If you’re one of the millions who have had to cancel travel plans last minute, forego holidays long dreamt of and even incur unforeseen costs, there’s hope on the horizon. Some of Europe’s finest holiday destinations, including Italy, Spain and Greece, are getting ready to welcome international travellers back on their soil. As travel restrictions are still in place in most parts of the world, we won’t be booking our tickets just yet, but it’s definitely something to look forward to.
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From June 2020 – and should there be no spike in new cases – you’ll be able to enjoy the sights, sounds and sun in Italy, without having to quarantine for a number of days upon arrival. Restaurants, cafes and bars will reportedly gradually re-open, with social distancing measures still firmly in place.
If the Nordic island nation of Iceland is more appealing to you, the government has announced that from mid-June, international visitors will be able to gain access into the country, with the choice between a test for the virus on arrival or a two-week quarantine.
In warm, beautiful Greece, the first airport to re-open will be Athens International Airport, and from July 1st, all Greek airports will be open to flights from abroad. Also worthy of note is: upon arrival, travellers will not need to have undertaken a coronavirus test.
Other countries opening up their borders to holidaymakers and the like are Portugal, Belize and Cyprus, but you should always cross-check travel restrictions on each of these countries (or any, for that matter) before making travel plans.