The favorite destination of the French will be accessible for the summer season! After the announcement of the possible border closure for the summer, then the announcement of the border reopening scheduled for July, Spain will finally reopen its borders earlier, on June 21. The country is ready to welcome tourists and the government encourages bookings in its country, ensuring that the resumption of tourist activity does not represent any health risk. Shops have been allowed to reopen, particularly in Madrid and Barcelona, ​​where deconfinement is taking longer than other regions of Spain less affected by the pandemic.


The borders have been open since June 15, 2020. However, tourists must complete a health questionnaire 48 hours before their arrival. They must in particular inform their country of origin or the countries crossed during the last 15 days, the duration of their stay or the place of accommodation. This questionnaire is compulsory until August 31, 2020. Then, they will receive a QR code which will indicate if they should be subjected to a screening test. To reassure travelers, the country has also implemented a slogan "Safety first" which guarantees the health security of tourist places.


Hard hit by the health crisis, Italy is however ahead of its neighbors and reopened its European borders on June 3. The country is indeed counting on the tourist season to revive its economic activity, tourism representing 13% of its GDP. Most businesses have been authorized to reopen, as well as the beaches, subject to very strict safety instructions. The most tourist sites of the country are reopened to the public, visitors will thus be able to find Pompeii, the Vatican Museums or even Saint Peter's Basilica.

Portugal has reopened its borders and the French can now fly there without restrictions. For journeys by car, it will be necessary to await the reopening of the Spain-Portugal border, scheduled for June 22. Like Greece, Portugal has implemented a "Clean & Safe" label to reassure visitors regarding the respect of sanitary rules in hotels and restaurants.


After the partial opening of its borders to only ten European countries - of which France was not a member - Croatia now allows all European nationals to come to the country. The French must fill out a form and present proof of accommodation, hotel or campsite upon arrival.


Poland reopened its borders to European nationals on June 13. The country has planned to resume international flights from June 16.


The country has reopened its borders and is restoring free movement between all European countries without imposing restrictions.


Austria said in a statement released on Monday, May 16, that the borders were open again for Europeans. The French will be able to go to the country without having to place themselves in quarantine or pass a test for the virus. "It is therefore a return to normal traffic between France and Austria. Air links between the two countries will also resume from June 16."

No more quarantine for the French in England

The French can now go to England without going through quarantine. On the other hand, the lifting of this measure, quarantine for a period of 14 days for anyone arriving on British territory, does not concern the other nations of the United Kingdom, namely, Scotland, Wales and the 'North Ireland. In addition, the United Kingdom has implemented a health label to reassure travelers. To be certified "We're Good to Go", companies must complete a self-assessment on a specialized website and confirm that they have implemented the necessary procedures, mainly in terms of physical distance and cleanliness protocols. They then receive the certification and label to display in their premises and online.


Slovenia was the first member state of the European Union to proclaim the end of the Covid-19 epidemic. As of June 19, 2020, the Slovenian government announced the opening of Slovenia's borders to the French, without any particular restriction. Air France is already operating direct flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to the capital Ljubljana.


Malta has removed travel restrictions on commercial flights to six new countries, including France. French tourists can finally go to the Maltese archipelago from July 1, 2020, without quarantine or testing! In addition, all travelers, including those from Ile-de-France, can travel to Malta from July 1, and will not have to wait until July 15, as originally planned by the Maltese government, given the health improvement in France.


The French can go to Denmark since June 27, without quarantine or test. The only constraint, tourists will have to prove a minimum stay of six nights when entering Denmark. Several initiatives have been implemented to support the tourism sector: reduced or free fares in public transport, reductions for cultural events, museums, theater, zoos, concerts ... In July, all the ferries connecting the various islands of the kingdom are free for pedestrians and cyclists, while there will be discounts in August and September on ferry transfers, even by car, to small islands such as Ærø, Fanø, Læse, Samsø or the Ystad- Rønne.

Madeira welcomes tourists again since July 1, 2020

Since July 1, 2020, the Madeira archipelago has opened its borders to tourists and once again welcomes French travelers. In addition to the usual travel formalities, you will have to present a negative test to the Covid-19 carried out within 72 hours before departure or be tested for free upon arrival in Funchal. The "Madeira safe to discover" certificate guarantees health precautions and good practices in accommodation, restaurants, transport, during tourist visits, etc., in addition to the "Clean & Safe" label developed by VisitPortugal. Funchal Airport is accessible twice a day with TAP from Lisbon and Porto (two flights per week), while Transavia operates two direct flights per week from Paris Orly.