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.
The information only applies to tourist travel – entry will be possible for other reasons and with appropriate documentation, like for family reunification or for work.
Where to this summer?
Some countries have already opened their borders, while others will be doing so in the coming weeks.
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.
Where can I travel – and when?
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden,
Border open with quarantine
Ireland, Romania, United Kingdom
Border open with negative coronavirus test
Border to open on set date
Finland (July 14), Norway (August 20)