On 15 June 2020, freedom of movement between Switzerland and a number of other countries in the Schengen area was completely restored.
The Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) has now lifted its travel warnings for all countries in the Schengen area and the UK. But within the Schengen area some countries have kept their borders closed or have opened them with certain restrictions, such as quarantine for 14 days following entry. If you’re planning a holiday in the near future, look at the FOPH’s travel recommendations and check with the foreign representations in Switzerland to find the latest conditions that apply in your desired destination.
Countries you can travel to now
Get an overview of potential holiday destinations: ERV (Europäische Reiseversicherung), a subsidiary of Helvetia, has compiled a list of countries for which there are no travel warnings or other restrictions (in German).
Book your travel now to a country where freedom of movement has been restored and you will be completely protected by Helvetia travel insurance – even in the event of a second wave and a return of travel restrictions. Insurance coverage also applies if you take out a new policy now and book a trip. Further information on our coronavirus-related services can be found in our travel insurance FAQ.
The following applies if you have booked travel that still cannot take place on the planned departure date: We will assume the cancellation costs for travel booked before 13 March 2020 with an original planned departure date up to and including 31 July 2020, if the service provider does not refund the costs. This also applies if the service provider has made you an alternative offer (such as a voucher) that you cannot reasonably use. Report your claim online or by phone on +41 58 280 3000. We will also help you with requesting a refund from the service provider. Information on travel scheduled for August and September can be found in the travel insurance FAQ.