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Coronavirus Country Reports from JayWay Staff

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Our local staff across Europe are collating reports and announcements from government and reputable local press sources to keep us informed of the situation across our map. The situation throughout almost every country we cover is improving rapidly, with businesses re-opening, domestic tourism already begun and tourism from neighboring countries soon to resume, subject to the epidemiological situation in a traveler’s country of origin.

The US State Dept o 6th August replaced the global Level 4 “Do Not Travel” advisory with a Level 3 “Reconsider Travel” advisory. Should you decide to travel, we will make every effort to ensure your comfort, health and safety. Upon your return to the US it may be necessary to quarantine for up to two weeks, depending on the state you live in.

This page is updated regularly. We have combined this information with case statistics, including a comparison with the situation in the US, for context.


Albania

Updated: 01 Sep. New cases: 130   Total cases: 9,513   New deaths: 4   Total deaths: 284   Active cases: 4,015
Total cases per 1M pop.: 3,306 (18.1% of US)   Total deaths per 1M pop.: 99 (17.8% of US)   Active cases per 1M pop.: 1,395 (12.6% of US)
01 Jun

Hotels are open. Private hotel beaches and public beaches will be open to all citizens

01 Jun

Coffeeshops and restaurants have already opened but operate only outdoors

01 Jun

Gaming centres, museums, parks, gyms, and internet cafes will open; Sports activities without spectators will be allowed

01 Jul

Commercial flights resumed in Albania on June 15. All EU, US nationals and residents are eligible to enter Albania at the moment. Passengers at all terminals are expected to pass through a "disinfection tunnel" and undergo "body temperature measurement". Anyone with body temperature higher than 37.5°C "shall be interviewed by the company doctor"

15 Jul

Masks are mandatory in indoor public spaces. Non-compliance with this rule will result in a fine of 2,000 ALL ($19)

15 Sep

Land borders are open, apart Greece, where borders with Albania will be closed till September the 30th. Any person leaving Albania by land border needs to provide a negative PCR test no more than a day old (at the request of neighboring countries) Read more

Armenia

Updated: 01 Sep. New cases: 137   Total cases: 43,781   New deaths: 4   Total deaths: 879   Active cases: 5,180
Total cases per 1M pop.: 14,775 (81.1% of US)   Total deaths per 1M pop.: 297 (53.5% of US)   Active cases per 1M pop.: 1,748 (15.8% of US)
16 Mar

Borders closed until further notice

16 Mar

Closed until further notice

18 May

Wearing masks and distancing is neccesary in public transport and closed areas until further notice

18 May

Restaurants and cafes can seat customers in regular seating areas

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Austria

Updated: 01 Sep. New cases: 265   Total cases: 27,404   New deaths: 0   Total deaths: 733   Active cases: 3,445
Total cases per 1M pop.: 3,043 (16.7% of US)   Total deaths per 1M pop.: 81 (14.7% of US)   Active cases per 1M pop.: 383 (3.5% of US)
13 Jul

At the moment, travellers from the following countries do not need to show a negative COVID-19 test or commit to quarantine: Belgium, Germany (exception: travellers from Gütersloh district need a negative COVID-19 test administered in the last 48 hrs), Denmark (including the Faroe Islands), Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Switzerland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Croatia, Ireland, Cyprus, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City, Spain. The regulation applies only to people who are residents in the listed countries or Austrian citizens. It is also a prerequisite that you have not been in any country other than Austria or those European countries in the past 14 days. Read more

13 Jul

Accommodations have opened and are taking guests now.

13 Jul

Due to a rise in new cases, a regional requirement to wear masks more widely has been reintroduced in Upper Austria. In Upper Austria, you will need to wear a mask: when entering a restaurant (you can take it off while seated at the table); throughout your hotel; in all shops and supermarkets; in municipal buildings; on public transport; in businesses providing a service; and wherever you cannot maintain the minimum distance (1 m / 4 ft) to others.

13 Jul

Sites can be visited without any limitations.

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Azerbaijan

Updated: 01 Sep. New cases: 144   Total cases: 36,435   New deaths: 2   Total deaths: 534   Active cases: 2,054
Total cases per 1M pop.: 3,593 (19.7% of US)   Total deaths per 1M pop.: 53 (9.5% of US)   Active cases per 1M pop.: 203 (1.8% of US)
18 May

Some hotels reopen based on special permit after being checked by Ministry of Health.

18 May

Wearing masks in public places and distancing is mandatory

18 May

Restaurants and cafes start to work from 8am to 10pm in big cities, such as Baku, Ganja, Sumqait and etc. but no more than 10 people allowed together

01 Jun

All of Azerbaijan?s borders are currently closed to passenger traffic.

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Tourist entry to Azerbaijan.

Belarus

Updated: 01 Sep. New cases: 171   Total cases: 71,843   New deaths: 5   Total deaths: 681   Active cases: 694
Total cases per 1M pop.: 7,603 (41.7% of US)   Total deaths per 1M pop.: 72 (13% of US)   Active cases per 1M pop.: 73 (0.7% of US)
01 May

Borders are closed for foreign citizens. Belarus instituted a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine requirement for persons entering Belarus from countries where the COVID-19 virus is actively circulating.

01 Jun

Everything is open in Belarus: cafes, restaurants, hotels, shops.

10 Jul

Foreign citizens arriving in Belarus are subject to a 14-day self-quarantine requirement. This requirement may be waived for travelers carrying a medical certificate, issued within 48 hours prior to arrival, indicating a negative COVID-19 test result. U.S. citizens are allowed to enter Belarus and they are subject to the same conditions listed above.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Updated: 01 Sep. New cases: 277   Total cases: 19,964   New deaths: 10   Total deaths: 609   Active cases: 6,260
Total cases per 1M pop.: 6,085 (33.4% of US)   Total deaths per 1M pop.: 186 (33.5% of US)   Active cases per 1M pop.: 1,908 (17.2% of US)
12 May

Hotels allowed to reopen.

12 May

Restaurants can accommodate guests and serve food and beverages on terraces and in gardens.

13 Jul

Masks are mandatory in closed public spaces, as well as in an open public space, if it is not possible to maintain a physical distance of two meters in an open space.

29 Jul

Since July 16th along with citizens of Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro, citizens of the European Union and Schengen countries are allowed to enter Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as foreigners who have a multiple Schengen visa or a visa of the European Union or an appropriate residence permit in the European Union and the Schengen area with a negative PCR test for coronavirus, not older than 48 hours.

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Bulgaria

Updated: 01 Sep. New cases: 140   Total cases: 16,266   New deaths: 12   Total deaths: 629   Active cases: 4,154
Total cases per 1M pop.: 2,341 (12.8% of US)   Total deaths per 1M pop.: 91 (16.3% of US)   Active cases per 1M pop.: 598 (5.4% of US)
13 Jul

As of June 18, permanent residents of the European Union and other excepted countries may enter Bulgaria. U.S. citizens are still prohibited from entering Bulgaria unless they meet one of the exceptions to this entry ban. - extended until 31st of July. Read more

13 Jul

Masks are required in pharmacies and on public transport. In all other indoor public places, as well as in all open-air ones where physical distance cannot be ensured, the use of a mask is highly recommended.

13 Jul

Social distancing in restaurant is valid once again. (1,5m)

Croatia

Updated: 01 Sep. New cases: 280   Total cases: 10,269   New deaths: 2   Total deaths: 186   Active cases: 2,649
Total cases per 1M pop.: 2,501 (13.7% of US)   Total deaths per 1M pop.: 45 (8.2% of US)   Active cases per 1M pop.: 645 (5.8% of US)
11 May

Restaurants and bars both with outdoor and indoor seating opened under specific protocols.

11 May

Most tourist sites have reopened under specific protocols.

01 Jun

Many hotels remained open during the pandemic and some more have reopened since.

13 Jul

Masks are mandatory in all forms of public transport and closed spaces.

29 Jul

From July 10th, entry into Croatia is free for EU citizens, citizens of countries that are in the Schengen area, citizens of countries that join the Schengen area and citizens of third countries. Tourist entry to Croatia is permitted by US citizens (and any third country) providing you have proof of accommodation. These persons are not subject to a quarantine / self-isolation measure if they present a negative PCR test of a nasal and pharyngeal swab at SARS-Cov-2 at the border crossing, which is not older than 48 hours (counting from the time of swab to arrival at the border crossing). Persons who do not present a negative PCR test are subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine / self-isolation measure with the possibility of shortening its duration to 7 days, if a person gets their nose and throat swabbed at their own expense and receives a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2. Read more

Czech Republic

Updated: 01 Sep. New cases: 348   Total cases: 24,618   New deaths: 1   Total deaths: 424   Active cases: 6,387
Total cases per 1M pop.: 2,299 (12.6% of US)   Total deaths per 1M pop.: 40 (7.1% of US)   Active cases per 1M pop.: 596 (5.4% of US)
25 May

Hotels allowed to reopen.

25 May

Fully open for indoor and outdoor dining with specific guidance on distance between tables.

25 May

All tourist sites are open. There may be some limits on numbers of people allowed in the indoor parts of some attractions.

27 Jul

All land borders are open. Citizens and residents of all EU, EEA countries and the UK are able to travel to the Czech Republic as tourists with no testing or quarantine requirements. The list of safe-to-travel-from countries is updated weekly and reflected in a traffic light (red, orange, green) list or map. Citizens and residents of Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Serbia, Montenegro, Thailand, Japan and South Korea allowed to travel to the Czech Republic as tourists with no testing or quarantine requirements. Read more

27 Jul

Masks are required inside hospitals and other medical establishments (waiting rooms, pharmacies), on the metro in Prague (and recommended on trams and buses).

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Estonia

Updated: 01 Sep. New cases: 14   Total cases: 2,375   New deaths: 0   Total deaths: 64   Active cases: 223
Total cases per 1M pop.: 1,790 (9.8% of US)   Total deaths per 1M pop.: 48 (8.7% of US)   Active cases per 1M pop.: 168 (1.5% of US)
29 Jul

Estonia's borders are open to travelers from EU and EEA nations, without having to undergo a 14-day quarantine period, provided the countries of origin meet the benchmark of 15 or fewer COVID-19 infections recorded per 100,000 inhabitants, over the preceding 14-day period. Visitors from countries with higher rates of infection within the EU, EEA and Schengen Zone will still be able to travel to Estonia, but will have to undergo quarantine for 14 days.Travel restrictions were also lifted for 14 non-EU or -EEA countries from July 6. These countries are: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay Border controls will continue to apply to travelers coming from the United States who may be transiting other European countries. All of these travelers will be subject to quarantine, and will only be admitted into Estonia if they are in one of the excepted categories allowing them entry into Estonia, including immediate relatives of an Estonian citizen or resident, for example. Read more

29 Jul

As of June 1st, catering establishments have been allowed to host visitors, serve food and sell alcohol as per individual normal opening hours, i.e. also after 10 p.m..The dispersion requirement must be observed and disinfectants must be made available for the clients.

29 Jul

For museums and exhibitions, no limitations for size of visiting groups are set after July 1. The dispersion requirement however must be observed whenever possible as well as regular disinfection for surfaces that visitors may touch must be carried out.

29 Jul

As of 1 July, all sites are open. There may be some limits on numbers of people allowed in the indoor parts of some attractions.

01 Sep

At a cabinet meeting on August 18th, the government decided to allow rapid testing for individuals entering the country instead of the existing 14-day quarantine period, starting 1st of September. A test has to be taken when entering the country and a second test has to be given two weeks after.

11 Sep

In the case of Finland, Latvia and Lithuania, Estonia raised the infection rate to 25, until which point it is not necessary to practice self-quarantine when coming from these countries.

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Georgia

Updated: 01 Sep. New cases: 9   Total cases: 1,487   New deaths: 0   Total deaths: 19   Active cases: 228
Total cases per 1M pop.: 373 (2% of US)   Total deaths per 1M pop.: 5 (0.9% of US)   Active cases per 1M pop.: 57 (0.5% of US)
01 Jun

Wearing masks and distancing is necessary in public transport and closed areas until further notice Read more

01 Jun

Restaurants and cafes with open spaces are reopened Read more

01 Jun

Most open air sights are accessible as well as churches Read more

08 Jun

Some hotels reopen based on special permit after being checked by Ministry of Health. Read more

01 Jul

Borders open to international visitors from the EU for any reason, other nations for business reasons only (restrictions and test requirements may apply) Read more

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Germany

Updated: 01 Sep. New cases: 1249   Total cases: 243,599   New deaths: 4   Total deaths: 9,302   Active cases: 17,502
Total cases per 1M pop.: 2,907 (16% of US)   Total deaths per 1M pop.: 111 (20% of US)   Active cases per 1M pop.: 209 (1.9% of US)
05 May

Museums, sites are open from 5th of May Read more

13 Jul

Borders are now open to EU citizens.

13 Jul

The EU states have decided that from 1 July 2020 people from 14 countries will be allowed to re-enter the country. These are Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay on the list.

13 Jul

Hotels can receive guests now.

13 Jul

Restaurants are open.

Greece

Updated: 01 Sep. New cases: 214   Total cases: 10,317   New deaths: 3   Total deaths: 266   Active cases: 8,704
Total cases per 1M pop.: 990 (5.4% of US)   Total deaths per 1M pop.: 26 (4.6% of US)   Active cases per 1M pop.: 835 (7.5% of US)
18 May

Sites opened starting from 18th of May and government states they have a plan that will provide maximum safety and protection of guests including distancing measures.

25 May

Restaurants and coffee shops started working from 25th of May.

15 Jun

Seasonal hotels will reopen based on a list of approved countries.

15 Jun

A mask or facial cover is mandatory in supermarkets, public transportation, taxis, elevators, hospitals, clinics and diagnostic centers. Masks are recommended in hair salons and other enclosed spaces. Violators may be fined 150 Euros.

01 Jul

As of July 1st, flights have resumed to all Greek airports from all countries, except from those seriously affected by Covid-19, as per EU guidelines. The Bulgarian Promachonas border station is open. All entrants must have a doctor’s certificate written in English and a negative molecular test for COVID-19 conducted no more than 72 hours prior. The land borders with Albania, North Macedonia, Serbia, and Turkey are closed with no projected opening date. Twenty four hours before entering Greece, visitors will have to fill in a Passenger Locator Form (PLF) where they will provide their contact details in the country. Targeted and random testing will take place to aid the epidemiological research. Per the Greek Embassy in Washington, D.C., U.S. citizens residing in the United States are banned from entering Greece for non-essential travel, which includes tourism, unless you have an EU passport or meet one of the very narrow exceptions detailed in their posted information on entrance into the European Union/Schengen Area. There is no projected date when entry will be permitted. Read more

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Hungary

Updated: 01 Sep. New cases: 135   Total cases: 6,139   New deaths: 0   Total deaths: 615   Active cases: 1,763
Total cases per 1M pop.: 635 (3.5% of US)   Total deaths per 1M pop.: 64 (11.5% of US)   Active cases per 1M pop.: 182 (1.6% of US)
29 May

sport events can be visited now, outdoor activities and events are still limited to 500 ppl until 15th of August.

12 Jul

As the second wave is approaching, Hungary has made some measures regarding entering the country. There are 3 categories: green (countries that have low infection rate), yellow (countries with "okay" circumstances), and red (countries with high infection rate). Travelers from green countries can enter without any checks. Travellers and citizens from yellow countries can only enter with a valid negative test or being put into quarantine for 14 days. Entrance from red countries are not allowed.

13 Jul

Hotels are open without limitations and extra measurements.

13 Jul

Masks are still compulsory on public transport and in shops.

13 Jul

Restaurants are fully operating without any limitations.

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Tourist entry to the country by US and other third country citizens not already permitted, unless they have been in the EU for 14 days already.

Italy

Updated: 01 Sep. New cases: 1274   Total cases: 269,214   New deaths: 6   Total deaths: 35,483   Active cases: 26,078
Total cases per 1M pop.: 4,453 (24.4% of US)   Total deaths per 1M pop.: 587 (105.8% of US)   Active cases per 1M pop.: 431 (3.9% of US)
29 Jul

Borders are open to all EU flights and members AND to the following countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, Korea, Tailandia, Tunisia, Uruguay, UK, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican. Those who enter from these countries (except, from July 24, Bulgaria and Romania) will no longer be required to self-isolate for 14 days upon entering Italy (unless they stayed in any other Country during the 14 day period prior to travelling to Italy); It is forbidden to enter the country to people who have been, in the previous 14 days, in the following countries: Armenia, Bahrein, Bangladesh, Bosnia Erzegovina, Brazil, Chile, Kosovo, Kuwait, North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Oman, Panama, Perù, Dominican Republic, Serbia. US citizens who have been in the EU for at least 14 days and not entered any of the aforementioned 'forbidden entry' countries are permitted to enter Italy. Read more

29 Jul

All hotels are open with higher attention to cleaning and sanification.

29 Jul

Masks are mandatory in all closed spaces and in the occasions where a safe distance of 1.5mt can't be assured.

29 Jul

All restaurants, bars and shops are open. Shops may ask customers to enter one or two at a time (according to the size of the place), to ensure a safe distance of 1.5mt. Restaurants and bars have less tables than usual, also to ensure safe distance, but are fully operating.

29 Jul

All sites and museums are open with restrictions on numbers. No tours are allowed.

Kosovo

Updated: 01 Sep. New cases: 120   Total cases: 13,291   New deaths: 6   Total deaths: 506   Active cases: 3,997
Total cases per 1M pop.: 6,877 (37.7% of US)   Total deaths per 1M pop.: 262 (47.2% of US)   Active cases per 1M pop.: 2,068 (18.7% of US)
01 Jun

The second phase of lifting restrictions allows cafes and restaurants to open.

13 Jul

As of 13 July, all individuals must wear masks when outside their homes. Curfews are in place in many cities due to increasing numbers of COVID19 cases in those areas.

27 Jul

Kosovo’s land borders are open to all, however a negative PCR test or undergoing quarantine is required. Read more

Latvia

Updated: 01 Sep. New cases: 8   Total cases: 1,396   New deaths: 0   Total deaths: 34   Active cases: 199
Total cases per 1M pop.: 740 (4.1% of US)   Total deaths per 1M pop.: 18 (3.2% of US)   Active cases per 1M pop.: 106 (1% of US)
29 Jul

It is allowed to travel abroad to and from countries where the number of Covid-19 infections does not exceed 25 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants over the course of the last two weeks. Self-isolation is not required after arriving from countries where the number of Covid-19 infections does not exceed 16 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants over the course of the last two weeks. 14-day self-isolation must be observed after arriving in Latvia from a country to which international passenger transport services are not carried out. U.S. citizens residing in the United States are banned from entering Latvia for non-essential travel Read more

29 Jul

Open for indoor and outdoor dining with specific guidance on distance between tables and opening times. Disinfectants for cleaning hands and surfaces must be provided.

29 Jul

Tourist sites are open with specific guidance on distance and opening times. Disinfectants for cleaning hands and surfaces must be provided.

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Lithuania

Updated: 01 Sep. New cases: 33   Total cases: 2,906   New deaths: 0   Total deaths: 86   Active cases: 980
Total cases per 1M pop.: 1,067 (5.9% of US)   Total deaths per 1M pop.: 32 (5.7% of US)   Active cases per 1M pop.: 360 (3.3% of US)
29 Jul

Temporary internal border control and checks for persons entering and leaving the Republic of Lithuania at the internal border of the European Union have been extended from 17 June 2020 to 15 August 2020. The entry of foreigners into the Republic of Lithuania remains prohibited, except for: citizens and legal residents of the countries of the European Economic Area, the Swiss Confederation and of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, who arrive from these countries, provided the incidence of COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) in the country where they lawfully reside has not exceeded 25 cases/100 000 population in the last 14 calendar days. Visitors from countries with higher rates of infection within the EU, EEA and Schengen Zone shall be limited to exceptional cases and those entering Lithuania will be subject to 14-day self-isolation. U.S citizens who are also residents of Lithuania returning to Lithuania and those foreigners who hold a permission to enter Lithuania will be subject to 14-day self-isloation. Read more

29 Jul

As of 17th of June everything is open with specific guidance on distance and opening times. Disinfectants for cleaning hands and surfaces must be provided.

05 Aug

As of 1 August, protective face masks will be mandatory on public transport and in enclosed shops and service provision spaces.

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Malta

Updated: 01 Sep. New cases: 31   Total cases: 1,883   New deaths: 0   Total deaths: 12   Active cases: 471
Total cases per 1M pop.: 4,265 (23.4% of US)   Total deaths per 1M pop.: 27 (4.9% of US)   Active cases per 1M pop.: 1,067 (9.6% of US)
23 May

Masks have to be worn whenever people are in a closed space such as supermarkets, shopping outlets, during hair, nail and beauty appointments etc.

23 May

Restaurants and bars both with outdoor and indoor seating opened under specific protocols.

29 Jul

Since July 11th passengers arriving from the following countries do not have to do any quarantine or need any special permits: Germany, Austria, Italy, France, Spain, Poland, Cyprus, Switzerland, Iceland, Slovakia, Norway, Denmark, Hungary, Finland, Ireland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Luxembourg, Czech Republic, Greece, Croatia, United Kingdom, Belgium, Bulgaria, Netherlands, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, China, Vatican City, Rwanda, Uruguay, Slovenia, Japan, Morocco, Thailand, Tunisia, Portugal, Romania, Lebanon, Indonesia, United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Jordan, Liechtenstein . Any person coming from any other country (including US citizens) and has not spent at least 14 days in any of the safe countries needs a special permit from health and may be obliged to do quarantine in Malta if accepted by the Health Authorities Read more

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Moldova

Updated: 01 Sep. New cases: 442   Total cases: 36,920   New deaths: 7   Total deaths: 995   Active cases: 10,053
Total cases per 1M pop.: 9,152 (50.2% of US)   Total deaths per 1M pop.: 247 (44.5% of US)   Active cases per 1M pop.: 2,492 (22.5% of US)
26 May

Entry to Moldova is restricted to Moldovan citizens until 30 June with the exception of passengers in transit, permanent residents, holders of certain visa types and members of diplomatic missions. All incoming travellers are required to self-isolate for 14 days.

26 May

Wearing protective masks is mandatory in Moldova in commercial spaces, means of public transport, at work, and other enclosed public spaces. 

26 May

Food and beverage stores have reopened and are allowed to serve take-away.. Groups larger than 3 persons are forbidden from public places (parks, beaches, forests). Pools, theatres, cinemas, concert halls and museums remain closed until further notice.

15 Jun

Restaurants reopened.

15 Jul

Moldova?s borders remain closed for travel and foreigners are not permitted into the country.

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Montenegro

Updated: 01 Sep. New cases: 65   Total cases: 4,835   New deaths: 2   Total deaths: 100   Active cases: 714
Total cases per 1M pop.: 7,698 (42.3% of US)   Total deaths per 1M pop.: 159 (28.7% of US)   Active cases per 1M pop.: 1,137 (10.3% of US)
18 May

Hotels reopened on 18th of May with government mandated hygiene rules in place.

18 May

Bars, restaurants and shopping malls reopened on 18th of May, with specifc rules regarding distancing and hygiene.

08 Jul

Facemasks must be worn in all public open and enclosed spaces by everyone eight years and older. Facemasks must be worn in all public transportation, airports, stations and taxis. Facemasks must be worn in all passenger motor vehicles (except when alone or with immediate family).

10 Sep

Entry to Montenegro is allowed without quarantine, so long as you are coming from a country with a rate of transmission less than 25 per 100,000 inhabitants. US citizens are allowed in as long as they present a negative PCR test that is less than 72 hours old:

North Macedonia

Updated: 01 Sep. New cases: 105   Total cases: 14,330   New deaths: 5   Total deaths: 600   Active cases: 2,573
Total cases per 1M pop.: 6,878 (37.8% of US)   Total deaths per 1M pop.: 288 (51.9% of US)   Active cases per 1M pop.: 1,235 (11.2% of US)
28 May

Restaurants and bars with outdoor seating opened under specific protocols. Read more

01 Jun

Gradual opening of hotels under certain protocols

01 Jun

Gradual opening of cafes and restaurants under certain protocols (keeping distance between people, obligatory wearing of face masks). Facilities such as casinos, clubs, gyms, pools and have also opened their doors.

01 Jul

Skopje Airport reopened for flights on July 1, 2020. Ohrid Airport reopened on July 2, 2020. The Government of North Macedonia announced the opening of North Macedonia’s border crossings effective June 26, 2020. Effective July 9, citizens of Serbia, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro will be required to submit a negative PCR test completed no more than 72 hours prior to arrival at the border or port of entry, unless they are transiting. There are no further requirements for self-isolation or quarantine. It is possible for US citizens to enter North Macedonia, but onward travel to neighboring countries may be restricted by sudden closures or other measures. Entry to Greece and Bulgaria is not permitted.

29 Jul

Masks are still mandatory in indoor public spaces and outdoors where it is not possible to keep a 2m distance from others.

Poland

Updated: 01 Sep. New cases: 723   Total cases: 67,372   New deaths: 11   Total deaths: 2,039   Active cases: 18,695
Total cases per 1M pop.: 1,780 (9.8% of US)   Total deaths per 1M pop.: 54 (9.7% of US)   Active cases per 1M pop.: 494 (4.5% of US)
04 May

Hotels allowed to reopen.

14 May

Border control at the internal border with Germany, Lithuania, the Czech Republic and Slovakia extended to June 12, 2020. The border can only be crossed at designated places. Checks also continue at the external border and in seaports and airports. Polish citizens and eligible foreigners are subjected to a mandatory 14-day home quarantine upon their return . Read more

30 May

Restaurants, bars, coffee shops are able to serve customers onsite both indoors and outdoors. Practicing social distancing still in effect.

06 Jun

Movies, theaters, opera houses, fitness clubs, swimming pools, tanning salons, massage parlors, event halls will be allowed to open. Night clubs are to remain closed.

13 Jun

Borders with all EU countries reopened (border with Belarus still closed). Travelers from all EU countries can enter Poland.

29 Jul

Travelers from the EU, EFTA, EOG, as well as the following countries, can travel to Poland freely: Switzerland, United Kingdom, Canada, Georgia, Japan, South Korea.

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Romania

Updated: 01 Sep. New cases: 1173   Total cases: 87,540   New deaths: 45   Total deaths: 3,621   Active cases: 46,050
Total cases per 1M pop.: 4,550 (25% of US)   Total deaths per 1M pop.: 188 (33.9% of US)   Active cases per 1M pop.: 2,394 (21.6% of US)
16 May

Hotels allowed to reopen under specific protocols.

16 May

Wearing protective masks is mandatory in Romania in commercial spaces, means of public transport, at work, and other enclosed public spaces. 

16 May

Stores with direct access to the outside, beauty salons, dental offices, churches, museums, libraries, exhibition halls, and public parks can reopen. Room service, drive-in, takeout, and delivery services are also allowed. Beaches will reopen with requirements for seating to maintain distancing.

01 Jun

Borders are closed for foreigner tourists. All persons coming to Romania from abroad have to isolate themselves at home, together with the family/relatives they live with. Those who don’t have this possibility or want to avoid exposing their families to a potential infection may opt for institutionalised quarantine in spaces provided by the authorities.

01 Jun

Restaurants and bars with outdoor seating are allowed to open under specific protocols.

15 Jun

Malls, private kindergartens, outdoor pools and gyms will be reopened

01 Jul

U.S. citizens are not permitted to enter Romania.

07 Jul

The government has eased commercial flight and travel restrictions to the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

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Russia

Updated: 01 Sep. New cases: 4832   Total cases: 995,319   New deaths: 104   Total deaths: 17,176   Active cases: 170,804
Total cases per 1M pop.: 6,820 (37.4% of US)   Total deaths per 1M pop.: 118 (21.2% of US)   Active cases per 1M pop.: 1,170 (10.6% of US)
31 Jul

Russia is still closed for tourists visits, however, people coming for work, education, medical treatment or care of their relatives are allowed to enter. Russia cancelled mandatory 14-day self-isolation for people arriving in the country, provided that they have a certificate in Russian or English confirming their negative Covid-19 status, made not later than 72 hours in advance.

31 Jul

Masks and gloves are required in any markets, banks, public transportation, medical institutions and other public places, however it is advised to wear them outside.

Serbia

Updated: 01 Sep. New cases: 99   Total cases: 31,406   New deaths: 2   Total deaths: 713   Active cases: 15,129
Total cases per 1M pop.: 4,615 (25.3% of US)   Total deaths per 1M pop.: 105 (18.9% of US)   Active cases per 1M pop.: 2,223 (20.1% of US)
04 May

Restaurants and bars both with outdoor and indoor seating opened under specific protocols.

01 Jun

Almost all hotels reopened

13 Jul

The use of masks on public transport and in all closed spaces is obligatory without any exception.

29 Jul

Since May 28th Serbian borders are open for all foreigners without restrictions.

Slovakia

Updated: 01 Sep. New cases: 70   Total cases: 3,917   New deaths: 0   Total deaths: 33   Active cases: 1,507
Total cases per 1M pop.: 717 (3.9% of US)   Total deaths per 1M pop.: 6 (1.1% of US)   Active cases per 1M pop.: 276 (2.5% of US)
20 May

Museums, galleries, libraries and exhibition halls are allowed to be open from 20/5. Cinemas, theatres, music venues etc. can be open 7 days a week from 27/05. Read more

03 Jun

All accommodation facilities are now allowed to open, including restaurants and wellness centers.

03 Jun

Public catering establishments may be reopened after 10 p.m.. However, all public catering establishments must comply with at least one of the following hygiene rules: provide a maximum of 1 person per 10 square meters (this obligation does not apply to children) of the area designated for customers, or ensure a distance of 2 meters between customers, or provide a 2 meter distance between the tables. In addition, catering establishments must continue to comply with strict hygiene measures.

29 Jul

Crossing without restrictions applies to people arriving from countries that are considered less risky. From 6 July (Monday) that are these countries: Australia, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech republic, China, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Greece, Croatia, Netherlands, Republic of Ireland, Iceland, Japan, Republic of Korea, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Latvia, Hungary, Malta, Monaco, Germany, Norway, New Zealand, Poland, Austria, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Italy, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Citizens of EU member states and their family members who return to the EU country of which they are citizens (may or may not reside in the country) can go through the territory of the Slovak Republic without the necessary exemption granted by the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic, but transit may not take more than eight hours, including breaks. Citizens of non-EU countries returning to the EU state in which they have a permanent or temporary residence can only pass through the territory of the Slovak Republic if they present the result of a negative Covid-19 test in Slovak, English, Czech or German to the border control, and also they have eight hours for transit through the Slovak Republic, including breaks.

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Slovenia

Updated: 01 Sep. New cases: 32   Total cases: 2,892   New deaths: 0   Total deaths: 128   Active cases: 468
Total cases per 1M pop.: 1,391 (7.6% of US)   Total deaths per 1M pop.: 62 (11.1% of US)   Active cases per 1M pop.: 225 (2% of US)
11 May

Some tourist attractions and facilities are reopening.

18 May

Restaurants can accommodate guests and serve food and beverages on terraces and in gardens.

01 Jun

All accommodation providers including hotels, private accommodation, campsites, camper stops have reopened.

13 Jul

List of countries whose residents are allowed to enter Slovenia without restictions expanded to also include: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic (excluding the Moravian-Silesian Administrative Unit), Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Lichtenstein, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland.

29 Jul

Slovenia maintains two lists of epidemiologically safe countries (green) and unsafe (red). The US is a red country, Canada is green. Citizens of a red country are required to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Slovenia, regardless of where they are traveling from. Citizens from green countries are permitted to enter the country for tourism purposes. Exceptions apply, including for transiting. See the link for more details. Read more

Switzerland

Updated: 01 Sep. New cases: 301   Total cases: 42,069   New deaths: 1   Total deaths: 1,725   Active cases: 4,244
Total cases per 1M pop.: 4,861 (26.7% of US)   Total deaths per 1M pop.: 199 (35.9% of US)   Active cases per 1M pop.: 490 (4.4% of US)
13 Jul

From July 6, anyone entering Switzerland from any of the "high risk" countries, including the US, has to undergo a ten-day quarantine. Read more

13 Jul

From July 6, passengers on Swiss public transport have to wear face masks after an increase in the number of new cases and demands from cantons. Certain cantons like Vaud and Jura require customers to wear face masks in shops.

13 Jul

restaurants are open.

13 Jul

Since June 22, public and private events of up to 1,000 people have been permitted on condition that contact tracing is guaranteed. Larger events are still banned.

Ukraine

Updated: 01 Sep. New cases: 2066   Total cases: 121,215   New deaths: 38   Total deaths: 2,557   Active cases: 59,496
Total cases per 1M pop.: 2,772 (15.2% of US)   Total deaths per 1M pop.: 58 (10.5% of US)   Active cases per 1M pop.: 1,360 (12.3% of US)
22 May

Hotels are allowed to reopen, except for their indoor restaurants and swimming pools. 

01 Jun

Wearing masks indoors in public places, including public transportation, at all times is mandatory.

10 Jun

Restaurants, coffee shops and cultural institutions are open.

31 Jul

In general, most restaurants are open, museums, some attractions are mostly open and function.

04 Aug

A list of countries is updated on a weekly basis and includes so called "red" zone countries (where the number of cases is more than in Ukraine) and "green" zone with lower number of cases. The US is on the "red" list Foreign citizens can enter provided that if they come from the country from the "red" zone, they can bring a test certificate less than 48 hours old, or undergo a 14-day self-isolation, monitored by an app that should be installed and registered on arrival. It is also possible to get tested on arrival or during self-isolation (by arranging a test unit to come to you) and if the result is negative, they can stop the isolation once they receive the result Read more

28 Aug

Ukraine has closed its borders until Sept 29th for all foreigners, except diplomats, those who have residence here, sportsmen, some special categories, etc.

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