Greece? Malta? Tunisia? Where to escape in summer 2020?

July 1, 2020

After months of staying at home, many are carving some vacation but are confused with regards to which country to consider for their next break. Where to travel this summer? What are the conditions to enter that country? Will I be imposed a quarantine or need a test?

Here is a tour of rules (to date) for travelling around the Mediterranean Sea, to help you prepare for your next break.

France

You can visit Paris, head to Nice and enjoy cicadas song in Provence. France has lifted all travel restrictions for travellers from the European zone. You may have restrictions, though, like a quarantine period on arrival, if you are coming from other countries.

We recommend checking the latest official information: Go to the official page for travel updates to France (external link)

While you are preparing your trip, discover our hand-picked small hotels in France

Greece

Are you dreaming about a Summer in Greece… Cyclades islands, Hellenic history and vibrant cities? Good news then: Greece borders are open to all visitors.

But be aware that you may be subject to random COVID-19 tests upon arrival, depending on the country you are coming from. Upon being tested and if the results are negative, you will be free to move to their final destination.

Get the most up to date travel information to Greece (external link)

While you are preparing your trip, dream away with our selection of boutique hotels in Greece

Tunisia

Sid Bou Said Tunisia

Tunisia has opened its border to international travellers to enjoy summer’s jasmine bouquet, discover Carthage ruins and the crystalline sea.

You can enter and circulate in the country with any additional formality if you are coming from a country with low levels of COVID-19.

However, if you are a resident of a medium contamination risk country, then you must present a negative PCR test for COVID-19 within 72h prior to travel and commit to 14 days of self-quarantine.  You may undertake another test, after 6 days and wave the quarantine for the rest of your stay.

Finally, only Tunisian citizens and families are accepted from the high contaminated countries. They have to comply with strict 7 days quarantine in specific hotels.

The list of countries is updated on a weekly basis on published on the ONME website (http://onmne.tn/en/)

Click here and discover our selection of boutique hotels in Tunisia

Malta

Malta is a dream island with its underwater caves, medieval temples and charming old architecture. You could definitely consider it for this summer trip as Malta lifted all travel restrictions from 15 July.

Get the most up-to-date travel information to Malta here (external link)

Click here and discover our selection of boutique hotels in Malta

Croatia

What about watching Zadar’s sunset and wandering by Dubrovnik’s walls? Here is some great news for you:  Croatia borders are open. Depending on your country of residence you may need to apply for acceptance to enter then fill in the announcement from https://entercroatia.mup.hr

Get the official information about travel in Croatia here (external link)

Italy

Rome, Sicily and Florence are awaiting citizens of European countries, the UK, Schengen area, Andorra and Monaco. However, if you are the holder of another passport, then you will have to prove work needs, absolute urgency or for health reasons.

Check the official travel restrictions to Italy here (external link)

Cyprus

Cyprus with its Adonis Waterfalls is waiting for visitors since June 9.
Here again, you may be required to comply with different formalities depending on your country.

  • Coming from a low contamination risk country, you just need to provide some information and solemn declarations
  • Residents of medium contamination risk countries have to provide a negative PCR test for COVID-19 within 72h prior to travel.
  • You need to apply for permission to travel if you are coming from a high contamination risk country.

Get the list of countries and latest official information to travel to Cyprus (external link)

Morocco

Morocco has so much of exploring whether is the fascinating Medina in Fez, the enchanter Marrakech or the unspoiled Atlas Mountains. Starting 15 July, foreign nationals living in Morocco and Moroccans will be allowed to enter Morocco. Unfortunately, borders are closed to international travellers until further notice.