You need to know the list of European countries open now
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You need to know the list of European countries open now

European countries that are opening up for tourists during the COVID-19 crisis. If you're like most people, summer sounds like a vacation, but this year, this nasty virus messed up a lot of plans. Therefore, this would be the time to choose a place to go for your well deserved holiday. Unfortunately, countries in Europe do not have a unified timetable about opening up, and also they each impose their separate rules, many including to present a negative COVID-19 test result.

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The purpose of this article is to provide an up-to-date list of the European countries that have set dates for reopening to international travelers. In addition, you can also find conditions for each country's admission.

Find out the European countries that are open and which require a COVID-19 test prior to arrival - Italy

So which European countries are opening soon and which require a COVID-19 test?

Last update: July 11th, 2020

Latest update

As of July 1st, all EU members states, including Andorra, Holy See, Monaco and San Marino will accept residents from the following countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity.

Note that visitors arriving from the United States are still banned from visiting Europe due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases.

 

Albania

Status

Albania is currently open for everyone since July 1st, without testing or quarantine required.

Andorra

Status

Andorra is now open for tourism.

Austria

Status

Austria is currently open only to visitors arriving from the EU / EEA.

Conditions

Travelers from Bulgaria, Portugal, Romania, Sweden and the United Kingdom must present a negative COVID-19 test result. In addition, the test must be issued in the past 96 hours before arrival. Otherwise, visitors must self-isolate for 14 days.

There are no direct flights to Austria from the following countries: Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, China, Egypt, Iran, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Sweden, Serbia, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom.

Find out the European countries that are open and which require a COVID-19 test prior to arrival - Austria

Belarus

Status

Belarus is open only for residents of the EEA.

Conditions

Travelers are subject to complete an awareness questionnaire. Additionally, they also have to self-quarantine for 14 days.

Belgium

Status 

Belgium is only open for visitors arriving from the EFTA.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Status

The country is open only for Croatia, Montenegro, and Serbia visitors.

Find out the European countries that are open and which require a COVID-19 test prior to arrival - Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bulgaria

Status

Bulgaria is currently open with restrictions for most EU/EEA citizens.

Conditions

Travelers that arrive from Belgium, Portugal, Sweden, Great Britain and other third countries approved by the EU are still subject to a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine. Moreover, all arriving passengers are subject to filling a questionnaire supervised by a health inspector.

Croatia

Status

Croatia is open for visitors arriving from the EU/EEA and third countries agreed by the EU.

Conditions

Tourists arriving from third countries must provide a negative COVID-19 test result taken in the previous 48 hours. Find out more here.

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Cyprus

Status

The island is open for visitors from Europe, as well as Australia, Japan, New Zealand and South Korea.

Conditions

Cyprus requires all passengers to have a flight pass issued by the state prior to departure. In addition, some passengers need to present a negative COVID-19 test taken within the past 72 hours prior to arrival.

Czech Republic

Status

Open for tourists with certain restrictions.

Conditions

Travelers coming from medium and high-risk countries are subject to present COVID-19 negative test results upon arrival. 

Find out the European countries that are open and which require a COVID-19 test prior to arrival - Prague, Czech Republic

Denmark

Status

Denmark is open only for Germany, Iceland, and Norway residents, at least until September 1st, 2020.

Conditions

Travelers that are allowed into the country must provide proof of accommodation for a minimum of 6 nights.

Estonia

Status

The country is open for passengers coming from the EEA.

Conditions

Travelers may be subject to a 14-day self-quarantine if arriving from a high-risk country. All travelers coming from Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Portugal, Romania, and Sweden must quarantine for two weeks.

Find out the European countries that are open and which require a COVID-19 test prior to arrival - Estonia

Finland

Status

The country is open only for travelers from most European countries as well as some other nations suggested by the European Commission. In addition, the country only allows visitors from countries that did not have more than 8 cases per 100.000 people in the past 14 days. More information here.

France

Status

France is open for EU/EFTA and approved third country visitors. 

Conditions

Travelers must bring a declaration that they do not present COVID-19 symptoms as well as an International Travel certificate prior to arrival. Learn more about who can travel to France and the entry requirements here.

Find out the European countries that are open and which require a COVID-19 test prior to arrival - Mont-Saint-Michel, France

Georgia

Status

The country plan to open up for all international tourists on July 31st, 2020.

Germany

Status

Germany is currently open for tourists arriving from the EU/EEA and selected third countries.

Find out the European countries that are open and which require a COVID-19 test prior to arrival - Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

Greece

Status

The Balkan country is open most tourists in the EU as well as selected third-party nations.

Conditions

Travelers arriving from Bulgaria or Romania must present a negative PCR test result taken 72 hours prior. They are also subject to testing at the border.

Find out the European countries that are open and which require a COVID-19 test prior to arrival - Santorini, Greece

Hungary

Status

Hungary is currently open for tourists based on a traffic-light system. Green countries include most of Europe, whereas yellow include countries such as Bulgaria, China, Japan, Norway, Russia, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States. By contrast, on the red list are the rest of the countries, such as Albania, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belarus, Canada, Kosovo, North-Macedonia, Montenegro, Mexico, New Zealand and Ukraine.

Conditions

Passengers arriving from green countries have no restrictions. In addition, those arriving from yellow countries must quarantine for 14 days. Finally, travelers from the red countries are not allowed to enter Hungary.

Iceland

Status

The island is currently open for most visitors.

Conditions

Travelers can choose between a 14-day self-quarantine or to do a COVID-19 test. Additionally, travelers must complete a Pre-registration for visiting Iceland form prior to arrival.

Find out the European countries that are open and which require a COVID-19 test prior to arrival - Iceland

Ireland 

Status

Ireland is currently open with conditions for incoming travelers.

Conditions

Incoming visitors must complete a Public Health Passenger Locator form. Moreover, they are subject to a 14-day self-quarantine.

Italy

Status

Italy is now open for most visitors coming from the EEA. 

Conditions

Travelers must present a self-declaration form to the transportation carrier. In addition, they must announce their arrival at the local units for the Department of Prevention. Travelers arriving from Bulgaria and Romania are subject to a 14-day quarantine. In addition, Italy added Kosovo, Montenegro and Serbia to the list of banned countries. Read more information about entry requirements here.

Find out the European countries that are open and which require a COVID-19 test prior to arrival - Cinqueterre, Italy

Latvia

Status 

Latvia is open for EEA travelers with conditions.

Conditions

Except for Lithuania, travelers arriving from countries with an average number of 15 or more cases per 100.000 residents in the past 14 days must self-isolate for two weeks.

Lichtenstein

Status

The country is open for any travelers that are allowed to enter Switerland.

Lithuania

Status

Lithuania is currently open for travelers coming from countries that did not exceed 25 new COVID-19 cases in the past 14 days. Foreigners coming from Belgium, Portugal, Sweden, and the United Kingdom are still banned.

Conditions

Except for Latvia, travelers arriving from countries with a cumulative number of 15 or more cases per 100.000 residents in the past 14 days must self-isolate for two weeks.

Luxembourg

Status 

The country is open to foreign visitors.

Malta

Status

The island has opened for tourism on July 1, 2020 for visitors arriving from the EU/EEA and a few other third-party countries.

Find out the European countries that are open and which require a COVID-19 test prior to arrival - Valetta, Malta

Montenegro

Status

Montenegro is currently open for visitors arriving from 131 countries.

Conditions

Depending on their country of origin, some visitors may need to provide a negative PCR test upon entry. 

Netherlands

Status

The Netherlands is open for EU/EEA visitors and some third-party nations, such as Australia, Canada or Japan.

North Macedonia

Status

There are no restrictions for entering North Macedonia, regardless of the country of origin.

Norway 

Status

Norway is currently open for most EU countries, with the exception of Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Luxembourg, Portugal, and Romania.

Find out the European countries that are open and which require a COVID-19 test prior to arrival - Norway

Poland

Status

The country has opened up for EU citizens on June 13th, 2020.

Portugal

Status

Portugal is currently open to tourists arriving from the EU/EEA.

Notes

  • Travelers to Madeira must fill in a health form 24 to 48 hours prior to arrival. Subsequently, they must adhere to a 14-day quarantine.
  • Travelers to the Azores must present a negative COVID-19 test that was issued 72 hours before departure. On the contrary, they will be subject to health examination and quarantine upon arrival.

Russia

Status

The country is now allowing international travelers.

Conditions

All incoming visitors must present a negative PCR test result upon arrival.

Romania

Status

Romania is now open for EU/EEA and EU-approved third-party nationals.

Conditions

Tourists coming from high-risk countries are subject to a 14-day self-quarantine.

Find out the European countries that are open and which require a COVID-19 test prior to arrival - Vidraru Dam, Romania

Serbia

Status

Serbia is now open for all tourists without restrictions, including visitors from the United States.

Slovakia

Status 

Slovakia is open for passengers arriving from the European Union and Swiss confederation area except for Belgium, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, and Sweden.

Conditions

Visitors must either present a negative COVID-19 test result done within the last 96 hours prior to arrival. In addition, some passengers may be subject to a 14-day self-quarantine.

Slovenia

Status

The country is open to most tourists, based on a traffic-light system.

Conditions

Passengers arriving from the green list have no restrictions, whereas those arriving from yellow and red-list countries are subject to a 14-day quarantine. The difference between the yellow and the red lists is only for Slovenian nationals, if they arrive from a yellow country, they don't have to quarantine.

Find out the European countries that are open and which require a COVID-19 test prior to arrival - Lake Bled, Slovenia

Spain

Status

Spain is open for EU/EEA visitors since June 21st, 2020.

Sweden

Status

EEA visitors are able to enter Sweden since June 30th, 2020.

Switzerland

Status 

Switzerland is now open for Schengen and also for Swiss Confederation member states. The country opened borders for 14 third-party nations, such as Canada, Japan and South Korea, on July 14th, 2020.

Turkey

Status

Turkey is now open to all visitors.

Find out the European countries that are open and which require a COVID-19 test prior to arrival - Cappadocia, Turkey

Ukraine

Status 

The country is open to tourism based on a traffic-light system. 

Conditions

Travelers from red-listed countries are subject to quarantine or can provide a negative PCR-test result. Countries get on the green zone list if they have less than 40 cases per 100.000 population.

The United Kingdom

Status

The kingdom is now open to travelers.

Conditions

Tourists must complete a Public Health Passenger Locator Form and present it upon arrival. In addition, international visitors are subject to 14-day self-quarantine.

Find out the European countries that are open and which require a COVID-19 test prior to arrival - London, United Kingdom

European countries that are not yet open for tourism

There are a few countries in the European continent that have not yet opened borders for travelers as a consequence of COVID-19 spread. Although some may have managed to contain the spread of the virus, they are still reluctant to open for travelers. As a result, the list of European countries that have not yet opened up for tourism is:

  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Moldova
  • Russia

Did you find this information useful? Additionally, you can check our article on countries reopening in the Americas, Africa or Asia.

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