Updated: Jul 21, 2020
Yesterday, the Commission is launching ‘Re-open EU’, a web platform to support a safe relaunch of travelling and tourism across Europe. It will provide real-time information on borders and available means of transport and tourism services in Member States. It provides information on borders, available means of transport, travel restrictions, public health and safety measures, such as on physical distancing or wearing of face masks, as well as links to practical tourism information for travellers in all EU member states. United Kingdom has not made a request to participate in the platform.
The information is based on the most recent available data provided by the member states and is continuously updated.
By clicking on “destination”, the user arrives at his country of choice and will immediately know if it is possible to enter or exit it for tourism and if mandatory quarantine or a medical certificate, such as a negative test, is necessary. For more detailed information if travel is possible from one country to another country, for example from Belgium, the traveller would have to consult travel advice issued by his own home country.
Some countries are open to most other member states but usually they have limited free movement to those in a similar epidemiological situation after the gradual lifting of the lock downs. In a first phase, internal border restrictions should be lifted while external borders are still closed. A ban on non-necessary travel for non-EU citizens is in place until 30th June.
The information is available in the 24 official EU languages in: https://reopen.europa.eu/en/