|2020 IIHF World Championship
||2 (in 2 host cities)
The 2020 IIHF World Championship should have been hosted from 8 to 24 May 2020 by Switzerland, as the IIHF announced on 15 May 2015.
As of a conference call on March 21, 2020 was canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic.
- Qualified as host
- Automatic qualifier after a top 14 placement at the 2019 IIHF World Championship
- Qualified through winning a promotion at the 2019 IIHF World Championship Division I
The seedings in the preliminary round are based on the 2019 IIHF World Ranking, as of the end of the 2019 IIHF World Championship, using the serpentine system.