As Covid creeps up once more throughout Europe, many international locations are reimposing journey restrictions on neighbours.

As this occurs, the map of Europe is being color-coded pink, inexperienced and yellow.

Travelers on high-risk pink lists are being shut out once more, both with complete journey bans or quarantines. Those on inexperienced lists meantime have a inexperienced mild to journey.

An indication of the occasions, Norway for instance not ranks any zones as inexperienced in Europe or past.

Hungary First In EU To Reinstate Blanket Ban Foreigners

The most spectacular and controversial return to shutdown EU borders got here this week with Hungary’s choice so as to add all international locations to its pink checklist.

Barely two months after reopening to Schengen vacationers, it’s defying the bloc’s suggestions on inside borders and journey freedoms. The measures will keep in place at the very least till October 1.

Green Lists Shrinking, Red Growing

Links to authorities restrictions are included within the nation headings. See helpful particulars on the Reopen Europe web site too.


Belgium in early August added many components of Romania, France and Spain to its pink checklist. That means a complete ban on non-essential journey to these locations. Travelers returning should each quarantine and take a look at on return.

  • The present pink checklist consists of Andorra, Croatia, Denmark, Hungary, Romania, many components of Spain and France, and Scotland’s Aberdeen.


  • Countries are divided in 3 classes: A (no restrictions), B (some), and C (no entry apart from for residents/residents).
  • Banned C checklist international locations embody France, Luxembourg, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro.
  • Germany, Norway, Hungary and Slovenia are among the many A listers.
  • B international locations should present a Covid-19 take a look at end result taken inside 72 hours. They embody Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland and the U.Okay.


  • Spain and Romania are the one two EU international locations within the pink class, which means a unfavorable Covid-19 take a look at should be proven on arrival so as to skip quarantine.
  • All different EU/Schengen international locations and the U.Okay. are within the low-risk inexperienced group and free to journey.
  • Entry is prohibited to all non-Europeans bar the ten international locations on the EU protected nation checklist.



Finland too has a pink, inexperienced, yellow system, up to date on August 24.

  • Italy, Hungary and Slovenia are, for now, among the many handful of welcome inexperienced international locations.
  • Most different EU/Schengen international locations and the U.Okay. fall on the yellow checklist, permitting solely important vacationers together with staff to go to.
  • Family members, mother and father, siblings, spouses and {couples} are among the many exceptions.


  • All international vacationers are actually on Hungary’s Red List for a month.
  • The authorities advises its residents in opposition to journey to some 40 pink checklist international locations in Europe and abroad.
  • Those who do should self-quarantine for 14 days, or till they’ll present two unfavorable checks taken with a two day interval.
  • Exemptions embody transit passengers and Visgrad Group vacationers (Poland, Czechia, Slovakia) with unfavorable Covid take a look at taken inside 5 days.


  • The Green List simply shrunk, even for Europeans. As of August 31, “normal precautions” and a inexperienced “security status rating” says the federal government, applies to Estonia, Finland, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Slovakia.
  • With the EU Covid seesaw, this might change at any time.


Latvias pink checklist was super-sized in previous days.

  • The checklist from the Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control exhibits pink and yellow international locations, with infections above the required threshold of 25 instances per 100,000.
  • Some 25 European pink checklist international locations embody Austria, Belgium, France, Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. They are labeled as a “Serious threat to public health”.
  • Even those that transit these international locations should quarantine on return. The state “discourages” journey to these locations.


  • The pink checklist of nations grew on August 31, with vacationers from Belarus, Italy, Slovenia and Slovakia now additionally dealing with necessary self-isolation on arrival.
  • Norway, Lithuania, Estonia, Finland, Hungary and Latvia are the one EU/Schengen international locations on the inexperienced checklist, as a result of lower than 16 instances/100,000 within the final 14 days. face no quarantine requirement.


The Dutch authorities zones international locations for Covid as Yellow (OK) and Orange (not okay, quarantine required). “Foreign travellers from countries where the health risks are similar to or lower than in the Netherlands can enter for tourism,” it says.

  • Andorra, Bulgaria, Croatia, Malta, Romania , Spain, Monaco and varied departments in France are on the orange checklist.


Norway has a pink, inexperienced, yellow Covid map. Currently no nation is marked as a restriction-free inexperienced zone. Many extra Europeans have been added to the “high transmission” threat pink checklist on August 29.

  • Red List: 10-day quarantine for vacationers from France, Switzerland and Sweden since August 11. Now for many EU/Schengen arrivals, from Portugal to Poland–and to the U.Okay. The few exceptions embody Hungary, Slovakia, Italy and Norway.
  • Yellow checklist international locations are exempt from quarantine, however the Norwegian Institute of Public Health classifies them as “increased risk”.
  • The authorities at the moment advises in opposition to all abroad journey.


Slovenia too has a color-coded system with inexperienced, yellow and pink lists.

  • Those within the inexperienced class like Canada and Australia can enter restriction-free.
  • Red checklist international locations with greater than 40 Covid instances per 100,000 inhabitants over two week should quarantine for 14 days.
  • The yellow checklist applies principally to EU/Schengen residents, who additionally skip quarantine–supplied they aren’t coming from a pink vacation spot.


The U.Okay. pink checklist comes within the type of quarantine for a rising variety of international locations. The Czech Republic and Switzerland are among the many newest Europeans to hitch others like France, Croatia and Austria who not get pleasure from a quarantine-free journey hall with England.

Showing the nation’s quarantine coverage disarray, Scotland and Wales are imposing quarantine on Greece and Portugal–each of which stay on England and Ireland’s hall lists.