. There may be different regulations within the country in the autonomous regions and in the Balearic and Canary Islands. You can find an overview of this under the following link: https://www.mscbs.gob.es/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov/estrategia/medidasPrevCCAA.htm. - Local curfew: yes - nocturnal - Hotels/holiday accommodation: open - Restaurants/Cafés: open with restrictions - Bars: partly open - Clubs: partly open - Shops: open with restrictions - Museums/Sights: partly open - Cinemas/theatres: partly open - Beaches: open with restrictions - Public transport: available with restrictions - Masking obligation: yes - in enclosed public spaces and public transport; outdoors only if the minimum distance cannot be maintained - Minimum distance: 1.50 Meter - Ban on assembly: yes (until further notice) - often from 6 persons, but regionally different - Regional deviations possible - App: https://radarcovid.gob.es

Travel warning due to COVID-19: Due to the spread of COVID-19, the German Foreign Office has issued a travel warning.

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.

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

Coronavirus: The entry is partly possible. Travelers from the following list may enter: https://www.esteri.it/mae/en/ministero/normativaonline/decreto-iorestoacasa-domande-frequenti/focus-cittadini-italiani-in-rientro-dall-estero-e-cittadini-stranieri-in-italia.html. For returnees as well as travelers with citizenship of the destination country or holders of a residence permit in the destination country, the following provisions may differ. Only travelers from country categories A, B, C, D and E from the linked list are currently eligible for entry. Please note, however, that travel within the country is currently restricted and entry may therefore be denied if the final destination of travelers is in a different region than the point of entry. In addition, entry bans for individual regions may be imposed at short notice at any time. Travellers should therefore in any case check with their competent mission abroad in good time before the start of their journey whether their trip can take place as planned. Travellers who have been outside the above mentioned permitted countries before the start of the journey must expect quarantine measures or entry refusal. This concerns the last 14 days before entry. Travel within the country: Travel within the country is only partially possible until further notice. Within the country, the regions and autonomous provinces are categorized according to their infection situation (white, yellow, orange and red). Travel between the white and yellow zones is possible, while restrictions apply to orange and red zones. However, travelers who can prove either complete COVID-19 vaccination or recovery from the disease can obtain a so-called green certificate, which allows them to move between orange and red zones. This certificate is valid for 6 months. The same applies to people who can show a negative rapid test, but they only receive the green certificate for 48 hours. Certificates from other EU countries are also recognised. The categorisation as well as further information on the respective measures in force can be found under the following link: http://www.salute.gov.it/portale/nuovocoronavirus/dettaglioContenutiNuovoCoronavirus.jsp?lingua=english&id=5367&area=nuovoCoronavirus&menu=vuoto. Quarantine measures: Quarantine measures are applied on entry. These apply until further notice. Travellers from country category D in the list linked above will have to isolate themselves for 10 days after arrival and then test locally to end the quarantine. In addition, by an expected date of Aug. 30, 2021, all travelers from the United Kingdom or British Overseas Territories will have to go into a 5-day quarantine and also obtain a negative test to end it. This also applies to travellers with a previous stay in one of these countries within the last 14 days. Important on entry: A negative COVID 19 test must be presented. The test must be a PCR or antigen test. For travellers from country category C and the United Kingdom or British Overseas Territories, it must not be older than 48 hours. For travellers from country category D, it must not be older than 72 hours. Proof of the EU Digital COVID Certificate is accepted. Testing is not mandatory for children under 6 years of age. Travellers who do not have a negative test result will be subject to quarantine measures. Travellers must also register with the local Italian health office within 48 hours of arrival (see https://www.salute.gov.it/portale/nuovocoronavirus/dettaglioContenutiNuovoCoronavirus.jsp?lingua=italiano&id=5364&area=nuovoCoronavirus&menu=aChiRivolgersi). Travellers are tested for the coronavirus on site. Travellers from country category D as well as from Great Britain will be tested after their isolation period has expired. An entry form/health form must be completed. You will find the corresponding form under the following link: https://app.euplf.eu/#/. A QR code is generated, which travelers must present. The paper form of the form is now only accepted if online registration is not possible due to technical reasons. You can find the paper form at the following link: https://www.esteri.it/mae/en/ministero/normativaonline/decreto-iorestoacasa-domande-frequenti/focus-cittadini-italiani-in-rientro-dall-estero-e-cittadini-stranieri-in-italia.html. On arrival, health checks are carried out with temperature measurements. Problems may arise if travelers show symptoms of illness. Affected travelers must expect quarantine measures or entry bans. If travellers test positive for the coronavirus during their journey, they must expect further measures to be taken. For air travellers, hand baggage regulations have changed, please contact your airline for further information.
South Tyrol: For entries to South Tyrol, the following entry form must be completed in addition to the above regulations: https://siag.limequery.org/483785?lang=de. Facilitation for vaccinated or recovering travelers: Travellers from country category C who can prove that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have recovered from the disease can exempt themselves from the testing requirement. To do so, they must present proof of vaccination or recovery that meets the following requirements: https://www.esteri.it/mae/en/ministero/normativaonline/decreto-iorestoacasa-domande-frequenti/focus-cittadini-italiani-in-rientro-dall-estero-e-cittadini-stranieri-in-italia.html. Evidence of the EU Digital COVID Certificate will also be accepted. Transit: Transit is only partially possible until further notice. Transit from EU/Schengen states is unrestricted for up to 36 hours if private transport is used. When transiting by public transport, travellers should enquire about the requirements with the respective operating company. Important at the destination: There are restrictions on public life. These apply until further notice. There will be stricter restrictions as well as closures of certain locations within the red zones of the country. The classification as well as further information on the respective measures can be found at the following link: http://www.salute.gov.it/portale/nuovocoronavirus/dettaglioContenutiNuovoCoronavirus.jsp?lingua=english&id=5367&area=nuovoCoronavirus&menu=vuoto. In addition, a "green passport", proof of testing, vaccination or recovery status, is required for access to some public facilities. - State of emergency: yes - Hotels/holiday accommodation: open with restrictions - Restaurants/Cafés: open with restrictions - Bars: open with restrictions - Shops: open - Museums/Sights: closed - Cinemas/theatres: closed - Beaches: open with restrictions - Public transport: available with restrictions - Private vehicles: limited number of persons of maximum 3 persons from different households including driver - Masking obligation: yes - in enclosed public spaces; outdoors if the minimum distance cannot be maintained; in vehicles if the persons do not belong to the same household - Minimum distance: 1.00 Meter - Prohibition of assembly: yes, from 2 persons - Regional deviations possible - App: https://www.immuni.italia.it

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.

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: The entry is partly possible. Travelers from the following list may enter: https://travel.gov.gr/#/. For returnees as well as travelers with citizenship of the destination country or holders of a residence permit in the destination country, the following provisions may differ. Travellers must enter from a country in the linked list and must also be a resident of the respective country or be able to prove permanent residence there, for example by means of a residence permit. In addition, entry is currently only possible via certain border crossings, which you can also find under the link provided. Travellers who have stayed outside the above mentioned permitted countries before the start of the journey must expect to be refused entry. This concerns the last 14 days before entry. Travel within the country: Travel within the country is only partially possible until further notice. Travel on the mainland and also to the islands is possible. However, for onward travel to some islands, a certificate of full vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test is required. You can read the exact requirements here: https://travel.gov.gr/#/. In addition, the following health declaration must be completed if travelers are traveling by ferry between the islands and the mainland: https://sea.travel.gov.gr/#/. Travellers should check with their airline or ferry company for any variations or further requirements. Important on entry: A negative COVID 19 test must be presented. The test must have been performed by PCR method and must not be older than 72 hours. In the meantime, a negative antigen test no more than 48 hours old is also accepted, but not by travellers from Montenegro. The test result must come from a recognised laboratory and be presented in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish or Russian. The full name must match the name on the passport or other recognized travel document. It is also recommended that the passport or ID card number be included in the test result. Children under the age of 12 are exempt from testing. Travellers who do not have a suitable test result will be subject to quarantine measures or refusal of entry. Travellers are tested for the coronavirus on site. This is done randomly depending on the QR code. The test is free of charge. Affected persons must isolate themselves in their booked accommodation for 24 hours before they are allowed to move freely in the country. If they have not received notification after 24 to 72 hours, the test result is negative and no further restrictions will follow. If the test result is positive, travellers will be contacted and informed about the appropriate measures. An entry form/health form must be completed. You will find the corresponding form under the following link: https://travel.gov.gr/#/. This is the "Passenger Locator Form" through which travelers must register. The form must be completed at least 24 hours prior to arrival. Please note that each traveller, with the exception of children, should complete a separate form. This is especially true if travelers do not belong to the same household. After successful registration, travellers will receive a QR code (usually on the day of arrival), which they must present in electronic or printed form upon entry. Those who are unable to present a code will be subject to fines. Travellers arriving by ferry must also complete a pre-boarding information form, which they will receive from the ferry company. Some airlines also require a Passenger Locator Form from all passengers for departure. On arrival, health checks are carried out with temperature measurements. Problems may arise if travelers show symptoms of illness. Affected travelers must expect quarantine measures or entry bans. If travellers test positive for the coronavirus during their journey, they must expect further measures to be taken. Masks are compulsory at border crossing points. Facilitation for vaccinated or recovering travelers: Travelers who can prove that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have recovered from the disease may be exempt from testing. The requirements for this can be found at the following link: https://travel.gov.gr/#/. Please note that the chosen airline may still require a test. A special rule applies to travelers from Montenegro: They can only enter the country if, in addition to the vaccination certificate, they present a negative PCR test that is no more than 72 hours old. Important at the destination: There are restrictions on public life. These apply until further notice. Greece has declared different zones of varying severity depending on the level of infection: https://covid19.gov.gr/covid-map. - Lockdown: partial (expected to expire on July 26, 2021). - Local curfew: yes - nocturnal - Hotels/holiday accommodation: open with restrictions - Restaurants/Cafés: open with restrictions - Bars: partly open - Clubs: closed - Shops: open with restrictions - Museums/Monuments: open with restrictions - Cinemas/theatres: open with restrictions - Beaches: open - Churches: open with restrictions - Public transport: available - Taxis: available, limited to 3 persons - Private vehicles: limited number of persons of maximum 3 persons - Masking obligation: yes - in enclosed public spaces - Minimum distance: yes - must be observed - Ban on assembly: yes (until further notice) - Regional deviations possible - Travellers should therefore always follow the instructions of local authorities and, if necessary, obtain information locally.

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.

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: The entry is partly possible. Travelers from the following list may enter: https://imigrante.sef.pt/en/covid-19/faqs/#1621260487902-d902626b-0431. For returnees as well as travelers with citizenship of the destination country or holders of a residence permit in the destination country, the following provisions may differ. Travellers who have been outside the above mentioned permitted countries before the start of the journey must expect quarantine measures or entry refusal. This concerns the last 14 days before entry. Travel within the country: Travel within the country is only partially possible until further notice. Restrictions are in place for regions particularly affected by the virus. Quarantine measures: On entry, quarantine measures of up to 14 days are applied. These are valid until further notice. This applies to travellers from countries with an incidence of 500 or more cases per 100,000 inhabitants. In addition, the quarantine applies in principle to previous stays in South Africa, Brazil, India or Nepal within the last 14 days before entry. Travellers from the UK are also subject to a 14-day quarantine. Quarantine can be domestic or in government-assigned accommodation. Travellers subject to quarantine must also complete the following form: https://travel.sef.pt/Forms/Default.aspx. Important on entry: A negative COVID 19 test must be presented. All travellers aged 12 and over require a negative nucleic acid amplification test, for example by PCR method, or a negative antigen test for entry into Portugal. The PCR test must not be older than 72 hours at the time of departure and the antigen test must not be older than 48 hours. The Digital COVID Certificate of the EU is accepted. An entry form/health form must be completed. You will find the corresponding form under the following link: https://portugalcleanandsafe.pt/en/passenger-locator-card. On arrival, health checks are carried out with temperature measurements. Problems may arise if travelers show symptoms of illness. Affected travelers must expect quarantine measures or entry bans. If travellers test positive for the coronavirus during their journey, they must expect further measures to be taken.
Madeira: Travellers to Madeira must submit a health declaration. This can be arranged through the airline before or at the time of entry. Alternatively, the form is also available online and can be completed within 12 to 48 hours before entry: https://madeirasafe.com/#/login. For entry to Madeira, a negative PCR test of a maximum of 72 hours is also required. If travellers are unable to produce this, they must be tested locally and await the result in self-isolation. This only applies to travellers with a direct flight to Madeira; if they have a stopover on the mainland, a negative test must be presented in advance. In any case, it is recommended to have a negative test result before starting the journey. Children under the age of 12 are exempt from testing. Travellers who wish to travel to Madeira after a previous stay on the mainland can already be tested for COVID-19 free of charge on the mainland. One of the requirements for this is to present the flight ticket for onward travel. Please contact the relevant authorities for further information. Travellers by sea must also comply with the above regulations, unless they have already been at sea for more than 14 days. In Madeira, the port in Funchal has now been reopened to cruise ships. However, the possibilities for shore leave are to be decided on a case-by-case basis. Please contact your tour operator for further information. For travel between Madeira's airport or the port of Funchal and Porto Santo, a negative rapid antigen test, no more than 48 hours old, is required. This does not apply to children under 12 years of age and vaccinated or convalescing persons (see above). Azores: Travelers to the Azores must provide a health declaration. This can be arranged through the airline before or upon entry. Alternatively, the form is available online and can be completed 72 hours before entry: https://mysafeazores.com/. If the form cannot be completed online, the following form can also be used: https://covid19.azores.gov.pt/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Declara%C3%A7%C3%A3o-Alem%C3%A3o_Preenchimento-manual_20200615_VF.pdf. For entry to the Azores, travellers must also have a negative PCR test, no more than 72 hours old. Proof of the EU's COVID digital certificate is also accepted. Children under the age of 12 are exempt from this requirement. Travellers who wish to travel to the Azores after a previous stay on the mainland can already be tested for COVID-19 free of charge on the mainland. For this purpose, among other things, the flight ticket for onward travel must be presented. Please contact the relevant authorities for further information. Travellers who wish to stay in the Azores for more than 7 days will be retested 6 and 12 days after the first test. Travellers must contact the health authority in their place of stay for this. Onward travel by air from São Miguel to another Azorean island is also only possible with a negative test result that is no more than 72 hours old. Please also note that for travel between the Azores islands, another health form must also be completed: https://covid19.azores.gov.pt/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Declara%C3%A7%C3%A3o-inter-ilhas-Alem%C3%A3o_Preenchimento-manual_20200615_VF.pdf. Travellers by sea must also comply with the above regulations, unless they have already been at sea for more than 14 days. Cruises are again possible, but shore leave is only allowed as part of organised group excursions. Facilitation for vaccinated or recovering travelers: Travellers who can prove that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have recovered from the disease are subject to eased entry requirements in Madeira and can exempt themselves from the testing requirement (see below). Relevant medical evidence must be provided in English and also submitted via the madeirasafe.com app. To find out which vaccination and recovery certificates are accepted, please see the following link: http://www.visitmadeira.pt/de-de/nutzliche-info/corona-virus-(covid-19)/information-covid-19. The Azores recognise the EU's COVID digital certificate for entry, so vaccinated and recovered people can use this to exempt themselves from the testing requirement. On the mainland, travellers from the UK can exempt themselves from the quarantine requirement if they can prove they have been fully vaccinated. To do this, they must have been fully vaccinated with an EU-approved vaccine at least 14 days before travel. In addition, the EU's Digital COVID Certificate is recognised as proof of vaccination or recovery, so its holders can use it to exempt themselves from the testing requirement on the mainland. Transit: Transit is only partially possible until further notice. Please check with your airline about the necessary measures. Important at the destination: There are restrictions on public life. These apply until further notice. Portugal is divided into four different risk levels, for which measures of varying severity apply. The classification of the risk areas can be found here: https://covid19estamoson.gov.pt/lista-de-concelhos-nivel-de-risco/ and an overview of the respective measures here: https://covid19estamoson.gov.pt/new-state-of-emergency-measures/. However, exemptions apply, including exemptions from movement restrictions, for holders of test, vaccination or convalescence certificates or the EU Digital COVID Certificate. - State of emergency: yes - Lockdown: partial - Curfew: yes - regionally different - Hotels/holiday accommodation: partly open - on the mainland a negative test or a digital COVID certificate from the EU is required for check-in - Restaurants/Cafés: partly open - Bars: closed - Clubs: closed - Shops: open with restrictions - Museums/Sights: partly open - Cinemas/theatres: partly open - Beaches: open with restrictions - the visitor load and applicable rules at certain beaches can be checked at the following link: https://infopraia.apambiente.pt/rules/ - Public transport: available - Masking obligation: yes - in public - Minimum distance: 2.00 Meter - Ban on assembly: yes (until further notice) - regionally different - Regional deviations possible - App: https://stayaway.inesctec.pt/en/

Travel warning due to COVID-19: Due to the spread of COVID-19, the German Foreign Office has issued a travel warning.

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.

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.