After China, Europe became one of the clear epicentres of the COVID-19 outbreak, resulting in widespread lockdowns and restrictions across the region. On 8 April the European Commission released a roadmap for a coordinated lifting of containment measures, setting out reopening conditions and basic principles to guide EU member states.
Most key markets in Europe for New Zealand exports have already begun to relax their nationwide restrictions and move towards a 'new normal', opening up for business and tourism. More regionalised 'lockdowns' are being implemented where needed.
From 30 June, New Zealanders are exempt from travel restrictions into EU countries, although some exceptions apply.
Learn more about the situation in 12 key European countries via the market pages below.