What measures have European countries taken against the coronavirus?

What measures have European countries taken against the coronavirus?

Last update: 04-06-2020 at 12:20

The restrictions taken by all European countries are slowly being eased throughout Europe. Some countries are even allowing campsites to open up again. But there still are measures in force throughout Europe. Mouth masks and limits on the number of people in shops are required throughout Europe. Below you can find the relevant information about the current measures in force in the major European countries.

Reservation needed for campsites in most countries

Many campsites in Europe have been forced to change their opening dates or are considering doing so. We try to update those new dates as soon as possible on our websites. Please check your campsite’s websites and social media for the latest status. On Eurocampings.eu you will find a direct link to the websites and social media of many campsites.

Most campsites have a limited number of pitches available. If you want to go camping, it is almost always necessary to make a reservation beforehand. You can find directly bookable campsites on Eurocampings.co.uk. The bookable campsites on Eurocampings are always up to date and constantly synched with the available pitches at each campsite. On Eurocampings you can also find campsites with private sanitary facilities.

Corona measures of the European countries

Belgium

Measures in Belgium

Starting from May 4th Belgium is gradually easing its corona measures.

  • Mouth masks obligated in public transport.
  • Museums and other cultural institutions are open.
  • Outdoor businesses like zoos and playgrounds are allowed to open
  • Major shops are allowed to open if they’ve taken precautionary measures.
  • Pubs open from June 8th
  • Theme parks open from July 1st
  • Grouping ban for groups of more than 20 people.
  • All public events are forbidden until June 20th.

Campsites in Belgium

Campsites and hotels in Belgium are opening on June 8th for tourists from Belgium. Most other countries allowed to enter from June 15th onwards.

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 until at least May 10th:

  • Shops are allowed to open if they’ve taken precautionary measures.
  • Pubs are open.
  • The borders are closed until August 31st. Tourists from Scandinavia and Germany are allowed to enter and stay for a vacation with the exception for the Copenhagen area.
  • Close contact professions are allowed to open.
  • Public transport only for essential journeys.
  • Groups allowed if the participants keep enough distance from each other.

Campsites in Denmark

Campsites in Denmark are open. Borders are only open for Scandinavian and German nationals.

Travel advice from Denmark

Denmark has a ban on travel for its own citizens for all international travel.

Germany

Measures in Germany

In Germany the Bundesländer (provinces) can issue their own rules and decrees to prevent further outbreaks of the coronavirus. Each province has slightly different measures.

  • Mouth masks obligated in public transport and shops.
  • Shops are allowed to open if they’ve taken precautionary measures.
  • Pubs and bars are open.
  • Outdoor exercise allowed as long as the group maintains enough distance between all members.
  • Travelers from outside the EU aren’t allowed in the country.
  • Large events are prohibited until 31 August.

Campsites in Germany

Campsites in the whole of Germany are open for German tourists from May 30th. Foreign tourists allowed from June 15th.

Travel advice from Germany

Germany has a ban on travel for its own citizens for all international travel.

France

Measures in France

In France the government has released its plan to ease the lockdown restrictions. Each Departement is assigned a green or orange status. The green areas are allowed to ease restrictions. Orange departments (Île-de-France) must stay at the current restriction level until Juni 22nd.

  • Mouth masks compulsory in public areas obligated.
  • All public facilities and services are allowed to open.
  • Hospitality industry open.
  • Mouth masks compulsory in public transport.

Campsites in France

Campsites and hotels are allowed to open on June 2nd in the green departments. Most foreign tourists are welcome from June 15th.

Travel advice from France

France has a ban on travel for its own citizens for all international travel.

Greece

Measures in Greece

In Greece, starting from May 4th measures are gradually being eased.

  • Borders closed to non-EU travellers.
  • Greek islands expected to welcome tourists again from June 1st.
  • Ferry’s to and from Greek Islands in full operation.
  • Hospitality industry is open.
  • Shops and businesses open.

Campsites in Greece

Campsites open on June 1st for Greek tourists. The Greek government has indicated it aims to allow tourists from other countries in from June 15th.

Travel advice of Greece

Greece has a ban on travel for its own citizens for all international travel.

Hungary

Measures in Hungary

Hungary has begun easing its restrictions concerning the coronavirus since the beginning of May.

  • Mouth masks obligated in public transport and shops.
  • Shops are allowed to open if they’ve taken precautionary measures.
  • Parks and public spaces are open.
  • Universities and schools are closed.
  • All public utilities and services are limited to the absolute minimum.
  • All public services available by appointment only.
  • Quarantine is mandatory after traveling outside the country’s borders.

Campsites in Hungary

Campsites in Hungary are open. Only tourists from some neighboring countries welcome.

Travel advice from Hungary

Hungary has a ban on travel for its own citizens for all international travel.

Ireland

Measures in Ireland

Ireland has started easing it’s lockdown restrictions since May 18th:

  • Shops which are mainly situated outdoors are allowed to open. (garden centers, farmers markets, etc.)
  • Small shops allowed to open from Juni 29th.
  • Elderly (65+) only allowed to go shopping between 09:00 and 12:00.
  • Outdoor sports only allowed with a maximum of 4 people in a radius of 5 kilometers.
  • Universities and schools are closed.
  • Quarantine required after travel outside national borders or after content with a corona patient.

Campsites in Ireland

Campsites in Ireland are allowed to open from July 20th. Most foreign tourists are welcome from August 10th.

Travel advice from Ireland

Ireland has a ban on travel for its own citizens for all international travel.

Italy

Measures in Italy

In Italy, the government is slowly easing the measures.

  • Shops are open.
  • Hospitality industry open
  • Mouth masks obligated in public transport
  • All public facilities and services are limited to the absolute minimum.
  • Schools and universities closed.

Campsites in Italy

Campsites in Italy are open. Tourists are welcome from all Schengen countries.

Travel advice from Italy

Italy has a ban on travel for its own citizens for all international travel.

Croatia

Measures in Croatia

Croatia has slowly begun to ease its restrictions since April 27th. Fill in this online form te ensure a quick border passage.

  • Museums and small shops are open
  • Professions where close contact is inevitable are allowed to start up again since May 4th.
  • Hospitality industry open.
  • Public events are prohibited.

Campsites in Croatia

Campsites in Croatia are open. You are allowed to enter the country with a reservation confirmation. In addition you can fill in this form for a quick border transit.

Travel advice of Croatia

Croatia has a ban on travel for its own citizens for all international travel.

Luxembourg

Measures in Luxembourg

Luxembourg has started easing its restrictions from May 4th.

  • Mouth masks obligated in public if you cannot keep at least a 2 meter distance.
  • Schools and universities open.
  • Hospitality industry open.
  • Grouping ban until at least July 31st.
  • For outdoor recreational sports a distance of 2 meters must be kept.

Campsites in Luxembourg

Campsites in Luxembourg are open. Some campsites are not fully operational. Contact your campsite to check on the possibilities during your stay.

Travel advice from Luxembourg

Luxembourg has a ban on travel for its own citizens for all international travel.

The Netherlands

Measures in the Netherlands

In the Netherlands, restrictions apply throughout the country in all public spaces. The Netherlands has announced an exit strategy for the next few months.

  • Public events are prohibited up to September 1st.
  • Groups of up to 30 people allowed. After July 1st groups of up to 100 people.
  • Hairdressers, salons and other close contact professions are open.
  • Hospitality industry open. Inside there can be a maximum of 30 people. After July 1st a maximum of 100 people.
  • Avoid crowded areas as much as possible
  • Mouth masks obligated in public transport.
  • If a household has 1 sick individual, the entire household has to uphold a quarantine.
  • The use of public transport is not recommended and should only be used for essential travel.
  • People with respiratory problems are advised to stay at home.

Campsites in the Netherlands

Camspites are open. Public facilities may be less accessible. Public facilities and all campsites are allowed to fully open again on June 15th. From June 15th tourists are welcome from all European countries except the UK and Sweden.

Travel advice from the Netherlands

The Netherlands has a ban on travel for its own citizens for all international travel.

Norway

Measures in Norway

In Norway, restrictions apply throughout the country in all public areas until at least the end of April.

  • All events are prohibited until June 15th. From that day until August 31st a maximum of 500 people is allowed.
  • Hospitality industry open.
  • Travelers from outside Scandinavia must self-quarantine for 14 days.
  • All public facilities and services are limited.

Campsites in Norway

In Norway campsites are open, but only for Norwegian residents who have their own sanitary facilities.

Travel advice from Norway

Norway has a ban on travel for its own citizens for all international travel.

Austria

Measures in Austria

In Austria the corona measures are slowly being eased since April 30th.

  • Prohibition of flights to and from Italy, Spain and France.

Campsites in Austria

Campsites in Austria are open. Tourists welcome from all neighboring countries except Italy. From June 15th all foreign European tourists are most likely te be allowed in.

Travel advice from Austria

Austria has a ban on travel for its own citizens for all international travel.

Poland

Measures in Poland

In Poland, the following national restrictions apply for the forseable future:

  • Bordcers closed for tourism until June 12th.
  • Residents of Poland who have been abroad and come back must be in home quarantine for 14 days.
  • Parks and beaches are open.

Campsites in Poland

In Poland campsites are open.

Travel advice of Poland

Poland has a ban on travel for its own citizens for all international travel.

Portugal

Measures in Portugal

In Portugal, restrictions apply to the following national regions:

  • Mouth masks obligated in most public spaces.
  • Spanish border probably opening on June 15th. Air travel is allowed.
  • Hospitality industry open.
  • Quarantine compulsory for travelers to the Azores or Madeira.
  • All public utilities and services are restricted.
  • Visitor restrictions supermarkets to spread crowds.

Campsites in Portugal

All campsites in Portugal are allowed to be open. Check with your campsite to ensure it is open.

Travel advice from Portugal

Portugal has a ban on travel for its own citizens for all international travel.

Romania

Romania is slowly easing its measures against the coronavirus.

  • All public utilities, shops and services are open, but with restricted access.
  • Hospitality industry open.
  • Events allowed with up to 500 visitors.

Campsites in Romania

Campsites in Romania are open.

Slovenia

Measures in Slovenia

In Slovenia they are slowly easing the corona restrictions since April 20th.

  • All public utilities, shops and services are open.
  • Hospitality industry open.

Campsites in Slovenia

Campsites in Slovenia are open. With a campsite reservation you are allowed to pass the border without quarantine.

Travel advice from Slovenia

Slovenia has a ban on travel for its own citizens for all international travel.

Slovakia

Measures in Slovakia

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

  • Travellers to Slovakia must inform the authorities at least 72 hours before arrival.
  • Mouth masks recommended and sometimes even mandatory on public transport.
  • Outdoor markets allowed.
  • Travelers must be in home quarantine for 14 days.
  • Schools and universities closed.
  • All public facilities and services are limited to the absolute minimum.
  • Hospital visits forbidden.
  • Old people’s homes, prisons and other government institutions are not allowed to receive visitors.

Campsites in Slovakia

The campsites in Slovakia are open but aren’t allowed to receive foreign guests.

Travel advice from Slovakia

Slovakia has a ban on travel for its own citizens for all international travel.

Spain

Measures in Spain

In Spain the state of emergency applies. The measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus are slowly being eased since May 2nd.

  • Predetermined groups can only go out during certain time slots.
  • All public facilities, shops and services are open.
  • Mouth masks advised in most circumstances.
  • Schools and universities closed.

Campsites in Spain

Spanish campsites are allowed to open depending on the region they’re in. The borders are closed until June 22nd.

Travel advice from Spain

Spain has a ban on travel for its own citizens for all international travel.

Czech Republic

Measures in the Czech Republic

The Czech Republic has begun easing it’s corona restrictions.

  • Mouth masks obligated in public spaces.
  • Hospitality industry is open. No table service, you need to order and pick up at a fixes location.
  • Groups allowed of up to 100 people.
  • Tourism industry allowed to start back up from May 25th.

Campsites in the Czech Republic

Campsites in the Czech Republic are open for Czech nationals. Depending on the country you live in you are allowed to cross the border. Residents from countries with a ‘green’ status can enter without any checks. Residents from countries with an ‘orange’ status can enter if they’ve taken a recent negative COVID-test.

Travel advice of the Czech Republic

The Czech Republic has a ban on travel for its own citizens for all international travel.

UK

Measures in the United Kingdom

In the United Kingdom, the following restrictions apply nationwide.

  • Traveling within the commonwealth discouraged.
  • If you enter the UK from abroad you need to go in quarantine for 14 days.
  • Outdoor exercise allowed with a maximum of 6 people.
  • All public facilities, shops and services are limited to the absolute minimum.
  • Meetings of more than 6 people banned.

Travel advice from the United Kingdom

The United Kingdom has a ban on travel for its own citizens for all international travel.

Sweden

Measures in Sweden

In Sweden, the following restrictions apply domestically.

  • All events or meetings with more than 50 participants are prohibited.
  • Campsites are open, but restrictions apply to the number of people who can enter public buildings on the campsite.
  • Smaller events must take appropriate hygiene measures.

Campsites in Sweden

In Sweden all campsites are open. Follow the local regulations.

Travel advice from Sweden

Sweden has a ban on travel for its own citizens for all international travel.

Switzerland

Measures in Switzerland

Switzerland has begun easing its restrictions since the end of April.

  • Borders closed to all travellers (except from Liechtenstein) until June 15th.
  • Shops are open, but must’ve taken precautionary measures.
  • Hospitality industry is allowed to be open.
  • Grouping ban on groups of more than 5 people.

Campssites in Switzerland

Campsites in Switzerland are open. Tourist allowed from other countries from June 15th.

Travel advice from Switzerland

Switzerland has a ban on travel for its own citizens for all international travel.