International travel can often be a complicated process. As much as we love it, it’s often a complex web of restrictions, regulations and paperwork. Over the last few weeks, we’ve seen a few countries relax restrictions on international travel. Most recently, Singapore resumed transit flights. As the world slowly gets back on its feet, many frequent travelers are now wondering about which country would be reopening next. A summer trip to Europe looks unlikely, but if you’re planning one for Fall or later, then this report provides a few hints regarding the gradual and phased reopening.
Reopening Europe for Travel
This report by Euronews provides data pertaining to when many countries in Europe intend to reopen travel. Please refer to the entire article here in order for specific information based on your location and your citizenship/passport status.
Most of the countries in the list are reopening for citizens of neighboring countries, EU citizens or residents. If this initial phase is successful, we could well see the next phase allow citizens from non-EU countries. In addition to travel restrictions, many countries are also imposing mandatory quarantine or isolation requirements. For example, the UK has opened for outside visitors, but they’re subject to a mandatory 14 day quarantine.
The Pundit’s Mantra
It’s great see many countries reopening their borders for travel. In the upcoming days and weeks, we’ll see more countries make frequent updates to the list. The global situation with Covid-19 is constantly developing, so we’re likely to see more updates in the coming weeks. Also, as I wrote earlier, we’re seeing countries primarily opening up travel from neighboring countries. Once the experiment is successful, we’ll gradually see international travel open up in full swing.
In the meanwhile, you can also track country by country restrictions that I’ve covered in this post. The tool is pretty handy as you can simply click on the country of your choice and get the updated travel restrictions.
When and where do you plan to make your next international trip? Tell us in the comments section.
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