Skip to Content

Europe Reopening For Tourism: Countries Officially Open

This post may have affiliate links, which means we may receive a small commission (at no extra cost to you!) if you choose to purchase through them. Here's our Disclosure & Privacy Policy for more info.

Share The Article

Last Updated


Europe has officially started reopening for tourism after months of lockdowns due to Covid-19. 

The list below covers all of the countries in Europe that have officially opened for tourism, and which ones have no testing/quarantine requirements.

We will cover which countries are allowed to visit each destination and what entry requirements you need to know before booking. 

IMPORTANT UPDATE 2021:

This article has not been updated since October 2020 and was originally written in July 2020. During the summer and early fall, Europe was relatively OPEN for tourism. Now with new lockdowns, additional travel restrictions, new virus strains, etc. Europe is more closed than ever. This article will not be updated again until countries start to REOPEN a second time, which may happen early/mid 2021. The below information is not accurate until we update it again early/mid 2021. 

In the meantime, readers can use this master list, which is updated almost daily: “Countries Reopening For Tourism, The Complete List”

All visitors to Europe shoud first ensure they have proper travel insurance that covers Covid-19

Countries In Europe Reopening For Tourism

Albania

Albania in Europe
Sarande, Albania

Albania Tourism Reopening Date: July 1, 2020Albania officially reopened its borders for tourism on July 1,2020 allowing tourists from all countries and nations to enter without restrictions. Albania started lifting restrictions on June 1st for its closest neighbors crossing via land borders, and finally lifted all entry restrictions and travel bans for air and sea borders as of July 1st.

Countries Allowed with No Quarantine or Testing:

  • All countries allowed

See all the details on Albania Reopening

Andorra

Andorra Tourism Reopening Date: July 29, 2020Andorra officially reopened its borders for tourism on July 29,2020 allowing tourists from EU nations to visit WITHOUT tests or quarantines.  All nations are actually now permitted to enter, but those not part of the EU will still face a 15-day quarantine. 

Countries Allowed with No Quarantine or Testing:

  • Most EU nations

See all the details on Andorra Reopening

Austria

Austria Tourism Reopening Date: June 16, 2020

The first 31 countries that have authorization to travel to Austria include all of the European Union nationswith the exception of UK, Sweden, Spain and Portugal.

Visitors from the approved EU countries can visit Austria without a quarantine period or testing.

Countries Allowed with No Quarantine or Testing

  • Due to tightening restrictions in Austria, some EU nations now require testing to visit. See the complete list of countries HERE

See all other countries entry requirements and health protocols for Austria

Belarus

Belarus is now allowing over 70 nations to visit without a 14-day isolation period.

Some of those countries include

  • USA
  • UK
  • Canada
  • Serbia
  • Croatia
  • Japan
  • and more

See all other countries entry requirements and health protocols for Belarus

Belgium

Belgium Tourism Reopening Date: June 15, 2020

From June 15, following all other major EU countries, Belgium made the decision to reopen for tourism from countries in the European Union, including the UK, and the four EFTA nations (Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Iceland and Norway.)

The Belgian Government has introduced a traffic light system of high, medium and low risk regions. Travellers entering Belgium from high risk (red) regions will be required to take a test and to self-isolate for 7 days, provided you take a test on day 5 and that test result is negative for COVID-19.

See the map of countries and full reopening details.

Bosnia and Herzegovina 

Bosnia Tourism Reopening Date: July 16, 2020

On July 16, the government of Bosnia and Herzegovina lifted travel bans on several countries and started officially reopening the nation for tourism. 

Countries Allowed with No Quarantine or Testing

  • Most EU nations

Other countries are granted entry if they bring a 48 hour negative PCR test.

See all other countries entry requirements and health protocols for Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bulgaria

Bulgaria Tourism Reopening Date: July 16, 2020

On July 17, 2020 Bulgaria made the decision to add more countries to the ‘approved’ list, now allowing select third-party countries to also enter without testing or quarantines. 

Countries Allowed with No Quarantine or Testing

  • Most EU nations

Bulgaria is also making allowances for additional third-party countries outside the EU to visit – See all other countries entry requirements and health protocols for Bulgaria

Croatia

Croatia Tourism Reopening Date: July 1st, 2020

Croatia announced that EU/EEA countries and nations can enter with no reason given, while ‘third-party’ countries outside the EU are welcome, but must show proof of accommodation or tourist activity. 

Countries Allowed with No Quarantine or Testing

  • Most EU nations

Other countries, like Canada and USA, will be permitted entry but will face additional requirements, like a 48-hour PCR test.

See all other countries entry requirements and health protocols for Croatia

Cyprus

Cyprus Tourism Reopening Date: June 15th, 2020

Countries Allowed with No Quarantine or Testing

Australia
Finland
Germany
Korea
Latvia
New Zealand
Thailand

Cyprus has two other lists of countries that are allowed entry but will face additional testing/quarantine requirements. 

See all other countries entry requirements and health protocols for Cyprus

Czech Republic

Czech Republic Tourism Reopening Date: June 15, 2020

The Czech Republic is a major European destination that receives around 20 million tourists every year. A few weeks ago, the Czech government was only allowing citizens from Slovakia and Hungary into the country freely but has since lifted additional restrictions to try and reinstate much needed tourism.

Countries Allowed with No Quarantine or Testing

  • Most EU nations

The Czech Republic is also accepting countries with additional testing requirements.

URGENT UPDATE: Oct 22

Due to a massive surge in cases, the Czech Republic has re-closed borders for tourism effective immediately and is not allowing non-essential travelers to enter. Lockdowns are also in effect.

See all other countries entry requirements and health protocols for Czech Republic

Denmark

Denmark Tourism Reopening Date: June 27, 2020

Denmark has reopened its borders for international tourism, allowing in both EU nations and a few select countries outside of the EU to now visit.

Countries Allowed with No Quarantine or Testing

  • Around half of EU nations

Many EU nations have too high of cases for unrestricted entry into Denmark. You can see the full list HERE

See all other countries entry requirements and health protocols for Denmark

Estonia

Estonia Tourism Reopening Date: June 1, 2020

Estonia officially started opening to select countries within the EU. As of July, Estonia has now reopened for additional third-party countries and will soon be launching their digital nomad visa program.

Countries Allowed with No Quarantine or Testing

  • Currently on 5 EU nations

Estonia has also created a list of countries which will be permitted entry but will face quarantine.

See all other countries entry requirements and health protocols for Estonia

Finland

Finland Tourism Reopening Date: June 1, 2020

Finland has now reopened for tourism and has recently updated the countries that are permitted to visit.

Countries Allowed with No Quarantine or Testing

  • Vatican City 

See all other countries entry requirements and health protocols for Finland

France

France Tourism Reopening Date: June 15, 2020

When France first reopened, EU nations could visit without quarantines or testing until late 2020.

Countries Allowed with No Quarantine or Testing

  • All EU arrivals now require testings

See all the tourism health protocols and reopening details for France

Germany

Germany Tourism Reopening Date: June 15, 2020

From 2 July 2020, unrestricted travel to Germany was added to an additional 8 countries outside of Europe.

Countries Allowed with No Quarantine or Testing

  • About half of the EU nations.

Germany has created a higher-risk list of nations that can still visit, but will now require a quarantine

Read all of the information on Germany reopening for tourism

Greece

Greece Tourism Reopening Date: July 1st, 2020

The full list updated below,  includes the EU/EFTA nations that can currently travel to Greece, as well as the third-party countries outside the EU that have just been given permission.

Countries Allowed with No Quarantine or Testing

  • Most EU nations, as well as some third-party nations

Greece currently requires around 10 nations to bring a negative PCR test before entry 

While there is no mandatory testing and no negative-PCR tests due upon arrival, each passenger will be screened and thermally scanned.

Read all of the information on Greece reopening for tourism

Hungary

Hungary Tourism Reopening Date: July 1, 2020

Hungary has reopened its borders for international tourism and is now accepting visitors from select countries all over the world, depending on risk classification.

Countries Allowed with No Quarantine or Testing:  all member states of the EU, the EEA, and Switzerland, (except for Portugal, Bulgaria, Romania, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Hungary is re-closing borders for tourism on Sept 1 until at least Nov 1 

See all countries allowed to travel to Hungary and more reopening info

Iceland

Iceland Tourism Reopening Date: June 15, 2020

Entry Rules updated Aug 19: Passengers arriving into Iceland from an approved country must do a ‘Double Boarding-Screening Procedure’.

The double border-screening procedure requires all passengers arriving in Iceland to undergo two PCR-testsone upon arrival and another 5-6 days later, while quarantining for those 5-6 days.  

Countries Allowed with the Double Boarding Procedure:  

  • Most EU nations and select third-party nations

See more information on Iceland reopening for tourism 

Ireland

Ireland Tourism Reopening Date: June 21, 2020

Ireland officially started reopening for tourism on July 21, 2020, by first allowing 15 ‘Green’ nations to enter the country without quarantine. Previous to the new rules in place, Ireland was requiring a mandatory 14-day quarantine for ALL nations entering, with the exception of Northern Ireland.

Since reopening to select nations, Ireland has seen more lockdowns and restrictions and we do not advise visiting at this time. 

See more information on Ireland

Italy

Italy Tourism Reopening Date: June 15, 2020

Italy has now reopened for tourism and has recently updated the countries and nations that are permitted to visit, both with restrictions and without.

Countries Allowed with No Quarantine or Testing:  

  • Most EU nations

Around 6 EU nations must now bring PCR tests to visit 

Other countries are permitted to enter Italy but face a 14 day quarantine upon arrival

See the list of other countries permitted to travel to Italy 

Lithuania 

Lithuania Tourism Reopening Date: June 15, 2020

Lithuania lifted their 3-month long quarantine on June 16 and has been slowly reopening the country for tourism. Now, as of August 9th, more EU nations and a few selected third-party nations are allowed to enter without restrictions.

Countries Allowed with No Quarantine or Testing:  

  • Only select EU nations

More countries, like Canada, Austria, Greece, Spain and Italy for example can still enter, but with a 14-day quarantine.

Read all of the details on Lithunaia’s reopening for tourism

Luxembourg

Luxembourg Tourism Reopening Date: June 15, 2020

Luxembourg first reopened borders to Germany, Belgium and France, and then extended entry to all EU, EFTA and Schengen nations later in June. Starting July 1, Luxembourg also reopened for select third-party nations as suggested by the EU.

Countries Allowed with No Quarantine or Testing:  

  • Most EU nations 

Read all of the details on Luxembourg reopening for tourism

Malta

Malta reopening

Malta Tourism Reopening Date: July 1, 2020

As of July 11, more countries have been added to Malta’s approved no restriction list.

Countries Allowed with No Quarantine or Testing:  

  • Many EU nations and third-party countries

Malta also has a list of around 10 countries that now require negative PCR tests to visit

See all the details on Malta reopening for tourism

Montenegro

Montenegro Tourism Reopening Date: June 1, 2020

As of June 1st 2020, Montenegro has now reopened to tourists and accepting international arrivals from 130+ countries. For many people looking to still enjoy a European summer vacation, Montenegro might serve as the perfect country.

Countries Allowed with No Quarantine or Testing:  

  • Many EU COUNTRIES
  • plus a list of over 70 third-party countries 

See the complete list of countries that can enter Montenegro 

Netherlands

Netherlands Tourism Reopening Date: June 15, 2020

The Netherlands opened the border on June 15, 2020 to a list of EU countries, and on July 1st, expanded the list with third-party countries outside the EU.

Countries Allowed with No Quarantine or Testing:  

  • Most EU countries 

See all the details on the Netherlands reopening for tourism

North Macedonia

North Macedonia Tourism Reopening Date: July 1, 2020

The Republic of North Macedonia has officially reopened for international tourism July 1, 2020 and is now allowing tourists from all countries to visit, restriction free.

Countries Allowed with No Quarantine or Testing:  

  • ALL

Temperature scans will be done upon arrival into North Macedonia. Any travelers with symptoms like a fever or difficulty breathing will be refused entry at customs.

See all the details on the North Macedonia reopening for tourism

Norway

Norway Tourism Reopening Date: July 15th, 2020

Norway will officially be reopening its borders for tourism on July 15th, 2020 to most European countries including the UK.

Countries Allowed with No Quarantine or Testing:  

  • Finland (some areas)
  • Greenland
  • Sweden (some areas)

quarantine update: As of Sept 28, Norway is requiring a 10-day quarantine for any arrivals (nationals or tourists) coming from MOST of the EU.

See the exceptions and all of the details on Norway reopening for tourism

Poland

Poland Tourism Reopening Date: June 13th, 2020

Poland made the announcement today that it will be reopening its borders and lifting restrictions to visitors coming in from the 26 countries of the European Union, and the 4 EFTA nations.

Countries Allowed with No Quarantine or Testing:  

  • Most EU nations

See all of the details on Poland reopening for tourism

Portugal

Portugal Tourism Reopening Date: June 20th, 2020

As of June 2020, Portugal has reopened its doors for tourism from select countries. 

Countries Allowed with No Quarantine or Testing:  

  • Most EU nations and select third-party nations 

See all of the latest updates on Portugal reopening for tourism

Romania

Romania Tourism Reopening Date: June 15th, 2020

Romania has officially reopened its borders for tourism, allowing tourists from EU nations, as well as countries outside of the EU to visit.

Countries Allowed with No Quarantine or Testing

  • Most EU nations and a few third-party countries 

The updated list of ‘Green Zone’ countries will be posted weekly directly on the National Institute of Public Health of Romania page.

See all of the latest updates on Romania reopening for tourism

Serbia

Serbia Tourism Reopening Date: May 22nd, 2020

As of May 22nd 2020, Serbia is allowing visitors to travel to the country under normal ‘pre-Covid’ regulations. That includes no mandatory testing and no isolation period for arriving tourists.

Countries Allowed with No Quarantine or Testing

  • ALL Countries

Important Update: Serbia is recently seeing a recent spike in Covid-19 cases and has now implemented testing for tourists from 4 nations:

See all of the latest updates on Serbia reopening for tourism

Slovenia

Slovenia Tourism Reopening Date: June 15th, 2020

Slovenia has reopened its borders for international tourism, first by allowing select EU nations to visit in June, and further third-party countries to start visiting in July.

Countries Allowed with No Quarantine or Testing

  • Most EU countries and a few select third-party countries 

See all of the latest updates on Slovenia reopening for tourism

Spain

Spain Tourism Reopening Date: June 21st, 2020

Spain reopened its border on June 21, 2020 to a list of EU nations, and July 3, 2020 to an expanded list of third-party nations outside the EU.

Countries Allowed with No Quarantine or Testing

  • Most EU nations and several third-party countries 

See all entry requirements for Spain’s reopening

Sweden

Sweden Tourism Reopening Date: June 15th, 2020

Sweden has made some exceptions to their entry ban and are now allowing entry to a list of EU/EEA countries, and as of July 4, 2020 to an expanded list of third-party countries outside the EU.

Countries Allowed with No Quarantine or Testing

  • Most EU countries and select third-party nations 

Read everything you need to know about Sweden Reopening for Tourism

Switzerland

Switzerland Tourism Reopening Date: June 15th, 2020

We have the full country list updated below, which includes the EU/EFTA nations that can currently travel to Switzerland, as well as the third-party countries outside the EU that have just been given permission to travel to Switzerland starting on July 20, 2020.

Countries Allowed with No Quarantine or Testing

  • Most EU nations and some select third-party countries

See all the information regarding Switzerland reopening for tourism

Ukraine

Ukraine Tourism Reopening Date: June 15th, 2020

Ukraine has officially reopened for tourism on June 15, 2020, lifting the entry ban for foreigners and resuming commercial flights. However, all nations are not welcomed in the same manner, and certain countries have restrictions while others do not.

Update September 27: Ukraine shut its borders for all tourism and foreign arrivals from August 29 to September 28to help curb rising cases throughout the nation. It is confirmed they will reopen for tourism once again on September 28

Countries Allowed with No Quarantine or Testing

Due to the long nature of this list of countries, please see our full article on Ukraine reopening for tourism

United Kingdom

United Kingdom Tourism Reopening Date: June 8th, 2020

Visits from up to 60 countries is now possible for Britons from July 10th without the need to quarantine for 14 days on return.

The Foreign Office lifted its ban on non-essential travel to nearly all EU countries, British territories such as Bermuda and Gibraltar, and Australia and New Zealand.

Turkey, a popular holiday destination, is also included in the list.

Countries Allowed with No Quarantine or Testing

See all the information regarding the UK reopening for tourism

Europe Reopening – Countries That Have Reopened For Tourism:

  • Austria – June 16, 2020
  • Belgium – June 15, 2020
  • Bulgari – July 16, 2020
  • Croatia – July 1, 2020
  • Cyprus – June 15, 2020
  • Czech Republic – June 15, 2020
  • Denmark – June 27, 2020
  • Estonia – June 1, 2020
  • France – June 15, 2020
  • Germany – June 15, 2020
  • Greece – July 1, 2020
  • Hungary – July 1, 2020
  • Iceland – June 15, 2020
  • Italy – June 15, 2020
  • Luxembourg – June 15, 2020
  • Malta – July 1, 2020
  • Netherlands – June 15, 2020
  • North Macedonia – July 1, 2020
  • Norway – July 15, 2020
  • Poland – June 13, 2020
  • Portugal – June 20, 2020
  • Romania – June 15, 2020
  • Slovenia – June 15, 2020
  • Spain – June 21, 2020
  • Sweden – June 15, 2020
  • Switzerland – June 15, 2020
  • Ukraine – June 15, 2020
  • United Kingdom – June 8, 2020

READ MORE:

The complete list of All countries reopening for tourism

Countries without travel restrictions

Countries reopening for American Tourists

Countries reopening for Canadian Tourists

For the latest Travel Reopenings & Questions, Join Our: Facebook Community

Travel-off-Path-group


Disclaimer: Europe’s reopening news is ever-changing and being updated constantly. We do our best to keep this article up to date with all the latest information, but the decision to travel is ultimately your responsibility. Contact your consulate and/or local authorities to confirm your nationality’s entry and/or any changes to travel requirements before traveling.

Originally Published: July 22, 2020


Malaysia Reopening For Tourism – Everything You Need to Know
Previous
Malaysia Reopening For Tourism – Everything You Need to Know
Finland Reopening For Tourism Countries Allowed
Next
Finland Reopening For Tourism: Countries Allowed

Rehan Daniel

Saturday 27th of February 2021

Hello please update me when Europe will reopen for pakistani people for tourism Regards Rehan Daniel

Smith

Friday 29th of January 2021

Hello I want to know is Nigeria an approve country to travel to Spain, Australia and Germany.

Thank. You for you response.

Kashlee Kucheran

Friday 29th of January 2021

No, sorry not at this time. Spain and germany are only allowing EU residents/citizens, and Australia is completely closed for all countries.

Faisal

Wednesday 11th of November 2020

Hi I am India national and residents in UAE can I apply for Europe visa for visit next months

Kashlee Kucheran

Wednesday 11th of November 2020

No sorry, Europe is not open for Indian nationals or residents of UAE

Diana

Thursday 29th of October 2020

Well this beautiful article shouldn't be actual right now... It says its updated only 5 days ago. Europe is shut down and not open for turism nor anything for the next months again.

I love Croatia

Saturday 24th of October 2020

Thank you on a detailed impressive guide! Saved your post for the future. 🙂