Switzerland makes the health pass compulsory to enter its territory

Switzerland has extended the health pass obligation to enter a restaurant or bar, see an exhibition, a film or an indoor sporting event.

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Switzerland is tightening up on the Covid-19 with the return of border controls.

From Monday, all travelers will have to present a health pass to enter Switzerland.

Those who are not vaccinated will have to be tested before and after entering the country.

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With our correspondent in Geneva,

Jérémie Lanche 

Whether they come by car, plane, or even on foot by country lanes, everyone entering Switzerland will have to show a white paw.

All will have to fill out a form, which will allow the authorities to locate travelers during their stay and to verify that the unvaccinated indeed carry out, at their expense, a second PCR or antigen test 4 to 7 days after their arrival.

Even for the Swiss, the so-called “comfort” tests should in any case quickly become paying off in order to boost vaccination which is very late in the country.

► Read also: Covid-19: Switzerland struggles to vaccinate its population

Once again, the 340,000 frontier workers from France, Germany or Italy are exempt from these measures.

The same goes for all French people in the neighboring regions of Switzerland: Bourgogne-Franche Comté, Grand Est and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

The Swiss Minister of Health invokes a pragmatic choice, because all these regions have higher vaccination rates than Switzerland.

Faced with a pandemic that continues to fill hospitals and intensive care beds, Switzerland has extended the health pass obligation to enter a restaurant or bar, to see an exhibition, a film or an indoor sporting event .

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