(CNN) — June has arrived, and peak travel season would usually be around the corner. But 2021, like 2020, is a little different.
Come here to learn about the countries relaxing entry rules, the attractions reopening the doors and the places that have shuttered because of Covid-19 outbreaks.
Destinations opening up
The EU has a white list of countries from which nonessential travel into the bloc is approved: These are Israel, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Australia.
But while the bloc is trying to create more universal requirements for tourism, each country retains sovereign powers over its borders, so conditions of entry differ from country to country, as does timing.
France has just introduced a new color-coded “traffic light system” for when it opens to international travelers on June 9.
Those on the “green list” — vaccinated travelers from the European Union, Australia, South Korea, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, New Zealand and Singapore — can enter restriction-free. Nonvaccinated travelers will need to do a Covid test.
Vaccinated travelers from the “orange list” — which includes the US and the UK — will need to do a test, while the unvaccinated will be allowed in only for essential purposes.
Indoor dining will be reintroduced on June 9, too, and the national curfew moved to 11 p.m. If you want to visit the Eiffel Tower, though, you’ll have to wait for its reopening on July 16.
Ireland, which has had one of Europe’s strictest lockdowns, will reopen to the EU, UK and US on July 19. Non-EU unvaccinated travelers will have to arrive with a negative test, then self-quarantine until they take a second post-arrival test.
Irish hotels reopened this week, and indoor hospitality will resume on July 5.
Croatia is also welcoming vaccinated travelers, as well as those who present a negative PCR test or proof that they’ve recovered from Covid-19 within the past 180 days, and no less than 11 days before they arrive.
Last month, Cyprus reopened to vaccinated travelers from 65 countries, including the US and the UK.
Attractions, activities and accommodation
Yet another grand dame New York hotel has reopened its doors. The Ritz-Carlton New York Central Park — it puts the Ritz in ritzy — opened June 2.
The Peninsula Hotels chain is open for business in the US, with guests now being welcomed at its super-glam New York property as well as the luxury digs at The Peninsula Chicago and The Peninsula Beverly Hills.
Over in the The Happiest Place on Earth, there is plenty of Disney news.
The new Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure Park features an innovative 3-D attraction that tracks guests hand gestures.
Disneyland and California Adventure parks will start to welcome out-of-state guests on June 15. A few days later, Disney’s first hotel with Marvel Characters — Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel — will open June 21.
Covid escape plan of the week
Part of the untouched Marquesas Islands archipelago, it’s recently reopened to travelers — but you will have to do an eight-and-a-half-hour flight from San Francisco, followed by another four-hour flight, to get there.
Be sure to pack plenty of snacks.
CNN’s Marnie Hunter, Jane Levere, Elinda Labropoulou, Stephanie Takyi and Barbara Wojazer contributed to this report.