Are you eager to learn when you can travel again? Read our corona virus travel updates guide for the latest news and advice on when you’ll will be allowed to fly and to where.
When will Coronavirus Travel Restrictions be Lifted?
Each country’s approach to travel is on a case by case basis. Generally, domestic and international travel bans are being lifted once the number of corona virus cases have plateaued or as signs of decline begin to show. Below, we list the countries that are now planning to ease lock down measures.
The US, Canada and South America remain largely closed to tourists. However, Florida Keys and some parts of Mexico, including tourism Cancun, have announced plans to reopen as of June 1.
Italy has announced that its borders will reopen to tourists on June 3, with bars, restaurants, non-essential shops and museums opening ahead of this on May 18.
Sicily remains closed for now like the rest of Italy, but has announced that it will subsidise international and domestic travel to the region in order to encourage tourism once lock down has lifted.
The government of Turkey has announced plans to have domestic tourism reopened by the end of May and international tourism before the end of June, but face masks will be mandatory in public areas.
France has announced that borders between Switzerland and Germany will be reopened from June 15. However, until at least July, travellers will need to provide a health certificate confirming that they do not have corona virus, or be subjected to 14 days of self-isolation upon entry.
At the earliest, Greece will open its borders to international tourists on July 1. Currently, any arrivals into the country must self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival and face masks are mandatory in shops and on public transport.
Many Caribbean and South Pacific islands remain under lock down, but The US Virgin Islands plan to reopen borders for tourists on June 1, when visitors can begin to make hotel and restaurant reservations again.
Much of Asia remains closed, and tourist hotspot Bali has suggested that it may only reopen to international travellers in October.
In the UK, those who enjoy their outdoor sports can resume golf and fishing activities in Scotland from May 28. England has announced that its pubs and restaurants will reopen from July 4 while Ireland is only scheduled to reopen eateries from August 10.