European countries are strengthening border controls and even closing some borders due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
Schengen Visa Info reports the Schengen Area has never in its years of existence had more internal borders in place.
As per 8 April, the internal border controls in place and their expiration date are as follows:
Austria has reintroduced land border controls with Germany, Italy, Switzerland and Liechtenstein set to expire on 27 April.
Belgium has reintroduced all internal border controls, set to expire on 19 April.
The Czech Republic has reintroduced all air border controls and land border controls with Austria and Germany, set to expire on 24 April.
Denmark has reintroduced all border controls, which are set to expire on 12 May.
Estonia has reintroduced all border controls, which are set to expire on 15 April.
Finland has reintroduced all border controls, which are set to expire on 13 May.
France has reintroduced all border controls, which will remain in place until 31 October.
Germany has reintroduced land and air borders with Austria, Switzerland, France, Luxembourg, Denmark, Italy and Spain, sea border with Denmark, valid until 15 April.
Hungary has reintroduced all air border controls and internal land borders with Slovenia, Austria and Slovakia, valid until 11 April.
Lithuania has reintroduced all internal borders which are set to expire on 13 April.
Norway has reintroduced all of its border controls, valid until 15 April.
Poland has reintroduced land borders with Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, Lithuania, sea borders, air borders, all set to expire on 13 April.
Portugal has reintroduced all internal land border controls, valid until 15 April.
Spain has reintroduced all internal borders set to expire on 11 April.
Sweden has the external border controls in place, to be determined but may concern all internal borders, until 12 May.
Switzerland has border controls in place as follows:
Until 12 April – land borders with Italy.
Until 15 April – land borders with France, Germany and Austria.
Until 17 April – air borders with Spain, Italy, France, Germany and Austria.
Until 24 April – all air borders except air borders with Liechtenstein.
Slovakia has reintroduced all internal borders set to expire on 17 April.
As per those countries that do not share any land borders with another Schengen country, Greece, Iceland, and Malta, they have not introduced air controls, but, are applying the no-entry of non-EEA nationals ban.
Italy, on the other hand, is in full lockdown since 9 March. As per Latvia, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg and the Netherlands, though they are not carrying border checks, their neighbours with which they share land borders are doing it for them.
Latvia – both of its EU neighbours Estonia and Lithuania have borders in place.
Liechtenstein – two out of four of its neighbours Austria and Italy have border controls in place.
Luxembourg – all three of its neighbours Germany, Belgium, and France, have border controls in place.
Netherlands – both Belgium and Germany have land borders in place.
Slovenia has suspended 27 border crossings with Croatia on 27 March. The three of Slovenia’s land neighbours have reintroduced border controls, making it unnecessary for Slovenia to impose such measures.
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