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Old 27.12.2020, 11:11
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The Great Escape! 200 Brits have disappeared overnight from Verbier Hotels. Their escape was camouflaged by the fog. Uneaten meals were found outside their rooms. No one knows where they are! I wonder if they have been digging a tunnel, or are trekking through the snow to France ^^

https://www.20min.ch/story/200-brite...r-946183998060
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Old 27.12.2020, 11:33
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The Great Escape! 200 Brits have disappeared overnight from Verbier Hotels. Their escape was camouflaged by the fog. Uneaten meals were found outside their rooms. No one knows where they are! I wonder if they have been digging a tunnel, or are trekking through the snow to France ^^

https://www.20min.ch/story/200-brite...r-946183998060
Presumably got on a plane to somewhere which still flies to the UK. Well hopefully... worse case scenario they've booked an Airbnb and are carrying on holidaying.

Realistically it was never going to be possible to enforce a quarantine on people who aren't resident. They'll just leave the country - and it has proven so.
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Old 27.12.2020, 11:39
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Presumably got on a plane to somewhere which still flies to the UK.
Or they were abducted by aliens.
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Old 27.12.2020, 11:41
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Also looks like a move the municipality of Verbier would have nothing against.
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Old 27.12.2020, 11:42
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‘We were too lax’ admits Swiss health minister on Covid-19
https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/-we-wer...id-19/46247082

"In an interview with Swiss public television, SRF, Health Minister Alain Berset has acknowledged that Switzerland made mistakes in managing the coronavirus outbreak."
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Old 27.12.2020, 11:46
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Or they were abducted by aliens.
Hogwarts express :-)

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Old 27.12.2020, 11:53
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The Great Escape! 200 Brits have disappeared overnight from Verbier Hotels. Their escape was camouflaged by the fog. Uneaten meals were found outside their rooms. No one knows where they are! I wonder if they have been digging a tunnel, or are trekking through the snow to France ^^

https://www.20min.ch/story/200-brite...r-946183998060
It’ll be the escape tunnel.
Dressed as locals with clothes made from hotel room curtains and bed clothes. False papers made from hotel writing paper, they will make their way to the German border - and freedom...
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And because of Schengen they'll be able to come in again next year without being fined 😂
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Old 27.12.2020, 12:07
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The Great Escape! 200 Brits have disappeared overnight from Verbier Hotels.
Great, but that still leaves the other 9800!

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Old 27.12.2020, 12:08
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It's not funny.

Verbier's too close.
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Old 27.12.2020, 12:19
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Not funny at all. From the original article in 20 Minuten
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«Das war die schlimmste Woche, die unsere Gemeinde je erlebt hat», so Sandoz. Die Gemeinde fühle sich vom Bund und dem Kanton im Stich gelassen – und das in einer «nie dagewesenen Situation».
The community feels abandoned by the federation and the canton.
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Old 27.12.2020, 12:25
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Hi All
I'm looking for news on shopping in Germany (Basel to Weil-a-R). I've taken a look over the interwebs, but I can't find a definitive source for what's going on following the closure of the border pre-Christmas.
Can anyone share some handy links and/or provide an update?
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Old 27.12.2020, 12:31
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I'm looking for news on shopping in Germany (Basel to Weil-a-R). I've taken a look over the interwebs, but I can't find a definitive source for what's going on following the closure of the border pre-Christmas.
Can anyone share some handy links and/or provide an update?
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Baden-Wuerttemberg withdrew the 24 hour exemption for border canton visitors. You therefore are subject to quarantine if you enter Germany.
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Old 27.12.2020, 12:41
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Baden-Wuerttemberg withdrew the 24 hour exemption for border canton visitors. You therefore are subject to quarantine if you enter Germany.
You can go over to collect packages from the packet shops if you can prove that they were ordered before December 22nd.
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Old 27.12.2020, 12:49
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I don’t understand why they’d need to “disappear” ... you can get permission to fly home before the 10 days quarantine is up.
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Old 27.12.2020, 12:49
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Dressed as locals with clothes made from hotel room curtains and bed clothes. False papers made from hotel writing paper, they will make their way to the German border - and freedom...
They will be caught when they nearly reach sanctuary and accidentally order a "Gin and slimline".
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Old 27.12.2020, 12:53
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They will be caught when they nearly reach sanctuary and accidentally order a "Gin and slimline".
I'll keep the window open, in case they went carolling.
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Old 27.12.2020, 12:55
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I don’t understand why they’d need to “disappear” ... you can get permission to fly home before the 10 days quarantine is up.
Maybe the didn’t want to pay their bills?

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The Great Escape! 200 Brits have disappeared overnight from Verbier Hotels. Their escape was camouflaged by the fog. Uneaten meals were found outside their rooms. No one knows where they are! I wonder if they have been digging a tunnel, or are trekking through the snow to France ^^

https://www.20min.ch/story/200-brite...r-946183998060
I found a screenshot from some webcam in Verbier:
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The Great Escape! 200 Brits have disappeared overnight from Verbier Hotels. Their escape was camouflaged by the fog. Uneaten meals were found outside their rooms. No one knows where they are! I wonder if they have been digging a tunnel, or are trekking through the snow to France ^^

https://www.20min.ch/story/200-brite...r-946183998060
This is incredibly irresponsible. Sure, they came before the variant restrictions were put in place but you don’t sneak out like a thief in the night when they know the rules change frequently. Since the hotels know their names and contact information I wonder how many will be asked to provide it to the Swiss authorities for whatever follow-up and fines they want to pursue.
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