European holiday destinations open up as coronavirus restrictions ease
June 5, 2020 - As European countries start to lift coronavirus lockdown restrictions, many people across the continent have begun thinking about whether they can have a holiday this summer.
There is a mixed picture across Europe, with the usually easy travel across the Schengen Area restricted.
Almost every country has its own rules in place and its own timetable for reopening to tourists, both from its EU neighbours and further afield.
Italy was the first European country to fully open its international borders, dropping the 14-day quarantine requirement for visitors from most of Europe on June 3. Many European nations are waiting until June 15 to open their borders, and some much later than that.
Who gets to go where in Europe this summer is shaping up to be determined by where you live, what passport you carry and even how hard hit your region has been during the pandemic.
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