Leave COVID-19 Behind, Europe is Wide Open for You

Keep Up With The Changing Shape of COVID-19 Policy As You Book Your Vacation

Lorraine D'Alessio
5 min readJun 24, 2021

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Imagine this: you’re sitting in the window seat overlooking the deep blue Atlantic as the captain announces over the system that it’s safe to unfasten your seat belt. You’re fully vaccinated, airport security was a breeze, and now you’re sitting back and sifting through the in-flight entertainment to catch a movie you missed a couple of years back.

You’re filled with excitement, and considering that this is your first flight since early 2020, why shouldn’t you be? You’re ready to catch up for a lost time, eager to make new memories, and are filled with a renewed sense of what’s essential in life. Taking in the sites and sounds of a new adventure and widening your understanding of life outside your comfort zone or quarantine bubble.

In this daydream — where are you headed? Now that the European Union has opened up its doors to fully vaccinated travelers, countless international adventurers are itching to plot a course for their upcoming Eurotrip and are wondering which countries currently permit this sort of travel.

Even though the E.U. gave a general green light for international travelers, many of its member countries are still battling the COVID-19 virus. Travelers need to understand and respect the various rules and guidelines these countries have instituted to combat the spread of the virus, as well as the state of this fight across the multiple locations you may be interested in traveling to this summer and beyond.

But what about international travelers coming into Europe? The E.U.’s COVID passport system, also known as a vaccination certificate, has already enabled E.U. citizens to travel safely between its countries. Many European countries have already implemented this system for verification, including Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Croatia, and Poland. The E.U. has additionally announced that all member countries will have this system in place by July 2021.

Several countries have already noticed an uptick in bookings, given the E.U. reopening news. These could be great options for travelers who are pinning down where exactly they want to travel to…

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Lorraine D'Alessio

CEO of LA based D’Alessio Law Group, award winning immigration expert, former Ford model, proud Canadian, author of Going Global: Investing in U.S. Immigration