Are aromatic vineyards, idyllic islands, cobbled streets, and open-air cafes calling your name? From the rolling hills of Tuscany to the bustling streets of Barcelona, there’s a little something for every traveler in Europe. And if you’re anything like us, you’re eager to get back to safe traveling and put more pins to your push pin travel map. So, we’re here to help you get through some important and useful travel restrictions!
Read it now or save this article for later reading because it contains top tips for safe traveling in Europe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Research is the key for safe traveling.
If you’re not already living in Europe, you can still probably travel! Many countries are accepting US travelers and other nationalities as long as they present a negative PCR test or show that they have been fully vaccinated. Some require short quarantines, and many others do not.
Research your destination before booking any travel. Here’s a good resource to get you started.
Expect the unexpected.
If you’re fully vaccinated, make sure your vaccine is accepted.
Make it an opportunity to see more of one country.
Many who come abroad to travel Europe focus on major highlights like Paris, Amsterdam, and Rome. However, with different rules in every country, it can become a bit complicated or nearly impossible. Make traveling during the pandemic an opportunity to see more of one country! It’s a great excuse to fill your travel map with pins with dozens of new spots. For example, Iceland was full of tourists before the pandemic, but now you can even spend 20 minutes all alone enjoying Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon in Iceland.
Plus, slow travel is a more immersive experience and gives you a better chance to connect and get to know a particular city or country. Give it a try!
Bring extra masks for safe traveling.
Pack your face masks like you do your underwear. Bring one for every day of your trip. If your trip is longer than five days or a week, wash them during your trip so that you have fresh ones ready.
Top tip: Carry an extra face mask in your day pack or purse just in case. You never know when you might drop it or accidentally get it dirty.
Hand sanitizer is your friend.
Most shops and restaurants will have a bottle of hand sanitizer at their entrances, but it’s a good idea to have your own too. Pack a travel-friendly bottle of hand sanitizer that you can easily carry around with you throughout your trip. Always use it before eating or touching your face.
Enjoy the unique experience and travel safe.
Soon enough you’ll be able to travel a LOT more and put all your dream destinations on your push pin travel map in real life.
Save and share these useful travel tips with your traveling friends! They will appreciate that!
This information is based on the latest research about travel restrictions in Europe and may change in a short time. Keep yourself updated and travel safe!