These Countries Are Open for Tourists This Summer After COVID-19 Shut Them Down

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16. Germany
> Open since: 6/15/2020
> Allows visitors from: EU countries

Germany reopened its land borders to travelers from the surrounding countries of Austria, Switzerland, France, Italy, and Denmark on June 15. It also lifted restrictions on air travel from EU countries with the exception of Spain, which will be subject to restrictions until June 20. Germany will continue to restrict nonessential travel from non-EU countries until June 30.

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17. Jamaica
> Open since: 6/15/2020
> Allows visitors from: All countries

Tourism-dependent Jamaica reopened its borders to travelers on June 15, becoming the largest Caribbean destination to do so. Resorts on the island are also reopening, and Delta Air Lines and Southwest Airlines have said they will resume flights to Montego Bay. Visitors are subject to on-site health screenings, including thermal temperature checks. Anyone deemed ill is required to quarantine.

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18. Iceland
> Open since: 6/15/2020
> Allows visitors from: EU and Schengen Area

Iceland, which has so far reported only 10 coronavirus-related deaths, reopened to visitors on June 15 and is requiring that every person arriving either take a COVID-19 test, which will be free until July 1, at the airport or quarantine for 14-days. Anybody who tests positive has to isolate for 14 days. “There is a lot at stake that Icelandair continues operations, and it’s in reality a life-or-death question for tourism in Iceland,” Bjarnheiour Hallsdottir, the chair of the Icelandic Travel Industry Association, told Iceland’s Public News Service RUV.

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19. France
> Open since: 6/15/2020
> Allows visitors from: EU and Schengen Area

France reopened its borders on June 15 to all travelers arriving from within the EU, the U.K., and the Schengen Area, regardless of their nationality. Visitors don’t need to provide proof anymore that their travel is essential. France is recommending but not requiring that people arriving from the U.K. and Spain self-quarantine for 14 days. Both those countries have imposed 14-day quarantines on international arrivals.

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20. Austria
> Open since: 6/15/2020
> Allows visitors from: EU countries

Austria has reopened its borders to all EU countries except for Portugal, Spain, and Sweden, as well as the U.K. The restriction on Spain will be lifted June 21. Travel from all other countries is still strongly discouraged or impossible. Potential visitors have to show a medical certificate that is not older than four days stating they have tested negative for the coronavirus.