Here’s Where You Can and Cannot Travel to in Europe

By Kurt Stolz on 4 May 2020
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As European countries begin to lift measures put into place to contain the spread of the coronavirus, what isn’t changing quite yet is bans on tourists and tourism.  Except for the United Kingdom, there are restrictions in place for every country on the map.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said last month that she believes that some travel will be possible.

“I think we are going to find smart solutions to have a summer vacation,” she said. “Maybe a little different, with other hygiene measures, with a little more social distance, but it is impressive to see that we have found solutions. So, I am optimistic about summer holidays.”

Currently, however, a report from the United Nations World Tourism Organization found that 45% of the destinations they looked at have either completely or partially closed their borders to tourists

Here’s a look at what each country’s current restrictions are, as of the date of publication.

Austria –entry suspended for third-country nationals, which means only EU and EEA citizens as well as Swiss citizens will be admitted.

Belgium – entry prohibited for foreign nationals except forcitizens of countries in the Schengen Area.

Czech Republic – entry prohibited for foreign nationals except for EU citizens and citizens of countries in the Schengen Area.

Denmark – closed to foreign nationals, except for residents of Greenland or the Faroe Islands.

Finland – entry prohibited for foreign nationals except for citizens of countries in the Schengen Area and third-country nationals with a Finnish residence permit and commuters on the border with Sweden and Norway.

France – entry prohibited for foreign nationals except for EU citizens and citizens of countries in the Schengen Area

Germany – all non-essential travel to the country is prohibited. Checkpoints are in place at all land border crossings including those with Austria, Denmark, France, Luxembourg, and Switzerland. EU and U.K. citizens may transit through Germany to reach their home country.

Greece – entry prohibited for foreign nationals except for citizens of countries in the Schengen Area. A 14-day quarantine is required for all who enter the country.

Hungary – entry prohibited for foreign nationals except for citizens of countries in the Schengen Area.

Iceland – entry prohibited for foreign nationals except for citizens of countries in the Schengen Area, U.K. citizens, and EFTA nationals.

Ireland – travel to the Emerald Isles is partially restricted. Anyone coming into Ireland, apart from Northern Ireland, is required to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival, and to complete a Public Health Passenger Locator Form to this effect.

Italy – entry prohibited for foreign nationals except for reasons including health or work.

Netherlands entry prohibited for foreign nationals except for citizens of countries in the Schengen Area and U.K. nationals.

Norway – border closed to all foreign nationals who lack a work or residence permit in the country.

Poland – closed to all except Polish citizens, their families, and holders of the Pole’s Card, and those with Polish work permits.

Spain – entry prohibited for foreign nationals except for citizens of countries in the Schengen Area.

Switzerland – entry prohibited for foreign nationals except for citizens of Liechtenstein, those traveling to the country for work, and anyone with a Swiss residency permit.

United Kingdom – no current restrictions.

 

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