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Switzerland not on the UK green list

How come Switzerland is still not on the UK green list, considering many other European countries are there? Does anyone know the criteria?
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How come Switzerland is still not on the UK green list, considering many other European countries are there? Does anyone know the criteria?
They pick countries out of a hat

(If you're fully vaccinated amber is the same as green).
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Re: Switzerland not on the UK green list

it seems so. i was trying to find some concrete criteria to see if it is likely to happen at the next review or not. not yet vaccinated...
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Re: Switzerland not on the UK green list

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How come Switzerland is still not on the UK green list, considering many other European countries are there? Does anyone know the criteria?
Why should it be on green list ?
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Re: Switzerland not on the UK green list

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They pick countries out of a hat

(If you're fully vaccinated amber is the same as green).
Not sure it is ? With amber (when visiting UK) i need antigen test here and PCR in the UK. on Green I don't think this is required ? So it has a material cost.
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Re: Switzerland not on the UK green list

Still need a PCR test for entering the UK even when on the Green list. Antigen tests are still free until October. Makes no difference at the moment!
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Still need a PCR test for entering the UK even when on the Green list. Antigen tests are still free until October. Makes no difference at the moment!
Makes a difference if unvaccinated like the OP - they will have to quarantine and do day 8 test.
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Not sure it is ? With amber (when visiting UK) i need antigen test here and PCR in the UK. on Green I don't think this is required ? So it has a material cost.
If your vaccinated, green and amber are the same. Antigen test to enter, PCR on day 2.
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Re: Switzerland not on the UK green list

It is so unlikely that the UK would relax their testing regime. So many new startup businesses now depend on their revenue stream from these tests.
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It is so unlikely that the UK would relax their testing regime. So many new startup businesses now depend on their revenue stream from these tests.
Subjective conspiracy-esque nonsense. The testing regimes will stay as long as they see a need for it and are not dependent on 'startup revenue' (lol).
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not yet vaccinated...
There's a tip hidden.

It's your choice, bear the consequences.
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Re: Switzerland not on the UK green list

Im in the UK right now and just went through the whole process. Best part was the PLC with the most nonsensical questions:
"What you need to do when you arrive in the UK depends on where you visit during the 10 days before you arrive.
Provide details of your visit to Switzerland during the 10 days before you arrive in the UK.
Have you visited, or will you visit, any islands in this country during the 10 days before you arrive in the UK?"

On the upside is the information what you need to do pretty clear: Get a test before the flight, book a day 2 test, fill out PLC. Lots of trouble, but transparent trouble... unlike certain EU countries which make up silly rules and then forget to publish them well...
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Re: Switzerland not on the UK green list

so does anyone know the actual criteria for inclusion to the green list? 25 august inclusion likely or not?
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so does anyone know the actual criteria for inclusion to the green list? 25 august inclusion likely or not?
The criteria is a combination of:

Current level of new infections
Percentage of the population who have received 2 vaccinations
Presence of a variant of concern.

This has been widely reported in the media and at Downing Street press briefings.

In the case of Switzerland, the most likely factor holding it back from moving to the green list is the relatively low level of double vaccinated people, which is currently 49.75%. https://www.covid19.admin.ch/en/vaccination/persons
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so does anyone know the actual criteria for inclusion to the green list? 25 august inclusion likely or not?
Unlikely, as levels here are rising.
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The criteria is a combination of:

Current level of new infections
Percentage of the population who have received 2 vaccinations
Presence of a variant of concern.

This has been widely reported in the media and at Downing Street press briefings.

In the case of Switzerland, the most likely factor holding it back from moving to the green list is the relatively low level of double vaccinated people, which is currently 49.75%. https://www.covid19.admin.ch/en/vaccination/persons
1. They have included a bunch of countries with much lower vaccination rates:

Norway, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Latvia...

2. There are no variants of concern.

3. It seems it is more the current level of new infections, holding it back...
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How come Switzerland is still not on the UK green list, considering many other European countries are there? Does anyone know the criteria?
Ask the UK, it has nothing to do with Switzerland!

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3. It seems it is more the current level of new infections, holding it back...
That number can only rise now the holiday makers are coming home and the kids are going back to school.

What’s the hold up getting vaccinated?
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