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Coronavirus travel rules: European countries' border restrictions and travel measures explained

Germany — more risk areas added
As of October 7, a number of places have bee added to risk areas.
These include Targovishte Oblast in Bulgaria, and the Vukovarsko-srijemska, Sisačko-moslavačka, Krapinsko-zagorska županija counties in Croatia.
In Lithuania, Kaunas County is now considered at risk, as well as the administrative districts of Kraj Zilina, Prešov, Bratislava, Nitra and Trnava in Slovakia.
Same for Zasavska, Gorenjska, Osrednjeslovenska, and Savinjska in Slovenia, and Nógrád, Baranya, Hajdú-Bihar, Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok, Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén, Komárom-Esztergom and Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg in Hungary.
The Netherlands - except for Zeeland - Romania and Curacao are considered entire risk areas.
All travelers not included in this list can enter Germany with no restrictions.
Germany has offered to pay for the coronavirus test for people entering the country from high-risk regions in the first three days of their arrival.

Greece — tests necessary for some countries
Travelers from Czech Republic and Poland will be required to have negative COVID-19 test, performed up to 72 hours before their entry to Greece.
Updated information on Greece's travel restrictions can be found here, as well as the mandatory passenger locator form to be completed prior to arrival by ALL travelers.

Ireland — all EU/EEA countries removed from the green list
The Irish health authorities currently require anyone coming into Ireland, except from Northern Ireland, to self-isolate for 14 days, upon arrival, including Irish residents.
As of October 12, the Irish green list has been completely cleared of all EU/EEA countries.
Arrivals have to complete a passenger locator form, although exemptions are in place for providers of essential supply chain services such as hauliers, pilots and maritime staff.

Italy — quarantine required for two EU countries
Borders in Italy opened June 3 to citizens from the EU, UK, Schengen area, Andorra, Vatican City, San Marino and Monaco, following a nationwide lockdown which came into force on March 9.
Travelers arriving from Bulgaria and Romania, however, have to self-isolate for 14 days, as well as all passengers that have not come from one of the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, UK, Andorra, the Principality of Monaco, the Republic of San Marino and the Vatican City State.
Until July 31, entrance to Italy is forbidden for most passengers who in the 14 days prior to arrival stayed in or transited through any of the following countries: Armenia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bosnia Herzegovina, Brazil, Chile, Kosovo, Kuwait, North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Oman, Panama, Peru, Dominican Republic, Serbia.
All travelers coming to Italy need to fill in a passenger form on the Foreign Ministry website, which also has updates on travel restrictions for Italy.
All Italian passenger cruise ships have suspended activity until further notice.

Luxembourg — no tourism allowed for third-country nationals
Luxembourg's border with Germany reopened on May 15 and travel has not been restricted with other European nations, although travel from outside Europe is banned.
Luxembourg is also adhering to the list from the EU allowing travel from Australia, Canada, China (subject to confirmation of reciprocity at EU level), Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay.

Purchase property program-German state nominated program
1. Non-criminal record;
2. 450,000 euros of deposits for more than half a year;
3. Purchase a property in Germany worth more than 250,000 euros;

Purchasing a property and establishing a company program-German state special contribution residency
1. Non-criminal record;
2. Set up a company;
3. Purchase 300,000 euros property (any area in Germany);

Greek nominations requirements:
1. Non-criminal record;
2. 50,000 euros bank statement;
3. Medical report (AIDS, hepatitis B, tuberculosis and general items)
4. Real estate certificate;

Greek purchase a property requirements:
1. Non-criminal record;
2. Purchase properties over 250,000 euros;
3. Medical report (AIDS, hepatitis B, tuberculosis and general items)

Irish sponsored immigration
1. Non-criminal record;
2. Account statement and a proof of 125,000 euros deposit.

Italian immigration application requirements:
1. Non-criminal record.
2. No complete annual residence history in Italy in the past 10 years
3. Need to donate 100,000 euros to the Italian government for five consecutive years, add one more applicant and increase 25,000 euros

Luxembourg Residence Permit
1. Non-criminal record;
2. Provide certificate above of 4,000 euros bank deposit;

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