The Europe Travel Ban: What's Open And Who Can Travel
The 2020 Europe travel ban is a setback for world travelers and those with family on two continents. But borders within the European Union (EU) are starting to open for travel. EU residents initially have the most freedom to travel, which began on June 15, 2020. Meanwhile, non-EU residents may need to wait a little longer.
Europe Travel Ban Dates
Most European nations sealed their borders in March, even to travelers within the EU bloc. The European travel ban ended on June 15, 2020, for most EU residents of the 26 Schengen states. But where you can travel to depends on which country you live in.
Europe is striving to limit the potential of a second coronavirus wave and limiting travel within the EU bloc. You may still encounter border checkpoints when crossing nations by land and stricter screening measures if arriving by plane.