Several European Countries Are Adding More Testing Requirements

The rise of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 hasn’t shut down transatlantic travel, but it has brought a familiar phenomenon: A handful of countries across Europe are making it harder for travelers to get in. And that includes tourists from America. Over the last week or so, concerns about the fast-spreading Omicron variant have spurred some countries to retreat back to stronger entry restrictions – especially secondary testing requirements even for fully vaccinated travelers. Some have even initiated temporary lockdowns. While most restrictions were initially targeted at countries in southern Africa, there’s spillover for American travelers. And there are additional hurdles when you make your way back home, too: Even fully vaccinated Americans now need a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than one calendar day before flying back to the U.S. From Austria to Belgium and France to even the U.K., it’s gotten a bit tougher to get in. Here’s a look at the recent changes. Stay up to da..Continue readingSeveral European Countries Are Adding More Testing Requirements



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