Covid-19 tracker:

When will nightclubs reopen in Europe?

 

Last updated December 29, 2021

Due to the new variant, Omicron, many European countries are banning non-essential arrivals from Southern African countries. Vaccination rates have dropped compared to previous updates as the population considered now covers 12+ instead of 18+.

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 bi-weekly basis when things evolve. Pretty much everywhere in Europe, clubs and bars are starting to open up with little restrictions if you fully vaccinated. Keep scrolling to find out more about a give country. Countries are listed alphabetically for ease.

 

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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 Nightclubs open to (un)vaccinated goers
  • Bars and Nightclubs open with little restrictions
  • Bars and Nightclubs open with major restrictions
  • Some Bars and all Nightclubs closed
  • Some sort of lockdown in place
  • Not captured

 

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Are nightclubs and bars open in Austria?

No tourists are allowed into Austria until at least December 13th. Austria temporarily lifted lockdown for Restaurants and bars for the Christmas period but will be re-instated after Christmas. Clubs are closed due to an massive up-tick in cases due to Omicron. A 11pm curfew is in place for restaurants

Vaccination rate (at least 1 dose/full): 71.0%/65.2%

 

Are nightclubs and bars open in Belgium?

The Belgian government has requested to use health passes to access Christmas markets, events with over 50 people indoors and 100 outdoors, and private events in bars and restaurants open maximum until 11pm. All nightclubs are closed.

Vaccination rate (at least 1 dose/full): 76.5%/75.2%

 

Are nightclubs and bars open in Bulgaria?

Restaurants and bars are only open outdoor and indoor with some restrictions. You will need to show a negative PCR test to travel to Bulgaria or self-isolate for 10 days. No dancing allowed in nightclubs.

Vaccination rate (at least 1 dose/full): 26.9%/25.2%.

 

Are nightclubs and bars open in Czechia/Czech Republic?

Pubs, caf├ęs, restaurants, and clubs are open, with indoor and outdoor seating with little restrictions. Clubs are now also closed due to the surge in Omicron Cases

Vaccination rate (at least 1 dose/full): 61.4%/58.90%

 

Are nightclubs and bars open in Denmark?

From the 10th of September, most places will be open with no restrictions. Crowded venues such a nightclubs or festival will require a proof of vaccination or a negative test

Vaccination rate (at least 1 dose/full): 77.6%/76%

 

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Are nightclubs and bars open in Finland?

Finland is banning entry to all non-vaccinated tourists. Most bars and restaurants are now open to customers indoor and outdoor with some restrictions including showing a Covid pass. nightclubs must remain shut until further notice.

Vaccination rate (at least 1 dose/full): 77.4%/72.4%

 

Are nightclubs and bars open in France?

All Clubs are now closed until the end of January 2022, Bars and restaurants are now open as long as a face covering is worn. Proof of vaccination will be mandatory in any indoor venue, this is to force the French to vaccinate. Tourists coming from the UK can only make it to France with an compelling reason

Vaccination rate (at least 1 dose/full): 76.9%/69.5%

 

Are nightclubs and bars open in Germany?

All Bars, restaurants are now open with more restrictions since the discovery of the Omicron variant, this might depend on the region. Covid pass or a negative test is required to get into most crowded venues with a group size limit. Munich and Bavaria have cancelled their Christmas markets. Nightclubs are closed until further notice.

Vaccination rate (at least 1 dose/full): 70.5%/68%

 

Are nightclubs and bars open in Greece?

Tourists are required to show a negative Covid test before entering the country. Current restrictions will require tourists to remain seated and respect the social distancing guidelines when indoor, this applies to bars, restaurants and nightclubs. For example, mask must be worn in crowded venues. Greece has started operating a travel pass for fully vaccinated travellers or those who can prove they have had - and recovered from - COVID-19. Nightclubs will remain closed. Note that this is the official guidance, reality on the ground might be different

Vaccination rate (at least 1 dose/full): 65.1%/61.9%

 

Are nightclubs and bars open in Hungary?

Restaurants and bars are now open outdoor and indoor. Proof of vaccination might be required for most clubs open past 2am with no restrictions. No proof of vaccination for any venue closing before 2am. No mask required.

Vaccination rate (at least 1 dose/full): 61.6%/59.1%

 

Are nightclubs and bars open in Ireland?

Clubs, bars and restaurants are now open only outdoor with some restrictions with maximum 10 people per table. Most indoor venues are now open subjected to public health advice which includes wearing a mask and have a valid Covid pass. Dancing is now allowed in clubs

Vaccination rate (at least 1 dose/full): 77.6%/76.7%

 

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Are nightclubs and bars open in Italy?

Restaurants and bars can open outdoor and indoor with little restrictions but a health pass will be required. Nightclubs must remain shut until further notice. More curbs to come to contain the spread of the Omicron variant.

Vaccination rate (at least 1 dose/full): 78.3%/73%

 

Are nightclubs and bars open in Luxembourg?

The government from Luxembourg followed suit with France and Belgium. Clubs are closed and dancing is not allowed.

Vaccination rate (at least 1 dose/full): 69.3%/66.5%

 

Are nightclubs and bars open in Netherlands?

All restaurants and bars are closed and only open for takeaways only. The country is back into lockdown at least until mid-January. Nightclubs are now closed

Vaccination rate (at least 1 dose/full): 76.0%/69.0%

 

Are nightclubs and bars open in Norway?

In Norway, the situation is similar to its neighbours, Clubs can open as long as a Covid pass is shown and guests details are tracked. Bars and restaurants are now allowed to open and serve customers indoor or outdoor. No alcohol to be sold after midnight.

Vaccination rate (at least 1 dose/full): 78.8/70.8%

 

Are nightclubs and bars open in Poland?

Bars and restaurants are open with some restrictions on capacity. Clubs are closed since the 15th of December until further notice.

Vaccination rate (at least 1 dose/full): 54.8%/53.7%

 

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Are nightclubs and bars open in Portugal?

Restaurants and bars are now open with some restrictions,a proof of vaccination is required to access these premises. Bars and Clubs are closed and dancing is not allowed.

Vaccination rate (at least 1 dose/full): 88.2%/81.5%

 

Are nightclubs and bars open in Slovakia?

Clubs and bars are open with restrictions, face mask must be worn at all times. Travel restrictions in place with requirement to self-isolate upon arrival mainly if not fully vaccinated

Vaccination rate (at least 1 dose/full): 47.9%/45.8%

 

Are nightclubs and bars open in Spain?

Bars and restaurants should operate as normal but a proof of vaccination is now required but most clubs are open but might close much earlier than expected (3AM). Spain might apply rules at a local level. The Barcelona region is now back into lockdown from 1am to 6am. Masks must be worn throughout Spain's streets

Vaccination rate (at least 1 dose/full): 80.8%/74.2%

 

Are nightclubs and bars open in Sweden?

Bars and restaurants are open with no restrictions for outdoor and indoor service. Nightclubs are allowed to open with no restrictions, proof of vaccination might be required

Vaccination rate (at least 1 dose/full): 70.6%/67.8%

 

Are nightclubs and bars open in Ukraine?

Only bars and restaurants with outdoor spaces are allowed to be open. Nightclubs must remain shut as only group up to 50 people are allowed to gather indoor while following social distancing guidelines

Vaccination rate (at least 1 dose/full): ~20%

 

Are nightclubs and bars open in United Kingdom?

All restrictions have been lifted. No mask required to enter a bar or club but a valid health pass must be shown.

Vaccination rate (at least 1 dose/full): 88.6%/80.6%

 

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