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 from here.

Select our timelines for international openings or U.S.-specific openings. We are updating this daily, so check back often!

Also, Skift Research has recently launched Skift Recovery Index, a real-time measure of where the travel industry at-large — and the core verticals within it — stands in recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic. Check the latest weekly chart below, and more on SRI here.






Jul 01

NEW: Albania Reopens To All International Tourism

Jul 05

Qantas Could Restart 50% Of Domestic Flights

Jul 06

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

Jul 06

Non-Essential Travel From UK To Some Euro Countries Now Allowed From July 6

Jul 06

Cambodia Casinos and Resorts Allowed To Reopen

Jul 07

Wales & Scotland Reopen Slowly To Local Tourism

Jul 07

Dubai To Reopen To Tourists July 7, Will Require Negative Covid Certificate Or Airport Testing To Enter

Jul 09

Nigeria Restarts Domestic Flights; No Date on International Flights Reopening

Jul 10

Aruba To Open For Tourists From July 10

Jul 11

Disney Hopes to Reopen Walt Disney World on July 11

Jul 12

Barbados To Reopen To Tourists Starting July 12

Jul 13

Finland To Allow Some Euro Tourists From July 13, Sans Quarantine

Jul 13

NEW: Greece To Tighten Tourism Restrictions After Resurgence; May Open to U.S. Tourists Late July

Jul 14

NEW: Kashmir To Open To Tourism July 14 Onwards, Only For Local Air Travelers

Jul 15

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

Jul 15

Maldives Plans To Reopen To International Tourists On July 15

Jul 15

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

Jul 15

Disneyland Paris To Reopen In Phases Starting July 15

Jul 15

Scotland Tourism To Open For Local Tourism July 15 Onwards

Jul 15

Puerto Rico To Reopen For Tourists on July 15

Jul 15

Malta To Reopen To All International Tourists July 15

Jul 15

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

Jul 16

NEW: Dubai to Restart Business Events From July 16

Jul 17

NEW: In Reversal, Disneyland Park in Anaheim Won’t 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

Kenya Will Resume International Flights From August 1

Aug 01

NEW: Rwanda To Reopen For International Tourists From Aug 1

Aug 01

United Airlines To Triple Domestic Flights in August

Aug 01

NEW: Hawaii Reopening To Mainland U.S. Tourist Likely To Be Delayed Beyond Previously-Announced Aug 1

Aug 14

NEW: Sri Lanka Delays International Tourism Reopening Again, Beyond Aug 15

Sep 01

Lufthansa Expects To Resume 70% of Intercontinental Flights By Sept

Oct 01

Southwest Adding Business Traveler-Focused Flights From Oct

Oct 01

Bahamas’ Baha Mar Resort Is Reopening in October, Even Though Country Reopens July 1

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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