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When will nightclubs reopen in Europe?

 

Last updated October 27, 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
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Are nightclubs and bars open in Austria?

According to the Austrian Covid-19 policy, nightclubs must remain shut if they cannot meet the local social distancing guideline and provide seating area. Bars are open as usual. Both bars and clubs must shut by 1am. No group bigger than 6.

 

Are nightclubs and bars open in Belgium?

The Belgian government coronavirus policy is now stricter. All bars, cafes and event halls in Belgium must shutdown for at least a month as of 20th October. Curfew between midnight and 5am. Belgians are only allowed three close contacts, let one person into their homes at any one time

 

Are nightclubs and bars open in Bulgaria?

Bars and clubs are open, but the Bulgaria Covid-19 policy is vague. Both bars and clubs must make sure there is no more than 1 customer per square meter. This might vary from places to places. President reported to have mild covid symptoms

 

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. This temporary measure should remain in place until the 3rd of November

 

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.

 

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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?

In high risk zone (Paris, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Grenoble, Montpellier, St Étienne and more) a curfew is in place from 9pm to 6am. Almost 3-quarters of the population is affected by the new curfew. Authorisation to circulate required. In other zone , bars are open but with group restrictions and to close before 11pm. You must wear a mask when in the streets. A national curfew is envisaged in the coming days

 

Are nightclubs and bars open in Germany?

All clubs are closed until further notice. Bars can open until 11pm, it now required to were masks outdoor, in busy streets, markets or long queues.Only 5 people per group.

 

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. Bars are open until midnight most days but table seating only.Greeks have been told to stay out the streets from 00:30am to 5am

 

Are nightclubs and bars open in Hungary?

Clubs seems to be open with social distancing restrictions in place during the coronavirus pandemic. Unclear, if dancing is allowed. Bars are open as usual with no opening hour restrictions.

 

Are nightclubs and bars open in Ireland?

The Irish government announced that all clubs and bars should be remain closed. The whole country is back into lockdown.

 

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Are nightclubs and bars open in Italy?

Parties are prohibited in all indoor and outdoor venues. Bars and restaurants have to stop table service by 6pm. Travels only allowed if necessary

 

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. Table seating only. No further restrictions

 

Are nightclubs and bars open in Netherlands?

The government of the Netherlands proposed to keep all clubs shut and have bars open until 8pm only. Curfew in high risk zones.

 

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?

In Poland clubs and bars are open if they can provide a seating area and follow social distancing guidelines. Guest must wear a mask when not drinking/ eating. Most booths must be reserved in advance. All restaurants and bars classified in the red zone must shut by 9pm

 

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Are nightclubs and bars open in Portugal?

Clubs and bars must close very early in big cities, as early as 8pm. Gathering of more than 5 people prohibited. Wearing mask outdoor recommended. Local lockdown in place in the northern region between the 31st of October and 2nd of November.

 

Are nightclubs and bars open in Slovakia?

Clubs and bars are open with restrictions. Must sit and wear a mask

 

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. 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.

 

Are nightclubs and bars open in United Kingdom?

All clubs are closed, no dancing allowed. Maximum group of 6 allowed. Bars are open until 10pm with restrictions, table order online mostly.3-tier system in place. Medium alert: bars must shut before 10pm. that's mainly the south of England. North of the UK, in local lockdown with bars closed indefinitely, you are not allowed to meet outside of your bubble. That concerns Leeds, Liverpool, Newcastle, Wales and Scotland. Manchester in highest risk, all bars are shut. London still in Limbo. More than a quarter of UK under stricter rules. Scotland’s pubs banned from serving alcohol inside until end of October.

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