Everything You Need to Know About Travel in Europe – June 2020


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June 15th, 2020, marked the beginning of Europe’s tourism recovery, as many countries in Europe eased travel restrictions, and opened their borders to travelers from other countries within the continent. 

The extent of opening varies from country to country, and some have stricter entry procedures than others.

Here are all European countries that have opened their borders, and everything you need to know if you are considering travel within Europe.

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Albania

Citizens and permanent residents of EU and Schengen member countries can travel to Albania freely. Enhanced screening measures are implemented at airports, and quarantine might be required in specific cases.

Within the country, it is possible to dine in some of the restaurants and many touristic activities are now open, however public transportation and mass gatherings remain suspended. Face masks are not required.

Andorra

Andorra’s borders with Spain and France are open, and quarantine is not required when entering. 

Within Andorra, all businesses and attractions have opened, and wearing face masks is required on public transportation.

Armenia

Entry to Armenia is possible not only for European citizens and residents, but from any origin that hasn’t been highly affected. An updated list of forbidden countries can be found here.

Within the country, restaurants, cafes and bars are open, but other businesses and attractions remain closed, and wearing a face mask is required in public.

Austria

Travelers arriving from EU and Schengen member countries can now enter Austria freely, except for arrivals from the UK, Sweden, Spain, and Portugal, that will be required to present PCR test results, or commit to a 14 days self-quarantine.

Restaurants and most attractions in Austria are open, and wearing face masks is required in all public places.

Belgium

Belgium has opened its borders for travel to and from EU countries, as well as the UK, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Switzerland and Norway, lifting all travel restrictions between these countries.

Internally, restaurants, bars and outdoor attractions are open, as well as museums and historic buildings. Wearing face masks is required when social distancing can’t be maintained.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina has opened its borders with Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro with no restrictions. Only essential from other EU countries is permitted, and travelers will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.

Internally, restaurants, bars and attractions are mostly open, and masks are required when social distancing can’t be maintained.

Bulgaria

Bulgaria has opened its borders for travel to and from EU and Schengen member countries, as well as the Uk, San Marino, Andorra, Monaco, North Macedonia and Serbia.

Quarantine requirements apply for some of these countries, and a health test is required from all other arrivals.

Internally, restaurants and bars are open, and concerts, theaters and stage performances have been allowed to resume. Wearing face masks is required when social distancing can’t be maintained.

Croatia

Croatia is open for travel from EU and EEA member countries, with arrivals from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo, and North Macedonia required to self-quarantine for 14 days. All arrivals should fill out this form in advance, and provide an accommodation reservation.

Restaurants, cafes and bars are open, as well as most attractions, and wearing a face mask is recommended in all public places.

Cyprus

Cyprus is open for travel from the countries listed below, divided into two categories, after applying for a Cyprus Flight Pass.

Category A countries can travel without any restrictions: Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, and South Korea.

Category B countries will be required to present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before arrival: Belgium, France, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Jordan, Netherlands, Spain, Poland, Romania and the United Arab Emirates.

Within Cyprus, all restaurants, bars and attractions are open, and wearing a face mask is not required.

Czech Republic

The Czech Republic is now open for travel to and from EU and Schengen member countries, as well as the UK. Anyone arriving from high-risk countries will be required to present test results and self-quarantine. Risk assessment can be found here.

Internally, restaurants, bars and most attractions are now open, and face masks are required in enclosed public spaces.

Denmark

Denmark is open for travel from EU and Schengen member countries, with the exception of UK, Ireland, Portugal, Sweden and Romain, who remain banned. The following must apply t enter Denmark:

  • A minimum of 6 night stay, outside of Copenhagen is required
  • Accommodations have to be booked ahead of travel

Random COVID-19 tests may occur upon arrival.

Restaurants and cafes are open, while bars and other nightlife establishments remain closed. Many attractions have opened and more are opening throughout June and July. Wearing face masks is required in public places.

Estonia

Travelers from EU and Schengen member countries, as well as the UK, can travel to Estonia if they are not showing any COVID-19 symptoms. Quarantine might be required if arriving from Sweden, Portugal, Belgium and the UK, and health tests are conducted upon arrival.

Restaurants, bars and attractions are open under limitations, and there is no requirement to wear face masks.

Finland

Anyone from Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Iceland can travel to and from Finland freely, without any quarantine or testing requirements.

Restaurants, cafes and bars are open in reduced capacity, and many attractions are open with social distancing measurements in place. Wearing face masks is not required.

France

Citizens and residents of EU member countries, as well as Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland and the Vatican can now travel to and from France freely, without any travel certificate or quarantine requirements. Arrivals from the UK and Spain will be required to quarantine for 14 days.

Restaurants, cafes and bars are open under restrictions, and attractions availability varies by region. Wearing face masks is required on public transportation and in some public places.

Germany

Anyone from EU member countries, Switzerland, Norway, Liechtenstein and the UK can travel to and from Germany freely, without being required to quarantine. Random health tests might be conducted at the borders.

Restaurants, bars, cafes and many attractions are open under social distancing requirements, and masks are required on public transportation and in shops.

Greece

Greece has opened its borders to the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland. Flights from other countries are planned to resume on July 1st.

Within Greece, all restaurants, cafes, taverns and attractions are open, and wearing face masks is required on public transportation.

Hungary

Travelers from EU member countries, as well as Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Norway and Iceland, can travel to Hungary without having to self-quarantine on arrival.

Within Hungary, restaurants, cafes, bars and most attractions are open under social distancing requirements, and wearing face masks is required in public places and on public transportation. 

Iceland

Iceland is open for travel from the EU and Schengen member countries. Travelers will be required to undergo a health test, or quarantine for 14 days.

Within Iceland, restaurants, cafes, bars and most attractions are open under social distancing requirements, and wearing a face mask is not required.

Ireland

Ireland is open for all travelers, however few flights are available, all arrivals must fill in a Public Health Passenger Locator Form, and will be asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.

Restaurants, cafes and bars remain closed throughout June, and many attractions remain closed. Wearing face masks is recommended, but not required.

Italy

Italy is open for travel from EU member countries, Schengen member countries, the UK, Ireland, Andorra and Monaco, without any quarantine or testing requirements. 

Restaurants, cafes, bars and most attractions are open, including Vatican City. Face masks requirements vary between regions, and it is advised to check individually before moving between provinces.

Latvia

Citizens and residents of EU, EEA countries and Switzerland can enter Latvia freely, without quarantine or testing requirements. Others may enter, but will be required to self-quarantine for 14 day.

Restaurants, cafes and most attractions are open, and wearing face masks is required only on public transportation.

Liechtenstein

Switzerland handles immigration and customs matters for Liechtenstein, and anyone who is permitted to enter Switzerland (EU member countries, the UK and Iceland) will be allowed in Liechtenstein as well. Quarantine may be required if there are any symptoms of COVID-19.

All restaurants, cafes, bars and attractions in Liechtenstein are open, and wearing face masks is recommended when social distancing can’t be maintained.

Lithuania

Anyone from EEA member countries and Switzerland can enter Lithuania freely, without any quarantine or testing requirements. The UK, Sweden. and Portugal remain banned due to high incidence of COVOID-19 cases. Other exceptions may be made for other origins, in which cases a 14 days self-quarantine will be required. 

Restaurants, cafes, bars and many attractions are open between 8:00 and 23:00, and wearing face masks is recommended when social distancing can’t be maintained, but not required.

Luxembourg

Anyone arriving from Schengen member countries will be able to enter Luxembourg freely. Restaurants, cafes, bars and most attractions are open.

Wearing face masks is required when social distancing can’t be maintained.

Monaco

Monaco is under the same travel regulations as France. Citizens and residents of EU member countries, as well as Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland and the Vatican can now travel to and from Monaco freely.

Internally, Restaurants, bars and most attractions are open for visitors, and wearing face masks is recommended in public places.

Montenegro

Montenegro is open for citizens of countries with low number of cases, however flights are still limited and many of these countries still impose travel restrictions of their own. The list includes over 100 countries and can be found here.

Within Montenegro everything is open under social distancing measurements, and wearing face masks is required in all public places.

Netherlands

Travel to the Netherlands is now open for any EU, Schengen and UK residents. Travelers from Sweden and the UK will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.

An accommodation reservation is required from anyone wishing to enter.

Within the Netherlands, restaurants, cafes, bars and attractions are open, but require reservation. Wearing face masks is not required.

North Macedonia

North Macedonia has opened its land borders, and no longer requires quarantine or test results upon arrival.

Internally, most businesses and dining facilities have opened, under social distancing requirements, and wearing face masks is required in all public places.

Norway

Citizens and residents from Denmark, Finland and ICeland can now travel to Norway freely. Other countries, even within Europe, are still banned. 

Within Norway, everything is open under social distancing measurements, and wearing face masks is not required.

Poland

Travelers from the EU, EFTA, EOG, and Switzerland can travel to Poland freely.

Within Poland, everything is open under social distancing measurements, and wearing face masks is not required.

Portugal

Portugal is open for air travel for EU and Schengen citizens and residents, except for Italy and Spain. Land border with Spain remains closed.

It is also possible to travel to Madeira and Azores, only if presenting a negative PCR test result. In addition, filling out a health survey is required to enter Madeira.

All restaurants and attractions are open under social distancing measurements, and wearing face masks is required in enclosed public places.

Romania

Romania is now open for travel from Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Croatia, Swiss Confederation, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary, France, Italy, Ireland, Finland and Estonia without any restrictions.

In Romania, some restaurants are open for outdoor seating only, and only some attractions have reopened. Face masks are required in enclosed public places.

San Marino

The border between San Marino and Italy is open, and anyone who can travel to Italy, can also travel to San Marino. Restaurants and attractions are open, and some require face masks to enter.

Serbia

Serbia is open for all travelers, and the only restrictions still in place are limitations on the number of people in public gatherings.

However, flights are still limited and maintaining social distancing rules is advised.

Slovakia

Slovakia is open for travel from Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Croatia, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Malta, Germany, Norway, Austria, Slovenia, Switzerland and Poland.

All dining and leisure facilities are now open, with social distancing measurements in place. Wearing face masks is required in enclosed public places.

Slovenia

Slovakia is open for travel from Croatia, Hungary, Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia,Finland, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Norway, Slovakia and Switzerland.

All dining facilities and most attractions are now open under social distancing measurements. Wearing face masks is required in enclosed public places. 

Spain

Spain has opened its borders to EU countries, except Portugal, as well as to the UK, removing quarantine requirements, and introducing a temperature check at the border.

Internally, most dining and leisure facilities have reopened under capacity limitations and social distancing measurements, with variations between different regions, and wearing face masks is required.

Sweden

Sweden is open for all arrivals from the EU and EEA. 

Dining and leisure facilities are open under social distancing regulations, and wearing face masks is not required.

Switzerland

Anyone arriving from EU member countries, the UK and Iceland will be able to enter Switzerland. Quarantine may be required if there are any symptoms of COVID-19.

Dining and leisure facilities are open under social distancing regulations, and wearing face masks is recommended on public transportation.

Turkey

Turkey’s borders are now open, except for the border with Iran, and flights are resuming on a country-by-country basis. Health checks are required upon arrival.

Some dining and leisure facilities are open under restrictions, and wearing face masks is required in all public places.

Ukraine

Ukraine has re-opened its borders and flights have resumed to and from multiples countries, however all arrivals are still subject to quarantine.

Restrictions within the country, and specifically in Kiev, are dynamic and change often, with changes in number of new COVID-19 cases.

United Kingdom (UK)

International travel to the UK is permitted, however 14 days self-quarantine are required from anyone entering, apart from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Within the UK, dining facilities and many attractions remain closed, and wearing face masks is required on public transportation.

The following countries in are still closed for travelers:
  • Azerbaijan – closed until further notice
  • Georgia – planning to re-open on August 1st
  • Kazakhstan – closed until further notice
  • Malta – planning to re-open on July 1st
  • Moldova – Remains closed at least until the end of June
  • Russia – closed until further notice