INTERNATIONAL BORDER REOPENING STATUS UPDATE

Timeline

2020
July 20

Ireland

Ireland
The Irish health authorities currently require anyone coming into Ireland, except from Northern Ireland, to self-isolate for 14 days, upon arrival, including Irish residents. Arrivals have to complete a passenger locator form, although exemptions are in place for providers of essential supply chain services such as hauliers, pilots and maritime staff.
July 16

Russia

Russia
Russia is considering resuming international flights after July 15, Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova said in a news conference on July 10. She said Russia would resume flights to countries where the average incidence rate is below 40 cases per 100,000 population. It has drawn up a list of 13 countries that it could resume flights with: United Kingdom, Hungary, ...
July 15

Norway

Norway
Norway has closed its borders and only travellers for fellow Nordic countries — Denmark, Iceland, and Finland — were able to return on June 15. Sweden was excluded from the measure. “Travellers from EEA/Schengen countries with acceptable levels of infection” will be able to visit the country from July 15. The Norwegian Institute of Public Health will update the map ...
July 12

Hungary

Hungary
Hungary is reimposing travel restrictions from July 15 due to a resurgence of coronavirus infections around the world. It has a traffic lights system for countries based on their infection rate. Only Hungarians will be allowed to enter if they are coming from ‘red’ countries with high infection rates. These include Albania, Ukraine, Belarus and almost all of Asia, Africa ...
July 7

Sweden

Sweden
Sweden has introduced border restrictions but it only applies to non-essential travel from countries outside the EU/EEA, except the UK and Switzerland. That restriction came into effect on March 19 and has been extended until July 7.
July 1

Italy

Italy
Italy opened its borders on June 3 to EU, UK, Schengen area, Andorra and Monaco citizens, following the nationwide lockdown which came into force on March 9. Borders also opened with Vatican City and San Marino on this date. Travellers coming from the above countries don’t have to undergo quarantine unless they have been in any other country in the ...
July 1

Belgium

Belgium
Borders with the European Union as well as the UK and the four other Schengen countries (Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Iceland and Norway) have reopened. There is no quarantine or health certificate condition. Non-essential travel to and from outside the EU and Schengen countries remains prohibited until July 1.
July 1

Portugal

Portugal
Nationals of EU countries, Schengen area and passengers on flights from the UK, Brazil, the Community of Portuguese Language Countries, the US, Canada, Venezuela and South Africa are allowed in the country. Border controls have been in place since March 16. There is currently no requirement for arrivals to go into quarantine, except in The Azores and Madeiras island. The ...
July 1

The Netherlands

The Dutch government is restricting non-essential travel from people from third countries until July 1, but EU citizens – including British nationals – can now enter the country. Tourists from the UK and Sweden are being urged to self-isolate for 14 days. Like many other nations, there are strict requirements around shaking hands, maintaining social distancing and hand-washing.
July 1

Malta

Malta
Malta’s Tourism Ministry announced that it will reopen tourism travel on July 1. On that date, borders will reopen to travellers from Germany, Austria, Cyprus, Switzerland, the Italian islands of Sicily and Sardinia, Iceland, Slovakia, Norway, Denmark, Hungary, Finland, Ireland, Lithuania, Israel, Latvia, Estonia, Luxembourg, Czech Republic, Italy, France, Poland, Spain, Croatia, and Greece. Restrictions on all other flight destinations ...
June 27

Denmark

Denmark
Denmark’s borders have now reopened to most European countries, but this is subject to change based on a set of health measures and analysis. Borders to Sweden and Portugal are still closed, and a list of open or closed countries is updated weekly.
June 25

Croatia

Croatia
Croatia has reimposed quarantine for travellers from North Macedonia, Serbia, Kosovo and Bosnia on June 25 following a new coronavirus outbreak in the region. Borders remain open to EU and UK citizens, with no obligation of quarantine. The country began opening its borders in mid-May without restriction to nationals from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovenia, ...
June 21

Spain

Spain
Spain reopened its borders to EU member states, Schengen area countries and the UK on June 21. None of these travellers have to self-isolate. Portugal had been the only exception to the above, but the border between the two countries reopened on July 1. The country also opened up to the list of non-member states approved by the EU Council.
June 15

Iceland

Iceland
Iceland reopened to EU and UK travellers on June 15. Tourists are tested upon arrival. A few hours later, they get the result on their phone, after downloading a tracking app. The test, free for a period of two weeks, will cost 15,000 Icelandic Krona (€100) from July 1. Children born in or after 2005 will be exempt. Authorities are ...
June 15

Germany

Germany
On June 15, Germany lifted border restrictions for travellers coming from the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and the United Kingdom. Germany, however, decided to extend until August 31 its warnings on travelling outside the EU. Those that do manage to get in must self-isolate for 14 days.
June 15

Albania

Albania
Commercial flights resumed in Albania on June 15. All EU nationals and residents are eligible to enter Albania at the moment. The country can be reached with flights from Germany, Italy, the UK, Serbia, Austria, Greece and Turkey. Passengers at all terminals are expected to pass through a “disinfection tunnel” and undergo “body temperature measurement”. Anyone with body temperature higher ...
June 15

Czech Republic

Czech Republic
Borders with Austria and Germany reopened on June 5, 10 days earlier than expected. The country opened its frontier with Slovakia and Hungary on May 27, but with restrictions. The other EU countries have been divided into coloured groups dependent on risk: green, orange, and red. From June 15, Czech residents and EU citizens from green countries — eastern and ...
June 15

Switzerland

Switzerland
Switzerland, who brought in border controls on March 13, will reopen borders to all EU countries, the UK, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein on June 15, instead of July 6 as previously planned. The government is also reopening borders to non-EU and non-EFTA workers on July 6, as it announced on June 24. Any foreign nationals who currently try to enter ...
June 13

Poland

Poland
Borders reopened for EU nationals on June 13 with no quarantine condition, and some international flights from within the bloc have restarted. Poland’s external EU border remains closed, except for specific circumstances.
June 13

Romania

Romania
People coming from Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Cyprus, Croatia, Switzerland, Germany, Greece, Island, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia and Hungary can go in without the need to quarantine. People coming from EU/EEA/Schengen countries not listed above must still self-isolate for 14 days. Flights to a number of European countries including Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Austria, the ...

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