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

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26. Aruba
> Opening: 7/1/2020
> Allows visitors from: Canada, Europe, Caribbean

Aruba, which has so far recorded just over 100 cases of coronavirus and three related deaths, reopened to some neighboring islands on June 15 and will permit visitors from the rest of the Caribbean (except the Dominican Republic and Haiti), Europe, and Canada on July 1. On July 10, travelers from the United States will be allowed to enter. Visitors should expect screening measures, including temperature checks, upon arrival at the airport.

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27. Greece
> Opening: 7/1/2020
> Allows visitors from: All countries

Greece is opening up for tourism in phases. Visitors from EU countries have been allowed to enter the country since June 15, with flights landing in Athens and Thessaloniki. Tourists from countries with high COVID-19 transmission rates, as listed by the EU Safety Agency, are to be tested upon arrival.

After July 1, international flights will be permitted into all airports in Greece. Visitors are subject to random tests upon arrival. Arrivals by sea will be allowed after July 1 as well.

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28. Egypt
> Opening: 7/1/2020
> Allows visitors from: All countries

Egypt suspended passenger flights, closed all hotels, restaurants, and cafes, and imposed a night curfew back in March. These measures are currently being relaxed, with hotels that meet certain requirements, such as having a clinic with a resident doctor on site, allowed to reopen for domestic visitors.

International flights are expected to be allowed after July 1, or mid-July at the latest. Foreign tourists will be allowed to stay at seaside resorts. Foreigners who don’t want to stay at these resorts will not be allowed to enter the country.

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29. Georgia
> Opening: 7/1/2020
> Allows visitors from: TBD

Georgia’s tourism industry was thriving before the COVID-19 pandemic. About 5 million travelers visited the country in 2019, a 7% increase from the previous year. International travelers will be able to come back after July 1. However, it is yet not clear citizens of what countries will be allowed in and whether tourists will be required to self-isolate for a period of time. It is possible that the country will require potential visitors to get tested for the coronavirus three days prior to arrival. Another option is to allow only people who have been in a “safe country” for two weeks before arriving in Georgia.

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30. The Maldives
> Opening: 7/1/2020
> Allows visitors from: All countries

The Maldives, a famous honeymoon destination made up of over 1,000 islands, will be open to tourists of all nationalities starting in July. As of mid-June, the plan was to allow tourists to enter the country without prior testing or a mandatory quarantine period. There will be no new visa requirements either.

More than 1.7 million tourists visited the Maldives in 2019, and the country had expected, before the pandemic, the numbers to rise to 2 million in 2020.