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Top 5 Destinations Open up their Borders to welcome Canadian Traveller's.

Who’s already planning their getaway for when this is all over?

As for those of us living in Canada the wait is already over as some of our favourite destinations open up their borders to welcome Canadian Traveller's. After this pandemic virus! We deserve to travel and explore the world. Travel will always be essential, everyone needs a vacation at some time.

Top 5 Destinations Open up their Borders to welcome Canadian Traveller's.


Mexico's airports and seaports are open, however, the land border between the US and Mexico is closed until at least 21 August. When arriving in Mexico, authorities will ask for a health declaration form which is available online so you can complete it beforehand.

Are beaches & tourism spots open? Yes with exceptions. Tourist destinations in Mexico are beginning to open gradually.

The use of face masks is mandatory in all public spaces and gatherings are limited to 100 people. Restaurants, hotels, barbershops, gyms, and open-air parks, are limited to 50 percent capacity.  Supermarkets and markets will operate at 75 percent capacity.  Shopping malls, churches, cinemas, theatres, museums, and cultural events will be limited to 25 percent capacity.

2. Greece

International airports in Greece are open. International and domestic flights are operating. Incoming passengers could be subject to a COVID-19 test at the airport. All travel restrictions have been lifted within Greece. Ferry travel to the islands has resumed.

A face mask is mandatory on public transportation, taxis, elevators, hospitals, clinics, and diagnostic centres. Masks are recommended in supermarkets, hair salons, and other enclosed spaces. Violators could be fined 150 Euros.

Churches and mosques are open. More than nine people are not allowed in a public gathering. Standing room will not be allowed nightclubs, restaurants, bars, and live music venues until the end of August. All stores must close from 23:00 to 07:00.

Public transportation is operating. Taxis are allowed to operate, but with only two passengers.

3. Germany

Germany has lifted the travel restrictions and mandatory self-isolation for travellers from Canada (as of July 17th, 2020). International and domestic commercial flights are operating in Germany. Rail transportation and FlixTrain has resumed operations.

Social distancing measures may vary among different states in Germany. The broad set of restrictions are as follows:

  • Face masks are mandatory in public areas and transports in all 16 states of Germany. A minimum physical distance of 1.5 meters should be maintained with others while in public places.

  • Maximum of 10 persons are allowed to gather in public areas and at private events.

  • Bars, cafes, and restaurants are allowed to open only in outdoor locations during fixed hours with social distancing norms.

  • Shops, stores, museums can open with public health measures.

  • An outdoor meeting between two households is permitted.

4. Iceland

Iceland lifted entry restrictions for the visitors form other countries including Canada. Visitors are required to preregister before arrival and undergo either a PCR test or a 14-day quarantine upon arrival. Online registration form here. Travellers who choose the COVID-19 test upon arrival will be charged a fee of ISK 11,000 on-site, but ISK 9,000 for pre-registration. Passengers who choose to be tested do not need to self-quarantine themselves until they receive test results.

All businesses and services are open. Bars, nightclubs, and restaurants are permitted to open until 23:00 (local time). Social gatherings are permitted up to a maximum of 100 people until 27 August. At all smaller gatherings, maintaining a distance of 2 meters from other people is necessary where practical.

5. Switzerland

International flights are allowed to arrive at the Zurich, Geneva, and Basel airports as we

ll as some other regional airports. It is possible to transit at Swiss airports. However, travellers cannot leave the transit area of the airport and must have proof of reservations for the onward journey. Swiss International Airlines resumed flight operations to Montreal (Canada) from Zurich.

Hospitals, medical centres, and medical professionals have resumed services.

Services and businesses are open and operating. Zoos, botanical gardens, swimming pools are open.

Nightclubs and cabarets are closed in Geneva canton until 23 August.

Rallies and events, such as cultural activities or outdoor activities, for up to 1,000 people are permitted, but social distancing of up to 1.5 meters must be maintained.

Wearing a face mask is mandatory when travelling on public transport. Violations will lead to a fine. Children aged 12 or below are not required to wear face masks. Wearing face masks is also compulsory when attending demonstrations or other significant events.

  • In the cantons of Vaud, Geneva, and Jura, customers are required to wear masks in shops.

Public transport and trains are operating. Masks are mandatory for public transportation.

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