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.
|Country||Opening within the E.U.||Opening to outside the E.U.**||Additional info:|
|France||June 15||No date||Those arriving from UK and Spain must undergo quarantine. https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/conseils-aux-voyageurs/|
|Germany||June 15||August 31||More info: https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/en/einreiseundaufenthalt/coronavirus|
|Spain||June 21||July 1||No required quarantine after June 21. https://www.mincotur.gob.es/es-es/COVID-19/Paginas/Guias-sector-turistico.aspx|
|Netherlands||June 15||June 30||Eurostar trains will commence June 28. https://www.netherlandsandyou.nl/latest-news/news/2020/06/03/holidays-to-the-netherlands-possible-from-15-june-2020|
|Italy||Currently open||Currently open||Visitors 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|
|Portugal||Open to select countries||June 15||International flights commence June 15. https://www.sns24.gov.pt/tema/doencas-infecciosas/covid-19/prevencao/prevencao-dos-viajantes/viajar-para-portugal/|
|UK||June 8||June 8||Self-quarantine required; Must provide journey and contact details; Restrictions reviewed every 3 weeks; https://www.gov.uk/uk-border-control|
|Austria||June 16 open to most E.U.||No official date||Will 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|
|Switzerland||June 15||No official date||More info: https://www.sem.admin.ch/sem/de/home/aktuell/aktuell/faq-einreiseverweigerung.html|
|Greece||Currently open||June 15 flights going into Athens; July 1 all airports||Visitors 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.