Countries In Europe Are Opening Borders By July 2020

Countries In Europe Are Opening Borders By July 2020

21/06/2020 0 By M Zaman

Likewise, countries in other continents of the world. Many countries in Europe had to close their borders as a safety measure to prevent Covid-19. But, there are some countries in Europe are considering to opening borders by July 2020 for tourism.

During, Covid-19 or Coronavirus pandemic crisis you must know country’s restrictions you are visiting to. At least, it will help you to stay safe and secure while you travel.

Of course, summer holiday 2020 is approaching soon.

Countries In Europe Are Relaxing Borders Before July 2020

There are countries in Europe are relaxing borders before July 2020. You will travel to a favourite country as soon as possible.

Austria

Hallstatt in Austria

Hallstatt in Austria (Image: Pixabay)

Austria has reopened its borders from June 16, 2020 while ending quarantine requirements for visitors from more than 20 European countries. But the UK is not included on this list.

Sweden, Spain and Portugal are also not included.

Belgium

The Atomium in Belgium

The Atomium in Belgium (Image: Pixabay)

The Belgian government has plan to reopen its borders to visitors from the EU, UK and Schengen members.

Bars, restaurants and hotels resumed business on June 8, 2020 and markets, museums and zoos can open if they meet guidelines.

Croatia

Scenic views of Dubrovnik, Croatia

Scenic views of Dubrovnik, Croatia (Image: Pixabay)

Visitors arriving from the EU and UK into Croatia from June 15, 2020 are no longer required to follow self isolation rules. Unless they were in contact with someone who has coronavirus.

Croatian government will provide leaflet with guidelines they must follow for the first 14 days of their trip.

Hotels, restaurants and beaches will re-open if they have health and safety guidelines in place.

Cyprus

Orthodox Chuch in Cyprus

Orthodox Chuch in Cyprus (Image: Pixabay)

Among British holiday makers Cyprus is a most popular holiday destination in Europe.

Cyprus already announced it will accept holiday makers from June 1, 2020. But, it may add British holiday makers within the list soon.

France

Louvre Museum in Paris, France

Louvre Museum in Paris, France (Image: Pixabay)

Since Covid-19 hit across France. The country didn’t shut their borders in response to the pandemic. But it did impose strict travel restrictions so entry was only granted for essential travel.

Direct flights are operating from the UK to Paris and Nice from London airports.

Also, Eurostar is operating between London St Pancras and Paris.

Germany

Neuschwanstein castle in Germany

Neuschwanstein castle in Germany (Image: Pixabay)

The German government is set to lift border restrictions for visitors from the EU, UK, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein.

Berlin extended its virus warnings for non-European nations until the end of August.

Greece

Parthenon in Greece

Parthenon in Greece (Image: Pexels)

In the Mediterranean region, the Greek government reopened its borders from 15 June, 2020.

However, between June 15, 2020 and July 1, 2020 passengers flying from airports on a high-risk list will require to undergo screening test.

Tourists will require to go to a quarantine hotel and self-isolate for seven days if the test comes back negative and 14 days if positive.

Iceland

Godafoss waterfalls in Iceland

Godafoss waterfalls in Iceland (Image: Pixabay)

From Scandinavian region, Iceland is welcoming visitors from 15 June, 2020.

But, visitors will need to go for Covid-19 tests, which is free until July 1, 2020 but after that is £88, or two weeks of quarantine.

The Netherlands

Rotterdam skyline, Netherlands

Rotterdam skyline, Netherlands (Image: Pixabay)

The Netherlands has reopened its borders for travellers from the EU and Schengen countries but not the UK or Sweden.

Poland

Outside view of Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa Airport, Poland

Outside view of Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa Airport, Poland (Image: Wikimedia)

Polish government announced on on June 10, 2020 it will lift travel restrictions to visitors from 26 countries.

However, it didn’t specify UK on the list.

It already lifted its self-isolation rules for EU arrivals from June 13, 2020.

Spain

Cathedral Almudena, Madrid, Spain

Cathedral Almudena, Madrid, Spain (Image: Pixabay)

Spain one of the most popular holiday destination among British holiday makers. Finally Spain is ready to accept tourists from June 21, 2020.

Sweden

Älvsborg Bridge in Gothenburg, Sweden

Älvsborg Bridge in Gothenburg, Sweden (Image: Pixabay)

In fact, Sweden didn’t have a strict lockdown on its citizens. But did close its borders to non-EU or European Economic Area countries until June 15, 2020.

However, the UK was not included in this ban.

Switzerland

Petaled Flower on Grass Near Mountain In Switzerland

Petaled Flower on Grass Near Mountain In Switzerland (Image: Pexels)

The Swiss government already announced it will reopen its borders to visitors from the EU or UK on June 15, 2020.

In Switzerland, casinos, amusement parks, zoos, spas, swimming pools and campsites can reopen while bars, restaurants and clubs are operating under a curfew, closing between 12-6am.

Important Advices You Will Need To Follow Before Visiting A Country

Before you are considering to travel a country, you must follow FCO’s upcoming travel advice.

It is very important you must seek government’s travel advice in order to stay safe and secure while you travel.

Furthermore, you will need to find out if there are any restrictions in a country you are travelling to.

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