Spain, Portugal and all the European spots that will let Irish tourists in without quarantine (Irish Mirror)

26 May (Irish Mirror).- With the vaccine rollout continuing restrictions across Europe are beginning to lift

Spain, Portugal and all the European spots that will let Irish tourists in without quarantine

With the EU digital green cert approved, tourists with the digital pass will be allowed to travel freely through the EU from July 1.

For those planning a holiday escape this summer, here are the countries allowing Irish tourists in without quarantine:


Quarantine is not mandatory in Spain at the moment, although limits still remain on drinking and dining.

Madrid currently has restrictions in place in bars and restaurants, allowing a maximum of four people indoors and six outdoors.

Cafes, bars and restaurants are permitted to open from 6 am to 12 midnight and cannot serve new customers after 11 pm.


Those travelling from countries with less than 500 cases per 100,000 people do not have to quarantine in Portugal. This includes Ireland.

If the infection rate exceeds 500 per 100,000, travellers must present a negative PCR test taken 72 hours before travel.

Portugal has recently lifted all restrictions on road travel between Spain and Portugal.


Ireland is currently on List C in the Italian risk assessment system as they don’t use the EU traffic light system.

This means travellers from Ireland do not have to quarantine upon arrival.

Travellers need a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of travel, a location form, and they must notify the health department in the locality they are staying.


EU citizens from green and yellow countries have been allowed to travel to Iceland since May 1.

Being one of the few countries in Europe that have managed to maintain low case numbers, Iceland is currently allowing visitors in without quarantine once they provide a negative PCR test on arrival.


A negative PCR test within 72 hours before travel must be provided before being allowed to enter Germany without quarantine.

Proof of being fully vaccinated will also qualify visitors for a quarantine free trip.


All passengers from an EU country on the green list are allowed in provided they have a negative PCR test taken with 48 hours.

A vaccination certificate showing 14 days have passed since the second injection was administered will also be accepted.

Passengers without this must quarantine for ten days upon arrival.


Visitors from the EU do not have to quarantine, provided they have been vaccinated or have a negative PCR test.

All arrivals must fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

Beaches are open, but people must be socially distanced. Bars and restaurants can remain open until midnight.

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