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.
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.