Heads up! We’re working hard to be accurate – but these are unusual times, so please always check before heading out.
This year hasn’t gone quite to plan so far. We thought we were very much in the ‘de-escalation’ phase of lockdown, but for many of us, everything seems to be heading in the wrong direction once again. And yet, in many other countries, shops and restaurants are still very much open, internal travel has restarted, and politicians have already reopened borders in a bid to reboot their struggling tourism industries.
So the question is: when exactly will we be able to travel again? Well – for some of us at least – right now in fact. Governments across the world may still be advising their citizens to stay put, but many countries are still opening up in an effort draw visitors over the coming months.
Nations across the Mediterranean were among the first to welcome tourists again in May 2020, while destinations across the Caribbean and Asia also reopened borders, lifted travel restrictions and allowed commercial flights to resume at fuller service through the summer and autumn. In other words: we’re thrilled to say that sun-splashed getaway may well be on the cards sometime in 2021.
(Note that other destinations, including Bali and Australia, are yet to reopen at all, with the latter saying it might not welcome international visitors until the end of 2021.)
So, want to know where you can travel and go on holiday right now? Here’s the lowdown on all the countries that have already reopened – and all those are that are planning to soon.
Remember, many countries are still warning against all non-essential travel and some are quarantining all overseas arrivals, including their own returning citizens. Check all the relevant restrictions before you think about travelling.