According to CNN Earlier this month, the European Union unveiled an action plan to reopen its internal borders in time for summer, while countries such as Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have formed “travel bubbles,” lifting restrictions for each other’s citizens. In addition, a number of Caribbean islands are preparing to open their doors to foreign visitors in June, while destinations such as Mexico and Thailand are planning to open up again region by region in the coming weeks.
CNN’s guide to the top international travel destinations making plans to reopen:
Cyprus is so keen to get its tourism industry back on track, officials are offering to cover the costs of any travelers who test positive for Covid-19 while on vacation in the Mediterranean island nation.
Bali has been successful in containing its coronavirus outbreak and now hopes to welcome tourists back by October, provided its infection rates stay low.
Thailand is still dependent on the outbreak situation, but think the earliest they may see the return of tourists could be the fourth quarter of this year.
France announced on May 29 that the country’s most visited museum, the Louvre, will reopen July 6.
Greece managed to keep its coronavirus case numbers low by implementing a strict lockdown early on, and now plans to allow travelers back in on June 15.
Germany is prohibiting nonessential travel at present but intends to lift restrictions for EU countries from June 15.
Mexico is aiming to welcome visitors back within weeks.
Turkey plans to restart domestic tourism by the close of May and hopes to receive international visitors from mid-June.
Italy will allow travelers from the EU, the UK and the microstates and principalities of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican, will be allowed to enter without having to go into quarantine starting June 3.
Spain will grant EU travelers permission to enter without having to quarantine for two weeks starting July 1.