Sweden Removes Advice Against Travel to Some EU Countries on June 30, Extends It for Others Until Mid-July – SchengenVisaInfo.com

The Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs has decided to remove travel advice against non-essential travel to several EU and Schengen Countries starting from June 30, asserting that the recent developments in these countries permit for such a step to be taken.

In a press release issued to announce the decision, the Ministry lists the following countries like the ones to which Swedish citizens are free to travel as of June 30:

  • Belgium
  • Croatia
  • France
  • Greece
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Luxembourg
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Switzerland

The reason that the advice against travel is being removed for these countries is that they have decided to open up for travellers from Sweden and the rest of the EU, which means that the uncertainty factors for Swedes are minimised. The decision to remove the advice against travel to these countries will apply as of June 30, 2020, until further notice,” the Ministry further explains.

It also points out, that the current travel advice against non-essential trips to the remaining EU, EEA, and Schengen countries – not listed above – will remain in effect until July 15, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

At the same time, the advice against non-essential travel to third-countries is extended until August 31, due to great uncertainty concerning global travel remains. The Ministry justifies its decision by listing closed borders or far-reaching restrictions on possibilities to enter and leave countries, quarantine provisions and curfews as an obstacle for free travel.

However, the MFA points out that depending on how the situation abroad develops, it will take care to come up with a timely decision whether the advice against
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