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Switzerland: No more quarantine for all travelers

The Swiss Federal Council has decided to amend the rules of entry into Switzerland amid the coronavirus pandemic, in particular by lifting the quarantine obligation for all travelers, but at the same time tightening the test rules. In a press release issued on Friday, December 3, the Council confirmed that as of the next day, […]

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Switzerland:Tourism industry topped pre-pandemic levels

  In August, Switzerland saw a 34% rise in hotel overnight stays compared to the pre-pandemic period, as the majority of Swiss citizens chose to spend their summer vacations in the nation.   According to a press release issued by Switzerland‘s Tourism official page yesterday, October 5, overnight hotel night stays by local guests have […]

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Switzerland: Test required for vaccinated third-country citizens

Those who were vaccinated in other countries will have to test every three days starting Monday in order to be permitted to eat in Switzerland‘s indoor eating areas, but Switzerland Tourism (ST) says it is working on a quick solution. Beginning September 13, every person in Switzerland will be required to have a COVID-19 passport […]

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Switzerland to ease COVID-19 restrictions from Monday

  The Swiss governmentannounced a further relaxation of COVID-19 limits, enabling restaurants to reopen outdoor terraces as early as next week and sporting activities to be held with spectators. Cinemas, theaters, and concert halls will be able to reopen on Monday, April 19, according to the authorities, but visitors will be required to wear masks […]

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Switzerland bans Muslim face veils

Incited by the same group that organized the ban on new minarets in 2009, in a binding referendum in Switzerland on Sunday, a far-right proposal banned facial coverings in Switzerland and won by a narrow margin.   The interim official results show that the measures to amend the Swiss Constitution were passed in a range of […]

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