Air connections renewal. Europe

 

Most of international air connections are cancelled because of the covid-19 pandemic outbreak. Despite this situation, air flights are slowly renewing: Vienna International Airport online flight schedule demonstrates renewal of the regular air connections between EU countries: from Vienna to France (Paris, Liege), Germany (Cologne), Hungury, Spain, Netherlands. International flights are also reopened but with a limited number of destinations: from Vienna to Israel, China, Dubai, Qatar, Korea.

Flights from Europe to the USA or Canada have not been renewed yet, air connection is possible only between the US and Canada.

Before plan you trip you should take into account EU travel restrictions, which are valid till 15th May (according to the European Commission Act from 8 April 2020)

The content below has been taken from a report by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) (source: https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/international-travel-document-news/1580226297.htm)

AUSTRIA - published 18.04.2020
1. Passengers arriving from a non-Schengen Member State are not allowed to enter Austria.
- This does not apply to nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
- This does not apply to passengers with a British passport.
- This does not apply to residents of Austria.
- This does not apply to passengers with a D visa issued by Austria.
- This does not apply to passengers with a medical certificate dated from a maximum of 4 days before their arrival in Austria. The medical certificate must confirm that the person is not affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19), and be in German or in English.
- This does not apply to:
a. passengers traveling on diplomatic missions and their family members if living in the same household, and
b. employees of international organisations and their family members if living in the same household, and
c. humanitarian workers, and
d. healthcare professionals, and
e. crew members of emergency, rescue/ambulance or ferry flights.
2. Nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland must self-quarantine for 14 days and this must be confirmed by signature. This does not apply if their immediate departure is ensured.
3. Passengers with a British passport must self-quarantine for 14 days and this must be confirmed by signature. This does not apply if their immediate departure is ensured.
4. Residents of Austria and passengers with a D visa issued by Austria must self-quarantine for 14 days and this must be confirmed by signature. This does not apply if their immediate departure is ensured.

BELGIUM - published 21.04.2020
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Belgium.
This does not apply to:
- Passengers arriving from an EEA Member States, Switzerland or the United Kingdom.
- Nationals of EEA Member States and Switzerland returning home.
- British nationals returning home.
- Nationals of Andorra, Monaco, Montenegro, North Macedonia (Rep.), San Marino, Serbia and Vatican City (Holy See) with proof of connection travel to their home country.
- Passengers with a long term residence permit or a long term visa issued by EEA Member States, Switzerland or the United Kingdom.
- Family members of nationals of EEA Member States, Switzerland, and of British nationals;
- Diplomats;
- Personnel of international and humanitarian organizations;
- Humanitarian aid workers;
- Military personnel.
2. Passenger flights are only allowed to operate between 7:00 and 21:00.
- This does not apply to humanitarian, repatriation and United Nations flights.
3. Belgium temporarily reintroduced border controls.

BULGARIA - published 15.04.2020
1. Passengers not arriving from Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia or Sweden are not allowed to enter Bulgaria.
- This does not apply to nationals of Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Sweden.
- This does not apply to family members of nationals of Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Sweden.
- This does not apply to passengers and their families with a permanent or long term residence permit issued by Bulgaria.
- This does not apply to nationals of Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland and their family members when they transit through Bulgaria to return to their country of residence.
- This does not apply to passengers with a British passport and their family members when they transit through Bulgaria to return to their country of residence.
- This does not apply to nationals and residents of Turkey when they transit through Bulgaria to return to their country of residence.
- This does not apply to nationals and residents of North Macedonia (Rep.) when they transit through Bulgaria to return to their country of residence.
- This does not apply to nationals and residents of Serbia when they transit through Bulgaria to return to their country of residence.
- This does not apply to nationals and residents of Montenegro when they transit through Bulgaria to return to their country of residence.
- This does not apply to the following passengers:
a. health care professionals, health researchers and elderly care professionals;
b. transport personnel engaged in the carriage of goods, crews of aircraft engaged in commercial air transport and other transport personnel as necessary;
c. diplomats, officials of international organizations, military personnel and humanitarian workers in the performance of their duties;
d. persons traveling for humanitarian reasons; third-country nationals who hold a long-term residence permit in an EU Member State and pass through Bulgaria in order to return to their country of residence and residence.
2. Nationals of Bulgaria arriving from risky countries are requested to observe a 14-day quarantine period.
3. All arriving passenger from Italy at Sofia airport (SOF) must fill out a questionnaire in the presence of a health inspector.

CZECHIA - published 30.04.2020
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Czechia.
-This does not apply to nationals of Czechia.
-This does not apply to passengers with diplomatic and service passports.
-This does not apply to passengers with a Czech residence permit for stay over 90 days or for permanent stay.
-This does not apply to passengers with a Czech long-stay visa (not including visa stickers with a national comment D/VR/XX).
-This does not apply to nationals of EU Member States, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland or the United Kingdom residing in Czechia with a document confirming residence in Czechia, e.g., a lease contract and one of the following documents: European Health Insurance Card issued by Czechia, employment contract with the place of work in Czechia or confirmation of study in Czechia.
-This does not apply to nationals of another EU Member State, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino Switzerland, United Kingdom or Vatican City (Holy See), with an official confirmation by an embassy of their home state or by an embassy of Czechia confirming acceptance to a flight for the purpose of repatriation to their home state and an organized transfer or their intention to transfer from the territory of Czechia to their home state.
-This does not apply to passengers who are spouses or registered partners of a national of an EU Member State, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland or the United Kingdom residing in Czechia. An original or a copy of the marriage certificate or of proof of the registered partnership is required together with a copy of the residence permit or of the Czech ID card issued by Czechia to the spouse. If the spouse is not a national of an EU Member State, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom or of an EU visa free country, a visa or a residence permit is required.
-This does not apply to passengers younger than 21 years of age, who are children of nationals of an EU Member State, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland or the United Kingdom residing in Czechia. A birth certificate or its copy is required together with a copy of the residence permit or of the Czech ID card issued by Czechia to the parent. If the child is not a national of an EU Member State, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom or of an EU visa free country, a visa or a residence permit is required.
- This does not apply to passengers who are parents caring for their children who reside in Czechia and who are nationals of an EU Member State, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland or United Kingdom. They must have:
- a birth certificate or its copy together with a copy of the residence permit or of the Czech ID card issued by Czechia to the child;
- if the child is 21 years or older, a document confirming dependency and need of care, e.g., medical confirmation;
- if the parent is not a national of an EU Member State, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom or of an EU visa free country, a visa or a residence permit is required.
-This does not apply to passengers with a long-stay visa, residence permit for stay over 90 days or for permanent stay in another EU Member State, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino Switzerland, United Kingdom or the Vatican City (Holy See) with an official confirmation by an embassy of the state which issued their residence permit or by an embassy of Czechia confirming acceptance to a flight for the purpose of repatriation and to an organized transfer or their intention to transfer from the territory of Czechia to their country of origin.
-This does not apply to members of the mission under the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and members of the consular posts under the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations accredited in Czechia, and officials of international organizations based in Czechia registered with Ministry of the Foreign Affairs of Czechia, including their family members.

 

ESTONIA - published 29.04.2020
Passengers are not allowed to enter Estonia.
-This does not apply to nationals and residents of Estonia.
-This does not apply to nationals of Andorra, Monaco, Montenegro, North Macedonia (Rep.), San Marino, Serbia and Vatican City (Holy See) returning via Estonia to their country of residence.
- This does not apply to passengers who are entering Estonia in order to go back home with a transport other than the plane. They must not show any symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
- This does not apply to nationals and residents of Latvia who work in Estonia. They must not show any symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
- This does not apply to:
- passengers who are asymptomatic and who are directly involved in transporting goods and raw materials, including the loading of goods;
- persons related to the international transport of goods and passengers, members of the team or crew servicing the international means of transport, and the persons performing repair, warranty or - maintenance operations on the means of transport;
- passengers related to the business continuity of critical services;
- passengers whose arrival in Estonia is related to the maintenance, repair or warranty activities of a device, or operations related to information and communication technology, if these are necessary for ensuring the operation of a company.

 

FINLAND - published 20.03.2020
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Finland.
- This does not apply to nationals of Finland and their family members.
- This does not apply to passengers with a residence permit issued by Finland.
- This does not apply to nationals and family members of nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland residing in Finland.
This does not apply to passengers with a British passport residing in Finland, and their family members.
- This does not apply to nationals and family members of nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland when returning via Finland to their country of residence.
- This does not apply to passengers with a British passport and their family members when returning via Finland to their country of residence.
This does not apply to residents of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or the United Kingdom when returning via Finland to their country of residence.
- This does not apply to:
- healthcare and rescue service professionals/personnel, health researchers, and elderly care professionals;
- transport personnel and other transport staff to the extent necessary;
- workers, who based on permanent employee relationship work daily in another country and returns back to the country of residence at least once a week, taking into consideration local circumstances and natural travel-to-work area;
- diplomats, staff of international organizations, military personnel and humanitarian aid workers in the exercise of their functions;
- necessary (return) transit and returns;
- passengers travelling for imperative family reasons;
- persons in need of international protection or for other humanitarian reasons;
- other necessary and justified traffic. For example, other necessary traffic would be maintenance work, that requires maintenance team or a person arriving from another country and this work cannot be postponed.
2. Nationals and residents of Finland will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days.

FRANCE - published 06.05.2020
1. Passengers arriving from a non-Schengen Member State are not allowed to enter France.
- This does not apply to nationals of France, and their spouses and children.
- This does not apply to nationals of an EEA Member State or Switzerland on their way home, and their spouses and children.
- This does not apply to passengers with a residence permit issued by France, and their spouses and children.
- This does not apply to passengers with a residence permit issued by an EEA Member State, Switzerland or the United Kingdom on their way home, and their spouses and children.
- This does not apply to healthcare professionals and health researchers related to Coronavirus (Covid-19).
- This does not apply to personnel of diplomatic and consular missions and international organizations headquartered or having an office in France.
- This does not apply to cross-border workers.
 

GERMANY – published 04.05.2020
1.Passengers are not allowed to enter Germany.
This does not apply to:
- nationals of Germany;
- passengers with permanent residence in Germany obtained before Coronavirus (COVID-19) or with a D-Visa issued by Germany;
- husband, wife, child and registered partner of nationals or residents of Germany;
- passengers with evidence that their travel is to perform a professional activity, e.g., commuters, diplomats, nursing staff, food industry personnel, specialists;
- passengers in transit to their home country, if there is no other travel option. The purpose of travel and the entry requirements for the destination and transit countries must be proved;
- US military personnel stationed in Germany and their family members;
- merchant seamen who are going to sign up on board or leave Germany for the purpose of repatriation.
2. Passengers allowed to enter Germany must self-isolate and must proceed directly to their own home, or other suitable accommodation for a period of 14 days.
- This does not apply to merchant seamen without Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms.

 

GREECE - published 29.04.2020
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Greece.
- This does not apply to:
- nationals and family members of nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland;
- passengers with a British passport and their family members;
- nationals of North Macedonia returning via Thessaloniki (SKG) and continuing by road to North Macedonia. Their trip must be prearranged by the authorities, e.g., Ministry of Foreign affairs, embassy, etc.;
- passengers with a residence permit issued by Greece. A certificate of application for renewal of a residence permit is not accepted;
- passengers with a residence permit issued by Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or the United Kingdom;
- passengers with a long term visa issued by Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or the United Kingdom;
- healthcare professionals and health researchers designated to support the national health care system;
- government members, diplomats, staff of international organizations, military personnel and humanitarian aid workers in the exercise of their duties;
- passengers travelling for imperative family or business reasons with an authorization issued by the Greek embassy/consulate.
2. Passengers arriving in Greece must be in quarantine for 14 days and must give their contact information to the authorities upon arrival.
- This does not apply to state flights, sanitary flights, humanitarian flights and military flights.
3. Flights from Turkey are suspended.
- This does not apply to:
- flights approved by the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs for repatriation of Greek citizens, their family members and holders of residence permit in Greece.
- state flights, sanitary flights, humanitarian flights, emergency flights, fire fighting flights, frontex flights and technical landings if passengers do not disembark.
4. Flights from Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom are suspended.
- This does not apply to:
- flights designated to support the Hellenic national healthcare system.
- flights approved by the Hellenic ministry of Foreign Affairs for repatriation of Greek citizens, their family members and holders of residence permit in Greece.
- state flights, sanitary flights, humanitarian flights, emergency flights, military flights, fire fighting flights, frontex flights and technical landings if passengers do not disembark.

 

ITALY – published 10.04.2020
1. Passengers traveling as tourists are not allowed to enter Italy.
- This does not apply to nationals or residents of Italy.
- This does not apply to passengers traveling on business.
- This does not apply to passengers traveling for health reasons.
- This does not apply to passengers in traveling for emergency.
2. Passengers and crew members transiting or entering Italy must inform their transit or arrival to the regional Department of Prevention; and
- are subject to health surveillance and isolation for 14 days;
- must submit a declaration that they entered Italy for proven working requirements for a maximum of 72 hours or for a justified extension for specific needs for additional 48 hours.
3. A completed self-declaration form must be handed to the airline before arriving in Italy.

 

NETHERLANDS – published 21.04.2020
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter the Netherlands.
-This does not apply to nationals of EEA Member States and Switzerland.
-This does not apply to British Nationals.
-This does not apply to passengers with a residence permit issued to long term residents of EEA Member States, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
-This does not apply to passengers with a long-stay visa, including persons with a temporary residence permit (Machtiging Voor Voorlopig Verblijf - MVV).
-This does not apply to passengers in transit.
-This does not apply to :
- family members of nationals of Switzerland, EEA Member States and of British nationals;
- healthcare personnel;
- frontier workers;
- transport of goods personnel;
- diplomats;
- personnel of international and humanitarian organizations,
- military personnel;
- passengers traveling for emergency family reasons;
- passengers in need of international protection or for other humanitarian reasons.
2. A completed 'Health Declaration Form' for passengers departing from high risk COVID-19 countries must be presented prior to boarding any aircraft with destination the Netherlands.

 

ROMANIA - published 23.03.2020
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Romania.
- This does not apply to nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
- This does not apply to passengers with a British passport.
- This does not apply to family members of nationals of Romania.
- This does not apply to family members of a national of an EEA Member State, Switzerland or the United Kingdom, with a residence in Romania.
- This does not apply to passengers with a long-stay visa or a residence permit issued by Romania.
- This does not apply to the following passengers:
a. persons moving for professional purposes, proven by a visa, residence permit or other equivalent document;
b. diplomatic or consular personnel, staff of international organisations, military personnel or personnel who can provide humanitarian aid;
c. passengers in transit, including those repatriated as a result of the granting of consular protection;
d. passengers travelling for imperative reasons (medical or family);
e. persons in need of international or other humanitarian protection.
2. Nationals and residents of Romania who transited through or have been in China (People's Rep.), Iran, Italy or Korea (Rep.) in the last 14 days will be put into quarantine/self-isolation and must fill a declaration form.
3. Passengers who show no symptoms and arrive from countries with more than 500 confirmed COVID cases will be put into 14 days of self-isolation and must fill a declaration form.



SLOVENIA – published 29.04.2020
1.Passengers are not allowed to enter Slovenia.
-This does not apply to nationals and residents of Slovenia.
-This does not apply to nationals of Andorra, Monaco, Montenegro, North Macedonia (Rep.), San Marino, Serbia and Vatican City (Holy See) returning via Slovenia to their country of residence.
-This does not apply to passengers with diplomatic passports.
2.Nationals and residents of Slovenia are required to self-isolate for a period of 7 days

 

SWEDEN - published 04.04.2020
Passengers arriving from outside Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland and United Kingdom are not allowed to enter.
- This does not apply to nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland, and their family members.
- This does not apply to passengers with a British passport and their family members.
- This does not apply to passengers with a residence permit issued by Sweden.
- This does not apply to passengers with a national visa issued by Sweden.
- This does not apply to the following passengers:
a. healthcare personnel;
b. border workers;
c. personnel transporting goods and other personnel in the transport sector to the necessary extent;
d. persons covered by Chapter 2. Section 10 of the Aliens Act (2005: 716);
e. persons working in international organizations, military personnel and relief workers;
f. passengers in transit;
g. persons with urgent family reasons;
h. persons in need of international protection or for other humanitarian reasons.

 

SPAIN - published 23.04.2020
Passengers are not allowed to enter Spain.
This does not apply to:
a) Passengers arriving from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden or Switzerland;
b) Nationals of Spain and their immediate family members;
c) Passengers travelling to their place of residency within the European Union and their immediate family members;
d) Passengers travelling to their place of residency in Andorra, Iceland, Norway or Switzerland;
e) Passengers with a long-term visa issued by a Schengen Member State, who go directly to their country of residence;
f) Healthcare or elderly care professionals in the performance of their duties;
g) Diplomats, international organizations, military personnel and members of humanitarian organizations in the performance of their duties;
h) Transport of goods personnel;
i) People traveling for imperative family reasons duly accredited;
j) Persons who document reasons of force majeure or situation of need, or whose entry is permitted for humanitarian reasons.

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