Switzerland has introduced a number of new travel restrictions to deal with the coronavirus' new variant omikron.

This means, among other things, that travelers from certain countries, such as Canada and the Czech Republic, are forced to be quarantined for ten days upon entry into Switzerland.

This applies regardless of whether you have been vaccinated or not.

Should the spread of infection in Sweden increase, Switzerland may consider that immigrants from Sweden should be covered by the rules.

Next weekend, the World Cup in cross-country skiing continues with sprint and the men's 15 kilometer freestyle and the women's 10 kilometer freestyle.

In St. Moritz, the Alpine World Cup continues with the ladies' super-G.

Whether the competitions can now even be carried out is highly uncertain.

Ski competitions in danger

The Swedish Ski Association's alpine manager Tommy Eliasson Winter has contacted the local competition organizers and is trying to get an answer on whether the competitions will end.

- I feel that these rules come like a bolt from the blue for the sports organizations there.

I'm waiting for information as soon as possible, I have actually not been told anything yet, he says and continues:

- But it will not work if the rules look like they do now.

"Message tomorrow"

Anders Byström, head of the cross-country national team, is hopeful that the competitions will end after contact with the International Ski Federation (Fis).

- The message we have received is that Fis is working on an exception for the athletes and we are calm that they will solve, says Anders Byström and continues:

- We will receive a definite message tomorrow (Friday) from Fis.