Switzerland removes Austria, Hungary and parts of France and Italy from quarantine list

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Switzerland removes Austria, Hungary and parts of France and Italy from quarantine list
Police along the Swiss-Austrian border. Photo: MICHAL CZEK / AFP

Switzerland has made another update to the quarantine list, removing all remaining Austrian states, Hungary, Poland and parts of France and Italy, along with several other countries.


The Austrian states of Salzburg and Upper Austria have been removed, meaning that no parts of Austria are now on the list. 

The French regions of Bretagne and region Nouvelle-Aquitaine have also been removed, while Italy’s Basilicata is no longer on the list. 

Other European nations which have been removed include Hungary, Poland and Serbia, while Qatar and the Palestinian Territories have also been taken off the list. 

The changes come into effect on May 20th, just three days after the last changes to the list on May 17th. 

Switzerland is expected to make significant changes to the quarantine list at the end of May, primarily allowing people who have been fully vaccinated to enter the country

The regions of Emilia Romagna, Friuli and Tuscany in Italy along with Burgenland, Carinthia, Lower Austria and Vienna in Austria were been removed on May 6th. 


Generally speaking, a country will be placed on the list when infection rates are higher than those in Switzerland. 

Some countries are however placed on the list due to mutation concerns. Historically this included the United Kingdom, while at present India, Canada, Brazil, South Africa and Nepal. 

The full list of countries can be seen at the following link. 

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. 

Please click here for the official updated list. 


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