This post is about the recent condition in Europe and we will try to answer When can you travel in Europe or When can you travel to Europe again.
With the Coronavirus Outbreak travelling to any part of the countries is majorly stopped. Most of the Government around the Globe are just promoting essential travels while some have even blocked any kind of travel and the entire country is facing a lockdown, like you can read hear about India, China, France, Italy, New Zealand, Poland, and the UK.
With that being said when can you expect the world to kick start at the pace where it was.
Do you see 2020 as the year completely overwhelmed by Covid 19, that is something on which we can talk whole day.
This post will give the details about When you can travel in Europe, When you can travel to Europe in the upcoming times.
But before that , Here are the our other post related to this pandemic.
- Do you need to cancel your travel plan because of Coronavirus
- Travel Advice if you are travelling during Coronavirus
Coronavirus Outbreak – When you can travel to Europe?.
Keeping a check on the situation and with caution, Countries in Europe have decided to relieve the restriction of the lockdown at its own pace based on country to country.
As countries in Europe have started showing decline in the number of cases in Europe. Governments are lifting some prohibitions, partially opening schools and permitting the reopening of some shops and public areas.
Italy, Spain, Germany, Austria, Denmark, Norway, Poland, the Czech Republic, Luxembourg and Iceland, where new diseases have largely plateaued, are among the first waves of countries to relax their most extreme sanctions, allowing partial returns to work and promising other steps to help their economies rebound.
As for travelling, the European Commission has been very clear: “I’d advise everyone to wait before making holiday plans,”.”At the moment, no one can make reliable forecasts for July and August.”
We will try to cover the details from couple of countries and their government websites so that it is easy for you to plan your travel or stay updated with the rules and norms.
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.
Related Information – You can read from German Website here
While some parts of Europe are showing the economy-related stuff gradually open, feel free to read the more detailed information on The Guardian Post
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 Baltic member states, Finland and Norway — were able to travel to and from the country without any requirements.
Those from the yellow group, which includes France, Italy, and Spain, must have a valid health certificate to enter.
Test and quarantine conditions will apply for people entering from the UK and Sweden — the two red nations in Europe.
Kindergartens and some health specialists to reopen from 20 April. Partial reopening of high schools and universities, hair, massage and beauty salons from 27 April. Starting 1st June Amusement park could be opened and 15th June onwards most of the other things will be permitted in Norway.
To Read specifically about Norway you can head out to this post Coronavirus Timetable Norway
Borders reopened for EU nationals on June 13 with no quarantine condition. Restrictions on international flights from the bloc are to be lifted on June 16.
Commercial flights resumed in Albania on June 15.
All EU nationals and residents are now eligible to enter Albania now.
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 than 37.5°C “shall be interviewed by the company doctor”.
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 14 days before reaching Italy.
The government dismissed any possible attempt to apply different confinement rules in different regions as “unconstitutional” following spats between local governors.
Therefore, the same confinement rules will apply in the same way to all regions.
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 is the only exception to that, with borders scheduled to reopen on July 1.
Borders with France and Portugal have been closed since March 17, allowing access only to Spanish citizens, people residing in Spain, cross-border workers and those who could provide documentary proof of necessity. None of the regulations were applicable to Andorra or Gibraltar.
Borders to non-EU countries are expected to reopen on July 1.
Austria opened its land borders with Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary and the Czech Republic on June 4.
The country reopened its border with Italy from June 16, but a travel warning will be issued for the region of Lombardy.
There are no restrictions with most European Union countries except for travellers from the UK, Sweden, Spain, and Portugal who must still present a medical certificate and self-isolate.
People arriving in Austria “from any other country” must also produce a medical certificate proving a negative COVID-19 test. The certificate cannot be more than four days’ old.
Entry by air is prohibited to citizens coming from countries outside the Schengen Area.
From June 15 tourists from Germany, Norway and Iceland have been allowed to travel to Denmark but must show documentation of a valid hotel booking on their arrival.
Citizens of other nations are still not permitted to enter Denmark, which imposed one of the earliest and strictest lockdowns in Europe.
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, Germany and Slovakia.
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.
So when can you travel in Europe?
Well most of countries in Europe is currently coping up with the situation and handling the Pandemic and their own citizens barely. Since all the non essentials travel are closed right now and the countries in Schenzen area are coming up with the plan to decrease the lockdown for their citizens. Tourism Industry is there sitting on the backburner.
The travel in between the Schenzen borders are not relaxed yet, So if a person wants to travel from Germany to France, Denmark, Austria, Luxemburg and Switzerland he couldn’t because the borders are under temporary lockdown
You have to wait patiently for this pandemic to end and then only plan your travel because per Germany they are expecting this to stretch till September.
We will keep this post updated if we find any new information related to the travel restrictions in Europe, Till then Stay Home and Stay Safe.
Per the recent updates related to the border control around Germany.
Updated on 06/28/2020
After Germany planned to abolish its border control measures started June 15. Switzerland has also come to agree with Germany, Austria and France to reopen their common borders by the same date if the epidemiological situation allows. So hopefully this will be the time when you can travel in Europe.