Updated Europe Travel Restrictions (6/15/20)

Today, June 15, many countries within Europe are opening their borders either to countries within Europe and/or to visitors from outside Europe. While restrictions may be decreasing, it is important to continue safety precautions. Anyone who is traveling should be doing so only when they have not experienced any coronavirus related symptoms within the last 14 days or so. While borders may be opening, travel and airport operations are still limited in many countries.

Here is a brief summary of some updated changes for traveling within some of the major European countries. It is important to confirm any additional travel related restrictions info on each country’s tourism or travel website.

CountryOpening within the E.U.Opening to outside the E.U.**Additional info:
FranceJune 15No dateThose arriving from UK and Spain must undergo quarantine. https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/conseils-aux-voyageurs/
GermanyJune 15August 31 More info: https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/en/einreiseundaufenthalt/coronavirus
Spain June 21July 1No required quarantine after June 21. https://www.mincotur.gob.es/es-es/COVID-19/Paginas/Guias-sector-turistico.aspx
NetherlandsJune 15June 30Eurostar trains will commence June 28. https://www.netherlandsandyou.nl/latest-news/news/2020/06/03/holidays-to-the-netherlands-possible-from-15-june-2020
ItalyCurrently openCurrently openVisitors from outside Europe must undergo 14 day quarantine. https://www.esteri.it/mae/it/ministero/normativaonline/decreto-iorestoacasa-domande-frequenti/focus-cittadini-italiani-in-rientro-dall-estero-e-cittadini-stranieri-in-italia.html
PortugalOpen to select countriesJune 15International flights commence June 15. https://www.sns24.gov.pt/tema/doencas-infecciosas/covid-19/prevencao/prevencao-dos-viajantes/viajar-para-portugal/
UKJune 8June 8Self-quarantine required; Must provide journey and contact details; Restrictions reviewed every 3 weeks; https://www.gov.uk/uk-border-control
AustriaJune 16 open to most E.U.No official dateWill open to several EU countries. Tourists must show evidence of negative covid test no older than 4 days prior to travel. https://www.bmlrt.gv.at/tourismus/corona-tourismus/corona_gaeste.html
SwitzerlandJune 15No official dateMore info: https://www.sem.admin.ch/sem/de/home/aktuell/aktuell/faq-einreiseverweigerung.html
GreeceCurrently openJune 15 flights going into Athens; July 1 all airportsVisitors arriving from certain airports must undergo testing; if test is negative quarantine for 7 days; if positive for 14 days. Several countries are subject to random testing. https://www.mfa.gr/en/current-affairs/statements-speeches/greece-welcomes-the-world.html


*Info is up to date as of June 15, 2020. Be on the lookout for changing restrictions.

**For some countries, openings apply to other European countries outside the Union and does not apply to third countries such as the U.S. Each country has exclusions on their list and you must verify.

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