Last updated September 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
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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.
Are nightclubs and bars open in Belgium?
The Belgian government coronavirus policy suggests that all nightclubs should be closed unless they can provide a safe environment. Bars are open as usual, but must close early and no later than 1 am.
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.
Are nightclubs and bars open in Czechia/Czech Republic?
No differences are made between clubs and bars, they can open until 10pm providing they abide by the new capacity limits in place and social-distancing guidelines during this coronavirus crisis
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?
All clubs are shut, some venues might have opened sporadically for special events, but dancing in groups in strictly prohibited. Bars are open but with group restrictions and to close before 11pm for small cities and 1am for large cities. Bars and clubs in so called 'scarlet zone', this includes Marseille and Lyon
Are nightclubs and bars open in Germany?
All clubs are closed until further notice. Bars can open without opening hour limitations
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.
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 should be remain closed. Most bars and wet pubs are now open. no more than 6 people per table and all bars must close before 11.30pm.
Are nightclubs and bars open in Italy?
Most nightclubs should be open, with the exception of some flouting the rules. Bars are open until late.
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.
Are nightclubs and bars open in Netherlands?
The government of the Netherlands proposed to keep all clubs shut and have bars open until late providing pre-booking is enforced.
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.
Are nightclubs and bars open in Portugal?
Clubs and bars must close very early in big cities, as early as 8pm. In smaller cities they can open until midnight.
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?
Bars are mostly open until 1am, and the clubs with a seating area are also allowed to open until 1am. Some districts in Madrid are in local lockdown. High risk areas must close bars before 10pm
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.
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.North of the UK, in local lockdown, London on the brink of Lockdown. More than a quarter of UK under stricter rules.