EXPLAINED: What are Switzerland’s quarantine rules?

EXPLAINED: What are Switzerland's quarantine rules?
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Arrivals from 'high risk' countries will be required to quarantine in Switzerland. Here's what you need to know.

NOTE: Switzerland updated its high-risk country list from February 1st onwards. Please click here for updated information. 

People from certain ‘high risk’ countries entering Switzerland will be required to quarantine. 

Anyone required to quarantine must do so for a ten-day period. 

The Swiss government recommends you keep 1.5 metres distance from people, wear a mask and avoid public transport. 

Information on mask rules can be found here

The countries on Switzerland’s quarantine list are being constantly updated. Check the following link for updated information. 

EXPLAINED: Which countries are currently on Switzerland’s quarantine list?

When arriving in Switzerland, you are required to contact the cantonal health authorities within two days. This can be done at the following link

Even if you have evidence of a negative test, you will still be required to quarantine for ten days. 

For ten days after your arrival in Switzerland you must stay in your home or other suitable accommodation without going out. 

You are required to avoid contact with other people. 

You may leave quarantine after ten days only if you do not have symptoms. 

The Swiss government has put together detailed quarantine guidance in English which can be found here

Anyone who fails to quarantine for a ten-day period will be subject of a fine of up to 10,000 Swiss francs (£8,259). 

More information is available in English here

 

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