After the outbreak, the world is on alert, but these countries are ready to open their doors to welcome tourists. Although the European Commission issued an announcement and decided to continue to extend the ban on non-EU citizens ’“ non-essential travel ”to Europe until June 15, some European countries with tourism as a pillar industry are already preparing to open their doors.

After the outbreak


  • After the outbreak, the world ’s first official country to resume tourism was Georgia. The plan is to lift entry restrictions for tourists from some countries from July 1.
  • From June 15, Greece will open its doors to foreign tourists. From July 1, international flights to other airports in Greece will resume operations, and all foreign tourists will be expected to be allowed to enter Greece.
  • Spanish Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism Reyes Maroto said in an interview with local radio Onda Cero on May 25 that foreign tourists can start planning a holiday in Spain from July.
  • Italy will allow entry and exit travel from June 3, and domestic travel will resume on the same day, when tourists from other EU member states do not need to be isolated after entry.
  • Germany will also lift the travel ban on 31 European countries on June 15.
  • Iceland will also relax the entry restrictions for international tourists by June 15 at the latest.
  • Turkey also plans to restart international tourism in mid-June.
  • On May 16, the Japanese government has moved China, Thailand, and South Korea out of the “dangerous infectious disease area.” The authorities plan to fully resume social and economic activities from around August 1, so friends who may want to go to Japan may have to wait until August. .
  • Vietnam, where the epidemic is not serious, is also preparing to reopen the tourism industry. The Vietnam Tourism Bureau plans to gradually welcome international tourists by September.
  • Of course, there are also counter-productive measures. From June 8, the United Kingdom implemented 14-day quarantine for inbound passengers, including British people who returned home. Portugal is still planning to establish a “tourist corridor” with the United Kingdom, so there is no need for isolation between the two sides to enter the country, and they don’t know whether it will succeed or not.