Switzerland adds parts of France to mandatory quarantine list


On 11 September 2020, the Swiss authorities announced that they were adding regions of France and Vienna to Austria to the country’s mandatory quarantine list with the Czech Republic, the Canary Islands and the British Virgin Islands from 14 September 2020. .

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From September 14, 2020, people entering Switzerland from these regions must now be quarantined for 10 days.

French regions at high risk are:

  • Region Center-Loire Valley
  • Corsica region
  • Hauts-de-France region
  • Ile de France region
  • Normandy region
  • New Aquitaine region
  • Occitanie region
  • Pays de la Loire region
  • Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur
  • Overseas French Guiana
  • Overseas Guadeloupe
  • Overseas French Polynesia
  • Overseas Réunion
  • Overseas Martinique
  • Overseas sector Mayotte
  • Sector Oversesas Saint-Barthélemy
  • Saint-Martin overseas

The high-risk regions in Austria are:

From September 14, 2020, Ecuador, the Faroe Islands, Guatemala and South Africa will be removed from the list.

For a full list of countries / regions currently on the list of Swiss states at increased risk of infection, click here.

These lists are subject to modification and regularly updated by the authorities.

If you arrive in Switzerland and have spent time in one of these places in the last 14 days, you must come to your home or other suitable accommodation upon arrival and stay there for 10 days without going out. No exceptions are made for children or anyone with a negative Covid-19 test. Swiss authorities say a negative test does not rule out infection.

In addition, you must report your arrival to the competent cantonal authority within 2 days and follow the instructions it gives you. A government information line operates from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.: +41 58 464 44 88.

Here are links for information on reporting arrivals in Vaud, Geneva, Valais, Basel-City, Bern, Zurich and Zug. For the other cantons, click here.

The legal obligation to quarantine is set out in the Swiss law on the epidemic. Fines for non-compliance can be up to CHF 10,000.

More on this:
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