European Countries That Are Open Post Lockdown
Last updated on September 29, 2020
While the Irish government continues to advise against non-essential travel overseas, certain countries are exempt from this advice. As of September 28, individuals travelling to the following European countries - belonging to the so-called "green list" - do not have to self-isolate upon their return to Ireland. Keep in mind that as situations evolve, new restrictions are likely to be made.
Cyprus has categorised countries into A and B categories. Currently, Ireland is in Category B: travellers are required to present a negative COVID-19 test upon arrival, that was done within 72 hours prior. The results can be sent by email or SMS.
Internal border controls have been lifted for travel between Finland, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Entry is currently prohibited to foreign non-residents, with some exceptions. Travel between Finland and Andorra, Cyprus, Ireland, San Marino and the Vatican is unrestricted at all border points.
Citizens and permanent residents of Ireland are no longer required to self-isolate for 14 days upon arriving in Latvia.
There are no restrictions in place for travellers entering from Ireland.
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.
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