Thankfully for weary, housebound globetrotters, countries around the world are now in the ‘de-escalation’ phase of lockdown. That means shops and restaurants are reopening, internal travel is getting up and running again, and politicians are reopening borders – and in doing so, rebooting their struggling tourism industries.
But when exactly will we be able to travel again? Well – for quite a lot of us – right now in fact. Governments across the world may still be advising their citizens to stay put, but many countries are already opening up in an effort draw visitors over the summer.
Nations across the Mediterranean were among the first to welcome tourists again in May and early June, while destinations across the Caribbean and Asia have also confirmed they will reopen borders, lift travel restrictions and allow commercial flights to resume at fuller service through July and August. In other words: we’re thrilled to say that sun-splashed getaway may well be on the cards this summer.
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.