The UK government has indicated that the hospitality sector including hotels will reopen from 4th July 2020, with this, many of our preferred resorts and hotels across England are now accepting bookings for Summer breaks as lockdown restrictions ease.
From 16 March, the United States has closed its borders to nationals who have been in countries including the United Kingdom, Ireland, Schengen zone, Iran or China within the previous 14 days. US citizens, permanent residents of the USA and some close family members and visa holders may be exempt from these restrictions, our teams will be able to advise you further.
The Greek government is taking big steps to save the Summer season for the Islands and the Greek government has now indicated the country will be open to international tourists from 1st July 2020.
The borders of Croatia currently remain closed to holidaymakers and non-essential travellers or permanent residents. A compulsory 14-day period of self-isolation is in place for anyone entering the country from numerous European countries. The Croatian authorities are believed to be putting measures in place to be able to welcome tourists into the country for the Summer season.
The French government has announced all UK visitors to France will be required to go into a 14-day quarantine from 8th June 2020. Many businesses including non-essential shops are now open, however, the restrictions around travel do apply to certain countries. Our teams can advise you further.
Some hotels, non-essential businesses and shops were permitted to open from 4 May subject to social distancing measures being in place and some travel restrictions have been lifted. The area is generally regarded as low-risk due to the low number of confirmed cases of Covid-19. Some French imposed travel restrictions do still apply to Monaco, however, use of private helicopters is now permitted and restaurants, cafés, beaches and swimming pools are expected to be open by early June.
Most of Italy’s businesses have reopened and the country will be opening its borders to European tourists from 3rd June 2020, contact us for more information on entry requirements and open hotels.
Spain has begun a phased de-escalation plan and already restaurants have re-opened their outdoor terraces for reservations and table service in popular tourist regions across the country including the Balearic Islands. The Spanish government has confirmed international tourists will be able to enter the country from 1st July 2020 and most of our partner hotels are accepting bookings.
Switzerland remains closed to tourists, however, the country has begun it’s phased reopening with many non-essential businesses including shops, museums and restaurants allowed to reopen from May 11. Our experts expect travel to resume soon after, currently only those with family in the country may apply to be reunited and granted entry.
Currently, only UAE citizens may enter the UAE and Dubai subject to approval via the UAE Twajudi Resident service. A 14-day period of self-isolation is being imposed on all international arrivals into the country and whilst some hotels and resorts are open, tourism is not currently allowed.
The Maldives has imposed a ban on entry from anyone who has been in countries including the UK, China, South Korea, Italy, Spain, France and Germany within the last 14 days on entry. All hotels and resorts are currently closed, and most activities are suspended. Whilst there is not yet a date for when tourism will re-commence, we expect private islands to be amongst the first to reopen when it does.
The international airport for Seychelles is to remain closed until June 2020 and currently, the country can’t be reached by commercial flight. Restrictions on restaurants and shops have been eased as of 4 May and the travel restrictions are expected to be reviewed at the end of May with a view of reopening the country soon.
Commercial flights are not currently permitted to South Africa and it is not yet clear when these will resume.
All travellers entering Barbados will be placed in a Barbadian government quarantine facility for 14 days. The situation is being reviewed regularly and restrictions will be lifted as the number of cases minimises.