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Saturday 27th November

Omicron variant poses ‘high to very high’ risk to Europe: EU health agency

Omicron variant poses ‘high to very high’ risk to Europe: EU health agency

The new Covid variant, dubbed Omicron and originally detected in South Africa, poses a "high to very high" risk to Europe, the EU health agency warned on Friday.

What’s at stake in Switzerland’s Covid referendum on November 28th?
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What’s at stake in Switzerland’s Covid referendum on November 28th?

Polling: Covid-19 law looks set to win approval of Swiss voters
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Polling: Covid-19 law looks set to win approval of Swiss voters

What new Covid-19 rules are likely in Switzerland?
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What new Covid-19 rules are likely in Switzerland?

Everything that changes in December in Switzerland
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Everything that changes in December in Switzerland

Thursday 25th November

ANALYSIS: Will Switzerland’s sluggish booster shot rollout worsen the pandemic?
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ANALYSIS: Will Switzerland’s sluggish booster shot rollout worsen the pandemic?

While many countries around Europe have already started administering third doses of Covid vaccine to general population, Switzerland is still stalling. Could this have an impact on the epidemiological situation?

EU approves first Covid jab for children aged 5 to 11

EU approves first Covid jab for children aged 5 to 11

First Swiss canton to administer Covid booster shots for all from Monday

First Swiss canton to administer Covid booster shots for all from Monday

Today in Switzerland: A round-up of the latest news on Thursday
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Today in Switzerland: A round-up of the latest news on Thursday

Sunday 21st November

Travel between Switzerland and the UK: What am I allowed in my suitcase?
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Travel between Switzerland and the UK: What am I allowed in my suitcase?

This is the first Christmas since Brexit officially came into force. While Switzerland is not in the EU, it does make a difference to travellers heading to or from the UK. Here's what you need to know about the new rules and what you can - and cannot - pack.

Freiheitstrychler: Who are Switzerland’s ‘freedom bell ringers’?
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Freiheitstrychler: Who are Switzerland’s ‘freedom bell ringers’?

What are the Covid rules for Switzerland’s Christmas markets?
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What are the Covid rules for Switzerland’s Christmas markets?

Saturday 20th November

Covid restrictions see Swiss working hours fall even further

Covid restrictions see Swiss working hours fall even further

Switzerland regularly ranks among the wealthiest countries, per capita, in the world. As wages continue on a long term upwards trajectory, the average number of working hours are falling.

Five pitfalls you need to avoid when you move to Switzerland
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Five pitfalls you need to avoid when you move to Switzerland

Is Switzerland likely to bring back Covid restrictions this Christmas?
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Is Switzerland likely to bring back Covid restrictions this Christmas?

Friday 19th November

Mandatory jabs and restrictions: How Europe is responding to the new wave of Covid

Mandatory jabs and restrictions: How Europe is responding to the new wave of Covid

From nationwide lockdowns to barring the unvaccinated from bars and restaurants and increased travel restrictions, countries around Europe are choosing different strategies to fight a new wave of Covid.

Today in Switzerland: A round-up of the latest news on Friday
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Today in Switzerland: A round-up of the latest news on Friday

Thursday 18th November

Switzerland rules out making restaurants ‘vaccinated only’ despite Covid case record

Switzerland rules out making restaurants ‘vaccinated only’ despite Covid case record

The Swiss government on Thursday said it would not be following Germany and Austria’s lead of restricting bars, restaurants and events to the fully vaccinated and those recovered from the virus, despite a 2021 record for new infections.

Swiss tighten gun shop security after burglary spree

Swiss tighten gun shop security after burglary spree

REMINDER: Deadline approaches for all changes to Swiss health insurance

REMINDER: Deadline approaches for all changes to Swiss health insurance

Same-sex couples can marry from July 1st in Switzerland

Same-sex couples can marry from July 1st in Switzerland

Can Swiss get a booster vaccination in Germany?

Can Swiss get a booster vaccination in Germany?

Today in Switzerland: A round-up of the latest news on Thursday
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Today in Switzerland: A round-up of the latest news on Thursday

Tuesday 16th November

Swiss parliament to probe decision to buy US fighter jets

Swiss parliament to probe decision to buy US fighter jets

Swiss MPs are set to look into the government's decision to buy US F-35 fighter jets on the back of "public criticism" of the "transparency" of the decision.

Laying down the law: Switzerland’s weirdest court cases
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Laying down the law: Switzerland’s weirdest court cases

Sluggish Swiss jab rates up despite anti-vaxxer sabotage

Sluggish Swiss jab rates up despite anti-vaxxer sabotage

Finding a flat in Switzerland: How to stand out from the crowd
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Finding a flat in Switzerland: How to stand out from the crowd

Today in Switzerland: A round-up of the latest news on Tuesday
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Today in Switzerland: A round-up of the latest news on Tuesday

Sunday 14th November

Passport scans and €7 fee: What will change for EU travel in 2022

Passport scans and €7 fee: What will change for EU travel in 2022

There are two changes coming up for travel in and out of the European Union that non-EU citizens such as Brits, Americans, Australians and Canadians need to be aware of.

Saturday 13th November

Countries across Europe impose curbs to slow new Covid-19 wave
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Countries across Europe impose curbs to slow new Covid-19 wave

Several European countries are reimposing restrictions in a bid to dampen down a worrying rise in Covid-19 cases. Governments are also taking more measures to encourage more people to get vaccinated against the virus.

Monday 8th November

NEW: The latest travel rules between Switzerland and the USA
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NEW: The latest travel rules between Switzerland and the USA

After more than 18 months of travel restrictions, America has finally opened its borders to foreign tourists. This is what you should know about travelling to the US from Switzerland.

Swiss property prices see strongest rise in years
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Swiss property prices see strongest rise in years

This week in Switzerland: What you need to know
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This week in Switzerland: What you need to know

Today in Switzerland: A round-up of the latest news on Monday
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Today in Switzerland: A round-up of the latest news on Monday