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.

REOPENING TRAVEL
2020
 
Jun 01
Miami Beach May Reopen Hotels June 1
 
Jun 01
Amtrak to Restart Acela Along Busy Northeast Corridor
 
Jun 01
Russia Internal Tourism Could Restart by June 1
 
Jun 01
Montana Reopens For Visitors, Sans Quarantine But Some Restrictions
 
Jun 01
Venetian Resort Taking Reservations For June 1 Reopening
 
Jun 01
Kentucky to Reopen Tourism June 1
 
Jun 01
New South Wales, Australia’s Most Populous State, Opens Up For Regional Travel
 
Jun 01
South Africa Starts Phased Tourism Reopening, Starting With Domestic For Now
 
Jun 01
Florida Keys to Reopen to Tourists June 1
 
Jun 01
Thailand Domestic Tourism To Restart June 1, Within Same Region
 
Jun 01
Delta to Resume Flying Several Major Routes in June
 
Jun 01
Dutch Museums To Reopen, Tickets Only Sold Online
 
Jun 01
Vatican Museums to Reopen June 1, With Online Booking
 
Jun 01
Greek Hotels Reopen Today, Ahead of Airport Reopening of June 15
 
Jun 01
Turkey Reopens Domestic Flights & Local Travel; International Flights Resume Next Week
 
Jun 01
U.S. Virgin Islands to Reopen June 1
 
Jun 01
TUI To Double Travel Agency Staff By June 1
 
Jun 01
Eurowings Expands Flight Schedule To 40 Destinations From June
 
Jun 01
Norway To Allow Nordic Business Travelers, Including Sweden, From June 1
 
Jun 01
Costa Rica To Reopen Domestic Tourism From June 1, International Closed Till June 30
 
Jun 01
Canadian Campsites to Open June and After, in Phases
 
Jun 01
Albania Opens Land Borders & Hotels, Tourism Still Restricted to Locals
 
Jun 01
Hong Kong Airport Transits To Resume by June 1
 
Jun 01
Spain Reopens Beaches & Museums, For Locals For Now, Full Opening in July
 
Jun 01
Australia Opens Up Its Attraction For Local Tourists
 
Jun 01
Korean Air to Restart Some International Flights in June
 
Jun 01
Earlier June 1 Reopening Announcement, Now Postponed: Mexico’s Los Cabos Region
 
Jun 01
Vietnam to Resume International Flights in June
 
Jun 01
Canada Will Reopen Some National Parks to Day Visitors
 
Jun 02
Romania To Allow International Road & Rail Transport Starting June 1
 
Jun 02
China To Allow Passenger Charter Flights From 7 Countries To Select Airports, Date TBD
 
Jun 02
Montenegro Reopens Borders to Select European Countries for Tourism From June 1
 
Jun 02
Alitalia To Resume Flights To Southern Italy, U.S. from June 2
 
Jun 02
Singapore to Resume Changi Airport Transit Flights
 
Jun 03
France To Reopen Beaches & Parks For Locals, June 2
 
Jun 03
Universal Orlando To Open Select Hotels From June 2
 
Jun 04
Italy to Reopen to EU Tourism Without Quarantine
 
Jun 04
Sandals Plans to Reopen Most Resorts June-July
 
Jun 04
Saint Lucia to Begin Phased Reopening of Tourism Sector
 
Jun 04
MGM Resorts To Reopen Four Vegas Properties on June 4
 
Jun 04
Las Vegas Casinos Can Reopen by June 4: Nevada Gov
 
Jun 04
Frontier Adding 18 New Domestic Routes For Summer 2020
 
Jun 05
Universal Orlando Proposes June 5 Reopening
 
Jun 05
Singapore-China to Open Business Travel Corridor in Early June
 
Jun 05
Six Flags Will Reopen Its First Park On June 5
 
Jun 05
Pestana To Open Select Hotels From June 5
 
Jun 08
Yosemite National Park Could Reopen Early June, With Online Reservations
 
Jun 08
Hotels Allowed To Reopen in India From June 8, Outside Heavily Affected Areas
 
Jun 09
Cyprus To Reopen Airports June 9, Tourism From 20 Countries Being Considered This Summer
 
Jun 12
Club Med Reopening First North American Resort
 
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
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
Wizz Air to Resume Holiday Flights to Portugal and Greece
 
Jun 15
Lufthansa to Restart Flights To 20 European Tourist Destinations by Mid June
 
Jun 15
Austrian Airlines to Resume Flights on June 15
 
Jun 15
Sri Lanka to Reopen Small-Group Tourism in 5-Star Hotels, Mid June
 
Jun 15
Aruba Plans to Reopen Borders Between June 15-July 1
 
Jun 15
NEW: Germany Likely To Lift Travel Warning For 31 European countries From Mid-June
 
Jun 15
NEW: Czech Republic To Open Up To Foreign Tourism From 19 Euro Countries, From June 15
 
Jun 15
Iceland to Open to Tourists
 
Jun 15
Faroe Islands Will Open to Travelers from Denmark, Iceland, Germany and Norway on June 15
 
Jun 17
Dominican Republic Hotels and Beaches Could Reopen on June 17
 
Jun 17
UK Tour Operator Jet2 Commences Holidays & Flights
 
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 22
NEW: Qatar Airways Plans To Restart Flights To 80 Destinations During Summer
 
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 27
NEW: Tunisia To Reopen All Borders On June 27
 
Jun 29
Porter Airlines to Resume All International Flights
 
Jun 30
Lufthansa to Restore Flights to 130 Destinations by Late June
 
Jul 01
Ryanair to Resume 40 Percent of Flights in July
 
Jul 01
British Airways Owner IAG Could Resume Flights by July
 
Jul 01
NEW: Jet2 To Resume European Low Cost Flights July 1
 
Jul 01
Japan To Start Domestic Tourism Voucher Scheme By July
 
 
 
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
England’s Campsites Prepare to Open in July
 
Jul 01
Bali Plans to Open by July
 
Jul 01
Ireland Hotels Could Reopen in July, But Industry Pushing For Faster Reopening
 
Jul 01
Bahamas Reopening Borders to Travelers on July 1
 
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
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
Spanish PM Confirms Borders and Tourism to Reopen by July
 
Jul 04
Spain May Open Some Cities But Not Others to Foreign Tourism First, From July
 
Jul 05
Qantas Could Restart 50% Of Domestic Flights
 
Jul 06
France’s Louvre Museum To Re-open On July 6
 
Jul 06
Switzerland Plans To Reopen All EU Travel By July 6
 
Jul 11
NEW: 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 22
Turks and Caicos to Reopen for Tourism July 22
 
Jul 31
Royal Caribbean Sets a Third Date for Its Return
 
Aug 01
Carnival Plans August 1 Return for Some Ships
 
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
 

Posted at 2020 Jun 02 17:04

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