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Update: The List of Countries Whose Nationals Can Visit the European Union

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Here is the list of countries whose nationals can visit the European Union during the period of COVID-19.

Update: October 21, 2020

The List of Countries Whose Nationals Will Be Allowed to Enter the European Union

European Union countries have agreed to reopen EU borders from 1 July to travellers from a list of 15 countries.

Since then this list has been revised several times to 11 countries in August 2020. Then to 9 countries since October 21, 2020 (presumably in effect as of November 1, 2020):

  • Australia
  • South Korea
  • Japan
  • New Zealand
  • Rwanda
  • Thailand
  • Uruguay
  • Singapore
  • China (subject to reciprocity)

Canada was removed from the list on October 21, 2020.

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Right now, in order to travel, it is up to everyone to analyze the situation according to their situation, including:

  • Insurance: Are you covered for your travels by your group or private insurance, whether in connection with COVID-19 or for any other medical emergency? Check with your insurer. More info in this article.
  • Entry requirements: each country has its own regulations. Some will only let in nationals or bi-nationals, others will require a negative COVID-19 test.
  • Requirements upon return to the country: only permanent residents and Canadian citizens can return to Canada at this time. If you are in Canada on a Visa, it is not advisable to leave the country.
  • A possible quarantine on your return: at this time, if you return to Canada from abroad, you will have to self-isolate for 14 days.
  • Changes: as the situation is still unstable, some borders may close and flight options may become more restricted.

So take all this into consideration before moving forward.

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