Switzerland considers extending deadline for free Covid tests

Switzerland considers extending deadline for free Covid tests

Swiss Health Minister Alain Berset has outlined a plan where the government would cover the cost of Covid testing for ten further days, until October 10th.

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Ten things foreigners do that make Swiss people feel really uncomfortable

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How the Covid crisis led to a boom in Swiss beer production

Tax change: Switzerland to introduce 50 franc limit on cross-border shopping
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Tax change: Switzerland to introduce 50 franc limit on cross-border shopping

How did Switzerland become a country with four languages?
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How did Switzerland become a country with four languages?

Reader question: Which of my personal details do staff see when scanning my Swiss Covid certificate?
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Reader question: Which of my personal details do staff see when scanning my Swiss Covid certificate?

Five factors that will shape your life in Europe in the 2020s

Five factors that will shape your life in Europe in the 2020s

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Switzerland: Why Europe’s mountain crossroads leads the world in innovation

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Reader question: I can’t get vaccinated. How do I get Switzerland’s Covid certificate?
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Reader question: I can’t get vaccinated. How do I get Switzerland’s Covid certificate?

With the certificate now compulsory for a range of everyday activities in Switzerland, including visits to bars, restaurants, and other indoor venues and events, what is the situation for those who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons?

Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Friday
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Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Friday

Why is Bern the ‘capital’ of Switzerland?
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Why is Bern the ‘capital’ of Switzerland?

Covid-19 in Switzerland: The situation is improving, but will it last?
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Covid-19 in Switzerland: The situation is improving, but will it last?

EXPLAINED: The hidden costs of buying a home in Switzerland
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EXPLAINED: The hidden costs of buying a home in Switzerland

Swiss referendum polls: What is expected to pass and fail on Sunday?
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Swiss referendum polls: What is expected to pass and fail on Sunday?

International careers: top tips for improving your communication skills

International careers: top tips for improving your communication skills

Ever found pursuing an international career creates certain challenges when it comes to communication – or, should we say, miscommunication? Two experts at the University of Cambridge guide you through how to become a better communicator and avoid the pitfalls of international workplaces.

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EXPLAINED: How to get vaccinated in your Swiss canton
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EXPLAINED: How to get vaccinated in your Swiss canton

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Swiss hospitals: Sharp increase in the number of Covid patients in intensive care

Swiss hospitals: Sharp increase in the number of Covid patients in intensive care

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From ‘natel’ to ‘ça joue’: The Swiss French words which help you sound like a local

From “schmolitz” to “panosse”, some words and phrases common in the French-speaking part of Switzerland are different from their equivalents used in France. Here is the vernacular you should master if you live in Suisse Romandie.

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From Les Arses to Poo-ee: 11 weird and wonderful Swiss place names

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Life on the Röstigraben: Five reasons to visit Biel/Bienne this summer

Seven aspects of Austrian culture foreigners should embrace
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Seven aspects of Austrian culture foreigners should embrace

Every country has its own unique culture. In Austria there are several aspects that foreigners should embrace, from adopting a healthy work-life balance to indulging in coffee and cake.

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Calendar: What happens and when in the 2022 French presidential election campaigns

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