Countries Restrictions on Travel After Covid-19

France, one of the countries most affected by the European epidemic, entered the normalization process by taking measures. Many European countries, especially France, Germany, Italy and Spain, announced that they removed some of the travel bans on June 15.

In other words, people from European countries (EU member states as well as Iceland, Andorra, Monaco, Liechtenstein, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland and The Vatican) can enter their French territory without restrictions on coronavirus. Visitors from the UK are no longer subject to restrictions, but when they arrive they are subject to a two- week quarantine.

Depending on the health condition of France, in the case of the normalization process after COVID-19, it opened its borders to 14 countries other than Schengen on 1 July.
Reopened countries: Australia, Canada, South Korea, Japan, New Zealand, Thailand, Ruanda three Maghreb States (Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia), two Balkan States (Montenegro and Serbia) and finally Georgia.

America, Israel, Russia, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia are not included in the list at this stage  because the situation of these countries in the coronavirus pandemic is considered worse than in the countries in Europe.

China, at the moment, has not opened its borders to any European visitors.

If we need to give detailed information about travel bans in Europe from July 1st:

In France

Which lost about 30 thousand citizens due to the coronavirus epidemic in France, there are no travel restrictions to the countries of the European Union, Iceland, Andorra, Liechtenstein, Monaco, San Marino, Norway, Switzerland, and Vaticana.

Applications such as personal quarantine or health certificates are not applied to those coming from these countries. However, personal quarantine is recommended, although not mandatory, to those from England and Spain.


Following the arrival of people coming to the city from the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nevada, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Utah, which have experienced a sudden increase in Covid-19 cases.

It was decided to remain under quarantine for 14 days and stated that the decision included the residents of Chicago who visited the aforementioned states, and it was reported to be valid until a second order.

In Austria

The Vienna administration, which has lifted the bans on travel to the European Union countries as of 1 July, continues its practices such as health certificate and personal quarantine for the citizens of countries such as Sweden, Portugal, and England. The citizens from countries other than Schengen are still banned from entering Austria by air.

In Italy

Italy announced to tourists from the European Union that it will open its borders from 3 June. The quarantine, which has been mandatory in Italy, will not be applied to foreign visitors. Depending on the situation of the outbreak, changes can be made in the decisions.

In the UK

Implementing a failed strategy against the epidemic, England opened its borders to all countries of the world on June 8. However, visitors to the UK have to stay in personal quarantine for 14 days. The government of London has announced that it will gradually announce citizens of the country, which will be excluded from the scope of personal quarantine implementation.

In Netherlands

The government of Amsterdam lifted the ban on travel to European Union countries, including the UK, from 1 July.
However, those who come to the Netherlands from England and Sweden have to stay in personal quarantine for 15 days. There are also mandatory rules such as using masks and social distances in areas such as airports and public institutions.