Summer plans abroad went down the drain for most Europeans once coronavirus forced the closure of borders and governments imposed quarantine periods.
But could there be light at the end of the tunnel for the tourism industry?
Individual governments are currently trickling out advice on holiday possibilities, but the information is so scattered we thought it would be interesting to put together an overview of various destination countries and their respective policies on welcoming tourists back.
The success of tourism in 2020 is largely dependent on the number of positive coronavirus cases. Should numbers spike again during the summer period, indicating increased spread, countries such as the UK, Belgium, Spain and France have already confirmed they will consider reclosing borders.
Several states have agreed amongst themselves that they would like to see an exchange of tourists with a so-called "travel corridor". Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia have formed such a pact, abandoning mandatory quarantine for incoming travellers.
Have a look at the map below to click through the countries.
Austria has opted for the coronavirus passport: Upon arrival, travellers must be able to prove they tested negative in a previous coronavirus test, or else must self-quarantine for two weeks. Tests are available for €190 at airports.
The government of Italy is pumping serious cash into its tourism sector by offering 2+1 free nights for tourists, plus vouchers for cultural attractions.
Beaches are under surveillance in Portugal, but a smart occupancy status system will be put in place to avoid overcrowding: Green: low occupancy (1/3), Yellow: high occupancy (2/3), and Red: full occupancy (3/3). The bathing season has reopened, however.
Meanwhile in Sweden, which has taken a more flexible approach, borders remain open to tourists, but non-urgent travel should still be avoided.
Sources for this article have included NOS, AFP and RTL.