Will Switzerland be added to Germany’s quarantine list?

Will Switzerland be added to Germany’s quarantine list?
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Currently, 22 of Switzerland’s 26 cantons meet Germany’s ‘high-risk’ quarantine threshold. German authorities will decide on Wednesday if these cantons - or all of Switzerland - be added to the list?

German authorities will meet on Wednesday, October 13th, to make additions to their list of risk countries which have to quarantine on arrival, reports Swiss daily 20 Minutes

Due to a significant spike in infections, 22 of Switzerland’s 26 cantons are currently over Germany’s quarantine threshold. 

As it stands, only Geneva and Vaud are on Germany’s quarantine list. Fribourg was previously on the list but was removed on October 1st. 

Only Glarus, Aargau, Basel Country and Schaffhausen currently sit below the threshold, although each of these cantons are only slightly below the threshold. 

UPDATE: Everything you need to know about Switzerland's quarantine rules 

Switzerland as a whole has also breached Germany’s threshold. 

Germany considers a country or region high risk if it has recorded more than 50 infections per 100,000 residents over the past seven days. 

If large parts of Switzerland were to be added to the list, there would be “serious consequences” reports Swiss daily 20 Minutes

Cross-border working and shopping is prevalent between Switzerland and Germany, while many families have links on either side of the border. 

Unlike Germany, Switzerland has implied that border regions of neighbouring countries will not be added to its ‘high risk’ list. 

Currently only the major German cities of Berlin and Hamburg have been added to Switzerland’s quarantine list. 

Quarantine: How does Switzerland decide a country is 'high risk'? 


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