European Countries That Are Open Post Coronavirus
Last updated on October 16, 2020
The UK Government has created a list of countries that are exempt from their "all but essential" travel advice. However, these countries have their own regulations about travellers. Hence, we have compiled a list of European countries that Britons can visit without having to quarantine once they are back home, as well as the quarantine regulations countries have in place for travellers from Great Britain. Keep in mind that as situations evolve, new restrictions are likely to be made. We will be updating this list weekly.
From August 1, 2020, travellers from the UK are permitted to visit Cyprus. Travellers must provide a negative test on arrival, that has been obtained within 72 hours prior. Travellers must also apply for a Cyprus Flight Pass before departure as well as present a completed Passenger Locator Form on arrival.
UK travellers do not have to self-isolate in Estonia.
Entry is restricted to foreign non-residents with some exceptions. Travellers from the UK have to self-isolate for 14 days.
Has lifted all travel restrictions for UK, EU, Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland travellers. Check out our post-lockdown Germany guide for information on rules in the country and safety measures in place.
UK nationals can enter Gibraltar. All travellers have to fill out a Passenger Locator Form before arrival.
Travellers from the UK must complete a Passenger Locator Form and may be required to take a Covid-19 test and self-isolate. Travellers have to wear a face mask at all times; on aeroplanes, ferries and in airports. Read more about the new rules on our post-lockdown Greece guide.
Update: Travel to Mykonos and Crete are no longer exempted. Travel to the rest of Greece remains exempt.
Travellers from the UK will have to self-quarantine for 14 days after arrival.
Travellers arriving from the United Kingdom are required to self-isolate for 14 days.
Travellers who are travelling from the UK or have visited the UK in the last 10 days will have to quarantine for 10 days upon arrival.
Travellers may need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test that has been carried out within 72 hours prior to arrival. British nationals who are travelling to Lithuania will need to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival. Another COVID-19 test can be conducted after the 8th day of self-isolation to decrease the self-isolation period to 10 days in total.
Norway has reintroduced restrictions for travellers from the UK. From August 21, travellers will need to quarantine for 10 days upon arrival.
The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office advises against travel to mainland Portugal (except Madeira and the Azores). Travellers from the UK must take a Covid-19 test if visiting Madeira or Azores. Visitors must also complete a traveller questionnaire 12-48 hours before arriving in Madeira or Porto Santo. If you are travelling to Wales or Scotland from Portugal, you will need to self-quarantine for 14 days on your return. Read our post-lockdown Portugal guide for more information on safely visiting the country.
There are no quarantine requirements for UK travellers entering Sweden.
Want to know about the travel restrictions of every country in the world? Please check out our State of travel map that is updated weekly.
Disclaimer: changes in local policies are continuously developing, and we will keep updating the list with more destinations and details. In the meantime, we recommend checking out the official websites of the local authorities for the most up-to-date travel information. As much as we would love to encourage you to plan your upcoming trips, in the current situation, we urge you to be more conscious about the consequences and consider the risks involved.