UPDATED: Switzerland adds Mexico and Egypt to quarantine list

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UPDATED: Switzerland adds Mexico and Egypt to quarantine list
An arrivals board at an airport. Photo: ARMANDO BABANI / AFP

A number of popular holiday destinations including Mexico and Egypt have been added to Switzerland’s mandatory quarantine list as of May 3rd.


In addition to Mexico and Egypt, Qatar and the Cape Verde Islands were also added. 

The new additions were announced on April 22nd but did not take effect until May 3rd. Up until then, arrivals from these countries will not be forced to quarantine. 

The Maldives, another popular holiday destination, was removed from the list on May 3rd. 

Switzerland frequently adds and subtracts countries from the list on the basis of infection rates. 


While in some cases, a new addition will be announced with immediate effect, in other cases countries are added to the list several days after the announcement. 

Click the following link for the full list that applies now. 

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

Arrivals from the list will be required to quarantine when they get to Switzerland. More information on the quarantine rules - including on how to get out of quarantine early - is available here. 


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