Countries that relax their Covid-19 measures after omicron

After curing again security measure in response to the omicron variant, various the countries gradually withdraw their restriction for several weeks. Here are some examples. There are places where the masks are no longer used mandatory and even some nations stick to minimum restrictions for Travelers international.

United States

A few days ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) established a system that classifies all counties in the United States into 3 colors: green (low risk), yellow (medium risk) and orange (high risk) .

In green counties, the use of facial mask It’s everyone’s decision. In yellow counties, people in contact with high-risk patients must wear a mask, while in orange counties you must always cover up in enclosed public places, regardless of vaccination status or individual risk.

Although this is the official recommendation, each state and city establishes its own system of rules; it is necessary to review them before travelling. For example, in the state of New York it is no longer necessary to wear a mask indoors, but businesses may require customers to use it.

In the city of Los Angeles, businesses that check their employees for vaccinations and ask their customers to do the same can now remove the measure of wearing face masks indoors.

Some vaccination obligations have also been relaxed (i.e. the obligation to be vaccinated to enter restaurants, bars, cinemas or museums, for example). New York City, which last year was the first in the United States to establish the mandate, has since withdrawn it, according to NBC News.

Similar changes are happening in cities like Seattle, Boston, Chicago and Philadelphia.

You must still be vaccinated to enter the United States, in addition to presenting negative proof of Covid19.

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Canada

Since February 28, it is no longer necessary to take a blood test Covid-19 upon arrival in Canada (previously, one had to be presented before boarding and another made at the airport of arrival); only a few random tests are applied, and if you are, you don’t have to quarantine yourself while the result is ready.

Before February 28, only PCR tests were valid to present before your flight; antigen tests are now also accepted.

You must always provide proof of Covid-19 negative before your flight, have proof of vaccination and upload all your documentation on the ArriveCAN platform.

In the Canadian provinces of Saskatchewan and Alberta It is no longer mandatory to wear a face maskWhile Ontario could relax the same measure at the end of March, the Yukon will do so on March 18 and Quebec will do so in April, according to the CTV News website.

In part of the province of Ontario, it is no longer mandatory to present proof of vaccination to enter restaurants or leisure centers, according to Global News; however, there are municipalities that retain the measures. The province of Yukon is also set to relax vaccination requirements.

UK

The 4 countries that make up the United Kingdom have different regulations in the face of the health emergency but, in recent weeks, they have gradually relaxed the measures.

The most significant changes have taken place in England, where a plan called Living with Covid has come into effect. People who test positive are no longer legally required to self-quarantine and masks should no longer be used in most public spaces, explains the BBC.

In Wales it will no longer be necessary to use facial mask in shops or public transport from March 28, and the measure will also be withdrawn in Scotland.

In Northern Ireland, they no longer ask for vaccination certificates to go to nightclubs.

In the case of England, entry requirements have also been relaxed. You must be vaccinated, but you do not need to be tested before or upon arrival. Only last month, vaccination certificates issued in Mexico (with valid vaccines) began to be accepted.

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France

Since March 14, the use of facial mask indoors (with the exception of public transport) and health passports will also no longer be used to enter public spaces.

Since February, travel conditions have been relaxed. It is no longer necessary to present proof of Covid-19 if you are fully vaccinated.

Denmark

It was the first country in the European Union to remove almost all of its restrictions. Already it is not mandatory to wear a face mask in closed places (including transport), nightclubs have reopened after 2 months of closure due to the omicron variant and restaurants no longer require proof of vaccination to enter.

If you want to travel to Denmark and are vaccinated with the third dose, you do not need to fulfill any other conditions. If you do not have a vaccine, you just need to present a negative document Covid19.

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Swiss

Currently, vaccination passports are no longer required to enter shops, restaurants or other public spaces, the Euronews website says. They are also not mandatory facial mask in workplaces or at controlled capacity

It is possible to travel to the country if you are fully vaccinated.

Italy

From March 1, a vaccination certificate or a negative Covid-19 test is sufficient to enter the country; this applies both to citizens of the European Union and to the rest of the travellers.

From April, the measure for using a health passport with proof of vaccination to enter restaurants or leisure centers will be relaxed.

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