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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Restrictions for Italy, France and Greece

Get quick, accurate, and updated information on coronavirus travel restrictions to Italy, France , Greece and the South Pacific Islands. WIMCO can help you figure out what travel restrictions and guidelines are in place for the country you want to vacation in, and what your options are for flying there. Updated daily.

So, where can you vacation in Europe now?

The “shelter at home” orders for Italy, France and Greece have  expired, and life is returning to normal in planned stages, all with social distancing guidelines. As of June 15, residents of EU countries are permitted to travel to other EU countries. As of now, residents of the US are not permitted to enter the EU. Detail on travel restrictions issued by the EU on July 7.

Italy – Borders will reopen to tourism in stages. As of June 3 residents of select EU countries are able to enter Italy.

Greece – Borders will reopen to tourism from other EU countries, effective July 1. Mykonos and Santorini will accept arrivals from select countries starting on July 1.

France – Borders will reopen to tourism in stages. Starting June 15,  residents of select EU countries are able to enter France.

Tahiti, South Pacific – The Brando Villas at Tetiaroa- Planning to reopen by July 15. US residents can visit.

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Coronavirus Restrictions for travel to Italy, France, and Greece


Coronavirus Restriction on Travel to Italy Tuscany, Umbria, Amalfi Coast, Lake Como –  On May 18 some retail business were allowed to open— namely, additional shops, museums and libraries — and on June 1, bars and restaurants will be allowed to reopen for eat-in service. On May 16 Prime Minister Conte proposed to reopen the borders on June 3 to residents of other EU countries as a first step to resuming tourism.  No date has been set for the re-opening of borders to non-EU residents.

– Florence Airport – International commercial flights into Florence “Amerigo Vespucci” Airport (IATA: FLR)  were suspended in March. They are not expected to resume until June 3 at the earliest.

 – Rome– International commercial flights into Fiumicino International AirportLeonardo da Vinci (IATA: FCO) were suspended in March. They are not expected to resume until June 3 at the earliest.


Coronavirus Restriction on Travel to France – Cote D’Azur, St Tropez and Provence – President Macron of France ended the “shelter at home” lockdown on Monday, May 11.   President Macron stated that “There will be several phases to the re-opening, and May 11 will be one of them.” No date has been set for the re-opening of borders to non-EU residents.

Nice Côte d’Azur Airport (IATA: NCE) – inbound flights are temporarily suspended until further notice. It is expected to be extended to June 3 or beyond.

French Polynesia and Tahiti – There have been very few cases of coronavirus in the French Polynesian islands. However, the government is taking a cautious and prudent approach to resuming tourism. Tahiti International Airport (IATA: PPT) is open only for essential travel by residents, and those flying to Tahiti are asked to self quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.

The Brando Villas at Tetiaroa– Planning to reopen by July 15.

Laucala Island in FijiNadi International Airport is closed until May 31.  The private villa resort at Laucala island plans to reopen later in 2020.

Reopening Mykonos & Santorini, Greece –  Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced the the end of the shelter at home order on May 4. He also announced a seven step plan to reopen the country. Seasonal hotels and resorts will reopen June 15. The borders will reopen to international tourism in phases, starting on July 1.

Mykonos Airport (IATA: JMK) – The airport will reopen to flights from Athens on June 15. It will reopen to international flights on July 1.

Santorini- Thira Airport (IATA: JTR) – The airport will reopen to flights from Athens on June 15. It will reopen to international flights on July 1.


Airline travel updates.

Airlines have reduced flights to Europe, and are not expected to add flights until the summer.  Airlines have instituted cleaning procedures, and spacing procedures to protect passengers. The pace that airlines will ramp-up flights will be based on the level of consumer demand.


Conditions for travelers returning from Europe to the US

Travelers returning to the US from all countries with Coronavirus health restrictions, including Italy, France and Greece, will be required to enter the US through the following 13 airports:

  • Boston-Logan International Airport (BOS), Massachusetts
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD), Illinois
  • Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), Texas
  • Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW), Michigan
  • Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL), Hawaii
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), Georgia
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), New York
  • Los Angeles International Airport, (LAX), California
  • Miami International Airport (MIA), Florida
  • Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), New Jersey
  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO), California
  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), Washington
  • Washington-Dulles International Airport (IAD), Virginia

Upon arrival, travelers will proceed to standard customs processing. They will then continue to enhanced entry screening where the passenger will be asked about their medical history, current condition, and asked for contact information for local health authorities. Passengers will then be given written guidance about COVID-19 and directed to their final destination, and immediately asked to home-quarantine in accordance with CDC best practices.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Restrictions for Caribbean Islands and Airports


Travel advisories for travel from the US to Italy, France and Greece planning

  • European Union Coronavirus Travel Restrictions – Read the latest on travel restructions for EU countries, and which countries are deemed “safe”
  • US State Department – Level Four travel advisory – March 31   (“Do not travel abroad” alert)
  • Canadian Government – Avoid all travel outside of Canada
  • CDC – Level Three travel alert – April 1 (CDC recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to all global destinations)
  • CDC statement on the risk of getting Covid19 while flying – Because of how air circulates and is filtered on airplanes, most viruses and other germs do not spread easily. Although the risk of infection on an airplane is low, try to avoid contact with sick passengers, avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands, and wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.


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