Events during COVID-19

by Yisel Cerro,

28 May 2020

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Planning on organising a corporate event soon? Minimise the risk of cancellation by first consulting the overview below. Updated every week, Spacehuntr will provide you with a summary of the most recent measures put in place by different countries to stop the spread of COVID-19.

City Max. people/event Bars and Restaurants Travel Accommodation Spacehuntr Demand*
Brussels 200 Open Open Open Medium
Amsterdam 250 Open Open Open High
London 30 Open Open Open High
Paris 10 Open Open Open High
Madrid 60% capacity Open Open Open Low
Berlin 300 Open Open Open High
Barcelona 1000 Open Open Open Low
Luxembourg > 20 Open Open Open Low
Stockholm 50 Open Open Open Low
Copenhagen 50 Open Only essential Open Low
Prague 2500 Open Open Open Low
Lisbon 10 Open Open Open Low
Milan No Limitation Open Open Open Low

*Spacehuntr Demand' is an indicator of the demand for venues we have received per city since the COVID-19 lockdown in March 2020

Brussels

Events

Conference, reception and function rooms are allowed to open their doors with a limited capacity of 50 people. 

One-off events taking place in the public space are permitted. All events are subject to a limited capacity of 200 people indoors and 400 people outdoors.

Bars and Restaurants

Restaurants and bars can open their doors again. Clients need to be served at tables with a maximum of 10 persons per table. The social distancing rule of 1.5 metres must be preserved between the tables.

Travel and Stay

Hotels and apart-hotels are open. Their public areas such as hotel bars and restaurants are open. However, clients need to be served at tables and the social distancing rule of 1.5 metres must be preserved between the tables. 

Travel activities from EU and Schengen citizens (essential and non-essential) are allowed throughout the Belgian territory.

Amsterdam

Events

For indoor events, the maximum number of people is limited to 100. Everyone must have their own seat. For outdoor events, a total of 250 people can be present. It is allowed to invite more than 250 people if every person has a reserved seat and undergoes a health check.

Bars and Restaurants

Indoors, a maximum of 30 guests is welcome if a reservation has been made. Outdoors, there is no restricted number. However, all clients should be seated at tables and preserve the social distancing rule of 1.5 metres if they don’t belong to the same bubble.

Travel and Stay

Hotels are open, following the required hygiene and restriction rules. 

Travel activities from EU and Schengen citizens (essential and non-essential) are allowed throughout the Netherlands. However, travellers arriving from Sweden and the UK are strongly encouraged to self-quarantine for 14 days immediately after arriving.

Luxembourg

Events

Gatherings with more than 20 people for events taking place in a closed space or outdoors are possible. However, every person needs to be assigned to a seat and a distance of 2 metres needs to be kept between each person or the obligation of a face mask prevails. 

Trade fairs and exhibitions that take place indoors are prohibited. However, trade fairs and exhibitions taking place outdoors are allowed. A distance of 2 metres needs to be kept between each person or the obligation of a face mask prevails.

Bars and Restaurants

Bars and restaurants are open. All clients need to be seated at tables and preserve the social distancing rule of 1.5 metres. Each table can host a maximum of 10 people, except if the people live in the same household.

Travel and Stay

Hotels are open. Access to a hotel’s public areas such as bars and restaurants is possible, taking into account the social distancing and hygiene rules for bars and restaurants. 

Travel activities from EU and Schengen citizens (essential and non-essential) are allowed throughout Luxembourg.

Berlin

Events

Events and gatherings held indoors are limited to 300 people. Events and gatherings that are held outdoors can host up to 1,000 people. Every event organizer needs to develop a safety plan in accordance with the current measures and explain how they will maintain the social distancing rule of 1.5 metres. They are also obligated to document general information of the people present. The latter facilitates the contact tracing of people if an infection would occur.

Bars and Restaurants

Bars and restaurants are allowed to open. All clients should be seated and served at tables whilst maintaining the social distancing rule of 1.5 metres between tables that do not belong to the same household. Restaurant and bar owners are obligated to document general information of the people present. The latter facilitates contact tracing of people if an infection would occur.

Travel and Stay

Hotels and other lodging establishments are allowed to offer overnight stays. 

Travel activities from EU, Schengen citizens and the UK (essential and non-essential) are allowed throughout the German territory.

Paris

Events

Gatherings remain limited to a maximum of 10 people unless the event has a professional character. In this case, more than 10 people are allowed to meet, preserving the social distancing rule of 1.5 metres and other hygiene rules.

Bars and Restaurants

Bars and restaurants are allowed to open their outdoor terraces, maintaining the social distancing rule of 1.5 metres between tables and other hygiene rules.

Travel and Stay

Hotels are welcoming guests, taking into account obligated hygiene rules. 

Travel activities from EU and Schengen citizens (essential and non-essential) are allowed throughout the French territory, except Spain. 

Travellers from the UK can enter France for essential and non-essential travel but are still asked to self-quarantine for 14 days upon the arrival.

London

Events

Gatherings of more than 30 people will be prohibited, apart from some limited circumstances to be set out in the law.

Bars and Restaurants

Bars and restaurants will be able to open – but it will continue to keep closed certain premises where the risks of transmission may be higher.

Travel and Stay

Hotels will be able to open – but it will continue to keep closed certain premises where the risks of transmission may be higher.

Borders are open. However, non-essential travel is strongly discouraged.

You will need to give your travel information and contact details to the government at least 48 hours before you’re due to arrive in the UK.

From 10 July 2020, you will not have to self-isolate when you arrive in England if you:

 

Madrid

Events

Exhibition halls, theatres and similar venues are open, using 60% of their capacity and preserving the social distancing rule of 1.5 metres and other hygiene rules.

Bars and Restaurants

Restaurants and bars are allowed to welcome guests on their outside terraces at 80% capacity and indoor dining at 60% capacity.

Travel and Stay

Hotels are allowed to reopen their common areas up to a third of the capacity.

Travel activities from EU, Schengen citizens and the UK (essential and non-essential) are allowed.

Travellers from non-EU countries will be able to enter Spain if there is a reciprocal agreement on travel.

Barcelona

Events

Congresses, fairs and other business gatherings are allowed. There is no maximum capacity in place for venues. The capacity is subject to the ability to guarantee and install safety and prevention measures and the social distancing rule of 1.5 metres.  

Barcelona states that the maximum capacity of an event is limited to 1,000 people and 2,000 people if seated in pre-allocated seats.

Bars and Restaurants

Bars and restaurants can open with a maximum capacity determined by the competent authority. The social distancing rule of 1.5 metres and other hygiene rules should be preserved.

Travel and Stay

Hotels are allowed to reopen their common areas up to a third of the capacity.

Travel activities from EU, Schengen citizens and the UK (essential and non-essential) are allowed.

Travellers from non-EU countries will be able to enter Spain if there is a reciprocal agreement on travel.

 

Stockholm

Events

In general, Stockholm has a ban on public events and gatherings of more than 50 people.

Bars and Restaurants

Bars and restaurants are open but can only serve food and drinks at tables.

Travel and Stay

Travel activities from EU and Schengen citizens (essential and non-essential) are allowed throughout the Swedish territory.

Copenhagen

Events

Public and private events and activities, both indoors and outdoors, are allowed for a maximum of 50 people. There are exceptions in place for private homes and gardens (not courtyards). There, you have the possibility to gather more than 50 people. However, gatherings of more than 500 people are not allowed.

Bars and Restaurants

Since May 18th, bars and restaurants are open, following specific guidelines concerning social distancing and hygiene.

Travel and Stay

Hotels are open.

Denmark still has travel restrictions in place, only allowing travellers from EU, Schengen countries and the UK to enter the country if their country of origin meets a range of criteria. Depending on the number of new cases per 100,000 inhabitants, an obligatory 14-day quarantine can be put into action.

Prague

Events

Exhibition halls, theatres, concert halls and more allowed to host up to 500 people. The social distancing rule of 1.5 metres is abolished. 

Mass events can be organised for a maximum of 2,500 people. The audience must be divided into 5 individual sectors with a maximum of 500 people each. Here, wearing a mouth mask stays obligatory when social distancing of 1.5 metres cannot be guaranteed.

Bars and Restaurants

Since May 25th, bars and restaurants are up and running again.

Travel and Stay

Hotels and other accommodations offer overnight stays.

In general, travel activities from EU and Schengen citizens (essential and non-essential) are allowed throughout the Czech territory. 

Travellers from Sweden, Portugal and the UK can only enter the Czech Republic if they have a negative COVID-19 test that is not older than four days. If this is not possible, a 14-day quarantine might be required.

Lisbon

Events

In general, events and gatherings of more than 20 people are prohibited. However, the condition in certain neighbourhoods of Lisbon deteriorated. These neighbourhoods are again in lockdown, only 5 people from different households can meet.

Bars and Restaurants

In general, restaurants are open at 50% capacity. Bars remain closed.

Travel and Stay

Hotels and other accommodations are welcoming guests.

Travel activities from EU, Schengen citizens and the UK (essential and non-essential) are allowed throughout the Portuguese territory. However, people travelling to Madeira or the Azores need to provide a negative COVID-19 test. If this is not possible, the government provides a COVID-19 test. The traveller needs to self-quarantine during the waiting period. If the test has a positive result, a self-quarantine of a minimum of 14 days is obligated. 

Travellers coming from non-European countries with strong Portuguese communities such as the USA, Canada, Venezuela, South-Africa and Brazil are also allowed to enter.

Milan

Events

Entertainment, cinemas, theatres, local festivals and others, both indoors and outdoors are allowed. There is no maximum capacity in place for various venues. The capacity is subject to the ability to guarantee safety and prevention measures such as wearing mouth protection and the social distancing rule of 1.5 metres.

Bars and Restaurants

Bars and restaurants are open. However, the body temperature of every guest must be measured upon arrival and cannot be higher than 37.5°.

Travel and Stay

Accommodation and short-term rentals are welcoming guests. 

Travel activities from EU, Schengen citizens and the UK (essential and non-essential) are allowed throughout the Italian territory.

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