/ Travel’s Reopening: A Global Timeline

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The World is opening for travel again, one step at a time. Below Skift is 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. (Inspired by Twenty31)

You can follow all openings across the globe, below, or by selecting our timelines for international openings or U.S.-specific openings.



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Reopening Travel

May 12 – China Starts Exempting Some Foreign Business Execs’ Travel
May 12 – Hilton Reopens All Hotels in Mainland China
May 14 – Baltics Open Europe’s First Pandemic ‘Travel Bubble’
May 14 – U.S. Hotel Union Leader Promotes Soft Openings
May 15 – Slovenia Reopening Borders to EU Citizens
May 16 – French Riviera Beaches and Forests Reopen
May 16 – Phuket Moves to Reopen Airport and Rail Links
May 16 – Pakistan Reopens Domestic Flights; International Closed Until May 31
May 17 – Hotel Meeting Rooms and Convention Centers Reopen In Thailand
May 19 – UK Rail Service to Increase to 70%
May 20 – Disney Springs Partially Reopens at Disney World in Florida
May 20 – Cambodia Lifts Entry Ban on Visitors From 6 Nations, With 14-Day Quarantine
May 20 – Florida Allows Reopening Of Vacation Rentals, Only in Panhandle
May 21 – Emirates Resumes Passenger Flights to 9 Prominent Destinations
May 22 – Jersey Shore Beaches to Reopen Memorial Day
May 22 – Tennessee to Reopen Amusement Parks and Theaters
May 23 – New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Delaware Beaches Open for Memorial Day Weekend, With Restrictions
May 25 – Riu Starts To Reopen Some Of Its Hotels
May 25 – India Opens Up For Domestic Flights To Resume
May 30 – Trade Fairs in Germany Could Resume as Early as May 30

June 1 – Amtrak to Restart Acela Along Busy Northeast Corridor
June 1 – Montana Reopens For Visitors, Sans Quarantine But Some Restrictions
June 1 – Venetian Resort Taking Reservations For June 1 Reopening
June 1 – Kentucky to Reopen Tourism June 1
June 1 – New South Wales, Australia’s Most Populous State, Opens Up For Regional Travel
June 1 – Florida Keys to Reopen to Tourists June 1
June 1 – Delta to Resume Flying Several Major Routes in June
June 1 – Dutch Museums To Reopen, Tickets Only Sold Online
June 1 – Eurowings Expands Flight Schedule To 40 Destinations From June
June 1 – Canadian Campsites to Open June and After, in Phases
June 1 – Korean Air to Restart Some International Flights in June
June 1 – Turkey to Reopen Travel by June, in Steps
June 1 – Mexico’s Los Cabos Region to Reopen Hotels
June 1- Vietnam to Resume International Flights in June
June 2 – Singapore to Resume Changi Airport Transit Flights
June 4 – Italy to Reopen to EU Tourism Without Quarantine
June 4 – Sandals Plans to Reopen Most Resorts June-July
June 4 – Saint Lucia to Begin Phased Reopening of Tourism Sector
June 6 – Portugal Eases Back Into Reopening With Beaches Set to Open June 6
June 12 – Club Med Reopening First North American Resort
June 15 – Norway May Loosen Travel Restrictions for Other Nordic States by Mid June
June 15 – Austria’s Borders With Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary to Reopen
June 15 – Greece Tourist Season Will Start on June 15; International Flights July 1
June 15 – Easyjet Restarts Domestic UK & France Flight, No Blocking of Middle Seats
June 15 – Air France-KLM to Expand Capacity to 10%
June 15 – Wizz Air to Resume Holiday Flights to Portugal and Greece
June 15 – Aruba Plans to Reopen Borders Between June 15-July 1
June 15 – Iceland to Open to Tourists
June 17 – UK Tour Operator Jet2 Commences Holidays & Flights
June 20 – Potential United China Flights Restart, But Awaits Regulatory Clear
June 20 – Small-Ship U.S.-Flagged Cruise Companies May Sail Early as June
June 26 – Spain Targets Late June for Reopening to International Visitors
June 29 – Porter Airlines to Resume All International Flights
June 30 – Lufthansa to Restore Flights to 130 Destinations by Late June

July 1 – British Airways Owner IAG Could Resume Flights by July
July 1 – Ryanair to Resume 40 Percent of Flights in July
July 1 – Finnair Resumes Flights To 40 Destinations
July 1 – England’s Campsites Prepare to Open in July
July 1 – Bali Plans to Open by July
July 1 – UK Holiday Parks and Attractions Plan July Reopening
July 1 – TUI Aims to Open Southern European Resorts
July 1 – Georgia Reopening International Tourism From July
July 2 – Israel Aiming to Resume Travel With Low-Infection Bloc in July
July 3 – Walt Disney World Resorts Accepting Reservations For Early July
July 5 – Qantas Could Restart 50% Of Domestic Flights
July 15 – Asia’s Genting Cruise Lines to Offer Short Sailings Without Any Stops, July-August
July 31 – Royal Caribbean Sets a Third Date for Its Return

August 1 – Carnival Plans August 1 Return for Some Ships

November 1 – Norwegian Cruise Line Expects Full Resumption of Sailings