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Covipedia: The Latest Updates in Europe

With the restrictions across Europe changing literally on a day to day basis, it's important to stay in the know with the changes and how they may affect you.

We hope that our regular updates allow you to remain informed and up to date with what is going on.

Here's the latest round-up of changes across the European regions:


  • Companies and business people operating in retail trade (markets, supermarkets, hypermarkets, shopping centres, etc.), including farmers markets, banks, post offices, legal entities as well as all public governmental bodies and institutions are to appoint someone to ensure that clients are wearing a mask and maintaining social distancing.

  • Groups of more than four adults are forbidden in open public places (sidewalks, squares, streets, parks, promenades, beaches, etc.), and no lingering is permitted, with the exception of people performing their regular work tasks.

  • There is a ban on gatherings in closed and open public places (public gatherings, public events, sporting, political, cultural, artistic and private gatherings, weddings, as well as other events).

  • All places of worship are closed to the public.

  • There is a curfew from 21h - 05h and the only exceptions are for:

    • Vehicles transporting goods, supply and delivery of medicines, ambulances, utility companies, petrol tanks, workers (who must be in possession of a certificate issued by their employer and a travel order for a business trip).

    • People returning to their place of residence who have a return ticket or those who left before 14th November 2020.

    • Carers of the vulnerable, who must have a certificate issued by a Doctor and a certificate proving the family relationship or a work contract.

    • Gatherings in residential buildings are forbidden for people who are not part of the household.


  • Gatherings with more than 10 people in both open and closed places are prohibited.


There were clarifications on the 14th and 16th November stating:

  • Yacht arrivals from abroad and yacht movements are forbidden.

  • Yachts are permitted to leave the country, move to a shipyard for work and back to a marina once work is completed.

  • Arrivals from abroad are only permitted in emergency situations such as major technical issues that affect the safe cruising of the vessel.  


Coming into force as from 20/11/20 new restrictions include: 

  • Weekend curfew from 20h-10h. 

  • There is a specific curfew from 10h-16h during the week for all those over the age of 65 and all those under the age of 20, with the exception of those who need to go to work.

  • Cinemas will remain closed until the end of the year.

  • Shopping malls, markets, restaurants and hairdressers will be open from 10h-20h throughout the week, and restaurants are only permitted to do take away.                                    

  • All teaching will be online until the end of the year.

  • It is forbidden to smoke on crowded streets and other public areas.

  • In public and private sector workplaces, flexible working hours should be offered as much as possible.

Click here for the full information file on restrictions in France, Monaco, Italy, Croatia, Montenegro, Albania, Greece & Turkey.

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