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Switzerland’s ‘risk list’: Turkey, Canada and parts of France, Germany and Italy added to quarantine list

Switzerland’s ‘risk list’: Turkey, Canada and parts of France, Germany and Italy added to quarantine list
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Several countries and regions have been added to Switzerland’s high-risk quarantine list as of Monday, while a handful have been removed.

Starting Monday, April 19th, four regions of neighbouring countries have been added to Switzerland’s high-risk list, meaning travellers from these areas must quarantine for ten days upon arrival. 

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These regions are France’s Région Bretagne and Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine, the state of Sachsen in Germany, and Regione Puglia in Italy. 

Turkey has been added to the list, as has Croatia, Armenia and Lithuania. 

On April 16th, Canada was also added to the list due to concerns surrounding the Brazilian P1 variant. 

The decision to add or remove countries is based on infection rates. 

Where a country shares a border with Switzerland, regions will be placed on the list rather than the nation as a whole. 

Which countries and regions have been removed?

The French island of Corsica has been removed, along with the Italian regions of Abruzzo, Basilicata, Molise and Umbria. 

Some countries have also been removed from the list. 

The impact of Israel’s rapid vaccination campaign has been dramatic, with the Mediterranean nation removed from the mandatory quarantine list. 

The United Arab Emirates – another vaccination leader – has also been removed, along with Jamaica and Albania. 

The full list – along with more information about the nature of the quarantine and the rules in place – can be seen here. 


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