PARIS (AP) – Across Europe and beyond, countries have a patchwork of curfews and lockdowns of varying severity to combat the spread of the coronavirus. Here is, at a glance, the measures in place in the 27 member countries of the European Union and some neighboring countries:
Austria: in a third lockout. Leaving home only allowed work, medical visits, exercise and shopping. No nighttime curfew.
Belgium: curfew from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. in French-speaking regions; from midnight to 5 am in the Dutch-speaking Flemish region.
Bulgaria: no lockdown or curfew.
Croatia: limits of gatherings; cafes and restaurants closed, but no curfew.
Cyprus: Locked out, plus a 9:00 p.m. – 5:00 a.m. curfew.
Czech Republic: curfew from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Denmark: no lockdown or curfew.
Estonia: no lockdown or curfew.
Finland: no lockdown or curfew.
France: longest curfew in the EU, from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., in 25 regions of eastern France; from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. in the rest of the country. Shopping and all outdoor activities stop at curfew, only short pet walks are allowed. Work and travel authorized on the employer’s note. Food deliveries but not take out. Fines for curfew breakers.
Germany: a patchwork of restrictions in the 16 states; some have overnight curfews; no curfew in the capital, Berlin.
Greece: locked out; Limited movement permitted during the day, plus a 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew.
Hungary: curfew from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Ireland: locked out; travel permitted for work, school, other essential activities and exercise within 5 kilometers (3 miles) of home No curfew.
Italy: curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Latvia: curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. from Friday evening to Sunday morning.
Lithuania: no curfew.
Luxembourg: curfew from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Malta: no curfew.
Netherlands: Strict lockdown until at least February 9. No curfew, but considering one.
Norway: no lockdown or curfew.
Poland: Closure of shopping centers, except pharmacies, cleaners, barbers and food stores. Restaurants can only do take-out. Hotels, sports facilities closed. No curfew.
Portugal: Strict lockdown begins on Friday. Staying at home is compulsory, including for work. Schools remain open, as do businesses providing essential services.
Romania: curfew from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Locks localized, but not strictly enforced.
Russia and other ex-Soviet countries: no lockdowns or curfews.
Slovakia: locked out. Leaving home allowed work and essentials.
Slovenia: curfew from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Spain: Curfews start between 10:00 p.m. and 12:00 p.m. and end between 5:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m., depending on the region.
Sweden: no lockdown or curfew.
Turkey: weekday curfew from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. lockdown all day on weekends.
United Kingdom: In all four countries (England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales), people are required to stay at home except for limited essential travel and exercise. Schools are closed except for children of primary workers and vulnerable children. No curfew.
- According to the source At a glance: Europe’s coronavirus curfews and lockdowns.
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