Anyone who still has their summer vacation ahead of them and is traveling to one of the two most popular travel destinations for Austrians in other European countries should know the currently valid, corona-related regulations for entry and the local rules.
"The situation can change quickly depending on the number of infections - it is therefore advisable to find out more before and during your vacation," advises ÖAMTC tourism expert Maria Renner. “In principle, entry into Italy and Croatia from Austria is possible for adults with a 3G certificate, the 'Green Pass'. Children from the age of six are required to provide proof when entering Italy, in Croatia only from the age of twelve. " Attention on the way to Croatia: From 23 August, a 3G certificate is also required for transit through Slovenia.
Details on 3G registration mandatory for Italy, recommendation for Croatia
- Tested: A negative PCR test (in Croatia not older than 72 hours, in Italy not older than 48 hours) or an antigen test (not older than 48 hours), carried out by an official test center, is required.
- Vaccinated: In Italy, proof of full COVID vaccination with a recognized vaccine is required, whereby at least 14 days must have passed since the last individual vaccination. In Croatia you need proof of the first vaccination at least 22 but not more than 42 days (at Biontech / Pfizer, Moderna, Gamaleya / Sputnik V) or not more than 84 days (AstraZeneca) or proof of the second vaccination max. 270 days ago. A one-shot vaccination must have taken place at least 14 days ago.
- Recovery: “In Italy, proof of a successful recovery is required, the positive test result must not be older than 180 days,” explains the ÖAMTC expert. "In Croatia, the rules are similar - you have to be at least eleven and a maximum of 180 days ago an infection - or you have been vaccinated once in the six months since recovery."
Anyone who drives to Italy without a 3G certificate has to go into a five-day quarantine and at the end show a negative test. In Croatia, travelers without a 3G certificate must take a corona test and in home quarantine until the result is available or this can be ended without a test after ten days.
“In Italy, online registration using the digital passenger localization form, or 'dPLF' for short, is also required before traveling. In the case of families, it is sufficient if minors are specified in the adult form, ”says Renner. "Registration is recommended for traveling to Croatia."
Restrictions in the country - 3G proof required in Italy, not in Croatia
In Italy, it is mandatory to wear a face mask indoors and to keep a minimum safety distance of one meter in public. “Since the beginning of August, z. For example, in cinemas, museums or major events as well as for the interior of restaurants and sports facilities, a 3G certificate is required - this applies to adults and children from the age of twelve, ”explains the mobility club's expert. Drivers in Italy need to know: As soon as people from different households are in a car, they all have to wear mouth and nose protection, the front passenger seat must remain free and a maximum of two people can sit in the outer seats in each additional row of seats.
In Croatia, there is currently a mask requirement for adults and children from the age of eleven in public transport, shops, petrol stations and other service providers. The minimum distance is 1,5 meters.
Links and explanatory videos to the registration forms, information about test options on site or the regulations for the return journey to Austria can be found in the ÖAMTC holiday service at www.oeamtc.at/urlaubsservice.