Travel’s Reopening: A Global Timeline

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Travel’s Reopening: A Global Timeline

The World is opening for travel again, one step at a time. Below we’re plotting the news events about the reopening of various travel sectors around the world on a timeline, in order to better explain the when and the where of how the reopening and potential recovery of the world’s most consequential sector goes from here. (Inspired by our friends at Twenty31)

You can follow all openings across the globe, below, or by selecting our timelines for international openings or U.S.-specific openings. We are updating this daily, so check back often!

REGIONS

SECTORS

PAST REOPENINGS


Jun 11

Yosemite National Park To Reopen To Tourists on June 11, With Reduced Capacity

Jun 12

California Hotels & Campgrounds To Reopen All Across State June 12

Jun 12

Club Med Reopening First North American Resort; Two More Opening in July & Aug

Jun 13

Poland To Reopen To EU States This Weekend

Jun 13

Sweden Will Ease Restrictions On Domestic Travel From June 13

Jun 15

Norway May Loosen Travel Restrictions for Other Nordic States by Mid June

Jun 15

Austria’s Borders With Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary to Reopen

Jun 15

Air France-KLM to Expand Capacity to 10%

Jun 15

Greece Tourist Season Will Start on June 15; International Flights July 1

Jun 15

Easyjet Restarts Domestic UK & France Flight, No Blocking of Middle Seats

Jun 15

Lufthansa to Restart Flights To 20 European Tourist Destinations by Mid June

Jun 15

Wizz Air to Resume Holiday Flights to Portugal and Greece

Jun 15

Austrian Airlines to Resume Flights on June 15

Jun 15

Jamaica Set to Reopen for International Tourists June 15

Jun 15

Netherlands To Reopen To 12 Euro Countries, Excludes UK & Sweden

Jun 15

NEW: TUI Starts Limited Holidays in Europe Between Germany And Spain, Low Bookings

Jun 15

Sri Lanka to Reopen Small-Group Tourism in 5-Star Hotels, Mid June

Jun 15

Singapore Airlines To Restart Some Flights in June/July

Jun 15

Turkey Plans to Resume Flights With 40 Countries in June

Jun 15

Belgium To Open Borders To All EU States on June 15

Jun 15

Spanish Island Destinations Allowing Germans In From June 15, Before Other Come

Jun 15

NEW: Switzerland Accelerates Plans To Reopen All EU Travel, By June 15

Jun 15

Aruba Plans to Reopen Borders Between June 15-July 1

Jun 15

Germany To Allow Travel From EU, Schengen Countries & UK from June 15

Jun 15

Czech Republic To Open Up To Foreign Tourism From 19 Euro Countries, From June 15

Jun 15

NEW: Iceland Cautiously Reopens to Tourists, With Mandatory Testing on Landing

Jun 15

Faroe Islands Will Open to Travelers from Denmark, Iceland, Germany and Norway on June 15

Jun 16

Norway To Open Up To Finland, Iceland From June15, But Snubs Sweden

Jun 16

Emirates Starts Flights To 29 Cities on June 16, And Resumes Transits Through Dubai

Jun 17

UK Tour Operator Jet2 Commences Holidays & Flights

Jun 17

NEW: Norwegian Air Resumes More Flights Than Planned to Meet Unexpected Demand

Jun 17

NEW: U.S., China to Allow Four Weekly Flights Each; Delta Starts Next Week

Jun 18

NEW: Hong Kong Disneyland To Reopen June 18

Jun 19

NEW: RIU To Reopen All Hotels in Spain, in Phases Starting Now

Jun 19

Belmond Hotels Start Reopening From June 19, Starting With Italy Properties

Jun 19

Iceland’s Blue Lagoon To Reopen For Tourists On June 19

Jun 20

Potential United China Flights Restart, But Awaits Regulatory Clear

Jun 20

Small-Ship U.S.-Flagged Cruise Companies May Sail Early as June

Jun 21

NEW: Spain To Open to Almost All Schengen Tourists From June 21

Jun 22

Qatar Airways Plans To Restart Flights To 80 Destinations During Summer

Jun 22

NEW: Taiwan to Allow Corporate Travelers From Low Risk Countries From June 22

Jun 22

NEW: St. Barth’s To Reopen Borders On June 22

Jun 25

Poland Plans To Reopen Borders For Tourism By Late June

Jun 25

TUI to Restart European Flights at the End of June

Jun 25

More MGM Vegas Properties Including Luxury & Mandalay Bay To Reopen From June 25

Jun 27

Tunisia To Reopen All Borders On June 27

Jun 29

Porter Airlines to Resume All International Flights

Jun 29

Irish Hotels To Reopen End of June

Jun 30

Lufthansa to Restore Flights to 130 Destinations by Late June

Jul 01

British Airways Owner IAG Could Resume Flights by July

Jul 01

Ryanair to Resume 40 Percent of Flights in July

Jul 01

Jet2 To Resume European Low Cost Flights July 1

Jul 01

Japan To Start Domestic Tourism Voucher Scheme By July

Jul 01

American Airlines & United To Substantially Increase Flight Schedules In July

Jul 01

Dominican Republican Starts Reopening To Tourists July 1

Jul 01

JetBlue Expects To Increase Flight Capacity to 50% in July, As Demand Picks Up

Jul 01

Malta To Reopen Airport To International Flights July 1

Jul 01

Guam Set To Reopen To Tourism on July 1, For South Korea, Japan and Taiwan

Jul 01

Hawaii Could Reopen For Tourism By July 1, Not For U.S. Mainland, But International

Jul 01

Finnair Resumes Flights To 40 Destinations

Jul 01

NEW: Playa Hotels & Resorts Starts To Reopen Its Mexico Resorts From July 1

Jul 01

Bermuda To Reopen To Tourists From July 1

Jul 01

Bahamas Reopening Borders to Travelers on July 1

Jul 01

Ireland Hotels Could Reopen in July, But Industry Pushing For Faster Reopening

Jul 01

England’s Campsites Prepare to Open in July

Jul 01

Bali Plans to Open by July

Jul 01

Madeira Islands in Portugal to Reopen July 1; Will Pay COVID Test

Jul 01

United Adding Back Some European & Asian Flights From July

Jul 01

NEW: Machu Picchu To Reopen in July, With Quarter Daily Visitors Limitation

Jul 01

NEW: Egypt To Reopen All Flights From July 1; Tourists Limited To Three Coastal Provinces

Jul 01

Couples Resorts in Jamaica To Reopen Its Four Resorts On July 1

Jul 01

Georgia Reopening International Tourism From July

Jul 01

UK Holiday Parks and Attractions Plan July Reopening

Jul 02

Maldives Plans To Reopen To Tourism In July

Jul 02

Cyprus Expects To Add Its Mainstay British and Russian Tourists By July

Jul 02

Israel Aiming to Resume Travel With Low-Infection Bloc in July

Jul 03

Walt Disney World Resorts Accepting Reservations For Early July

Jul 04

UK’s Flagship Legoland To Reopen July 4

Jul 04

Spanish PM Confirms Borders and Tourism to Reopen by July

Jul 05

Qantas Could Restart 50% Of Domestic Flights

Jul 06

France’s Louvre Museum To Re-open On July 6

Jul 11

Disney Hopes to Reopen Walt Disney World on July 11

Jul 15

Etihad Targets Meaningful Return of Flights By Mid-July, Says CEO

Jul 15

Asia’s Genting Cruise Lines to Offer Short Sailings Without Any Stops, July-August

Jul 15

NEW: Barbados To Reopen To Tourists By Mid July

Jul 15

NEW: Puerto Rico To Reopen For Tourists on July 15

Jul 15

Scotland Tourism Sector Could Reopen From July 15 Onwards

Jul 15

NEW: Malta To Reopen To All International Tourists July 15

Jul 15

Tahiti & Other Polynesian Islands Reopening For All Tourist From July 15

Jul 17

Disneyland Park in Anaheim Is Slated to Partly Reopen on July 17

Jul 20

Virgin Atlantic To Restart Some Flights on July 20

Jul 22

Turks and Caicos to Reopen for Tourism July 22

Jul 23

Transat To Relaunch Flights on July 23, If Canadian Restrictions Ease

Jul 31

Royal Caribbean Sets a Third Date for Its Return

Aug 01

Carnival Plans August 1 Return for Some Ships

Aug 01

Sri Lanka To Reopen Tourism To All Aug 1; Multiple Covid Tests Requires During Stay

Sep 01

Lufthansa Expects To Resume 70% of Intercontinental Flights By Sept

Oct 01

Southwest Adding Business Traveler-Focused Flights From Oct

Oct 14

Frankfurt Book Fair To Go Ahead in Mid-October

Nov 01

Norwegian Cruise Line Expects Full Resumption of Sailings

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