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The Latest Updates From EU Countries

Organising an event in the near future? Before deciding on a host destination, check out our updated list of event restrictions in EU countries. The list of restrictions includes the maximum number of participants at indoor and outdoor events, as well as the required safety distance between participants and space per participant in square meters.

The information was collected through the National Health Institutes and Convention Bureaus of individual countries in July 2020. Links for more information are provided below. 

Austria

BUSINESS EVENTS

INDOOROUTDOOR
250500

PUBLIC EVENTS

INDOOROUTDOOR
250500
SAFETY  DISTANCE in metres 
1 m

Belgium

BUSINESS EVENTS

INDOOROUTDOOR
200400

PUBLIC EVENTS

INDOOROUTDOOR
200400
SAFETY  DISTANCE in metres 
1,5 m

Bulgaria

BUSINESS EVENTS

INDOOROUTDOOR
50% capacity50% capacity

PUBLIC EVENTS

INDOOROUTDOOR
50% capacity50% capacity
SAFETY  DISTANCE in metres 
1,5 m

Croatia

BUSINESS EVENTS

INDOOROUTDOOR
5001000

PUBLIC EVENTS

INDOOROUTDOOR
5001000
SAFETY  DISTANCE in metres 
1,5 m
SPACE PER PARTICIPANT in m2
4 sqm

Czech Republic

BUSINESS EVENTS

INDOOROUTDOOR
25005000

PUBLIC EVENTS

INDOOROUTDOOR
25005000
SAFETY  DISTANCE in metres 
1,5 m
REMARKS
The area needs to be divided into max 5 structurally separated sectors (each for a maximum of 500/1000 pax). At events with 100+ delegates, face masks are mandatory.

Denmark

BUSINESS EVENTS

INDOOROUTDOOR
100500

PUBLIC EVENTS

INDOOROUTDOOR
100500
SAFETY  DISTANCE in metres 
1 m
REMARKS
500 allowed if seated

Estonia

BUSINESS EVENTS

INDOOROUTDOOR
15002000

PUBLIC EVENTS

INDOOROUTDOOR
15002000
SAFETY  DISTANCE in metres 
Social distancing required, not specified in meters
REMARKS
Max 50% of the room capacity can be used

Finland

BUSINESS EVENTS

INDOOROUTDOOR
500500

PUBLIC EVENTS

INDOOROUTDOOR
500500
SAFETY  DISTANCE in metres 
1,5 m

Germany

BUSINESS EVENTS

INDOOROUTDOOR
StatesStates

PUBLIC EVENTS

INDOOROUTDOOR
StatesStates
SAFETY  DISTANCE in metres 
1,5 m
REMARKS
Regulations can differ from state to state. See link below for more information.

Greece

BUSINESS EVENTS

INDOOROUTDOOR
50% capacity50% capacity

PUBLIC EVENTS

INDOOROUTDOOR
50% capacity50% capacity
SAFETY  DISTANCE in metres 
1,5 m

Hungary

BUSINESS EVENTS

INDOOROUTDOOR
500500

PUBLIC EVENTS

INDOOROUTDOOR
500500
SAFETY  DISTANCE in metres 
1,5 m

Iceland

BUSINESS EVENTS

INDOOROUTDOOR
500500

PUBLIC EVENTS

INDOOROUTDOOR
500500
SAFETY  DISTANCE in metres 
2 m

Latvia

BUSINESS EVENTS

INDOOROUTDOOR
100/5001000

PUBLIC EVENTS

INDOOROUTDOOR
100/5001000
SAFETY  DISTANCE in metres 
2 m
SPACE PER PARTICIPANT in m2
50% capacity
REMARKS
Up to 1000 people are now permitted at outdoor public events. On August 1, this number could be raised to 3000, depending on the rate of incidence of COVID-19.

Up to 100 people are now permitted at public indoor events in spaces up to 1000 m2. Up to 500 people are permitted in spaces larger than 1000 m2.

Lithuanna

BUSINESS EVENTS

INDOOROUTDOOR
150700

PUBLIC EVENTS

INDOOROUTDOOR
150700
SAFETY  DISTANCE in metres 
1,5 m

Netherlands

BUSINESS EVENTS

INDOOROUTDOOR
100No limit*

PUBLIC EVENTS

INDOOROUTDOOR
No limit*No limit*
SAFETY  DISTANCE in metres 
1,5 m
SPACE PER PARTICIPANT in m2
10 sqm and 5 sqm for conferences
REMARKS
No limitations to the number of attendees, however, this only applies when reservations by attendees are made in advance and health checks in place.

Norway

BUSINESS EVENTS

INDOOROUTDOOR
200200

PUBLIC EVENTS

INDOOROUTDOOR
200200
SAFETY  DISTANCE in metres 
1 m

Poland

BUSINESS EVENTS

INDOOROUTDOOR
150No limit*

PUBLIC EVENTS

INDOOROUTDOOR
150No limit*
SAFETY  DISTANCE in metres 
1,5 m
SPACE PER PARTICIPANT in m2
2,5 sqm
REMARKS
Outdoor events – The number of spectators, listeners, visitors or participants may not be greater than 1 person per 5 sq. m.

Serbia

BUSINESS EVENTS

INDOOROUTDOOR
55

PUBLIC EVENTS

INDOOROUTDOOR
55
SAFETY  DISTANCE in metres 
2 m
SPACE PER PARTICIPANT in m2
2,5 sqm
REMARKS
Both indoor and outdoor gatherings of more than five people are prohibited if it is not possible to provide a physical distance of two meters.

Slovakia

BUSINESS EVENTS

INDOOROUTDOOR
5001000

PUBLIC EVENTS

INDOOROUTDOOR
5001000
SAFETY  DISTANCE in metres 
2 m

Slovenia

BUSINESS EVENTS

INDOOROUTDOOR
5050

PUBLIC EVENTS

INDOOROUTDOOR
500500
SAFETY  DISTANCE in metres 
1,5 m

Sweden

BUSINESS EVENTS

INDOOROUTDOOR
5050

PUBLIC EVENTS

INDOOROUTDOOR
5050
SAFETY  DISTANCE in metres 
1,5 m

Switzerland

BUSINESS EVENTS

INDOOROUTDOOR
10001000

PUBLIC EVENTS

INDOOROUTDOOR
10001000
SAFETY  DISTANCE in metres 
1,5 m
REMARKS
Event organisers must ensure that the maximum number of people that may need to be contacted does not exceed 300. This can be achieved by dividing the venue into sectors. Contact tracing must be possible at all times, an attendance list of participants, visitors and guests must be kept and retained for 14 days.