March EU Travel Restrictions, Covid-19 Test Requirements, Quarantine By Country

The country-by-country picture across the EU (plus the U.K.) in mid March shows that the B.1.1.7 variant (often called the English variant in Europe, because of where it was discovered) is well and truly having an impact in most European countries. As a result, many countries are currently reinforcing lockdown measures rather than easing restrictions for spring.

Exactly almost one year to the day, Italy tightened restrictions 15 March and France looks likely to do the same on 17 March. The U.K. is one exception, having emerged from lockdown and benefitting from a robust and fast vaccination rollout.