Governments across Europe have imposed internal measures and travel restrictions to restrict the spread of the coronavirus.

Here’s a regularly updated list of some of the measures and travel restrictions in European countries.

All countries are with Level 3 Travel Health Notice status, meaning there’s a widespread, ongoing transmission and that non-essential travel should be avoided.

EU places a 30-day restriction on non-essential travel into the EU.

Social distancing proposed.

Last update: 11:21 AM, March 17, 2020 – Central European Time (CET)

Austria

Not Declared the State of Emergency

No Internal Quarantine

Partial Quarantine to travelers

Borders Partially Closed

  • Citizens entering the country from outside-EU countries who have been in coronavirus hot spots (Italy, Spain, France, Switzerland, Iran, South Korea, and China) in the past 14 days will need to present a medical certificate confirming a negative result for the new coronavirus.
  • All passengers, regardless of citizenship, will also have to provide a certificate confirming a negative test result if they’re entering Austria from Italy, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein. The certificate, which must be dated within four days of arrival, needs to be signed by a licensed medical practitioner and be in English, German, Italian or French.
  • Forbidden to group together with 5 or more people.
  • Travelers entering the country via UK, Netherlands, Russia, and Ukraine need to go through a 14 days quarantine or have an updated health certificate.

Belgium

Not Declared the State of Emergency

No Internal Quarantine

Partial Quarantine to travelers

Borders Partially Closed

  • All recreational and sporting events will be canceled or postponed.
  • Restaurants, bars, cafés and discos closed.
  • Schools closed. Daycare service maintained for working parents with no other alternatives. Kindergartens open.

Bulgaria

Not Declared the State of Emergency

No Internal Quarantine

No Quarantine to travelers

Borders Partially Closed

Croatia

Not Declared the State of Emergency

No Internal Quarantine

Partial Quarantine to travelers

Borders Partially Closed

  • Travelers arriving from specific hard-hit areas ( considered: Italy, Iran, and China’s Hubei province) must spend two weeks in government quarantine facilities at the expense of the traveler, according to officials.
  • Special health monitoring for passengers from several countries affected by the virus. like Spain, the United States, and Sweden. Travelers from these countries should self-isolate for two weeks and “report their condition to the nearest epidemiologist for further instructions.”

Republic of Cyprus

Not Declared the State of Emergency

No Internal Quarantine

Partial Quarantine to travelers

Borders Partially Closed

Czech Republic

Declared the State of Emergency

Partial Internal Quarantine

Partial Quarantine to travelers

Borders Closed Except for Nationals or Residents

  • Banned passengers from “high-risk countries” and prohibited Czech citizens from visiting these places.
  • Banned Bus, train and boat transport from the Czech Republic to Germany and Austria.
  • Air travel was also partially restricted, according to officials.

Denmark

Declared the State of Emergency

Partial Internal Quarantine

Partial Quarantine to travelers

Borders Closed Except for Nationals or Residents

Estonia

Not Declared the State of Emergency

No Internal Quarantine

No Quarantine to travelers

Borders Partially Closed

France

Not declared the State of Emergency

No Internal Quarantine

Partial Quarantine to travelers

Borders Partially closed

  • All restaurants, bars, cafes, movie theaters, and other “non-indispensable businesses” are closed. Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks, and gas stations are some of the only exceptions.
  • €300 billion aid for business.
  • Restrictions on movement of people

Germany

Not declared the State of Emergency

No Internal Quarantine

Partial Quarantine to travelers

Borders Closed Except for Nationals or Residents

  • In Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay, Peru, and Venezuela all flights from Europe suspended for one month.
  • Singapore has banned entry for people who have stayed in Germany, Italy, France, or Spain in the last 14 days.
  • India declared all its previously issued visas invalid with immediate effect. Only visas of Germans who are already in India remain valid.
  • Bundesliga, Germany’s football league, postponed games
  • Most states with schools and kindergartens closed.
  • Berlin’s bars closed.
  • Borders with Austria, Switzerland, and France closed.

Italy

Declared the State of Emergency

Almost Fully Internal Quarantine

Partial Quarantine to travelers

Borders Partially Closed

  • Not allowed movement in public places except for justifiable work reasons (commuting, public and commercial transport is allowed), necessities (i.e., food shopping), and health emergencies.
  • Passengers with a temperature higher than 99.5 degrees were not allowed to board flights to the United States.
  • All travelers flying into Italy are subject to temperature screening in Italy’s major airports
  • Flights from China and Taiwan suspended.
  • Restaurants and cinemas closed.

Norway

Not Declared the State of Emergency

No Internal Quarantine

Partial Quarantine to travelers

Borders Partially Closed

  • Anyone coming into Norway from outside Nordic countries should be quarantined at home for two weeks from their arrival.
  • “Foreign travelers from countries outside the Nordics arriving at Oslo airport will have to return home,” Reuters reported.

Poland

Not Declared the State of Emergency

No Internal Quarantine

Partial Quarantine to Travelers

Borders Closed Except For Nationals or Residents

  • Poland is banning foreigners from the country.
  • Suspend international air and rail services for citizens and border controls
  • Polish citizens returning from abroad must voluntarily quarantine for two weeks.
  • Borders closed during the month of March except people with residency authorization.

Portugal

Not Declared the State of Emergency

No Internal Quarantine

No Quarantine to travelers

Borders Partially Closed

  • Non-essential movement of people restricted.
  • Classes throughout the education system from kindergartens to universities, both public and private, have been suspended.
  • Some public offices, museums, cinemas, theaters, and monuments have been closed.
  • Cruise ships are not allowed to disembark passengers except those who reside in Portugal.
  • All passenger flights between Portugal and Italy have been suspended.
  • Portugal and Spain have decided to halt tourism across their 1,200-kilometer shared border. The commute of workers and the exchange of goods across the land border are still allowed.
  • Night clubs have been shut and capacity restrictions have been imposed on entry to restaurants and shopping malls to reduce contact among people.
  • Large indoor and outdoor events have been prohibited.
  • The government has directed a quarantine of all passengers arriving at the Portuguese islands of Madeira and the Açores.
  • Visits to all nursing homes throughout the country have been restricted.
  • Bars have been ordered to close at 9 p.m. every night.
  • A ban has been imposed on drinking alcoholic beverages in the street, a move aimed at dispersing the crowd.

Russia

Not Declared the State of Emergency

No Internal Quarantine

Partial Quarantine to travelers

Borders Partially Closed

  • Chinese nationals banned from entry to the country, except for transit.
  • Banned entry to Iranian citizens.
  • Restricted travel by South Koreans, mandating they enter the country only via Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow.
  • Banned Italian citizens from entry into Russia.
  • Limited flights between Moscow and European Union countries, Norway, and Switzerland.
  • Close the country’s land border with Poland and Norway to foreigners

Slovakia

Declared the State of Emergency

Partial Quarantine

Partial Quarantine to travelers

Borders Closed

Spain

Declared the State of Emergency

Partial Internal Quarantine

Partial Quarantine to travelers

Borders Closed Except for Nationals or Residents

  • All citizens should stay at home unless for work, buy food, walk your pet, seek medical care, or help out elderly or otherwise vulnerable people in need of assistance.
  • All bars, restaurants, and schools were ordered to close.

Switzerland

Declared the State of Emergency

Partial Internal Quarantine

Partial Quarantine to travelers

Borders Closed Except for Nationals or Residents

  • All citizens should stay at home unless for work, buy food, walk your pet, seek medical care, or help out elderly or otherwise vulnerable people in need of assistance.
  • All shops, bars, restaurants, schools, and other facilities are closed.

United Kingdom

Not Declared the State of Emergency

No Internal Quarantine

Partial Quarantine to travelers

Borders Partially Closed

  • UK residents should avoid non-essential contact.
  • Families urged to stay at home if a family member has virus symptoms.

Ukraine

Not Declared the State of Emergency

No Internal Quarantine

Partial Quarantine to travelers

Borders Partially Closed

  • 70% of land ports closed.
  • International train service between Ukraine and Slovakia also suspended.
  • Arriving passengers are being screened for temperature. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 or higher or is exhibiting flu-like symptoms go directly to the hospital for additional testing and possibly up to 14 days of quarantine.

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