Countries That Are Beginning to Reopen

Countries that are beginning to reopen
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From Lonely Planet

Australia and New Zealand

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While Australia and New Zealand are still closed to international travelers and non-residents, the countries are beginning to loosen restrictions on movement within the countries themselves. A proposed "travel bubble" around the two countries would allow citizens of each to travel to the other, although a 14-day quarantine is likely to be required.


France's number of new infections has slowed and the country has announced the gradual easing of restrictions. France's borders are closed to areas outside the Schengen Area, but "smaller cultural and tourist attractions" inside France are able to reopen starting May 11, according to Atout France, the country's tourism development agency.


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One of the European countries most affected by the outbreak, Italy is beginning a multi-phase effort to reopen. A number of businesses including bookshops, laundries and shops selling children's clothes have reopened, and restaurants and bars have opened for takeout. While foreign travelers have not technically been banned from entering Italy, many airlines have canceled flights while other countries have closed their borders with Italy. Travelers entering Italy must spend their first two weeks in mandatory quarantine.

Costa Rica

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After managing to keep COVID-19 cases and deaths relatively low, Costa Rica announced a reopening plan on May 11. Starting May 16, small hotels and some national parks will open at half capacity, with the remaining national parks opening through June. Borders will remain closed to non-residents until June 15.



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Countries That Are Beginning to Reopen
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