Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Living in Switzerland > Daily life  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1061  
Old 23.04.2021, 13:27
starmir's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Kanton Zurich
Posts: 463
Groaned at 7 Times in 4 Posts
Thanked 469 Times in 207 Posts
starmir has a reputation beyond reputestarmir has a reputation beyond reputestarmir has a reputation beyond reputestarmir has a reputation beyond repute
Re: germany

Are the shops over there open though? You need to check that. Last few times I went over, shops themselfs were not yet open - you could collect packs or change tyres... but that was about it.
Reply With Quote
  #1062  
Old 23.04.2021, 13:38
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Thalwil
Posts: 863
Groaned at 37 Times in 20 Posts
Thanked 794 Times in 397 Posts
TinyK has earned the respect of manyTinyK has earned the respect of manyTinyK has earned the respect of many
Re: germany

Did I understand correctly that you should be fully vaccinated at least 14 days ago?
Reply With Quote
  #1063  
Old 23.04.2021, 13:38
roegner's Avatar
Moderately Dutch
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Zurich
Posts: 10,976
Groaned at 360 Times in 301 Posts
Thanked 13,687 Times in 6,409 Posts
roegner has a reputation beyond reputeroegner has a reputation beyond reputeroegner has a reputation beyond reputeroegner has a reputation beyond reputeroegner has a reputation beyond reputeroegner has a reputation beyond repute
Re: germany

Quote:
View Post
Did I understand correctly that you should be fully vaccinated at least 14 days ago?

Yes (Baden-Württemberg)
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank roegner for this useful post:
  #1064  
Old 23.04.2021, 17:44
amogles's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Zurich
Posts: 11,311
Groaned at 249 Times in 210 Posts
Thanked 23,899 Times in 10,143 Posts
amogles has a reputation beyond reputeamogles has a reputation beyond reputeamogles has a reputation beyond reputeamogles has a reputation beyond reputeamogles has a reputation beyond reputeamogles has a reputation beyond repute
Re: germany

The article suggests that you can also enter with a valid pcr test .

Surely for most that is a more achievable goal than a vaccination ?
Reply With Quote
  #1065  
Old 23.04.2021, 17:53
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Zurich
Posts: 4,711
Groaned at 165 Times in 104 Posts
Thanked 7,983 Times in 2,706 Posts
Kittster has a reputation beyond reputeKittster has a reputation beyond reputeKittster has a reputation beyond reputeKittster has a reputation beyond reputeKittster has a reputation beyond reputeKittster has a reputation beyond repute
Re: germany

Could some competent mod put this where it belongs, i.e. the border closure thread?
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Kittster for this useful post:
  #1066  
Old 23.04.2021, 17:55
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: germany

Quote:
View Post
Could some competent mod put this where it belongs, i.e. the border closure thread?

Beat you to it...
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank for this useful post:
  #1067  
Old 23.04.2021, 18:25
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Horn/TG
Posts: 1,790
Groaned at 45 Times in 32 Posts
Thanked 886 Times in 602 Posts
blackbird is considered knowledgeableblackbird is considered knowledgeableblackbird is considered knowledgeable
Re: Travelling across the border for shopping

it is not worth the hassle to shop over the border, most shops are closed, a few offer click & collect, you have to prove, that you are vaccinated or visiting relatives 1 st degree/ have an appointment with a company/doctor.

https://www.lago-konstanz.de/oeffnungszeiten.html
https://www.lago-konstanz.de/news/57...t-im-lago.html

It is really a difference, here is switzerland, people eating out on the terrace, in germany there is take away only, in switzerland all shops are open, in germany
only shops for food or health are allowed to open.
And there will be the timeframe from 9pm to 5am , where you should stay indoors, except you got a reasonable explanation, like going to work.
When you are a tourist, yon can't travel between 9 pm and 5 am aswell, only mandatory(business) travel is allowed.
Reply With Quote
The following 4 users would like to thank blackbird for this useful post:
  #1068  
Old 23.04.2021, 20:37
marton's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Kt. Zürich
Posts: 10,381
Groaned at 455 Times in 391 Posts
Thanked 19,104 Times in 10,087 Posts
marton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Travelling across the border for shopping

Quote:
View Post
it is not worth the hassle to shop over the border, most shops are closed, a few offer click & collect, you have to prove, that you are vaccinated or visiting relatives 1 st degree/ have an appointment with a company/doctor.
Whether it is a hassle or not is purely a personal decision; everybody has different lives, needs, circumstances, &&&. Quality of life means different things to different people.

Where I live the nearest Aldi is in de, which is an important factor but not the whole enchilada.

Then there are some goods which are hard to find here, in Germany, they have a great variety of yoghurt flavours in 1-litre jars; I hate messing about with those tiny pots which you can never quite empty.

I like Schneider Weisse beer but this German beer is double the German price here; please don't start about Swiss quality!

Same for German cheeses like Allgäuer Bergkäse, Bavaria Blu, Cambozola, Rauchkäse ....

And then grab a currywurst before heading home.
__________________
It is naive to assume my posts are my own work
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank marton for this useful post:
  #1069  
Old 23.04.2021, 20:49
st2lemans's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lugano
Posts: 31,404
Groaned at 2,325 Times in 1,692 Posts
Thanked 38,083 Times in 17,986 Posts
st2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Travelling across the border for shopping

German food quality is horrible.

Tom
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank st2lemans for this useful post:
  #1070  
Old 23.04.2021, 21:34
amogles's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Zurich
Posts: 11,311
Groaned at 249 Times in 210 Posts
Thanked 23,899 Times in 10,143 Posts
amogles has a reputation beyond reputeamogles has a reputation beyond reputeamogles has a reputation beyond reputeamogles has a reputation beyond reputeamogles has a reputation beyond reputeamogles has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Travelling across the border for shopping

Quote:
View Post
German food quality is horrible.

Tom

Depends where you shop .

Only problem is that the shops that have decent stuff aren’t really that much cheaper than in Switzerland
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank amogles for this useful post:
  #1071  
Old 30.04.2021, 14:06
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 78
Groaned at 2 Times in 2 Posts
Thanked 43 Times in 27 Posts
dxdydz has earned some respectdxdydz has earned some respect
Re: Travelling across the border for shopping

Hi guys,
I need to see an osteopath, (back problems) and since osteopaths are not covered by swiss insurances, I was thinking to try to go to Germany (B.Wurt).
Do you know if I am allowed to cross the border for medical reasons?
Without needing PCR of course!

Do you think that I would be able to buy a couple of things from DM as well or am I stretching my luck?
Reply With Quote
This user groans at dxdydz for this post:
  #1072  
Old 30.04.2021, 19:43
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jul 2020
Location: Up there over the fog
Posts: 1,914
Groaned at 257 Times in 189 Posts
Thanked 2,108 Times in 1,040 Posts
JackieH has a reputation beyond reputeJackieH has a reputation beyond reputeJackieH has a reputation beyond reputeJackieH has a reputation beyond reputeJackieH has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Travelling across the border for shopping

Last few times I crossed recently, included when OH went for a lesson - there was absolutely no-one at French border, But next time- there might be. You never ever know.
Reply With Quote
  #1073  
Old 30.04.2021, 20:11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2020
Location: Lausanne
Posts: 343
Groaned at 21 Times in 12 Posts
Thanked 404 Times in 187 Posts
Sinking has earned the respect of manySinking has earned the respect of manySinking has earned the respect of many
Re: Travelling across the border for shopping

Quote:
View Post
Hi guys,
I need to see an osteopath, (back problems) and since osteopaths are not covered by swiss insurances, I was thinking to try to go to Germany (B.Wurt).
Do you know if I am allowed to cross the border for medical reasons?
Without needing PCR of course!

Do you think that I would be able to buy a couple of things from DM as well or am I stretching my luck?
Depending on your insurance, it is covered.
Reply With Quote
  #1074  
Old 30.04.2021, 20:30
roegner's Avatar
Moderately Dutch
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Zurich
Posts: 10,976
Groaned at 360 Times in 301 Posts
Thanked 13,687 Times in 6,409 Posts
roegner has a reputation beyond reputeroegner has a reputation beyond reputeroegner has a reputation beyond reputeroegner has a reputation beyond reputeroegner has a reputation beyond reputeroegner has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Travelling across the border for shopping

Quote:
View Post
Hi guys,
I need to see an osteopath, (back problems) and since osteopaths are not covered by swiss insurances, I was thinking to try to go to Germany (B.Wurt).
Do you know if I am allowed to cross the border for medical reasons?
Without needing PCR of course!

Do you think that I would be able to buy a couple of things from DM as well or am I stretching my luck?
No to the latter. Unless you had your vaccinations more than 2 weeks ago. Go to Aldi or Lidl, fair prices in Switzerland.
Reply With Quote
  #1075  
Old 30.04.2021, 22:43
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: ZH
Posts: 7,772
Groaned at 88 Times in 69 Posts
Thanked 11,723 Times in 4,760 Posts
doropfiz has a reputation beyond reputedoropfiz has a reputation beyond reputedoropfiz has a reputation beyond reputedoropfiz has a reputation beyond reputedoropfiz has a reputation beyond reputedoropfiz has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Travelling across the border for shopping

Quote:
View Post
Hi guys,
I need to see an osteopath, (back problems) and since osteopaths are not covered by swiss insurances, ...
If you're lucky, you might find a physiotherapist (they are covered by the Swiss medical insurance, if you have a doctor's prescription) who is also qualified as an osteopath. I've heard of that quite few times.
Reply With Quote
  #1076  
Old 12.05.2021, 09:30
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Hausen am Albis, ZH
Posts: 291
Groaned at 12 Times in 9 Posts
Thanked 479 Times in 185 Posts
Massa has an excellent reputationMassa has an excellent reputationMassa has an excellent reputationMassa has an excellent reputation
Re: Travelling across the border for shopping

The EU have released an app helping to make sense of all the current cross border travel restrictions in one place, the need for PCR tests etc across the continent. The link leads to a choice of Apple or Google app store to then download the app.

https://reopen.europa.eu/en/
Reply With Quote
  #1077  
Old 12.05.2021, 09:36
newtoswitz's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Rapperswil
Posts: 3,608
Groaned at 75 Times in 70 Posts
Thanked 4,326 Times in 1,983 Posts
newtoswitz has a reputation beyond reputenewtoswitz has a reputation beyond reputenewtoswitz has a reputation beyond reputenewtoswitz has a reputation beyond reputenewtoswitz has a reputation beyond reputenewtoswitz has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Travelling across the border for shopping

Quote:
View Post
The EU have released an app helping to make sense of all the current cross border travel restrictions in one place, the need for PCR tests etc across the continent. The link leads to a choice of Apple or Google app store to then download the app.

https://reopen.europa.eu/en/
Or just close the suggestion to use the app and you can use the website.

But it's odd that they include non-EU countries such as Switzerland but not the UK (or rather England, Scotland, Wales and NI since they have different rules ).
Reply With Quote
  #1078  
Old 12.05.2021, 20:52
marton's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Kt. Zürich
Posts: 10,381
Groaned at 455 Times in 391 Posts
Thanked 19,104 Times in 10,087 Posts
marton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Travelling across the border for shopping

Seems (German language) from tomorrow that Swiss people are allowed to shop in Baden-Wüttenburg regardless of whether they vaccinated or not, so long as they do not stay more than 24 hours.

Edit: the actual regulation (in German)

Edit: From the actual regulation "In Baden-Württemberg gilt ab morgen die sogenannte 24-Stunden-Regelung wieder ohne Einschränkungen, sodass eine quarantänefreie Einreise immer möglich ist."
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank marton for this useful post:
  #1079  
Old 15.05.2021, 18:00
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2021
Location: soon to ZH
Posts: 3
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
rosdielle has no particular reputation at present
Re: Travelling across the border for shopping

When you look at the numbers, you will see that the rate of infection is now higher in Germany!
Reply With Quote
  #1080  
Old 17.05.2021, 21:11
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Nyon
Posts: 4,672
Groaned at 240 Times in 174 Posts
Thanked 6,355 Times in 2,990 Posts
bowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Travelling across the border for shopping

Can anyone tell me if the tests that you get free at the pharmacy are “antigen” tests? Apparently Italy requires either a PCR or an antigen test and it seems difficult to find an appointment for PCR in less than 10 days.

Last edited by bowlie; 17.05.2021 at 21:17. Reason: Grammar
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
border, corona, coronavirus, covid, germany, germany switzerland, travel




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
shopping over the border Guest Complaints corner 177 12.01.2018 09:11
Shopping on Sundays Across The Border weolmd Other/general 19 18.06.2017 15:09
Shopping across the border near Basel Zot55 Food and drink 13 08.06.2015 09:40
Shopping over the border.... sandaleen Daily life 88 03.09.2011 12:50


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 12:07.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0