Switzerland: Parts of France, Germany and Italy added to quarantine list

Switzerland: Parts of France, Germany and Italy added to quarantine list
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Around ten countries and several regions of Germany, Italy and France were added to Switzerland’s quarantine list on Wednesday.

Several regions of Switzerland’s neighbours Germany, Italy and France have been added to the list. 

In addition, around ten countries from all across the globe were added. 

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Arrivals from countries on the list are required to quarantine on entry. 

Switzerland imposes the quarantine requirement only on certain areas or regions of bordering nations rather than on entire countries.

What has been added to the list as at February 10th?

In France, the Center-Val de Loire region, Hauts-de-France region, Île de France region, Normandy region, Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, Occitanie region and the Pays de la Loire region have been added. 

The Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region was already on the list. 

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In Germany, the states of Brandenburg and Saxony Anhalt were added to the list, which already included Thuringia. 

Saxony was removed from the list. 

In Italy, Regione Emilia Romagna and Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia were added. The Apulia region, Marche region and Umbria region remain on the list, while the Veneto region of Italy was removed. 

In Austria, the state of Salzburg is the only region to be considered high risk. 

The list of countries is as follows. Those with an asterisk were already on the list prior to February 22nd. 

Albania, Andorra*, Bahrain, Brazil*, Estonia*, Ireland*, Israel*, Colombia, Latvia*, Lebanon*, Lithuania*, Malta*, Monaco*, Montenegro*, the Netherlands*, Panama*, Portugal*, San Marino*, Sweden*, Serbia, Seychelles, Slovakia*, Slovenia*, Spain*, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, South Africa*, Czech Republic*, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom* and the United States of America*.

The updated official list can be seen here. 

The full list and an explanation of the quarantine requirement can be seen at the following link. 

UPDATE: Which countries are currently on Switzerland's quarantine list? 

 


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