World International Airport Opening Dates

One of the industries that were most affected by the coronavirus pandemic was the aviation industry. Numerous airports have stopped working completely, and some were only accepting urgent flights. Since last months, airports around the world began scheduling their reopenings. Here are some of the anticipated airport opening dates.

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1. Already Working

Besides the airports that never seized their operations in the midst of the pandemic, there are also several airports who have resumed their services in late May or early June. Here is the list of airports you can potentially travel to and from right now:


  • Bahrain
  • Qatar
  • Japan
  • North Macedonia
  • Lithuania
  • Hungary
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Serbia
  • Netherlands
  • Kazakhstan
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Albania
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • Estonia
  • South Korea
  • Ireland
  • Slovakia
  • Norway
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Greece
  • Cyprus
  • Bulgaria
  • Russia
  • Austria
  • Germany
  • Azerbaijan
  • Switzerland
  • Czech Republic

2. Opening In July

Many European and Asian airports have decided to open partially or fully in June, but lots of international airports are postponing their service resuming date to July. These are the airports that are scheduled to open next month:


  • Australia – July 1
  • China – July 1
  • Colombia – July 1
  • Malaysia – July 1
  • Taiwan – July 1
  • Moldova – July 1
  • Ukraine – July 1
  • Belgium – July 1
  • Belarus – July 1
  • Canada – July 1
  • Sweden – July 1
  • Uzbekistan – July 1
  • Turkmenistan – July 1
  • India – July 10
  • Pakistan – July 10
  • Indonesia – July 10
  • South Africa – July 15
  • Jordan – July 15
  • Lebanon – July 15
  • Morocco – July 15
  • Algeria – July 15
  • UK – July 15
  • Libya – July 15
  • Kuwait – July 15

3. Opening In August And September

Some airports are being even more cautious and are scheduling their reopening dates even further than July. Here are the airports that are planning to open their operations to the public in August and September of 2020:


  • France – August 1
  • Italy – August 1
  • Spain – August 1
  • Armenia – August 1
  • Brazil – August 1
  • Egypt – August 1
  • Iran – August 1
  • Iraq – August 1
  • Tunisia – August 1
  • Saudi Arabia – August 1
  • USA – September 1

4. Nigerian Airports

Nigerian international airports were shut down on March 23 in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, and even though multiple reports have scheduled the reopening dates to June 21. However, the authorities have called plans for a June 21 reopening unrealistic and noted that the process of opening the airport doors to Nigerian and international travellers is hindered by several complications.

Five Nigerian airports were scheduled for a June 21 reopening date. This includes international airports in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Owerri, and Kano. However, as the said airports did not open on June 21, a new date has not been announced yet. What we do know is that once Nigerian international airports open, passengers will need to follow a string of precautions, including wearing face masks, having their temperature measured by the airport workers, and applying hand sanitizer before entering the plane.