Calendar: When can Swiss residents travel abroad this summer?

Calendar: When can Swiss residents travel abroad this summer?
AFP
With coronavirus border restrictions gradually being loosened, Swiss residents are thinking again about their summer vacations. Where can we go - and when?

For the first time in the lifetimes of many people living in Switzerland, borders have been shuttered. 

While this has separated families and made work difficult for tens of thousands, it's also put people's summer holidays on ice. 

The Local Switzerland has assessed the current border policies of dozens of European countries to break down where Swiss residents can make a getaway this summer – and when. 

The following map breaks down each country, with the list of countries – and the border opening dates – given below. 

Note: Border policies are subject to change and remain at the discretion of the responsible country. 

Always check with the responsible country if you will be able to enter with the passport(s) you hold. 

The following information is correct at date of publication, but please get in touch with [email protected] if you have had a different experience. 

Where to this summer?

Some countries have already opened their borders, while others have so far not indicated when they will be opening this summer. 

Countries in orange have already opened their borders completely, while those in beige are open pursuant to some form of quarantine.* 

Those in light blue will open in May or June (dates included below), while those in dark blue have so far not indicated when they will allow entry from Swiss visitors. 

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Which countries – and when?
 
Entry already available
Belarus, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden,

Entry pursuant to quarantine period

Great Britain,* Greece, Ireland, Malta, Norway, Romania

*The UK's quarantine – which includes some exceptions – remains subject to judicial review. 

Entry allowed in summer at various dates

Albania (May 18), Lithuania (May 31), Italy (June 6th), Germany, Austria, France, Iceland, Switzerland (June 15), Faroe Islands (June 30)

Entry allowed only with negative corona test results 

Serbia 

Entry date as yet unknown

Andorra, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Monaco, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, Vatican

 

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