Based on today’s information (2 June) and subject to change!

Spain – domestic tourism will be allowed to restart from 22 June. The country expects to welcome international arrivals from 1 July. However the Balearic Islands and Canary Islands expect to open slightly earlier.

Greece is aiming to open again from the middle of June, but not to British tourists, who will have to wait longer. The government also wants to stimulate the recovery by making travel cheaper through a temporary cut in VAT from 24% to 13% on flights, buses and trains. Ancient sites such as the Acropolis in Athens have already reopened alongside shopping centres and internal travel.

Italy is continuing to lift internal restrictions. Expecting to welcome tourists, including those from the UK on 3 June. Bars, restaurants, cafes and museums are slowly reopening after two months in iconic destinations such as Venice, Rome and Florence. Many hotels are also beginning to announce their plans to reopen.

France is currently not allowing all non-essential travel. French borders are due to start reopening for non-essential travel – initially with Switzerland and Germany – from 15 June. But no date has been set for opening up to UK holidaymakers, but it will likely be dependent on the UK lifting its quarantine measures.

Portugal – the Algarve is gradually reopening its tourist industry ahead of the summer season. Madeira and Porto Santo will reopen to international travellers from 1 July. Arrivals will be required to present a negative Covid-19 test, dated at most 72 hours prior to departure, or agree to a Covid-19 test on arrival, paid for by the government of Madeira.

Turkey – no international visitors until the end of July.

Cyprus initially plans to open to tourists from nearby countries such as Greece, Israel and the United Arab Emirates. It is understood the UK has not made the country’s initial whitelist, which is likely to mean the country will not reopen to British travellers until at least July.

Malta No date yet for when they will reopen to international tourists. They are introducing a range of measures to allow tourism services to gradually reopen, including hygiene and social distancing.

Bulgaria Currently closed. Sunny Beach is hoping to welcome UK arrivals from mid-July.

Tunisia Hotels, restaurants and tourism-related activities will reopen from 4 June, whereby inter-city and regional travel will also be permitted. Borders will reopen to all arrivals on 27 June when international flights resume.

Croatia Croatia is continuing to open up to tourists and ease Covid-19 measures. Citizens of EU and European Economic Area countries, which includes the UK until the end of 2020, can now enter Croatia as long as they have confirmation of an accommodation booking.

Information supplied by TTG

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