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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Centre

Last update: 15:00 on 20 July 2021

 

In some European countries, COVID-19 cases are increasing again, while the situation remains stable in others. As a result, travel rules and restrictions may change overnight. Rules and restrictions vary per country and depend on which country you're travelling from. Conversely, most European countries no longer require a mandatory quarantine for EU citizens upon arrival but require a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result or proof of vaccination. 

 

If you're planning to travel, we've collected some general guidelines to help you travel as safely as possible, as well as relevant links to travel information and other useful websites per country.

 

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Please note:

While we are confident in our ability to ensure the accuracy of this information, the rapidly-evolving situation sometimes makes it impossible to be completely up-to-date. For that reason, we strongly encourage customers to check the health and travel advice of their countries of residence and that of the countries they plan to visit as well as the current travel restrictions of railways that are relevant to their trips. Interrail is not liable for any country or railway's decision to refuse or limit travel. 

Interrail train etiquette

Feeling healthy and ready to travel by train? Make sure to:

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Wear a face mask on board & in crowds

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Disinfect your hands and your surroundings

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Be social, from a distance!

general travel guidelines

Facemasks

On most European trains, and often also in public spaces, wearing a face mask is mandatory. Make sure to carry one with you.

 

Hand hygiene

Carry hand sanitiser with you and sanitise your hands regularly, especially after touching surfaces like doors and handrails.

 

Social distancing

Always try to maintain social distance between yourself and others, especially in trains and public spaces. 

 

Food and drinks

Supermarkets are mostly open, but restaurants and bars may still be closed or open only with reservations. This will differ per country, so make sure you are aware of local measures.

 

Activities and attractions

Attractions, like museums and markets, are affected by coronavirus measures too. The number of entry tickets available per day may be limited. Always check beforehand if the attraction you want to visit is open and make sure to buy your tickets online

 

Train schedules

Train connections, both international and domestic, can also be impacted by coronavirus restrictions. Always check your train information directly with the railway company.

Legend

You'll see that many countries have opened up their borders for certain groups, like countries of the European Union or the Schengen Area. Below we've listed which countries are in each group.

Schengen countries

The Schengen Area consists of the following countries:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • The Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • The Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
EU member states

The European Union (EU) consists of the following countries:
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • The Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • The Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
The European Economic Area
The European Economic Area (EEA) consists of all EU member states and the EFTA countries:
  • Iceland
  • Liechtenstein
  • Norway

The European Union has created an overview with lots of valuable information for travellers in Europe. Use this source in combination with this page to be fully informed about the situation in the countries you're planning to visit. 

List of countries

Austria

Travel restrictions: for more information regarding travel restrictions, visit the website of the Ministry of Health of Austria.

 

Government information: for more information regarding coronavirus in Austria, visit the website of the Austrian government.

 

Real-time train information from the Austrian railways (ÖBB) 

 

Tourism information: check the website of the tourism board to see if and what attractions you can visit.

Belgium

Travel restrictions: for more information regarding travel restrictions, visit the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belgium.

 

Government information: for more information regarding coronavirus in Belgium, visit the website of the Belgian government.

 

Real-time train information: always check the website of the Belgian railways (NSCB/NMBS) before travelling for the most up to date travel information.

 

Tourism information: check the website of the tourism board to see what attractions you can visit.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Travel restrictions: currently we have no information regarding travel restrictions for Bosnia and Herzegovina.

 

Government information: for more information regarding coronavirus in Bosnia and Herzegovina, visit the website of the government.

 

Real-time travel information: always check the website of the Bosnian railways (ZFBH) before travelling for the most up to date travel information.

 

Tourism information: visit the website of the country's tourism board to see what attractions you can visit.

Bulgaria

Travel restrictions: for more information regarding travel restrictions in Bulgaria, check the website of the Ministry of Tourism of Bulgaria.

 

Government information: for more information regarding coronavirus in Bulgaria, visit the website of the Bulgarian government.

 

Real-time travel information: always check the website of the Bulgarian railways (BDZ) before travelling for the most up to date travel information.

 

Tourism information: visit the website of the country's tourism board to see what attractions you can visit.

Croatia

Travel restrictions: for more information regarding travel restrictions, visit the website of the Croatian Goverment, or the dedicated coronavirus website.

 

Government information: for more information regarding coronavirus in Croatia, visit the website of the Croatian government

 

Real-time travel information: always check the website of the Croatian railways (HZPP) before travelling for the most up to date travel information.

 

Tourism information: visit the website of the country's tourism board to see what attractions you can visit.

Czech Republic

Travel restrictions: for more information regarding travel restrictions, visit the website of the Ministry of the Interior of Czech Republic.

 

Government information: for more information regarding coronavirus in Czech Republic, visit the website of the Czech Republic government

 

Real-time travel information: always check the website of the Czech railways (CD) before travelling for the most up to date travel information.

 

Tourism information: visit the website of the country's tourism board to see what attractions you can visit.

Denmark

Travel restrictions: for more information regarding travel restrictions, visit the dedicated coronavirus website of Denmark.

 

Government information: for more information regarding coronavirus in Denmark, visit the dedicated coronavirus website of Denmark.

 

Real-time travel information: always check the website of the Danish railways (DSB) before travelling for the most up to date travel information.

 

Tourism information: visit the website of the country's tourism board to see what attractions you can visit.

Estonia

Travel restrictions: for information regarding travel restrictions, visit the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia.

 

Government information: for more information regarding coronavirus in Latvia, visit the website of the Estonian government

 

Real-time travel information: always check the website of the Estonian railways before travelling for the most up to date travel information.

 

Tourism information: visit the website of the country's tourism board to see what attractions you can visit.

Finland

Travel restrictions: for more information regarding travel restrictions, visit the website op the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland.

 

Government information: for more information regarding coronavirus in Finland, visit the website of the Finnish government: https://valtioneuvosto.fi/en/information-on-coronavirus.

 

Real-time travel information: always check the website of the Finnish railways before travelling for the most up to date travel information.

 

Tourism information: visit the website of the country's tourism board to see what attractions you can visit.

France

Travel restrictions: for more information regarding travel restrictions, visit the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France.

 

Government information: for more information regarding coronavirus in France, visit the website of the French government: https://www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus.

 

Real-time travel information: always check the website of the French railways (SNCF) before travelling for the most up to date travel information.

 

Tourism information: check the website of the tourism board to see what attractions you can visit.

Germany

Travel restrictions: for more information regarding travel restrictions, visit the website of the Federal Foreign Office.

 

Government information: for more information regarding coronavirus in Germany, visit the website of the German government.

 

Real-time travel information: always check the website of the German railways (DB) before travelling for the most up to date travel information.

 

Tourism information: check the website of the tourism board to see what attractions you can visit.

Great Britain

Travel restrictions: for more information regarding travel restrictions, visit the website of the British government.

 

Government information: for more information regarding coronavirus in Great Britain, visit the website of the British government.

 

Real-time travel information: always check the website of the British railways (National Rail) before travelling for the most up to date travel information.

 

Tourism information: check the website of the tourism board to see what attractions you can visit.

Greece

Travel restrictions: for more information regarding travel restrictions, visit the website of the Greek government.

 

Government information: for more information regarding coronavirus in Greece, visit the website of the Greek government.

 

Real-time travel information: always check the website of the Greek railways (Trainose) before travelling for the most up to date travel information.

 

Tourism information: check the website of the tourism board to see what attractions you can visit.

Hungary

Travel restrictions: for more information regarding travel restrictions, visit the website of About Hungary.

 

Government information: for more information regarding coronavirus in Hungary, visit the website of the Hungarian government: https://koronavirus.gov.hu/.

 

Real-time travel information: always check the website of the Hungarian railways (MÁV), https://www.mavcsoport.hu/en, before travelling for the most up to date travel information.

 

Tourism information: check the website of the tourism board to see what attractions you can visit.

Ireland

Travel restrictions: for more information regarding travel restrictions, visit the website of the Irish government.

 

Government information: for more information regarding coronavirus in Ireland, visit the website of the Irish government.

 

Real-time travel information: always check the website of the Irish railways (IE) before travelling for the most up to date travel information.

 

Tourism information: check the website of the tourism board to see what attractions you can visit.

Italy

Travel restrictions: for more information regarding travel restrictions, visit the website of the Italian government.

 

Government information: for more information regarding coronavirus in Italy, visit the website of the Italian government.

 

Real-time travel information: always check the website of the Italian railways (Trenitalia) before travelling for the most up to date travel information.

 

Tourism information: check the website of the tourism board to see what attractions you can visit.

Latvia

Travel restrictions: for more information regarding travel restrictions, visit the website of the Latvian centre for disease prevention and control. Scroll down a bit for the most up-to-date list (DATE. List of countries and recommendations for travellers)

 

Government information: for more information regarding coronavirus in Latvia, visit the website of the Latvian government.

 

Real-time travel information: always check the website of the Latvian railways (PV) before travelling for the most up to date travel information.

 

Tourism information: check the website of the tourism board to see what attractions you can visit.

Lithuania

Travel restrictions: for more information regarding travel restrictions, visit the Korona Stop website.

 

Government information: for more information regarding coronavirus in Lithuania, visit the website of the Lithuanian government.

 

Real-time travel information: always check the website of the Lithuanian railways before travelling for the most up to date travel information.

 

Tourism information: check the website of the tourism board to see what attractions you can visit.

Luxembourg

Travel restrictions: for more information regarding travel restrictions, visit the website of the government of Luxembourg.

 

Government information: for more information regarding coronavirus in Luxembourg, visit the website of the Luxembourg government.

 

Real-time travel information: always check the website of the Luxembourg railways (CFL) before travelling for the most up to date travel information.

 

Tourism information: check the website of the tourism board to see what attractions you can visit.

Montenegro

Travel restrictions: for more information regarding travel restrictions, visit the website of the Institute of Public Health.

 

Government information: for more information regarding coronavirus in Montenegro, visit the website of the Montenegrin government.

 

Real-time travel information: always check the website of the Montenegrin railways before travelling for the most up to date travel information.

 

Tourism information: check the website of the tourism board to see what attractions you can visit.

Netherlands

Travel restrictions: for more information regarding travel restrictions, visit the website of the Dutch goverment: https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19/visiting-the-netherlands-from-abroad

 

Government information: for more information regarding coronavirus in the Netherlands, visit the website of the Dutch government: https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19/tackling-new-coronavirus-in-the-netherlands.

 

Real-time travel information: always check the website of the Dutch railways (NS) before travelling for the most up to date travel information.

 

Tourism information: check the website of the tourism board to see what attractions you can visit.

North Macedonia

Government information: for more information regarding coronavirus in North Macedonia, visit the website of the North Macedonian government.

 

Real-time travel information: always check the website of the North Macedonia railways before travelling for the most up to date travel information.

 

Tourism information: check the website of the tourism board to see what attractions you can visit.

Norway

Travel restrictions: for more information regarding travel restrictions, visit the website of the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.

 

Government information: for more information regarding coronavirus in Norway, visit the website of the Norwegian government.

 

Real-time travel information: always check the website of the Norwegian railways (VY) before travelling for the most up to date travel information.

 

Tourism information: check the website of the tourism board to see what attractions you can visit.

Poland

Travel restrictions: for more information regarding travel restrictions, visit the website of the Polish government.

 

Government information: for more information regarding coronavirus in Poland, visit the website of the Polish government.

 

Real-time travel information: always check the website of the Polish railways (PKP) before travelling for the most up to date travel information.

 

Tourism information: check the website of the tourism board to see what attractions you can visit.

Portugal

Travel restrictions: for more information regarding travel restrictions, visit the website of Visit Portugal.

 

Government information: for more information regarding coronavirus in Portugal, visit the website of the Portuguese government.

 

Real-time travel information: always check the website of the Portuguese railways (CP) before travelling for the most up to date travel information.

 

Tourism information: check the website of the tourism board to see what attractions you can visit.

Romania

Government information: for more information regarding coronavirus in Romania, visit the website of the Romanian government.

 

Real-time travel information: always check the website of the Romanian railways (CFR) before travelling for the most up to date travel information.

 

Tourism information: check the website of the tourism board to see what attractions you can visit.

Serbia

Government information: for more information regarding coronavirus in Serbia, visit the website of the Serbian government.

 

Real-time travel information: always check the website of the Serbian railways (Srbija Voz) before travelling for the most up to date travel information.

 

Tourism information: check the website of the tourism board to see what attractions you can visit.

Slovakia

Travel restrictions: for more information regarding travel restrictions, visit the coronavirus website of the Slovakian government.

 

Government information: for more information regarding coronavirus in Slovakia visit the website of the Slovakian government.

 

Real-time travel information: always check the website of the Slovakian railways (ZSSK) before travelling for the most up to date travel information.

 

Tourism information: check the website of the tourism board to see what attractions you can visit.

Slovenia

Travel restrictions: for more information regarding travel restrictions, visit the website of the National Institute of Public Health of Slovenia.

 

Government information: for more information regarding coronavirus in Slovenia, visit the website of the Slovenian government.

 

Real-time travel information: always check the website of the Slovenian railways (SŽ) before travelling for the most up to date travel information.

 

Tourism information: check the website of the tourism board to see what attractions you can visit.

Spain

Travel restrictions: for more information regarding travel restrictions, visit the official tourism website of Spain.

 

Government information: for more information regarding coronavirus in Spain, visit the website of the Spanish government.

 

Real-time travel information: always check the website of the Spanish railways (Renfe) before travelling for the most up to date travel information.

 

Tourism information: visit the website of the tourism board to see what attractions you can visit.

Sweden

Travel restrictions: for more information regarding travel restrictions, visit the website of the Swedish Authorities.

 

Government information: for more information regarding coronavirus in Sweden, visit the website of the Swedish government.

 

Real-time travel information: always check the website of the Swedish railways (SJ) before travelling for the most up to date travel information.

 

Tourism information: check the website of the tourism board to see what attractions you can visit.

Switzerland

Travel restrictions: for more information regarding travel restrictions, visit the website of the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health.

 

Government information: for more information regarding coronavirus in Switzerland, visit the website of the Swiss government.

 

Real-time travel information: always check the website of the Swiss railways (SBB) before travelling for the most up to date travel information.

 

Tourism information: check the website of the tourism board to see what attractions you can visit.

Turkey

Government information: for more information regarding coronavirus in Turkey, visit the website of the Turkish government.

 

Real-time travel information: always check the website of the Turkish railways (TCDD) before travelling for the most up to date travel information.

 

Tourism information: check the website of the tourism board to see what attractions you can visit.