Covid 19 and travel

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1. Posted by Travel_To_Eat (Budding Member 9 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Hi everyone,

I am from Vietnam but living in Sweden at the moment. I am new to the forum and looking for travel related recommendation and advices. I like to travel to have good foods and learn about the destinations daily lives.

I am looking for a good source of official information of which countries have open the borders for Swedish citizen (not just inside Europe) but outside of Europe as well. Do any of you have any good websites for it?

Thanks in advance.

2. Posted by Teoni (Travel Guru 1016 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

I would think the Swedish government would have a published list of countries and their travel conditions

3. Posted by Travel_To_Eat (Budding Member 9 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Hi,

Unfortunately I could only find the information of who is allowed to travel to Sweden, but no official information from the Swedish Gov for where Swedish citizen is allowed to travel to without travel restriction :(

4. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 1427 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

As of 30th July the Swedish government continues to advise against non-essential travel to all countries except Denmark, Norway, Switzerland, Czechia, Andorra, Belgium, Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Spain and the Vatican City.

https://www.government.se/government-of-sweden/ministry-for-foreign-affairs/

In the UK, when the government advises against non-essential travel it automatically invalidates any travel/travel health insurance. If you are determined to travel to a country not listed above I'd strongly advise you to check that your travel & travel health insurance will still be valid.

If you want to travel elsewhere you'll need to check the official website of the country you want to visit (if there is an embassy or consulate in Sweden that website would be a good place to start). You'll find info about whether Swedish citizens are allowed entry and, if they are, what restrictions (e.g. tests, quarantine) may be in place.

I am not aware of any website which lists all entry requirements and restrictions for all citizenships for all countries. Such a website would be a complete nightmare to keep up-to-date, even without Covid!

[ Edit: Edited on 01-Aug-2020, 16:57 GMT by leics2 ]

5. Posted by Travel_To_Eat (Budding Member 9 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Thanks leics2

I found this https://www.tripadvisor.com/Articles-l297-COVID_2019.html is the closet to what I am looking for, those I found the information is not always up to dated on the linked page. But I guess you are right, it might be impossible to have that list in a simple and up to dated form.

Thanks.

6. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 1427 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

> But I guess you are right, it might be impossible to have that list in a simple and up to dated form.

I would strongly advise you to only take information from the relevant official government websites....and everything is so fluid at the moment that even that information can change very quickly indeed (including, if you do go somewhere, whilst you are actually away...or even in flight).

I certainly wouldn't trust Tripadvisor. :-/

[ Edit: Edited on 01-Aug-2020, 18:05 GMT by leics2 ]

7. Posted by Travel_To_Eat (Budding Member 9 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Thanks Leics2

The closet I cound find so far is this: https://www.euronews.com/2020/07/22/which-european-countries-have-opened-their-borders-ahead-of-the-summer-holiday-season tho it is only for EU countries.

I guess I was looking for an impossible thing :)

I will go to the official page of the countries where I want to go as you said.

Thanks a lot for your reply.

//Uyen

8. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 1427 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

You're welcome.

This year you may well find that you'll have to limit your travels to EU/EEA countries, most especially if you can't get travel health insurance....it would be sheer madness to travel without it.

But there's always next year! :-)

9. Posted by Travel_To_Eat (Budding Member 9 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

I have a trip booked and paid from January this year, my plan to visit home (Vietnam) and do a bit of travel to Japan and South Korea. The ticket is not partly cancelled by the airlines. However, given the situation affects more people, I try to not be so sad about it :)

10. Posted by stephaniefcw (Budding Member 21 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Hi, I agree with the others. Try to find it online and decide the country you would like to visit and contact the embassy of that country. Get the detail of documents required such as Covid 19 test certificate etc.
I believe many countries have opened for visitors, you just need to make sure again to avoid any trouble after buying tickets. Good luck :)

[ Edit: Edited on 02-Aug-2020, 08:25 GMT by stephaniefcw ]