Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Living in Switzerland > Daily life
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 14.11.2015, 10:53
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Geneva
Posts: 2,058
Groaned at 19 Times in 18 Posts
Thanked 2,110 Times in 842 Posts
McTAVGE has a reputation beyond reputeMcTAVGE has a reputation beyond reputeMcTAVGE has a reputation beyond reputeMcTAVGE has a reputation beyond reputeMcTAVGE has a reputation beyond repute
Will borders with CH be affected after terrorist attacks?

After the horrific attacks on Paris last night, I heard on French radio that a state of emergency had been declared and borders closed.


I wonder how this will affect the border crossings with Switzerland, if at all. Trying to find out more.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank McTAVGE for this useful post:
  #2  
Old 14.11.2015, 12:09
Hausamsee's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Zurich
Posts: 313
Groaned at 70 Times in 37 Posts
Thanked 371 Times in 174 Posts
Hausamsee has earned the respect of manyHausamsee has earned the respect of manyHausamsee has earned the respect of many
Re: Will borders with CH be affected after terrorist attacks?

Quote:
View Post
After the horrific attacks on Paris last night, I heard on French radio that a state of emergency had been declared and borders closed.

I wonder how this will affect the border crossings with Switzerland, if at all. Trying to find out more.
Switzerland has always been difficult to 'get into' ... didn't you notice all those cars parked at the border facing towards Switzerland last time you went out and came back?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 14.11.2015, 14:34
jesuisuntouriste's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Genève
Posts: 240
Groaned at 7 Times in 6 Posts
Thanked 207 Times in 91 Posts
jesuisuntouriste has earned some respectjesuisuntouriste has earned some respect
Re: Will borders with CH be affected after terrorist attacks?

In Geneva: No border guards in Meyrin. A few random checks in Ferney though.

Make sure to have an ID/Passport with you when crossing.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank jesuisuntouriste for this useful post:
  #4  
Old 14.11.2015, 15:29
ZuriRollt's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Zürich
Posts: 2,267
Groaned at 46 Times in 36 Posts
Thanked 2,633 Times in 1,158 Posts
ZuriRollt has a reputation beyond reputeZuriRollt has a reputation beyond reputeZuriRollt has a reputation beyond reputeZuriRollt has a reputation beyond reputeZuriRollt has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Will borders with CH be affected after terrorist attacks?

Can follow - only in German:

http://www.20min.ch/ausland/news/sto...renze-11311975
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 14.11.2015, 16:38
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Near Geneva
Posts: 2,596
Groaned at 31 Times in 25 Posts
Thanked 2,892 Times in 1,414 Posts
Anjela has a reputation beyond reputeAnjela has a reputation beyond reputeAnjela has a reputation beyond reputeAnjela has a reputation beyond reputeAnjela has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Will borders with CH be affected after terrorist attacks?

Quote:
View Post
In Geneva: No border guards in Meyrin. A few random checks in Ferney though.

Make sure to have an ID/Passport with you when crossing.
Same at the smaller crossings in the Saint Julien area. A couple of border guards lurking in the centre of Soral (but there often are, seems to be one of their meeting points), no one at Sezegnin, nor Crache. Expect there's more activity at Bardonnex and the Route St. Julien crossing as they're bigger.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 14.11.2015, 17:01
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Vaud
Posts: 2,900
Groaned at 97 Times in 46 Posts
Thanked 1,932 Times in 921 Posts
Anthony1406 has a reputation beyond reputeAnthony1406 has a reputation beyond reputeAnthony1406 has a reputation beyond reputeAnthony1406 has a reputation beyond reputeAnthony1406 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Will borders with CH be affected after terrorist attacks?

MY wife just went to Annecy today . Nothing special during border crossing..... Can't f 'ing believe there is not 100 guards pointing a gun at every car
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 14.11.2015, 17:33
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Neuchatel
Posts: 19,991
Groaned at 403 Times in 301 Posts
Thanked 22,943 Times in 10,380 Posts
Odile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Will borders with CH be affected after terrorist attacks?

Wonder what will happen in Calais- for the past 6 months, almost all CRS armed police response have been drafted in to Calais to deal with the illegal immigrants- they have probably been called back to Paris- a fact that will be clear to those waiting for an opportunity to cross.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Odile for this useful post:
  #8  
Old 14.11.2015, 17:34
Dougal's Breakfast's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: GL
Posts: 15,713
Groaned at 978 Times in 746 Posts
Thanked 39,956 Times in 12,474 Posts
Dougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond reputeDougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond reputeDougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond reputeDougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond reputeDougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond reputeDougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Will borders with CH be affected after terrorist attacks?

Quote:
View Post
Can't f 'ing believe there is not 100 guards pointing a gun at every car
Why should there be?
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank Dougal's Breakfast for this useful post:
  #9  
Old 14.11.2015, 18:21
Today only's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Europe
Posts: 4,282
Groaned at 508 Times in 315 Posts
Thanked 4,762 Times in 2,329 Posts
Today only has a reputation beyond reputeToday only has a reputation beyond reputeToday only has a reputation beyond reputeToday only has a reputation beyond reputeToday only has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Will borders with CH be affected after terrorist attacks?

Quote:
View Post
MY wife just went to Annecy today . Nothing special during border crossing..... Can't f 'ing believe there is not 100 guards pointing a gun at every car
Why, is your wife wearing Burka and driving a tank ?
Reply With Quote
The following 4 users would like to thank Today only for this useful post:
  #10  
Old 14.11.2015, 18:23
neddy's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Geneva
Posts: 1,412
Groaned at 19 Times in 14 Posts
Thanked 1,810 Times in 771 Posts
neddy has a reputation beyond reputeneddy has a reputation beyond reputeneddy has a reputation beyond reputeneddy has a reputation beyond reputeneddy has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Will borders with CH be affected after terrorist attacks?

I have been told there was a 1 & 1/2 hour traffic jam coming from France into Bardonnex this morning.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 14.11.2015, 18:37
Belgianmum's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Was Belgium now Neuchâtel
Posts: 8,734
Groaned at 63 Times in 60 Posts
Thanked 10,982 Times in 5,243 Posts
Belgianmum has a reputation beyond reputeBelgianmum has a reputation beyond reputeBelgianmum has a reputation beyond reputeBelgianmum has a reputation beyond reputeBelgianmum has a reputation beyond reputeBelgianmum has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Will borders with CH be affected after terrorist attacks?

Quote:
View Post
Why should there be?
Indeed.
The resources they have can be much better used elsewhere. I don't think the France/Switzerland borders are a big target for terrorists and neither is Switzerland.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Belgianmum for this useful post:
  #12  
Old 15.11.2015, 00:49
Ace1's Avatar
A singular modality
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Engelberg & near Basel
Posts: 5,974
Groaned at 171 Times in 122 Posts
Thanked 9,110 Times in 4,070 Posts
Ace1 has a reputation beyond reputeAce1 has a reputation beyond reputeAce1 has a reputation beyond reputeAce1 has a reputation beyond reputeAce1 has a reputation beyond reputeAce1 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Will borders with CH be affected after terrorist attacks?

There wasn't any sign of increased security coming into Switzerland on the motorway crossing at St Louis this afternoon. As is not unusual on a Saturday they had one lane closed and both French and Swiss douaniers on duty, but the queue was only a couple of minutes long.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 15.11.2015, 00:53
Deep Purple's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: England
Posts: 5,173
Groaned at 15 Times in 14 Posts
Thanked 5,047 Times in 2,472 Posts
Deep Purple has a reputation beyond reputeDeep Purple has a reputation beyond reputeDeep Purple has a reputation beyond reputeDeep Purple has a reputation beyond reputeDeep Purple has a reputation beyond reputeDeep Purple has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Will borders with CH be affected after terrorist attacks?

Quote:
View Post
Wonder what will happen in Calais- for the past 6 months, almost all CRS armed police response have been drafted in to Calais to deal with the illegal immigrants- they have probably been called back to Paris- a fact that will be clear to those waiting for an opportunity to cross.
If the borders are closed to most people that implies that there will be additional staff there, not less
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 15.11.2015, 00:59
cannut's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: canada
Posts: 6,463
Groaned at 175 Times in 135 Posts
Thanked 5,558 Times in 3,066 Posts
cannut has a reputation beyond reputecannut has a reputation beyond reputecannut has a reputation beyond reputecannut has a reputation beyond reputecannut has a reputation beyond reputecannut has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Will borders with CH be affected after terrorist attacks?

Quote:
View Post
Why should there be?

Because we have them
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 15.11.2015, 15:17
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Near Geneva
Posts: 2,596
Groaned at 31 Times in 25 Posts
Thanked 2,892 Times in 1,414 Posts
Anjela has a reputation beyond reputeAnjela has a reputation beyond reputeAnjela has a reputation beyond reputeAnjela has a reputation beyond reputeAnjela has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Will borders with CH be affected after terrorist attacks?

@McTAVGE, from yesterday's Trib, so in french.

http://www.tdg.ch/geneve/actu-genevo...story/30451164
http://www.tdg.ch/geneve/actu-genevo...story/30451164

As I'd thought, there are possibly slightly more controls being done at the larger border crossings and at the airport, especially for flights coming from France.
But not much difference otherwise.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Anjela for this useful post:
  #16  
Old 15.11.2015, 15:48
pilatus1's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: directly above center of earth
Posts: 993
Groaned at 119 Times in 77 Posts
Thanked 2,507 Times in 983 Posts
pilatus1 has a reputation beyond reputepilatus1 has a reputation beyond reputepilatus1 has a reputation beyond reputepilatus1 has a reputation beyond reputepilatus1 has a reputation beyond reputepilatus1 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Will borders with CH be affected after terrorist attacks?

I have a feeling they are just lacking the manpower. At least one of the men arrested in Belgium yesterday is said to have spent Friday in France. Quite possibly he (they?) drove back to Belgium afterwards. No mention in the press, however, if he had to pass through any border controls. Seems Hollande overestimated France's abilities when he said the borders would be closed.

Pathetic response, considering it is highly likely that there are still atttackers on the loose.

The guy next to you at a stoplight in Geneva might just be on his way to buy some more ammo before starting round two in Lyon, Marseilles, Nice, etc... or Geneva itself.

Quite unsettling.

Don't they have more info from Paris' CCTV?
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 15.11.2015, 16:32
Merrylegs's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Vaud/Valais
Posts: 821
Groaned at 30 Times in 19 Posts
Thanked 1,077 Times in 466 Posts
Merrylegs has a reputation beyond reputeMerrylegs has a reputation beyond reputeMerrylegs has a reputation beyond reputeMerrylegs has a reputation beyond reputeMerrylegs has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Will borders with CH be affected after terrorist attacks?

I live in CH, less than a km from Divonne. Drove there this morning - not a soul at the frontier and everybody seemed to be going about their usual business. The sizeable street market was in full swing, people were seated on terraces enjoying the autumn sunshine, and all the shops were open. Hard to compare this "normal" scene with the recent horrors of Paris!
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Merrylegs for this useful post:
  #18  
Old 15.11.2015, 16:55
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Mies
Posts: 553
Groaned at 6 Times in 4 Posts
Thanked 324 Times in 202 Posts
catandmouse has earned some respectcatandmouse has earned some respect
Re: Will borders with CH be affected after terrorist attacks?

I confirm this. I cycled up to Divonne this morning, going into France on an untarred crossing point, used by dog-walkers, cyclists and horses. There was no-one there and when I crossed back into Switzerland at Chavannes de Bogis, there wasn't a soul checking on either the Swiss or French side. My watering hole, Charly's was as full as usual on the terrace.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank catandmouse for this useful post:
  #19  
Old 15.11.2015, 17:43
VFR on top's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Basel
Posts: 812
Groaned at 24 Times in 15 Posts
Thanked 1,726 Times in 632 Posts
VFR on top has a reputation beyond reputeVFR on top has a reputation beyond reputeVFR on top has a reputation beyond reputeVFR on top has a reputation beyond reputeVFR on top has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Will borders with CH be affected after terrorist attacks?

No body at either DE border or FR border today or yesterday. (Lorrach, St Louis norAlschwill)
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank VFR on top for this useful post:
  #20  
Old 15.11.2015, 18:14
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Nyon
Posts: 1,926
Groaned at 63 Times in 35 Posts
Thanked 2,297 Times in 886 Posts
John_H has a reputation beyond reputeJohn_H has a reputation beyond reputeJohn_H has a reputation beyond reputeJohn_H has a reputation beyond reputeJohn_H has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Will borders with CH be affected after terrorist attacks?

Thinking .. If i was a terrorista or even just a smuggler or something ..

Imagine i wanted to smuggle some super high powered chinese dildos to sell on my adult market stall.. would I really come through a heavily guarded border?

This morning I went for a bike ride and ended up in FR, I didn't even cross at a "border point" . Same on way back into CH.. Through Gex, Divonne and back over the border to Crassier using a nice new bike path that's been built. There was a 30cm sign by the path which said . "..this is a border crossing... if you have anything to declare then you should use the manned crossing instead.."

So basically "closing the borders" means nothing unless there's a big fence and angry alligators.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank John_H for this useful post:
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
This UK £50 note will not be accepted after tomorrow Sbrinz Travel/day trips/free time 3 29.04.2014 13:09
Ski in Easter (CH): where there will be snow? oreneta Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness 14 02.02.2013 20:53
CH Tax Return - How much harder will it be now I'm married? MrChilli Finance/banking/taxation 3 11.10.2011 23:41
After the kids are home(U.S.) will they want to return (CH)? Dreading this trip! Scarsdale Family matters/health 7 19.08.2011 18:46
Moving to CH - How much will i be taxed? weevil Finance/banking/taxation 4 20.08.2009 18:18


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 04:01.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0