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:
- South Korea
- New Zealand
- China (subject to reciprocity)
As you can see, Canada is on that list. These are mainly countries that have experienced very low infection rates in the last 14 days (20 cases per 100,000).
Some major countries are not on that list:
- United States
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.
- 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.
We are now waiting for Canada to ease its restrictions and lift its travel warning for certain countries!