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. In addition, entry from third countries is permitted under the following conditions: 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).

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 current local measures can be found at the following link: 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)

Advice for vaccinated or recovered travellers:

Travel from risk/high-risk areas to the mainland.
- Travelers 12 years of age and older entering from a risk area may be exempt from testing if they are fully vaccinated or recovered. - The requirements to that effect can be found at the following link: 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) - The appropriate proof must be submitted electronically or printed in Spanish, English, French or German. - Vaccinated or recovered persons from high-risk areas are not eligible for the above relief.

Travel to the mainland from third countries.
- Vaccinated and convalescent persons from third countries are allowed to re-enter Spain and may be exempt from the testing requirement if they provide recognized proof of vaccination. - The requirements for this can be found at the following link: 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)

Travel to the Canary Islands
- Travelers from risk areas who have received a vaccination or have recovered may be exempt from testing. - Vaccinated and recovered persons must present official proof that meets the following requirements: https://www.hellocanaryislands.com/travelling-to-the-canary-islands/ (https://www.hellocanaryislands.com/travelling-to-the-canary-islands/.) - Vaccinated or recovered persons from high-risk areas cannot claim the above exemptions.

Entry Form
- Travelers with a valid EU COVID certificate or equivalent are exempt from completing the entry form. - Travelers can check if their certificate is recognized via the following link: https://www.spth.gob.es/spain-validator (https://www.spth.gob.es/spain-validator)
Important on entry:

A negative COVID-19 test is required.

- The testing obligation concerns travelers from risk areas and high-risk areas. The classification of these areas can be found at the following link: 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). - Affected travelers 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 recognized in the EU that are no more than 24 hours old are also accepted. - The result must be presented in original, hard copy 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. - Children under 12 years of age are exempt from testing. An entry form/health form is required. - Travelers with a valid EU COVID certificate or an equivalent EU certificate are exempt from the obligation to fill in the entry form. - Travelers can check if their certificate is recognized via the following link: https://www.spth.gob.es/spain-validator (https://www.spth.gob.es/spain-validator)
Otherwise, the following regulations apply:

- Travelers by air must complete the following form: https://www.spth.gob.es (https://www.spth.gob.es/.) - Alternatively, the app https://www.spth.gob.es (https://www.spth.gob.es) can be used for registration. - The form must be completed within 48 hours prior to entry. - A QR code will be generated that must be presented upon entry. Air travelers must note that the required QR code will only be generated if they provide their seat number on the form. 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. If travellers test positive for the coronavirus during their journey, they must expect further measures to be taken.

Canary Islands
The same testing requirements apply as for entry to the mainland.

Balearic Islands
The same testing requirements apply as for entry to the mainland.

Transit:

Transit is only partially possible until further notice.

- Transit travelers by land are subject to mandatory testing if traveling from risk areas. - Air or sea transit travelers may have relief for travelers who do not leave the transit area, but they should check with their respective airline or shipping company for requirements. - Transit travelers must also complete the entry form if they do not have an appropriate certificate.
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

Coronavirus: The entry is partly possible. Travelers from the following list may enter: https://www.salute.gov.it/portale/nuovocoronavirus/dettaglioContenutiNuovoCoronavirus.jsp?lingua=italiano&id=5412&area=nuovoCoronavirus&menu=vuoto.

Travel within the country:

Travel within the country is only partially possible until further notice. For long-distance traffic within Italy, the 3G rule applies.

Advice for vaccinated or recovered travellers:

- Vaccinated and recovered persons may exempt themselves from the testing requirement. - To do so, they must present proof of vaccination or recovery that meets the following requirements: https://www.salute.gov.it/portale/nuovocoronavirus/dettaglioContenutiNuovoCoronavirus.jsp?lingua=italiano&id=5412&area=nuovoCoronavirus&menu=vuoto (https://www.salute.gov.it/portale/nuovocoronavirus/dettaglioContenutiNuovoCoronavirus.jsp?lingua=italiano&id=5412&area=nuovoCoronavirus&menu=vuoto).
Important on entry:

A negative COVID-19 test is required.

- This must be a maximum 72 hour old PCR test or a maximum 48 hour old antigen test. - The test result must be provided in English, Italian, French or Spanish. - Evidence of the EU Digital COVID certificate will be accepted. - Testing is not mandatory for children under 6 years of age. Upon arrival, health checks must be expected. There may also be COVID tests. Random COVID testing may also occur. 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.
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 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 with restrictions - Taxis: available - Masking obligation: partial * in enclosed public spaces and public transport - Ban on assembly: No - App: https://www.immuni.italia.it (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. 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

Coronavirus: Entry is possible.

Travel within the country:

Travel within the country is permitted.

Important on entry:

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.

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. Greece has declared different zones, depending on the infection situation, where restrictions of varying severity occur: https://covid19.gov.gr/covid-map (https://covid19.gov.gr/covid-map)

- 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: partial * in enclosed public spaces and public transport - Minimum distance: yes - Ban on assembly: No

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: The entry is partly possible. Travelers from the following list may enter: https://www.visitportugal.com/en/content/covid-19-measures-implemented-portugal.

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 permitted. However, a Digital COVID Certificate or equivalent proof may be required for air and sea travel.

Advice for vaccinated or recovered travellers:

Mainland
- Vaccinated and convalescent persons may exempt themselves from the testing requirement. - To do so, they must present proof of vaccination or recovery in accordance with the following requirements: https://www.visitportugal.com/en/content/covid-19-measures-implemented-portugal (https://www.visitportugal.com/en/content/covid-19-measures-implemented-portugal) - The Digital COVID Certificate of the EU is accepted.

Madeira
- The proof requirement for travel to Madeira has been lifted. For transit stays on the mainland, the above regulations apply.

Azores
- Vaccinated and convalescent persons can exempt themselves from the testing requirement. - To do so, they must present proof of vaccination or convalescence in accordance with the following requirements: https://www.visitazores.com/en/trip-info (https://www.visitazores.com/en/trip-info). - The Digital COVID Certificate of the EU is recognized.
Important on entry:

A negative COVID-19 test is required.

- All travelers 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 and the antigen test not older than 24 hours at departure. - The digital COVID certificate of the EU is accepted. - Children under 12 years of age are exempt from the testing requirement. - Also exempt are travelers entering by land. However, these should check with the relevant authorities in the region they are entering for any variations. 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. 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.

Madeira
- The testing requirement for travel to Madeira has been lifted. However, it still applies for transit stays on the mainland. - Travelers are advised to register for entry to Madeira on the following platform: https://madeirasafe.com/ (https://madeirasafe.com/).

Azores
- Travelers to the Azores must submit a health declaration. The form must be completed online 72 hours prior to entry: https://mysafeazores.com/. (https://mysafeazores.com/.) The form must also be completed for inter-island travel. - The form does not need to be filled out by travelers who are holders of an EU COVID Digital Certificate. - For entries to the Azores, travelers must have a negative PCR test, not older than 72 hours, or a negative antigen test, not older than 24 hours. - The test result must be uploaded for validation after completing the questionnaire. - Travelers entering from the mainland or Madeira can also be tested upon arrival and wait for the result in self-isolation. However, this option is not available for international entries. - Travelers 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. - Depending on the risk classification on the individual islands, there may also be testing requirements when traveling between islands. For more information, please see the following link: https://www.visitazores.com/en/restrictions (https://www.visitazores.com/en/restrictions). - Children under the age of 12 are exempt from the testing requirement. - The EU Digital COVID Certificate will be accepted as proof. - Cruises are possible again, but shore leave will only be allowed as part of organized group excursions.
Transit:

Transit is only partially possible until further notice. Please check with your airline about the required measures. Transit passengers are also subject to mandatory testing.

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. To visit some public facilities in Madeira or the Azores, proof of vaccination (including booster), proof of recovery or proof of testing is required.

- State of emergency: yes - Night-time curfew: yes * partly in the Azores - 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 - Ban on assembly: yes - 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.