We invite you to consult this dedicated page containing useful information about the borders re-opening and new mandatory health requirements (where applicable) by destination which is regularly updated with the latest information. Please also do not forget to check the requirements for leaving or re-entering your own country.

Please note that the aim of this section is to help our passengers customers, but the information provided doesn't replace the official information provided by the relevant governments and authorities. Travelers should be prepared for the possibility that additional travel restrictions could be implemented by the governments with little or no advance notice

For other countries not covered in this article or for further information you can check the dedicated official EU website: https://reopen.europa.eu

Albania

  • Borders re-opened on the 22/06/20.
  • Albanians citizens can travel to Italy from 01/07/20.
  • A new order of the Health Ministry dated 16/07/20 (in force until 07/09/20) reconfirms the ban on entry into and transit within Italy for people who, in the previous fourteen days, have been in or transited through the Countries at risk of Covid-19, but also allows entry into Italian territory of citizens residing in third countries not considered to be at risk. The valid reasons for travel between Italy and Albania according to the most recent provisions of the DPCM, in force up until 7 September, are indicated below:
  • Italy to Albania: travel is only permitted for valid reasons: Work, Health, Study, Return home, residence. Travel for reasons of tourism is not permitted.
  • Albania to Italy: Travel is only permitted for valid reasons: Work, Health, Study, Return home, residence. Travel for reasons of tourism is not permitted.
  • The self-declaration is mandatory for all the passengers that are going back to Italy.
  • Passengers who, during the fourteen days prior to travel, have been in or transited through the countries at risk of Covid-19 indicated on the following list are not permitted to enter Italy: Armenia, Bahrein, Bangladesh, Bosnia Erzegovina, Brasil, Chili, Kosovo, Kuwait, North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Oman, Panama, Peru, Dominican Republic, Serbia.

Algeria

  • To date there are no official information from the Algerian authorities on the date of the effective re-opening of the borders.

Balearic Islands

New measures have been introduced for your arrival on the Balearic Islands if you arrive on an international crossing:

  • Temperature-taking.
  • A mandatory health questionnaire must be completed for each passenger over the age of 6. The questionnaire must be downloaded and printed out prior to travel and handed to personnel upon boarding .
    In the absence of said questionnaire, admittance to the islands will be refused and passengers will not be allowed to disembark.
  • Passengers presenting a temperature in excess of 37.5° celsius will undergo further examination by the Covid unit (temperature control, evaluation of their physical condition and an in-depth interview).

Belgium

  • Borders re-opened since 15/06/20.
  • Wearing a mask/face covering is mandatory.

Denmark

  • Borders to re-open 27/06/20 (excluding Sweden, UK, Ireland, Portugal and Romania).
  • Wearing a mask/face covering is mandatory from 22/08/20 at the ferry terminals and in Danish waters.

Finland

  • Borders to re-open on 13/07/20 for leisure travelers from a growing number of European countries: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Lichtenstein, Malta, the Netherlands, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland and the Vatican. There is no border control for travelers from these countries and they do not need to self-isolate on arrival in Finland.
  • Leisure travel to Finland has already been possible from Denmark, Iceland, Norway and the Baltic countries.
  • Essential, work-related and return travel is possible from all Schengen and EU countries as well as the UK. Except for those countries named above, self-isolation for 14 days upon arrival is recommended.
  • As of 13/07/20 work-related and essential travel as well as return traffic is possible from Algeria, Australia, China, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay. Self-isolation is not required for travelers from these countries.
  • The Finnish Government bases its decisions on easing border control and restrictions on the incidence of COVID-19 in the country. The limit value is a maximum of eight new cases of the disease per 100,000 persons in the previous 14 days. The next alleviation to border control and restrictions will come into effect on 27/06/20.
  • Update 15/08/20: Finnish Shipowners’ Association recommends the use of face masks during the voyage in situations where it is not possible to maintain adequate social distancing including boarding and disembarking.

France (including Corsica)

  • Borders re-opened since 15/06/20.
  • Wearing a mask/face covering is mandatory from your arrival at the port.

Germany

  • Borders re-opened since 15/06/20.

Greece

  • Domestic ferry travel to and from Greek islands is permitted.
  • Italy-Greece routes should resume on 01/07/20.
  • From 01/07/20 All travellers to Greece regardless of nationality, must submit, within 24 hours latest before their arrival, the electronic form Passenger Locator Form (PLF) which is available at https://travel.gov.gr
  • Kindly note that it is mandatory to show a printed or electronic copy of the PLF form to staff of the General Secretariat for Civil Protection and the National Agency for Public Health (EODY) in charge of medical examinations.
  • Boarding will not be possible for passengers who have failed to submit said PLF through the application before check-in.
  • In addition to the above, all passengers travelling to and from Greece must fill in the attached “Pre-boarding health declaration questionnaire and hand it over upon embarkation to the vessel's Chief Purser along with their ticket.
  • Wearing a mask/face covering is mandatory.
  • Update 15/08/20 : From 17/08/20, it has been announced that all visitors arriving from Sweden, Belgium, Spain, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic will need to provide a negative test for COVID-19 (RT-PCR of oropharyngeal or nasopharyngeal swab test) to gain entry. The required test cannot be older than 72 hours prior to entry. This applies to ALL travellers including Greek citizens, permanent residents of Greece and travellers for essential professional reasons. The Covid-19 certificates should be written in English and bear the name and passport/national ID number of the traveller.

Guernsey

  • All persons arriving in to The Islands of Guernsey ('the Bailiwick') from anywhere in the world (with the exception of the Isle of Man) must self-isolate for 14 days on arrival, unless they are eligible for and opt into a 'test on day 7' option. This is a legal requirement, and failure to comply is a criminal offence.
  • Where you are required to self-isolate for 14 days, you must not leave your accommodation and you must not leave the Island.
  • Where you have opted into the test on day 7 option, you may only leave your accommodation when you have received a negative test result. You must then comply with the conditions and restrictions ("passive follow-up") until the 14th day after your arrival in The Islands. Although you may visit Herm or Sark while you are subject to passive follow-up, you may not visit Alderney until the 14th day following your arrival.
  • Travellers arriving into The Islands of Guernsey must read thoroughly and complete the self-isolation legal and advice data form which can be found here.
  • Guernsey and Sark are currently in Phase 5b of the Covid-19 exit from lock down strategy, detailed below. While preparations for a next phase of the exit from lock down, Phase 5c, are already well in place and will see reduced travel restrictions, the restrictions are likely to remain in place until at least October 2020.

Ireland

  • Mandatory quarantine in force from 08/06/20 to 29/06/20 at the earliest.
  • Mandatory online form to fill-in before travel for entering or returning in Ireland.
  • Wearing a mask/face covering is mandatory.

Italy

  • Borders re-opened since 03/06/20*
  • *For Sardinia all passengers from the continent to Sardinia must register before travel using the Sardinia region official form . Each passenger must present the registration form or receipt, together with the boarding pass and a valid identity document at the port.
  • Wearing a mask/face covering is mandatory from your arrival at the port.
  • Entry into Italy is forbidden to everyone who has stayed or only transited in Montenegro, Serbia or Bosnia and Herzegovina in the last 14 days. This ordinance also covers transit through Neum. Customers wishing to arrive to Italy by ferry from Dubrovnik to Bari or from Split to Ancona must avoid passing through Bosnia and Herzegovina (Neum). Before the border, in Ploce, passengers need ot take the ferry line Ploce – Trpanj and then continue to Dubrovnik, or vice versa from Trpanj take the Trpanj – Ploce ferry and then continue to Split. The Ploce – Trpanj and Trpanj – Ploce ferry timetable is available at the following link.
  • Update 13/08/20 : From the 13/08/20 a new decree by the Italian Minister of Health has come into force providing the following alternative measures which apply to people entering Italy after staying in, or transiting from Greece in the last 14 days. Free translation of Article 1 of the decree: a. Obligation to present a certificate showing a negative result of a Covid-19 swab, done within the 72 hours prior to entry in Italy; or b. Obligation to undergo a Covid-19 molecular or antigen test carried out through a swab upon arrival at the Italian port where possible; or carried out, within 48 hours from entering the Italian territory, at the competent Italian National Public Health clinic. In this latter case, while waiting for the examination test, people are due to wait in fiduciary isolation at their place of residence or dwelling. All people, regardless of symptoms, entering Italy from Greece are due to immediately inform the Prevention Department of the competent Italian National Health office about their arrival. In the event of outbreaks of symptoms of Covid 19, the obligation of immediate information to Italian Health Authority as well as of self-isolation remain into force.
  • Update 19/08/20: further to the update on 13/08/20 according to a relevant clarification from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the following precautionary measures do NOT apply to those transiting through Italy provided that certain conditions are met. Specifically (we quote a free translation of the relevant report): Provided that there are no symptoms of COVID-19 and that there were no stays or transits in one or more countries on lists C and F (please check the link here) in the fourteen (14) days before entry into Italy, without prejudice to the obligations set out in Article 5 of the Prime Ministerial Decree (compilation of a special declaration), the provisions relating to the obligation of fiduciary isolation and health surveillance and the use of private transport to reach the final destination DO NOT apply: …to anyone (regardless of nationality) transiting, by private means, through the Italian territory for a period not exceeding 36 hours, with the obligation, at the end of that period, to leave the national territory immediately or, failing that, to begin the period of surveillance and fiduciary isolation.
  • update 22/09/20: as of September 22, travelers who, during the last 14 days, have stayed in or passed through the following French regions: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Corsica, Hauts de France, Ile de France, New Aquitaine, Occitanie, Provence-Alpes-Côte d´Azur must: report to the regional health authority upon arrival (list by region); present the negative result of a molecular (PCR) or antigenic test of less than 72 hours, or undergo an on-site test within 48 hours of entering Italy and isolate themselves while awaiting the results.
  • Update 09/10/20: According to a decree of the Italian Minister of Health dated 07/10/20, the precautionary measures to enter Italy from Greece or Malta, that had been taken on 13/08/2020, cease to apply as of 08/10/2020. Specifically, it was decided that passengers entering Italy after staying or passing through Greece or Malta, no longer have the obligation to present a negative COVID-19 detection test or alternatively to be tested on arrival in Italy.

Jersey

  • An online registration form must be completed before you travel to Jersey and you must disclose all countries visited within 14 days of your arrival. Visitors have a choice to either undergo a PCR test upon arrival into Jersey or self-quarantine for 14 days. Regions within the UK are now categorised into three bands (Green, Amber and Red) with different testing and isolation requirements when arriving into Jersey. This is part of the Government of Jersey’s Safer Travel Policy. For any arrivals from the Green category, the requirement remains a simple free test on arrival at Jersey Harbour. Green - Day 0 PCR test: No requirement to self-isolate. Amber - Day 0 and Day 5 PCR test: Self-isolation until a second negative test result. Red - Day 0 PCR test: Mandatory 14-day self-isolation.

Morocco

  • Borders re-opening on 15/07/20 only for Moroccan citizens and foreign residents in the Kingdom of Morocco, as well as their families.
  • For further information please check here the communicate from the Kingdom of Morocco about the latest travel documents and requirements for passengers.
  • Passengers will be required to present, before boarding, a Covid-19 PCR test less than 48 hours old, as well as a serological test.
  • Children under 11 years of age are exempt from Covid-19 PCR testing.
  • Ferry boats will be scheduled for this purpose exclusively from the ports of Sète (in France) and Genoa (in Italy), to the exclusion of any other port, and that passengers on these ferries will be required to provide a Covid-19 PCR test of less than 48 hours and to comply with the strict hygiene measures recommended.
  • For passengers who intend to come to Morocco by car, via the ports of Sète (France) and Genoa (Italy), and whose test validity is less than the road travel time, an additional Covid-19 PCR test will be carried out on board the ferry.
  • Moroccans residing abroad as well as foreigners residing in Morocco will be able to leave the Kingdom, at the end of their stay, by the same sea means.
  • Requirements for departure from Morocco to France: It is necessary to present at check-in with the negative Covid-19 PCR (buffer) test report 72 hours before boarding. ATTENTION: As communicated by the Authorities, boarding will be denied to those arriving at the port without a negative Covid-19 PCR test (negative) carried out within 72 hours before departure. In case of non-compliance with this requirement, DO NOT present yourself at the port.
  • Requirements for departure from Morocco to Italy: since 1 July, entries into Italy from countries other than the European Union are allowed with the obligation of fiduciary isolation. (Fiduciary isolation consists of a period of 14 days spent at home). Passengers are required to fill in the form (click here to download) and hand it to the transport company at check-in. Passengers without their own means of transport are not allowed to arrive, so boarding will be denied to those who have declared the use of public transport in the self-certification.
  • For further information please contact: Customer Service (+212.537. 66.33.00), the crisis cell (+212.666.89.11.05, +212.662.01.34.36, +212.537.67.6218), within the Foreign Affairs Ministery and Morocco Residents living abroad. Embassies, Consulates of the Kingdom of Morocco and Royal Air Maroc offices are available to help.

Netherlands

  • Borders re-opened since 15/06/20.
  • Wearing a mask/face covering is mandatory from your arrival at the port.

Norway

  • Borders only opened to Denmark, Sweden and Norway residents who have a valid reason for entering Norway. Restriction temporarily in place until 14/07/2020.
  • For other nationalities, a 10 days quarantine is in force.
  • On the 10/07/20 the government has announced which travellers nationalities from other European countries with acceptable levels of infection are excepted from the rules on quarantine on entry to Norway from the 15/07/20 including UK, Germany, Netherlands, France, Poland, Italy, Spain and many other European countries. Official list of countries and regulations here: https://www.fhi.no/en/op/novel-coronavirus-facts-advice/facts-and-general-advice/travel-advice-COVID19/
  • Update 06/08/20: The following travellers nationalities will no longer be exempted from the quarantine from the 08/08/20 until the 22/08/20: Andorra, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Luxembourg, Monaco, Portugal, Romania, Spain and Switzerland.
  • Update 12/08/20: The Norwegian Institute of Public Health has recently announced a change in status for certain regions of Denmark to minimise the spread of Covid-19. The regions impacted are Central Jutland and Zealand excluding the capital area and have been placed in the red list of regions. This means travellers from those areas or those returning from those areas from Saturday 15th August will need to quarantine for 10 days upon arrival in Norway. These changes do not affect the areas of Northern Jutland area or Copenhagen area which do not require quarantine.
  • Update 14/08/20: The following travellers nationalities will no longer be exempted from the quarantine from the 15/08/20 until the 29/08/20: Netherlands, Poland, Iceland, Malta, Cyprus, Faroe Islands.
  • Update 20/08/20: updated list of travellers nationalities no longer exempted from the quarantine from the 22/08/20 until the 05/09/20.
  • Update 27/08/20: updated list of travellers nationalities including Germany, Liechtenstein, Kalmar and Västerbotten regions in Sweden no longer exempted from the quarantine from the 29/08/20 until the 12/09/20.
  • Update 04/09/20: updated list of travellers nationalities including Italy, Slovenia, Vatican City and San Marino no longer exempted from the quarantine from the 05/09/20 until the 19/09/20.
  • Update 22/09/20: updated list of travellers nationalities including Denmark no longer exempted from the quarantine from the 19/09/20 until the 03/10/20.

Sardinia

  • For Sardinia all passengers from the continent to Sardinia must register before travel using the Sardinia region official form .
  • Each passenger must present the registration form or receipt, together with the boarding pass and a valid identity document at the port.
  • From the 11/09/20, passengers are invited to present, at the time of boarding, the result of a test - serological (IgG and IgM) or molecular (RNA) or rapid antigenic test - carried out no later than 48 hours after departure, with negative results for covid-19. Passengers may, alternatively, prove, at the time of boarding, that they have filled in a special self-certification on line, proving that they have undergone a serological, molecular or antigenic test within 48 hours prior to entering the regional territory, the result of which was negative, taking care to compulsorily indicate: a) the type of test carried out and the date of execution; b) the name of the facility (public, private or accredited private) where the same test was carried out. Passengers are required to complete the above self-certification as part of the registration referred to in above.
  • Only on a temporary basis, passengers who arrive in the regional territory without the necessary certification above, agree to undergo a molecular or antigenic test, to be carried out by means of a swab within 48 hours of entering the regional territory, by the local health company of reference or at an accredited private facility. To this end, the passengers themselves, even if asymptomatic, are obliged to immediately notify the competent health company of their entry into the regional territory and, pending the outcome of the laboratory tests carried out by the competent health company, to observe home isolation by trust, which will only cease when the results of the tests are negative and unless otherwise specified by the competent health company.
  • With immediate effect, the entire region is obliged to wear respiratory protection (masks) for the entire day (h. 24) in all closed or open rooms where it is not possible to continuously maintain a safety distance of at least 1 metre. Children under 6 years of age and people with disabilities are not subject to the obligation.

Spain (including Balearics and Canary Islands)

  • Borders re-opening 21/06/20*
  • *Except border with Portugal.
  • All customers must fill-in online before starting their trip the mandatory FCS health control Form . Once the form is completed, the passenger will get the Health QR Code , which must be presented upon arrival in Spain at the health control to be able to continue their trip.
  • Wearing a mask/face covering is mandatory.
  • Balearic Islands: measures have been introduced for your arrival on the Balearic Islands :
    - Temperature-taking.
    - A mandatory health questionnaire must be completed for each passenger over the age of 6. The questionnaire must be downloaded and printed out prior to travel and handed to personnel upon boarding .
    In the absence of said questionnaire, admittance to the islands will be refused and passengers will not be allowed to disembark.
    Passengers presenting a temperature in excess of 37.5° celsius will undergo further examination by the Covid unit (temperature control, evaluation of their physical condition and an in-depth interview).

Tunisia

  • Borders have re-opened on the 27/06/20 for entrance in Tunisia.
  • EU Schengen borders have re-opened on the 01/07/20 for leaving Tunisia.
  • Since 27/06/20, travel is subject to restrictions imposed by the Tunisian Government, according to the latest provisions of the Health Ministry, three groups of countries have been identified:
  • GREEN (including France, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland, Spain and Germany): no restrictions on travel
  • ORANGE : required negative Covid-19 PCR test 72 hours before ship departure + quarantine 14 days at home (hotel if tourists). Possibility to exit quarantine after 6 days if negative PCR test submitted
  • RED : tourists not allowed (only Tunisians resident in these countries), required Covid-19 negative PCR test 72 hours before departure ship + quarantine 7 days in dedicated facility at the passenger’s expense + 7 days additional quarantine at home.

Classification of countries according to the level of risk of infection with COVID-19 (updated 07/29/2020).

  • Entry at the port and boarding will be denied to relevant passengers who do not have this negative PCR test within the time required by the Tunisian state.
  • From Marseille to Tunisia, 2 mandatory forms to fill-in before checking-in: health form and Commitment form for compliance with sanitary measures
  • Each passenger will be subjected to a temperature measurement before boarding at the port.
  • Wearing a mask/face covering is mandatory.
  • Update 07/08/20: all travelers must download the e7mi application: app.e7mi.tn and complete the online traveler form before arriving at the entry point in Tunisia. The information to be entered includes the vessel, the crossing, the cabin number, registration number of the means of transport, port of departure, port of arrival, country of departure, country of arrival, ferry company. All travelers must present the filling confirmation QR code printed on paper or recorded on the smartphone.
  • Update of 11/08/20: France and Belgium are classified on the orange list from 15/08/20. Therefore, travellers from these countries must imperatively present a Covid-19 PCR test. The test must be done at least 72 hours before departure or 120 hours before arrival in Tunisia.
  • Update 20/08/20 only for Tunisia - France direction: due to the current health crisis, exceptional health measures have been defined by the French authorities, the Bouches du Rhône Prefecture and the PACA Regional Health Agency, for all passengers coming from Tunisia.
  • These measures are applicable from 22/08/20 for passengers on the Tunis-Marseille crossings with the ships Danielle CASANOVA of the CORSICA linea and TANIT of the Compagnie Tunisienne de Navigation :
  • All passengers will have to present a sworn statement certifying that they have no symptoms related to COVID 19 and that they have not been in contact with persons considered "COVID+".
  • It is also strongly recommended that passengers arriving from Tunisia provide a negative PCR test for Covid-19 at the time of boarding at the port of Tunis, carried out no later than 72 hours before departure (or carried out no more than 120 hours before arrival).
  • Update 21/08/20 : from the 26/08/20 the classification of countries according to the level of risk will change.

UK

Please follow the below steps if you are travelling to or from the UK:

  1. Check the Government's list of Travel corridors regarding 14 day self isolation rules when entering the UK. Also check the latest Foreign Travel Advice.
  2. Fill in the mandatory online form* 48 hours before your arrival in the UK.
  3. Wear a face mask/covering when you arrive at the port and all public areas (legal requirement).

*When completing the the mandatory online form the « ship name section » can be filled with the ferry company brand (e.g.: « DFDS » or « P&O Ferries ») as ferry partners do sometimes move ships around and can't guarantee in advance on which ship passengers will be travelling on.

Please check the information and links above as changes are being made regularly.

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