5 important apps for summer vacation


The summer holidays are imminent and the travel restrictions have also eased somewhat in the corona pandemic. For many, this is a reason to go abroad again this year to simply relax or get to know other cultures.

Nevertheless, there are a few things to consider when traveling to other countries. Because negative corona tests are still required when entering certain countries, for example. In order to be able to enjoy a relaxed vacation time, one should inform oneself before the vacation so as not to stand there helplessly in a foreign country and possibly with language barriers. These apps could be helpful:

1. Re-open EU

If you travel within the EU, the Re-open EU app for Android and iOS gives you all the information about travel restrictions in the respective countries. What measures have to be taken on vacation due to Corona, what you have to consider when entering or leaving the country – the app reveals that and more for your travel destination in the EU.

Simply select your starting country and your travel destination under the heading “Travel plan” and all the regulations for the selected countries will be displayed. The app also shows the number of corona cases for the country you want to travel to.

2. International service

If you are not only traveling within the EU, there is another app that prepares you for the trip. What freedom of travel applies in which countries, what restrictions do you have to pay attention to?

The “Foreign Service” app, the official application of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, shows you this and much more. The advantage of the app is that the most important information is clearly displayed to the user. Whether entry is even possible, which travel warnings are posted and much more, can be seen through the international service.

It also provides information on traffic and the security situation in the country. You can register for a trip in the app. With contact details as well as the travel destination and duration, you can be reached for the relevant embassy in an emergency. The app also offers tips on what to do in the event that documents are lost or in an emergency

International service is also free for iOS and Android available.

3. COV-Pass App / Corona Warn App

The digital proof of vaccination is a current topic in the media and also plays a major role when traveling. Even if a corona vaccination can be proven with a vaccination pass, this can be made even more practical with the COV-Pass app or the Corona Warn app.

The digital vaccination certificate is valid for the entire EU and is intended to enable safe travel. It is proof of full vaccination, recovery or testing. Since July 1, 2021, the digital vaccination certificate has been recognized for the entire European Union. It is also valid in Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

Another advantage of the apps: Numerous EU countries use the warning function so that you can be informed about an infection of another contact person abroad.

Reading tip: This is how the digital vaccination certificate works with CovPass and CWA

Our reading tip reveals how you can transfer the digital vaccination certificate to the apps. The Corona Warn-App and also the COV-Pass are available free of charge for Android and iOS.

4. Google translator

Get to know foreign cultures or just relax in the sun. If you travel abroad and want to get to know a new culture, one of the hurdles is often the language barrier. A good command of English can get you very far in many countries, but support often doesn’t hurt.

The Google Translate app is therefore ideal. It is not only free of charge, but can also be used without an internet connection. Provided you download dictionaries in advance and can then use them in offline mode.

The Google translator is easy to use. In addition to text and voice input, there is even photo recognition, handwriting input and entertainment translation. The last function is very useful when talking to locals abroad.

Google Translate can be downloaded free of charge to the smartphone for both Android and iOS.

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5. Get your Guide

Discovering new places abroad is what makes the trip so special. Guided tours can of course be booked in hotels, or they can also be searched on the Internet. But it is also easy to do with the Get your Guide app.

It offers numerous activities and tours in various countries that can be booked directly via the app. The travel app detects the location and then shows activities and sights in the area. You can save yourself long waiting times for special places and book a ticket directly and load it onto your smartphone. Get your Guide offers more than 31,000 activities in 7,400 travel destinations around the world.

The travel app is available for iOS and Android.


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