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When will nightclubs reopen in Europe?

 

Last updated January 11, 2020

Travelling during the Covid-19 Pandemic can be a hassle as things evolve quickly and restrictions are put in place rapidly to curb the spread of the virus. As a result, you might struggle to find the right information for each country. We have tried to summarise the different restrictions when it comes to bars and clubs.

We will update that list on a weekly basis when things evolve. Pretty much everywhere in Europe, clubs will prohibit dancing and clubbing as we all know it pre-pandemic. Bars and clubs might be open usually up to midnight - 1am but seating will be required, with a few exceptions here and there. Keep scrolling to find out more about a give country. Countries are listed alphabetically for ease.

We have read most travel guidelines if you are travelling around Europe during the Coronavirus Pandemic:

  • 1.Expect bars and restaurants to check your temperature at the entrance, and wear a mask
  • 2.Expect to socially distanced from other customers, group larger than 5 won't be able to sit together
  • 3.You might have to book your booth at the bar, restaurant, club in advance and even pay up-front sometimes
  • 4.Most places will close at around midnight, 1 am. Even earlier in the North of Europe

 

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This map summarises where clubs and bars are open throughout Europe. Keep reading for more information about you destination. We will endeavour to keep this page updated as things ease or get restricted.

 

Covid-19 Map clubs and bars overview

  • Bars and Clubs open with no restrictions
  • Bars and Clubs open with little restrictions
  • Bars and Clubs open with major restrictions
  • Some Bars and all Clubs closed
  • Some sort of lockdown in place
  • Not captured

 

 

Are nightclubs and bars open in Austria?

According to the Austrian Covid-19 policy, nightclubs must remain shut till further notice. Bars and restaurants are now closed as part a nationwide curfew until at least the Mid-January 2021. Travel to and from Austria is on Hold unless essential

 

Are nightclubs and bars open in Belgium?

The Belgian government confirmed a partial lockdown. All bars, cafes and event halls in Belgium must shutdown until further notice. Curfew is from 10pm to 5am.

 

Are nightclubs and bars open in Bulgaria?

In Bulgaria, an emergency epidemic status is in place until the end of January 2021. Some bars and clubs might be open. No curfew but more controls.

 

Are nightclubs and bars open in Czechia/Czech Republic?

Nationwide lockdown in place. Free movement is now restricted to travel necessary to work, to visit family, to purchase basic necessities, to see a doctor or the authorities. Travellers must be subject to medical examination on arrival. All clubs are shut until further notice.

 

Are nightclubs and bars open in Denmark?

Alcohol sales is banned after 10pm this is valid for bars, restaurants and nightclubs. Masks must be worn outdoor in major public places. Most people are urged to stay home and public transport are no longer running. 78% of the country is affected by the lockdown.

 

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Are nightclubs and bars open in Finland?

All clubs are shut until further notice. Bars can open only if they can provide a seating area, dancing is strictly forbidden

 

Are nightclubs and bars open in France?

The whole of France is in lockdown with a curfew between 6 and 8pm depending on the region. Authorisation to circulate is not longer required between 6am and 8pm. Club, Bars and restaurants are still shut until further notice. You must wear a mask when in the streets and in public transport.

 

Are nightclubs and bars open in Germany?

All clubs, Bars and restaurants to remain closed until further notice. It is now required to were masks outdoor, in busy streets, markets or long queues. Travellers from the UK and South Africa must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test on arrival. You might be required to self-isolate for 10 days.

 

Are nightclubs and bars open in Greece?

On the paper all clubs should remain closed, but it was seen that some island clubs were open regardless. Restaurants and Bars are now closed until at least the end of the Year. Greeks have been told to stay out the streets from 9pm to 5am and travel between regions is banned. Greeks need to send a SMS to request permission to leave home.

 

Are nightclubs and bars open in Hungary?

Restaurants and clubs are closed, some bars might be open until midnight. A curfew is now in place from midnight to 5am. All parties banned for New Years Eve. Travellers from the UK are banned to enter Hungary until 8th of February

 

Are nightclubs and bars open in Ireland?

Ireland is back into lockdown until end of January. Clubs, bars and restaurants are to remain closed. Arrivals from green zones are free to enter without any restrictions. Travellers from red, orange or grey zones or from countries outside the EU will face tighter restrictions - including a 14 day quarantine .

 

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Are nightclubs and bars open in Italy?

Parties are prohibited in all indoor and outdoor venues throughout Italy. A curfew runs from 10pm to 5am. A new tiered system is in place. In Green Zones, Bars and restaurants have to stop table service by 6pm. In Orange and Red Zones bars and restaurants are closed. Domestic travel will be limited not only within the higher-risk zones classed as red or orange under Italy's tier system, but also between all regions from December 21st to January 6th, and between all towns on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

 

Are nightclubs and bars open in Luxembourg?

The government from Luxembourg followed suit with France and Belgium. Clubs are closed and bars can only open if they follow the local social-distancing guideline (1 customer per 10sqm). Table seating only. Curfew from 11pm to 6am.

 

Are nightclubs and bars open in Netherlands?

The government of the Netherlands proposed to keep all clubs and bars shut with a full lockdown until the 19th of January. Most places are closed by 8pm.

 

Are nightclubs and bars open in Norway?

In Norway the situation is similar to its neighbours, Clubs are closed and only table seating is allowed.

 

Are nightclubs and bars open in Poland?

All clubs should remain closed. Most restaurants, cafes and bars can only offering takeaway service. Poland is following a traffic-light system to categorise zones at risks. You must self-isolate on arrival for at least 10 days

 

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Are nightclubs and bars open in Portugal?

Clubs and bars must remained closed. Wearing mask outdoor recommended. Curfew in place from 10pm to 5am. If you arriving from the UK, you will need to show a negative test

 

Are nightclubs and bars open in Slovakia?

Clubs and bars are open with restrictions. Must sit and wear a mask. Slovakia is currently undertaking mass testing.

 

Are nightclubs and bars open in Spain?

National curfew now in place from 11pm to 6am except for the Canary islands, bars and restaurants can remain open until 11pm for at least 6 months until April 2021. No group bigger than 6 for public or private gatherings.

 

Are nightclubs and bars open in Sweden?

Nightclubs are mainly closed, bars are open till late with no restrictions providing a seating area is accessible. No Alcohol sold after 10pm. The government advise to limit use of public transport. Further curbs in place at the university of Stockholm where number of cases have increased. Swedes are invited to respect the Covid guidelines on a voluntary basis

 

Are nightclubs and bars open in Ukraine?

Clubs are mainly closed with exception. It seems that some clubs are open and dancing is allowed. Bars are open until midnight with table seating policy. From November 14-15th, A weekend lock down will be in place, where all non-essential establishments will be closed, this includes bars, and clubs

 

Are nightclubs and bars open in United Kingdom?

All clubs are closed, no dancing allowed. England is back into lockdown now following a 4-tier system. In tier 1 and 2 zones, bars and restaurants are open, but closed in tier 3 and 4. In tier 4, most shops are closed. The UK is currently roll-out its vaccine campaign at the rate of 200k vaccine a week. Lockdown should end sometimes end of February. A negative PCR test is required before entering the country

 

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