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COVID-19 and Untours Travel to Europe

This page last updated 6/19/2021

Europe is re-opening to travel, though things will look different than they did before COVID, especially in this first phase. We do our best to update this page, but things are changing very quickly, so caveats apply.

COVID and Travel to Europe


These countries are open and our Untours and/or Ventures programs there are opening. Please note this could change at any time, based on local conditions and closures.

FRANCE for all Americans and Canadians.
We have opened our Alsace Untour for June 30, 2021 and onward
We have opened our Paris Untour for August 4, 2021 and onward
We have opened our Provence Untour for August 25, 2021 and onward
Untours' operation depends on local conditions and policies, and is subject to change. Note that some local closures and restrictions are in place. See more details.

GREECE for travelers who are vaccinated or have a negative PCR test 72 hours before arrival
We have opened our Nafplio Untour for July 7, 2021 and onward,
pending local conditions and policies. Note that some closures and restrictions are in place. See more details.

SPAIN for US travelers with proof of vaccination.
We have opened our Barcelona Untour for July 7, 2021 and onward (though we will not run August arrival dates).
We have opened our Andalusia Untour for September 8, 2021 and onward.
Our Cordoba Untour is not re-opening for 2021.
Untours' operation depends on local conditions and policies, and is subject to change. Note that some local closures and restrictions are in place. See more details.

SWITZERLAND for US and Canadian travelers with proof of vaccination starting June 28, 2021.
We have opened our Swiss Heartland and Swiss Oberland Untours for August 4, 2021 and onward. More updates are coming. See details here.

ICELAND for vaccinated passengers - Travel there with Untours Ventures.

CROATIA for vaccinated passengers - Cruise the Croatian Coast with Ventures


These countries are open or in the process of opening, but with requirements and/or limitations that make us unable to accept new bookings earlier than September just yet. We are accepting bookings for arrivals starting September 1 in anticipation that entry restrictions will be loosened by then. Watch for updates.

ITALY is open to US travelers, but with quarantines required for all those not arriving on a COVID tested flights. See more here.

PORTUGAL is open to travelers, but its open status is being re-evaluated every two week. See more here.

GERMANY has announced its opening for June 25. We are working with staff now to reconfirm details to open our Untours. See more here.

IRELAND is expected to open for US travel on July 19. Read more here and stay tuned.


We are waiting on news from these destinations. We are accepting fall bookings with the expectation that they will reopen as conditions change in Europe. Check back soon.

THE UK - Scotland and London Untours are not accepting reservations earlier than September. Book with caution until further notice.

More destinations may be opening soon.
American tourists could soon be allowed freer travel to Europe, NYTimes, 6/16/2021

More Info, Resources, and Data

EU Recommends Opening All Countries, NYTimes, 6/18/2021
European Travel by Country, NYTimes, updated continually
Global vaccination tracker
CDC Guidelines for Post-Vaccination Travel
US State Depertment Travel Info by Country
US Travel Info and Requirements
Travel Insured COVID info and FAQ
CNN: Where in the World Americans Can Go

Untours Travel Updates for Europe

Vaccinations will be required for all Untours travelers

Thank you for helping us keep our European colleagues, apartment hosts, and Untours community and neighbors safe.

Summer of 2021

Summer travel is still uncertain for most of our Untours destinations, as European countries are just starting to open, one by one, with different rules for entry. We have allowed Untourists with summer 2021 bookings to reschedule their trip to alternative dates, with options for fall of 2021 or any time in 2022.

While the EU is working to reopen, we are monitoring local conditions and recommendations from the CDC and State Department before opening any of our Untours programs. We are also following European governments' various plans for "emergency brake" closures in the event of spikes in COVID cases. Read more: How Untours is Making Decisions About Reopening

Fall of 2021

We expect a return to travel in the fall and are accepting fall 2021 bookings. If you have a fall booking and have concerns, please reach out by email. Right now, changes to existing fall bookings are subject to the approval of apartment owners and may involve change fees; please inquire.
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Stay safe and well, friends!

Get vaccinated! Be good to each other. We miss you, but we'll see you again soon in Europe.