Lockdown status map
The map above shows which countries are on national lockdown (red), partial lockdown (amber) or are open with no lockdown (green). We will continue to update this map as we get more information.
Live global updates
Uruguay’s Carrasco International Airport has adapted to the current climate of widespread flight cancellations by using its ample parking space to create a drive-in cinema.
Every night, Uruguayans can enjoy a socially distanced movie in the safety of their own vehicle, reports The Guardian.
New Zealand’s business events sector has received a boost, with confirmation large events with separate groups of 100 can now go ahead. The country discharged the last of its COVID-19 patients from hospital on 27 May and had no new infections for five days up to that date.
Conventions & Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) chief executive, Lisa Hopkins says the industry welcomes government changes to Alert Level 2, which allow multiple groups of 100 people to attend conference events.
In the UK, groups of up to six people can now meet outdoors or in gardens, as lockdown restrictions continue to be gradually eased by the government.
Regional leaders in the West Midlands have called on the government to allow the area to become a national test bed for an early reopening of the tourism, hospitality and cultural sector.
They sent a joint letter to Oliver Dowden, secretary of state for digital, culture, media and sport, asking for the region to be used as a pilot area which would see the sector opening sooner than elsewhere in the country.
And in aviation, Brussels Airlines has said it will resume flying from 15 June, but operating at 30% capacity.
This table contains information on which countries have inbound travel restrictions in place and what size gatherings are currently allowed there. C&IT is receiving new information from countries around the world all the time and we will update the table regularly.
What counts as a mass gathering?
The World Health Organisation's (WHO) definition of what counts as a mass gathering is as follows:
"High profile international sporting events such as the Olympics or World Cups as well as international religious events such as the Hajj count as mass gatherings.
"However, lower profile conferences and events can also meet WHO’s definition of a mass gathering. An event counts as a 'mass gathering' if the number of people it brings together is so large that it has the potential to strain the planning and response resources of the health system in the community where it takes place.
"You need to consider the location and duration of the event as well as the number of participants. For example, if the event takes place over several days in a small island state where the capacity of the health system is quite limited then even an event with just a few thousand participants could place a big strain on the health system and then be considered a “mass gathering” event.
"Conversely, if the event is held in a big city in a country with a large, well-resourced health system and lasts just a few hours, the event may not constitute a “mass gathering” event."
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