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

To the point 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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Jean-Maximilien Voisine
Jean-Maximilien is an expert in Canada and France about Loyalty programs, Credit cards and Travel. He is the Founding President of Milesopedia.

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