Countries around the world are easing their covid-19 lockdowns. Which areas might soon be open for divers?

CountryEarliest Re-Open Date
Bahamas01/07/2020
Cayman Islands01/09/2020
Costa Rica15/06/2020
Baja California01/06/2020
Bali01/07/2020
Italy03/06/2020
Spain30/06/2020
Greece01/07/2020

Bahamas

Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis has said officials were eyeing a possible opening date for commercial travel on or before July 1. He added that this date was not final, and will be adjusted if there is a deterioration of positive trends or if there are insufficient preventative measures in place.

Baja California, Mexico

Los Cabos will begin re-opening in June. Also in June, airlines will begin adding more flight routes from the United States. The Nautilus liveaboard is targeting 22nd June to relaunch operations.

Bali

Bali plans to begin reopening in July, as economic concerns have prevented full-scale lockdowns nationwide.

Cayman Islands

The borders of the Cayman Islands will remain officially closed, at least until 1 September.

Costa Rica

The Decree to close the borders to prevent the entry of foreigners has been extended until 15 June. It may be extended again.

Greece

The prime minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, hopes the country can start welcoming tourists by 1 July.

Italy

Italy will re-open first just for visitors within the Schengen zone

Spain

Spain hopes to reopen its doors to tourists starting in “late June,” a government minister has said.

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