What measures have European countries taken against the coronavirus?

What measures have European countries taken against the coronavirus?

Last update: 01-04-2020 at 13:05 am

The coronavirus has far-reaching consequences for international travel. Borders are closed and many countries have implemented strict measures. Many countries and regions have imposed an entry, exit or transit ban.

Each European country has taken its own course of action to fight the spread of coronavirus. You can read more about the measures each European country has taken below. There you will also find the measures that apply in each individual country.

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Corona measures of the European countries

Travel advice and further restrictions may change rapidly and we continue to monitor the situation very carefully. No rights can be derived from this information. Developments are moving very fast. Almost all countries advise to stay at home and in many places the borders are closed or have very limited access.

Belgium

Measures in Belgium

In Belgium, strict restrictions apply throughout the country. These measures apply until April 19th.

  • All schools and universities closed.
  • Prohibition of schooling, including for children.
  • All public facilities and services are limited to the absolute minimum.
  • Stay in your own neighbourhood, do not travel unnecessarily
  • All non-essential shops are closed, only supermarkets and pharmacies remain open.
  • Access to old people’s homes is forbidden.
  • All public events are forbidden.
  • Public transport only for essential journeys.

Travel advice from Belgium

Belgium has a ban on travel for its own citizens for all international travel, with the exception of essential journeys.

Denmark

Measures in Denmark

Denmark has taken the following measures in relation to the coronavirus:

  • The borders are completely closed until 13 April.
  • All public utilities and services will be limited to the absolute minimum.
  • Public transport only for essential journeys.
  • Meetings with more than 10 participants prohibited.

Travel advice from Denmark

Denmark has a negative travel advice for its own citizens for all international travel.

Germany

Measures in Germany

In Germany, the borders with Austria, France, the Czech Republic, Luxembourg and Switzerland have been closed. Travellers from outside the EU are not allowed to enter Germany. There are also strict restrictions in a large number of provinces (Bundesländer). Each province has slightly different measures. Below are the most important ones. Currently these rules are in force untill April 19th.

  • Groups with more then 2 persons are banned.
  • All public facilities and services are limited to the absolute minimum.
  • Tourists no longer welcome, campsites closed, hotels closed.
  • Public transport only for essential journeys.
  • Meetings forbidden

Travel advice from Germany

Germany has a negative travel advice for its own citizens for all international trips.

France

Measures in France

In France, the following restrictions apply nationwide.

  • Lockdown: You are only allowed to go shopping, get medicine or go to work. For this you need a certificate.
  • All schools and universities are closed.
  • All public facilities and services are limited to the absolute minimum.
  • All non-essential shops will be closed, only supermarkets and pharmacies will remain open.
  • Public transport will continue to drive, but less frequently.

Travel advice from France

France has a negative travel advice for its own citizens for all international travel.

Greece

Measures in Greece

In Greece, the following restrictions apply.

  • Borders closed to non-EU travellers.
  • The borders with Albania and northern Macedonia are closed.
  • All schools and universities closed.
  • All public utilities and services are limited to the absolute minimum.
  • Meetings with more than 10 participants prohibited.
  • All non-essential shops are closed, only supermarkets and pharmacies remain open.
  • All sports competitions must be played without an audience.

Travel advice of Greece

Greece has a negative travel advice for its own citizens for all international travel.

Hungary

Measures in Hungary

In Hungary, strict restrictions apply. The state of emergency is in place.

  • The borders are closed to all foreigners.
  • Universities and schools are closed.
  • All non-essential shops are open to a very limited extent.
  • All public utilities and services are limited to the absolute minimum.
  • All public services available by appointment only.
  • International train traffic shut down.
  • All events are prohibited
  • Quarantine is mandatory after travelling outside the country’s borders.

Travel advice from Hungary

Hungary has a negative travel advice for its own citizens for all international trips.

Ireland

Measures in Ireland

The following measures apply nationwide in Ireland:

  • Universities and schools are closed.
  • All public utilities and services are reduced to the absolute minimum.
  • Quarantine required after travel outside national borders or after content with a corona patient.

Travel advice from Ireland

Ireland has negative travel advice for its own citizens for all international travel.

Italy

Measures in Italy

In Italy, the state of emergency applies throughout the country in all public spaces, with strict restrictions until further notice.

  • All meetings are forbidden.
  • Public events are prohibited.
  • All public facilities and services are limited to the absolute minimum.
  • Schools and universities closed.
  • You may only leave your home for work or to get food and medicine.

Travel advice from Italy

Italy has a negative travel advice for its own citizens for all international travel.

Croatia

Measures in Croatia

Croatia is subject to regional and national restrictions:

  • Public events are prohibited.
  • All public facilities and services are limited to the absolute minimum.
  • Schools and universities are closed
  • Borders are closed.
  • Croatian citizens who have been abroad in the last 14 days are only allowed to enter the country as 14 days in home isolation.

Travel advice of Croatia

Croatia has a negative travel advice for its own citizens for all international travel.

Luxembourg

Measures in Luxembourg

In Luxembourg, the following national restrictions apply:

  • Visiting hospitals and old people’s homes is prohibited
  • Schools and universities closed.
  • All public facilities and services will be limited to the absolute minimum.
  • Only work-related traffic is allowed.
  • You may only leave your home if you have to go shopping, get medicine or need medical advice.
  • For outdoor recreational sports a distance of 2 meters must be kept.
  • There is less public transport. First two rows behind a bus driver on public transport must remain empty.

Travel advice from Luxembourg

Luxembourg has not yet issued negative travel advice.

The Netherlands

Measures in the Netherlands

In the Netherlands, restrictions apply throughout the country in all public spaces until at least April 28th.

  • Public events are prohibited up to June 1st.
  • Ban on groups of more than 2 people up to June 1st.
  • All public buildings on campsites closed, including shower and toilet buildings. In some regions campsites are completely closed.
  • If a household has 1 sick individual, the entire houshold has to uphold a quarantine.
  • Universities and schools are closed until May 3rd or May 10th.
  • Childcare and primary schools are (limited) open, only for children of parents in necessary professions (medical, police, fire brigade).
  • The use of public transport is not recommended.
  • People with respiratory problems are advised to stay at home.
  • Air travel from Italy and Spain are not welcome.

Travel advice from the Netherlands

The Netherlands has a negative travel advice for its own citizens for all international travel.

Norway

Measures in Norway

In Norway, restrictions apply throughout the country in all public areas until further notice.

  • All events are prohibited.
  • Schools and universities closed.
  • Travellers from outside Scandinavia must be in quarantine for 14 days.
  • All public facilities and services are limited to the absolute minimum.

Travel advice from Norway

Norway has a negative travel advice for its own citizens for all international travel.

Austria

Measures in Austria

In Austria, strict restrictions apply to travellers throughout the country.

  • Some affected regions have been quarantined.
  • Travellers from Italy, France and Spain, Switzerland and Liechtenstein travelling through Austria are only allowed to do so with a medical certificate up to 4 days old. This applies to train connections, car traffic and flights.
  • There are strict border controls at all borders (except German border).
  • All public facilities and services are limited to the absolute minimum.
  • Prohibition of flights to and from Italy, Spain and France.

Travel advice from Austria

Austria has a negative travel advice for its own citizens for travel to the following countries or regions:

  • Italy
  • Spain
  • France
  • Switzerland

Poland

Measures in Poland

In Poland, the following national restrictions apply:

  • Borders are closed.
  • Residents of Poland who have been abroad and come back must be in home quarantine for 14 days.
  • International passenger transport deleted. Freight traffic only possible.

Travel advice of Poland

Poland has a negative travel advice for its own citizens for all international travel.

Portugal

Measures in Portugal

In Portugal, restrictions apply to the following national regions:

  • State of emergency declared for the whole country.
  • Schools and universities closed.
  • Border crossing with Spain closed.
  • Quarantine compulsory for travellers to the Azores or Madeira.
  • All public utilities and services are restricted to the absolute minimum.
  • Visitor restrictions supermarkets to spread crowds

Travel advice from Portugal

Portugal has a negative travel advice for its own citizens for all international travel.

Slovenia

Measures in Slovenia

In Slovenia, a state of emergency has been declared and restrictions apply throughout the country:

  • Schools and universities closed.
  • All public utilities, shops and services are limited to the absolute minimum.
  • Border crossings with Italy are restricted.
  • Hospitality closed.
  • Hospitals only accessible for emergencies

Travel advice from Slovenia

Slovenia has a negative travel advice for its own citizens for all international travel.

Slovakia

Measures in Slovakia

In Slovakia the state of emergency applies with the following national restrictions:

  • All airports closed.
  • Mouth masks recommended and sometimes even mandatory on public transport.
  • International traffic has been shut down.
  • All events are prohibited.
  • Travellers from Italy must be in home quarantine for 14 days.
  • Schools and universities closed.
  • All public facilities and services are limited to the absolute minimum.
  • The temperature of all incoming travellers will be measured.
  • Hospital visits forbidden.
  • Old people’s homes, prisons and other government institutions are not allowed to receive visitors.

Travel advice from Slovakia

Slovakia has a negative travel advice for its own citizens for all international travel.

Spain

Measures in Spain

In Spain the state of emergency applies. From the 16th of March the whole country will be locked. The borders are closed.

  • All forms of travel are forbidden, only commuters and supermarket visits are allowed.
  • Everything is closed, with the exception of hospitals.
  • The army will be deployed.
  • All public facilities, shops and services will be limited to the absolute minimum.
  • Schools and universities closed.
  • Some areas, such as Catalonia, are isolated.

Travel advice from Spain

Spain has a negative travel advice for its own citizens for all international travel.

Czech Republic

Measures in the Czech Republic

The Czech Republic has completely closed its borders to both tourists and its own population. It is not possible to enter or leave the country.

  • Events are forbidden.
  • All public facilities, shops and services are limited to the absolute minimum.
  • Schools and universities are closed.
  • The Czech Republic has its own borders completely closed to all persons. Both entering and leaving.

Travel advice of the Czech Republic

The Czech Republic has a negative travel advice for its own citizens for all international travel.

UK

Measures in the United Kingdom

In the United Kingdom, the following restrictions apply nationwide.

  • Schools and universities closed.
  • You may only leave your home for work or to get food and medicine or for light excercise.
  • All public facilities, shops and services are limited to the absolute minimum.
  • Meetings of more then 2 people banned

Travel advice from the United Kingdom

The United Kingdom has negative travel advice for its own citizens for all international travel.

Sweden

Measures in Sweden

In Sweden, the following restrictions apply domestically.

  • Schools and universities are closed.
  • All events or meetings with more than 500 participants are prohibited.
  • Smaller events must take appropriate hygiene measures.

Travel advice from Sweden

Sweden has a negative travel advice for its own citizens for all international travel.

Switzerland

Measures in Switzerland

The following restrictions apply in Switzerland.

  • Borders closed to travellers from areas at risk.
  • Schools and universities are closed.
  • All public facilities, shops and services are limited to the absolute minimum.

Travel advice from Switzerland

Switzerland has a negative travel advice for its own citizens for all international travel.