WHERE and WHEN tourists can travel in 2020, country by country

Revealed: As the world gradually reopens to tourism, here’s WHERE and WHEN international visitors can travel in 2020, country by country

  • Passport Index has tracked which nations are opening their doors to tourists 
  • First batch set to welcome visitors comprises Bahrain, Bulgaria and Qatar 
  • On June 15, Greece, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Japan will follow suit 
  • Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

With the worst of coronavirus seemingly over, holidaymakers worldwide are now looking ahead to the summer months in the hope that they might still be able to salvage their place in the sun.

With major tourist hotspots expected to reopen this month – expectations are again on the rise that summer 2020 may not be limited to just parks and back gardens.

The Passport Index has been tracking which nations are opening their doors to tourists and has produced a country-by-country list pinpointing which borders are opening and when.

With major tourist hotspots expected to reopen this month – expectations are again on the rise that summer 2020 may not be limited to just parks and back gardens. Pictured is San Sebastian in Spain, which is reopening its borders on August 1

WHERE AND WHEN YOU CAN TRAVEL IN 2020 

JUNE 2020 

Bahrain – June 10, 2020

Bulgaria – June 10, 2020

Qatar – June 10, 2020

Greece – June 15, 2020

Germany – June 15, 2020

Austria – June 15, 2020

Azerbaijan – June 15, 2020

Czech Republic – June 15, 2020

Switzerland – June 15, 2020

Japan – June 15, 2020

Republic of Northern Macedonia – June 15, 2020

Lithuania – June 15, 2020

Hungary – June 15, 2020

Poland – June 15, 2020

Romania – June 15, 2020

Serbia – June 15, 2020

Netherlands – June 20, 2020

Kazakhstan – June 20, 2020

Albania – June 22, 2020

Bosnia and Herzegovina – June 22, 2020

Denmark – June 22, 2020

Estonia – June 22, 2020

Finland – June 22, 2020

South Korea – June 22, 2020

Ireland – June 22, 2020

Kyrgyzstan – June 22, 2020

Latvia – June 22, 2020

Norway – June 22, 2020

Slovakia – June 22, 2020

JULY 2020 

Australia – July 1, 2020

Belgium – July 1, 2020

Belarus – July 1, 2020

China (Beijing only) – July 1, 2020

Sweden – July 1, 2020  

Canada – July 1, 2020

Colombia – July 1, 2020

Kosovo – July 1, 2020

Malaysia – July 1, 2020

Moldova – July 1, 2020

Uzbekistan – July 1, 2020

Taiwan – July 1, 2020

Turkmenistan – July 1, 2020

Ukraine – July 1, 2020

Indonesia – July 10, 2020

India – July 10, 2020

Pakistan – July 10, 2020

Algeria – July 15, 2020

Morocco – July 15, 2020

Philippines – July 15, 2020

South Africa – July 15, 2020

Georgia – July 15, 2020

United Kingdom – July 15, 2020

Israel – July 15, 2020

Kuwait – July 15, 2020

Libya – July 15, 2020

Lebanon – July 15, 2020

Russia – July 15, 2020

Jordan – July 15, 2020

AUGUST 2020 

Brazil – August 1, 2020

Armenia – August 1, 2020

France – August 1, 2020

Iraq – August 1, 2020

Iran – August 1, 2020

Spain – August 1, 2020

Italy – August 1, 2020

Egypt – August 1, 2020

Saudi Arabia – August 1, 2020

Tunisia – August 1, 2020

SEPTEMBER 2020 

USA – September 1, 2020 

The first batch of countries set to welcome visitors comprises Bahrain, Bulgaria and Qatar, which have June 10 down as the date when their borders will reopen.

On June 15, reports The Passport Index, Greece, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Japan will follow suit, along with several other nations.

June 22 will see Denmark, Estonia, Ireland and South Korea put out the welcome mat and on July 1, they’ll be joined by countries including Australia, Sweden, Canada and Colombia.

By July 15, the ranks of countries that have reopened borders will have been swelled by the UK, Israel, Morocco, India, Pakistan, South Africa and Russia.

Fast forward to August 1 and it’ll be possible for international tourists to pop over to Brazil, France, Spain, Italy, Egypt and Tunisia.

The last country on the list is the USA, which isn’t planning on opening its borders to international tourists until September 1.

South Africa is set to open its borders on July 15.  Pictured is Cape Town, one of the country’s top destinations

The USA is set to open its borders to international visitors on September 1

Meanwhile, searches for package holidays to Spain this summer have increased by 52 per cent, Greece by 51 per cent and Portugal by 38 per cent in the past fortnight on the back of news that European tourism is reopening and quarantine-free air bridges can be established.

There have been 40 per cent more price comparison searches for July, August and September holidays in the past two weeks. 

That’s according to searches on holiday price comparison site TravelSupermarket from May 16 to 30 compared with the previous fortnight, for package holidays overseas departing between July 1 and October 31 this year.

On June 15, reports The Passport Index, Greece, Germany (pictured), Austria, Switzerland and Japan will open their borders

Portugal has gone up two places in the search rankings in the past fortnight, compared with the start of May, to become the fifth most popular country for Britons to search for a holiday this summer.

Armand Arton, CEO of The Passport Index, said: ‘People worldwide have developed an insatiable appetite for global mobility and the freedom to travel, relax and work in a large number of different countries with very few hindrances.’

‘Since we started the Passport Index in 2015, we’ve seen a consistent year-on-year increase in global mobility and we are confident that Covid-19 will be no more than a short-term anomaly to an ever-increasing trend. Temporary suspensions to visa-free entry arrangements for some countries are just that – temporary. We are confident that the world will reopen quickly and safely.’

  • The FCO currently advises British nationals against all but essential international travel. 

Ireland is due to open its borders to tourists on June 22. Pictured is Gougane Barra National Forest Park in County Cork

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