After months of lockdowns, everyone’s desire to travel is as high as never before, as evidenced and restrictions by the full booked everywhere. However, to protect the health and the well-being of all travelers, the European Commission has launched safety measures for leisure or business travelers between countries of EU.
The Council Recommendation made known to limit the spread of the pandemic was updated on 14 June 2021 and rules are particularly important when travelers are crossing borders by airplane or train.
During the summer holiday season, a Digital Passenger Locator Forms can be used by the Member States to collect relevant data from cross-border travelers entering their territory, as communicated by the European Commission on its official website. In addition, UNWTO prepared the Vaccines and Digital Solutions to Ease Travel Restrictions to help travelers to stay up to date on various restrictions.
As traveling in many non-EU countries is allowed only due to essential circumstances, summer 2021 might be a great opportunity to consider the places closest to us. Our country and nearest ones, usually considered for short trips, can be a source of unexpected surprises.
Rediscovering a rural area on foot is an increasingly widespread trend, first of all for safety reasons: social distancing is guaranteed and life in the open air is a real panacea for body and mind after months of lockdown. Furthermore, slow tourism represents an ideal mix of nature, wellness, sport, culture and gastronomy. Discovering the specificities of a region at your own pace allows you to immerse yourself in its heritage from all points of view and to live authentic local experiences.
Europe offers all kinds of routes for every type of traveler: from rural paths immersed in nature to cultural routes particularly suitable for literature lovers, where you can combine hours of walking with visits to museums and places of historical interest.
Take a look at our pilots to find out which destination awaits you for your next trip.