As a resident of Ukraine (US passport holder), I'd like to know which Schengen Zone countries can be entered (I'd like to avoid the possible war in Ukraine, I assume border guards would currently look at my reason for entry as "for tourism purposes") without requiring quarantine time, when entered from a corridor country.

For example, Malta lists that travelers from Turkey can enter, assuming they've been in Turkey for the past 14 days.

So one could visit Turkey for 14 days, then visit Malta, then presumably visit other Schengen Zone countries from there.

I'd like to know if there are other similar "corridor countries" options available to enter the Schengen Zone, that allow bypassing quarantine time (COVID tests are no problem).

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    I continue to wonder why people are so keen to try to travel all over the place just for the fun of it in the middle of a global pandemic. I must be living on a different planet. On mine that pandemic has already killed 3 million people, and shows no signs of slowing down. In my country we’re back in lockdown and travel is forbidden.
    – jcaron
    Apr 15, 2021 at 21:33
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    Note that many countries' quarantine policies are based on countries you've been to in the past 14/10/7 days (usually coinciding with the quarantine time required). Entering from a Schengen country alone does not guarantee that you won't be subject to quarantine obligations.
    – xngtng
    Apr 15, 2021 at 21:33
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    Also, Schengen countries can impose quarantine requirement on other Schengen countries, Malta itself is also on the list of several Schengen countries as a high-risk zone requiring quarantine.
    – xngtng
    Apr 15, 2021 at 21:39
  • @jcaron - Ukraine is possibly not the safest place to be right now, and not because of anything COVID-related. Apr 16, 2021 at 13:24
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    @jcaron "you can enter any EU country nearly as you like" not during covid, you must have a residency permit or work visa. You haven't been enjoying the peace and quiet from lack of tourists? ;)
    – Aaron Ash
    Apr 16, 2021 at 18:21


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