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ZH on high risk list from Sat 17th Oct

Hi all,

Just read that ZH, among other 9 cantons, are considered high risk by German authorities meaning one would need to quarantine for 14 days after entering Germany or show a negative PCR test.

https://www.20min.ch/story/bag-melde...e-313657947493

Could not find any official website from the german authorities stating the same though. Guess that would mean no weekend shopping.
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Could not find any official website from the german authorities stating the same though. Guess that would mean no weekend shopping.
Here you go: link
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Re: ZH on high risk list from Sat 17th Oct

But once you've done your shopping in Germany you just jump in your car and drive back to Switzerland, maybe even to an airport to fly to the UK and that'd be alright wouldn't it, because their rules don't apply on the way to and across the border.


BTW this is sarcasm based on another thread.
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Guess that would mean no weekend shopping.
No worries. Local shops would be more than grateful to help you with your shopping.
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Re: ZH on high risk list from Sat 17th Oct

Luckily we're off work today and heading to visit family and do some shopping in Waldshut. It could be crazy, I'd imagine all the Swiss will try and cram in a final shop before the quarantine begins on Saturday. Seems like this will last a while, so last chance to go for a long time!
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Re: ZH on high risk list from Sat 17th Oct

More by luck than judgement we are in WT for our winter tyres changeover. Edeka is absolutely mobbed queueing 10 deep per till and Lidl looked very similar from afar. OBI looked mad too.

If you cross via Kussaberg consider not taking the direct road (L161) as there was heavy traffic backed up almost to the Industrial estate at 9:30 - go round the back on the L160.

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Re: ZH on high risk list from Sat 17th Oct

Not fair to punish the entire canton. We're perfectly healthy here in the middle of nowhere.
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Re: ZH on high risk list from Sat 17th Oct

But if I understand correctly, if you come from Aargau or Schaffhausen then it is fine to go in and out of Germany? Would say then we can still shop...
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But if I understand correctly, if you come from Aargau or Schaffhausen then it is fine to go in and out of Germany? Would say then we can still shop...
If your car plate starts with ZH would I not risk it. The fines are quite steep for German standards... and while the border guards arent necessarily the brightest folks around can they read your address on your ID...
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If your car plate starts with ZH would I not risk it. The fines are quite steep for German standards... and while the border guards arent necessarily the brightest folks around can they read your address on your ID...
You could just park on the Swiss side and carry your bags over I guess. Not that I'm advocating doing so.
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No worries. Local shops would be more than grateful to help you with your shopping.
Im not sure my wallet would thank me... Luckily we in Aargau aren't banned yet.

BTW - what happened to not banning border areas?
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You could just park on the Swiss side I guess.
I get the feeling they might check I.D's, my permit obviously has my address on it, and my drivers licence has a ZH on it as well.
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If your car plate starts with ZH would I not risk it. The fines are quite steep for German standards... and while the border guards arent necessarily the brightest folks around can they read your address on your ID...
Just fyi: there is no address on the Swiss ID. Unlike the German one. But yeah the ZH car is a give away
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I get the feeling they might check I.D's, my permit obviously has my address on it, and my drivers licence has a ZH on it as well.
I doubt they'd be checking pedestrian ID eg over Rheinfelden foot bridge? I don't tend to carry mine as I often pop over for less than 50 euros worth (I'm not a driver so have to carry it back home). I guess I should in future to show I'm not a plague ridden Zurcher.
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If your car plate starts with ZH would I not risk it. The fines are quite steep for German standards... and while the border guards arent necessarily the brightest folks around can they read your address on your ID...
There is no address on our ID.

I was wondering how they check this too. And all I came up with was the number plate. So a friend from Zug or Solothurn could take me there easily. Not that I'm keen enough to bother.

The other thing that crossed my mind was that it will hurt the German border-towns a lot more than the Swiss citizens. Those little towns (Jestetten for example) live off the locusts invading from over the border. For the second time this year their income will drop to starvation level.
I've only been there twice since the shut-down and both times there were comfortably few people = pretty safe.
The seriously STUPID thing is to announce on Thursday that people are locked out by Saturday. The infections taking place today will probably hit the roof!
According to the Germans, they are the healthy ones. So the Swiss shoppers should be okay. The Germans will get infected today but they have no clients to serve so .....

That's the main thing that bugs me and not for the first time: If it is an emergency action then it happens the same day it's decided. Announcing such a thing several days ahead makes the situation worse. Don't come up with logistics - the town is burning down but I have to do the 10K-mile service for the fire-truck first - how long does it take for a border-soldier to understand the message "no more entries from ZH"?

And what about Germans, living in canton Zurich and wanna go to Germany?? A Swiss can always come home, under any circumstances, in any shape. Does that go for Germans too? Or do they lock out their own nationals?
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I get the feeling they might check I.D's, my permit obviously has my address on it, and my drivers licence has a ZH on it as well.
When moving within Switzerland, one does not have to change the driver's license. Could be an old one then.
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I doubt they'd be checking pedestrian ID eg over Rheinfelden foot bridge? I don't tend to carry mine as I often pop over for less than 50 euros worth (I'm not a driver so have to carry it back home). I guess I should in future to show I'm not a plague ridden Zurcher.
Train to run to be on the safe side?
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When moving within Switzerland, one does not have to change the driver's license. Could be an old one then.
I was actually thinking about that after seeing it written there and seeing no expiration date.
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I get the feeling they might check I.D's, my permit obviously has my address on it, and my drivers licence has a ZH on it as well.

Nice, still have my driverīs licence from SH :-)
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Nice, still have my driverīs licence from SH :-)
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