Latest news from Switzerland in English


Monday 20th September

US to lift travel ban for fully vaccinated passengers from Europe

US to lift travel ban for fully vaccinated passengers from Europe

Fully vaccinated travellers from Europe will be able to visit the US from the start of November after the White House announced on Monday it was lifting is travel ban after 18 months.

Canton-by-canton: How visitors can get Switzerland’s Covid certificate
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Canton-by-canton: How visitors can get Switzerland’s Covid certificate

What you need to know about the drinking water in Switzerland
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What you need to know about the drinking water in Switzerland

EXPLAINED: What are Switzerland’s new travel and Covid certificate rules?

EXPLAINED: What are Switzerland’s new travel and Covid certificate rules?

Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Monday
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Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Monday

Thursday 16th September

Why is Bern the ‘capital’ of Switzerland?
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Why is Bern the ‘capital’ of Switzerland?

It is smaller and less cosmopolitan than Zurich and Geneva. So how did Bern — also called Berne — end up being the political centre of Switzerland?

Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday
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Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday

Wednesday 15th September

How much universities in Switzerland charge foreigners compared to locals
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How much universities in Switzerland charge foreigners compared to locals

Foreign students pay a significantly higher tuition in Swiss universities than locals, a new study reveals.

Jobs in Switzerland roundup: Covid certificate may be used in workplaces
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Jobs in Switzerland roundup: Covid certificate may be used in workplaces

Monday 13th September

How Switzerland’s new Covid certificate rule could impact cross-border shopping
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How Switzerland’s new Covid certificate rule could impact cross-border shopping

The extension of the certificate from Monday could affect the unvaccinated residents of Switzerland who shop in France, Italy or Germany.

TODAY: Switzerland extends Covid certificate for entry to restaurants and bars

TODAY: Switzerland extends Covid certificate for entry to restaurants and bars

Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Monday
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Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Monday

Friday 10th September

Can I cancel my gym membership in Switzerland if I don’t want to get vaccinated?
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Can I cancel my gym membership in Switzerland if I don’t want to get vaccinated?

Gym visits will require Covid certificates from September 13th. Can people without Covid certificates cancel their memberships?

What is the fine for not having a Covid certificate where it’s required in Switzerland?
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What is the fine for not having a Covid certificate where it’s required in Switzerland?

Wednesday 8th September

Switzerland announces extended use of Covid certificate as ICU admissions rise

Switzerland announces extended use of Covid certificate as ICU admissions rise

Switzerland's Covid certificate will be required in bars, restaurants, gyms and some private events from Monday onwards, with the government saying "the situation in the hospitals is serious".

Switzerland set to extend Covid certificate to bars and restaurants from Monday

Switzerland set to extend Covid certificate to bars and restaurants from Monday

Working in Switzerland: A weekly roundup of the latest job news
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Working in Switzerland: A weekly roundup of the latest job news

How public transport passengers in Switzerland can get compensated for delays
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How public transport passengers in Switzerland can get compensated for delays

Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday
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Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday

Saturday 4th September

Unfinished Beethoven symphony reimagined in a click in Switzerland

Unfinished Beethoven symphony reimagined in a click in Switzerland

As conductor Guillaume Berney marks the opening downbeat, the first chords ring out in a Lausanne concert hall of what could conceivably be an extract of Beethoven's Tenth Symphony -- if the great German composer had ever managed to complete the piece.

Friday 3rd September

Why ETH Zurich has been ranked the ‘best university in continental Europe’

Why ETH Zurich has been ranked the ‘best university in continental Europe’

A new international survey of universities has ranked Zurich’s Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) the highest in the world outside the US and the UK. How does this school excel?

Is Switzerland likely to place new restrictions on travel from the US?
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Is Switzerland likely to place new restrictions on travel from the US?

Can an employer in Switzerland ask about an employee’s ethnic background?
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Can an employer in Switzerland ask about an employee’s ethnic background?

Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Friday
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Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Friday

Thursday 2nd September

When will Switzerland decide whether to enforce the Covid certificate in restaurants?
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When will Switzerland decide whether to enforce the Covid certificate in restaurants?

The Swiss government has so far postponed a decision on its proposal to make Covid certificates obligatory for entry into bars and restaurants.

Property in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news and updates
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Property in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news and updates

Wednesday 1st September

Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday
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Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday

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