• Europe switches to summer time

    CWT Savvy Traveler
    This Sunday, March 30, most European countries turn their clocks forward one hour for summer time. Whether you’re based in Europe, or you have conference calls or travel to Europe, you’ll want to make sure you’ve got your clocks or time zone conversions all up to date.



    For the past three weeks, European and North American clocks have been one hour closer together, which makes scheduling of conference calls and the like somewhat easier, but we lose that advantage next week.

    The clock moves one hour forward in every country in the European Union, plus most other European countries. Most notably, Russia, Belarus and Iceland do not. In addition, the Crimean region of Ukraine will change to Moscow time at that point, advancing two hours. Turkey will move to Daylight Savings Time, but not until Monday morning.

    Timeanddate.com has a great map illustrating the different European time zones and which ones observe DST. And if you need a little help with the time zone conversions – try their time difference calculator.

    Israel, Syria, Jordan and the Palestinian territories moved their clocks forward on Friday morning, while Lebanon and Morocco advance over the weekend.

    Have you ever been an hour early or late for a flight, call, meeting, etc. because you forgot about DST? For your sake, we hope not, but if you have any stories to share, tell us about them in the comments below.

    Safe Travels!


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