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It’s true, in some instances winter or summer as travel is once again possible! However, travelling during a pandemic comes with its own bag of challenges. Tourists shouldn’t expect things to be back to normal just yet as rules are continuing to vary across countries and regions. 

And while restrictions are easing, it’s important to remember that COVID-19 has not gone away and that we can travel, however, there are new rules to follow. Travellers should still expect to use their masks, especially on aeroplanes and in public places. Make sure you always have your MEO Lite face mask with an extra Helix Filter pack of 3 in your luggage or on you. 

It’s important to check with your embassies as well as the government and tourist websites for your destination for the latest travel rules. We have made it simpler for you by compiling a list of social-distancing and mask rules for six popular tourist destinations and their corresponding government website, for all the latest information. 

Spain

Most restrictions on ordinary life have been lifted in Spain, although rules may vary in different regions. 

Across the entire country, masks must be worn in enclosed public spaces and on public transport but are not necessary outdoors and wherever the minimum social distance of 1.5 meters can be maintained.

You can find the latest and most updated information here

Germany

You need to keep a minimum distance of 1.5 meters from others and wear a face mask in enclosed, publicly accessible areas as well as on public transport.

Keep an eye on the latest information here

France

Since the spread of the Delta variant, entry to cultural events and public venues is no longer possible without prior proof of vaccination. 

Access to long-distance trains, coaches, restaurants, cafés and shopping centres is only possible with a vaccination certificate, negative PCR or antigen test.

It is no longer mandatory to wear masks in public however covering one’s mouth and nose is still obligatory when indoors, and when travelling on public transport. 

You can find the latest and most updated information here

Italy

Visiting indoor restaurants and bars, sporting events, museums, theatres, swimming pools, gyms, spas, festivals, fairs and amusement parks will be permitted only for those who have received at least one vaccine dose, recovered from COVID-19 or tested negative. 

Mask-wearing is mandatory in enclosed public places, crowded outdoor areas and on public transport.

Keep an eye on the latest information here

United Kingdom

Restaurants, bars have fully reopened in the UK, as have cultural venues like museums and theatres. 

There is no mask requirement, however, most public transport companies still enforce mask-wearing.

You can find more information here

Croatia

Cafes, bars, restaurants are allowed to operate in Croatia until midnight. Restaurants are allowed to receive guests in their indoor areas, except for cafés without food service. No alcohol may be sold between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. 

Croatia’s beaches are subject to certain access restrictions between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. 

Keep an eye on the latest information here

Travelling is now a luxury and to have a good and safe experience, it is important to travel responsibly. Like COVID-19, masks likely won’t be a constant reality, but they may not fade away completely, either. So, the next time you get on a subway, a train or stand in a queue in whichever country you are, make sure you keep yourself and those around you safe, by being responsible.