13JUL7 Countries for your Summer 2020 Travel Bucket List
It’s been a tough year so far for avid travellers with the Covid-19 pandemic putting all travel plans to a halt. However now, with decreasing number of cases, it’s time to feed your wanderlust again – just in time for summer too!
Bear in mind that even though these countries have opened their borders, not all nationalities will be allowed to enter the country, flights may be limited and some tourist attractions will be not available. Don’t forget that you may need to undergo 14-day quarantine upon your return, depending on the laws of your home country.
But all that pales in comparison to the unreserved enjoyment of a well-deserved vacation. Without further ado, take your pick of a summer destination from the list below:
When? June 12, 2020
Open to: All travellers except those flying in from Iran and Syria
Is Covid-19 testing required? Covid-19 testing is required at the airport If the passenger displays symptoms of the virus upon arrival. Other than that, testing is not required. Travellers are required to fill out a Passenger Locator Form before arrival as well as wear a face mask at all times in the airport and during flights to and from Turkey.
When? June 27, 2020
Open to: Travellers from Green Zone and Orange Zone countries. Some Green Zone countries include Malaysia, Vietnam, and Slovakia, while the Orange Zone countries include Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Jordan, Poland, Romania, Ukraine, and more. Click here to view the full list of Green and Orange Zone countries.
Is Covid-19 testing required? It depends of whether you are travelling from a Green Zone or Orange Zone country. Green Zone countries need only fill up an online sanitary form before arriving. Meanwhile, travellers from Orange Zone countries are required to take the Covid-19 test within 72 hours (not exceeding 120 hours including layovers and transits) prior to travel and provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test upon arrival, as well as fill up an online sanitary form.
When? June 3
Open to: Travellers from EU countries, Switzerland, Norway, Lichtenstein, and Iceland, United Kingdom, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, and the Vatican City State.
Is Covid-19 testing required? No testing upon arrival is required for now, however travellers are required to provide their personal and contact information.
When? June 9, 2020
Open to: Travellers from most of the European countries, Australia, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, and more. [Click here to view the full list of countries.](https://www.visitcyprus.com/index.php/en/cyprus-covid19-travel-protocol)
Is Covid-19 testing required? Depending on your country of departure, you may be required to take the Covid-19 test within 72 hours prior to travel and provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test upon arrival.
When and open to whom?
15 – 30 June, 2020: International flights from European Union countries, Switzerland, Norway, Lichtenstein, and Iceland are only allowed to land at the Athens and Thessaloniki airports; flights from UK and Turkey are still banned.
1 July 2020 onwards: International flights are allowed to all airports in Greece. Leisure travel is open to travellers from European Union countries, Switzerland, Norway, Lichtenstein, and Iceland. No information has been provided regarding travellers from other countries as yet.
Is Covid-19 testing required? Yes, travellers will all be tested upon arrival and are advised to self-quarantine for one day until the test results are available.
When? June 15, 2020
Open to: Travellers from the Schengen Area only. The Schengen Area is made up of 26 European countries including Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, and Germany.
Is Covid-19 testing required? Yes, all travellers can choose to be tested for Covid-19 upon arrival (free of charge until June 30, 2020; ISK 15.000 per test thereafter), or self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.
When? Each island currently has different procedures in place. In June, Jamaica and Antigua opened their borders, while Bahamas, Aruba, and Bermuda are expected to welcome tourists in July
Open to: Again, each island’s list is a little different. Jamaica is open to all tourists including those from the United States, Antigua is only allowing flights from the United States for now, Aruba is expected to allow tourists from Europe, Canada, and the United States in stages in July, and so on. More information on each island’s policies can be found directly at their respective Ministry of Tourism websites.
Is Covid-19 testing required? Yes. Most islands, except Jamaica, are requiring that incoming tourists are tested within 72 hours prior to departure and they must present proof of a negative Covid-19 test upon arrival. Visitors of Jamaica will be required to undergo Covid-19 testing at the airport upon arrival.
Unable to travel internationally ?
There are still many of us who cannot travel abroad but guess what, travelling domestically is still an option! Many of us have always focused on travelling abroad, caught up with the online trends. So much so that we overlook our domestic wonders. So why not take this chance to catch up on everything you’ve missed in your country.