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Destinations reopening for tourists

Tuesday 23 June 2020 Blog

Coronavirus emergency: airports reopening, here are all the news

Italy resumes after the health emergency, having to deal with the new phase within the summer season when it is essential for Italians to travel and spend their summer by the beach. Not only Italians are waiting impatiently for summer destinations to reopen but also travellers from around the world are eagerly awaiting the news on which countries are open for summer 2020.

Talking about Italy, many Italian airports, including Rome and Milan airports, have been operational since 4 June, while private and charter flights had the benefit to operate with certain permission from authorities.

The policies adopted by the airports will be specific and different in every part of the world: it will therefore be crucial to be adequately informed about the rules established by the country of your reference destination, before embarking on a journey.

It is possible to book a dedicated service through specialised operators in the rental of private and jets charter such as Fast Private Jet, synonymous with safety and reliability, which provides a large fleet of aircraft, all equipped with the best comforts. In this way, travelers can benefit from greater flexibility in travel and available hubs.

Here is a guide of the top travel destinations for this summer that are planning to reopen for tourists.

The reopening of airports in Italy

At the moment, the Italian situation related to airports is bound by the latest Decree of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport. There are currently 23 operating airports in Italy allowing EU tourists & UK citizens to enter, including the airports located in central and northern Italy of Bergamo Orio al Serio, Florence Peretola, Milan Linate & Malpensa, Ancona, Bologna, Genoa, Pescara, Turin, Rome Ciampino, Venice Tessera, Pisa and Rome Fiumicino.

As regards the south, the airports of Alghero, Lamezia Terme, Bari, Brindisi, Cagliari, Catania, Lampedusa, Naples Capodichino, Olbia, Palermo and Pantelleria have returned to function.

Airports: the updated situation in Europe:

The reactivation of air traffic concerns all of Europe, in fact, important airports have been reopened across the continent, with some countries already thinking of easing the restrictive measures.

France

France adopts a less severe approach, in fact, from 16 May, the airports are operational and they are open for EU members, Iceland, Monaco, Switzerland & Saint-Martin with no certificates or restrictions on passengers.

On June 2, the country's hotels, bars, restaurants and cafés were reopened. However, the most country’s  visited landmark, the Louvre, is expected to reopen on July 6.

From July 1, France will reopen borders for countries outside Schengen gradually.

Spain

Private flights are already active with certain permissions. However, the good news is that Spain will reopen border from June 21, allowing EU travellers, except Portuguese travellers, to reach one of the most visited summer destinations, Ibiza.

Summer without beaches is not a summer, Spain set to reopen in June while hotels in some parts of the country have already been permitted to resume business.

Regarding tourist from non-Schengen countries, they be allowed to enter Spain after July 1.

Portugal

The restrictions on European flights have been ceased since 15 June for travel reopening. Lisbon, Porto and Faro airports are operational for tourism reasons for both EU & Schengen travellers. While arriving to Portugal from Spain will remain closed until July 1.

Greece

The tourism season has started in Greece on June 15 for locals as many hotels, restaurants & resorts could reopen, also the country is open for tourists from Italy, Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Malta, Israel, Romania, Hungary, Finland & Denmark. While reaching the most popular summer greek islands for beach getaway would be possible after July 1.

Malta

Malta is planning to reopen its doors on July 1, for Italian travellers with limitation for travellers from Emilia Romagna, Lombardy and Piemonte, Also, for travellers from Greece, Slovakia, Cyprus, Latvia,

Switzerland, Norway, Estonia, Germany, Denmark, Hungary, Austria, Luxembourg, Ireland & Czech Republic will be allowed to enter.

By mid July, borders will be expected to reopen for all countries.

United Kingdom

On the contrary of popular destinations easing travel restrictions, UK is choosing to apply strict regulations on travellers.

On June 8, planes have returned to fly. However, hotels should be able to reopen in early July, considering the new restriction rules on all EU border, which came into effect on June 8, that consists of obliging all arrivals to provide an address where they are required to stay in 14 days self-isolation.

Airports operating in the rest of the world

If in Europe attempts are made to slowly return to normal, the situation in the rest of the world is uneven and rather confusing. Latin America, Argentina closed their air traffic until September 1, and direct flights to Brazil are still suspended until June 22.

While destinations such as Mexico and Thailand are planning to reopen region by region in the coming weeks.

Maldives

Arriving on a private jet to Maldives is possible especially that many resorts have stayed open during the last couple of months, allowing tourists obtaining a self-isolation.

The country has announced to officially reopen from July for tourists.

Enjoying the tropical nation in the Indian Ocean that is known for its beaches, blue lagoons and extensive reefs would be definitely possible for summer 2020.

It is advisable to contact the private jet operator in the last 24 hours before traveling to check for changes in air traffic restrictions.

For further information, we highly recommend to check the updated situation before leaving. Therefore, do not hesitate to contact our Private aviation advisors via online chat on our website or Whatsapp. Our team is available 24/7 to answer your questions and provide the needed solutions.

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