COVID-19 and travel to the Schengen Area
This advice is for Australians currently overseas. If you’re in Australia, you can't leave Australia to travel overseas unless you get an exemption from the Department of Home Affairs.
The EU recently announced a recommendation to the EU member states and other Schengen Area countries on the reopening of the Schengen Area’s external borders to travellers from certain countries. It’s up to each member state/Schengen Area country authority to decide who can enter and under what conditions. Entry requirements vary but could include:
- requiring you to wear a mask throughout your journey
- quarantines of 14 days or more upon arrival, some in designated facilities, some at your own cost
- health screenings and certificates, as well as proof of adequate travel health insurance
- the need to have travel authorisation documents before you travel
Read more on our Visas and entry requirements in Europe and the Schengen area page.