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Uk COVID new rules

Hi all. Does anyone understand the new rules?

I had a friend who was due to fly from uk to Switzerland and then into a third country a week later.

Now we have the new uk rules - can they quarantine for the duration of the Swiss stay and still fly onwards? Or will they need to spend the full 10ídays in CH?

Apologies I canít figure out the new rules

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Re: Uk COVID new rules

They are not supposed to come at all- must have resident permit.
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Re: Uk COVID new rules

The UK rules are irrelevant. Itís the Swiss rules that apply in Switzerland.
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The UK rules are irrelevant. Itís the Swiss rules that apply in Switzerland.
Apologies , I meant now we [switzerland] have new rule [for the] uk,
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Re: Uk COVID new rules

UK people cannot enter CH without a residence permit, NO tourists ot visitors allowed.
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UK people cannot enter CH without a residence permit, NO tourists ot visitors allowed.
Not quite true.

What is true is they cannot enter directly from the UK. What is required if they enter from a 3rd country (e.g. Italy) is a negative test and quarantine if it is less than 10 days since they left the UK. One obvious way to avoid quarantine is to simply holiday for 10 days in Italy.

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Re: Uk COVID new rules

In that case they quarantine for 10 days. If they want to leave before 10 days, nobody is going to stop them.

Thatís assuming they will be let into Switzerland to begin with.
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Not quite true.

What is true is they cannot enter directly from the UK. What is required if they enter from a 3rd country (e.g. Italy) is a negative test and quarantine if it is less than 10 days since they left the UK. One obvious way to avoid quarantine is to simply holiday for 10 days in Italy.

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https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home...nreisende.html
They can also come directly if they have a very good reason for being here and apply for a Ďlaissez passerí from the Swiss consulate in the UK.
A friendís parents are arriving from the UK on Monday so that they can help her and look after the older children when she gives birth to her third child later this month.
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In that case they quarantine for 10 days. If they want to leave before 10 days, nobody is going to stop them.

Thatís assuming they will be let into Switzerland to begin with.
Assuming entry by land and nobody on the border, I think you first point of contact would be to register with the cantonal authorities within 2 days of entry. An entry form and negative test must be available for inspection.
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They can also come directly if they have a very good reason for being here and apply for a ‘laissez passer’ from the Swiss consulate in the UK.
A friend’s parents are arriving from the UK on Monday so that they can help her and look after the older children when she gives birth to her third child later this month.
The reason we want my parents here in late July is that its the kita summer holidays. For work reasons we cannot take this time off - not sure that'd be good enough. I imagine by then there will be a relaxation in any case.
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Re: Uk COVID new rules

might be ok in late July, it is no now.
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The reason we want my parents here in late July is that its the kita summer holidays. For work reasons we cannot take this time off - not sure that'd be good enough. I imagine by then there will be a relaxation in any case.
Iím pretty sure that isnít considered a good enough reason, Iím sure things will have changed by late July though.
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Re: Uk COVID new rules

Did not mention compassionate grounds in my reply to OP- as it seems clear that this is not what his planned visitors are coming for.
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Not quite true.

What is true is they cannot enter directly from the UK. What is required if they enter from a 3rd country (e.g. Italy) is a negative test and quarantine if it is less than 10 days since they left the UK. One obvious way to avoid quarantine is to simply holiday for 10 days in Italy.

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If I'm wrong Jackie please explain...

I certainly don't plan on breaking ANY Swiss rules. With a B permit that'd be pretty daft.
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If I'm wrong Jackie please explain...

I certainly don't plan on breaking ANY Swiss rules. With a B permit that'd be pretty daft.
I read somewhere on the Swiss official sites, that theyíll grant permission for birth, illness, death, marriage but not just child care. Iíll see if I can find the info tomorrow.

OP, unless your friend has EU/CH nationality, it will be very difficult for them to come here. Switzerland, France, Germany & Austria are all banning U.K. tourists at the moment.
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I read somewhere on the Swiss official sites, that they’ll grant permission for birth, illness, death, marriage but not just child care. I’ll see if I can find the info tomorrow.

OP, unless your friend has EU/CH nationality, it will be very difficult for them to come here. Switzerland, France, Germany & Austria are all banning U.K. tourists at the moment.
In my earlier question to Jackie (in response to her groan) I was asking her to explain if/how I am wrong about the Italy route. The OP asked for advice and I tried to answer it. If I am wrong I'd be interested to know why. There is clearly a ban on coming in by air from a 3rd country but I think there are no such provisions covering land entry from a neighbouring European country - the requirements (test AND quarantine even if fully vaccinated) are extremely onerous so it's hardly a loophole and would deter nearly everyone- especially as the uk would also make you quarantine on the way back.

France, Germany and Austria have all blacklisted the UK, but Italy hasn't - hence the "Italy Route"

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"Normal entry requirements apply to persons entering Switzerland from Schengen states, EU member states, certain small European states and certain states outside Europe.

For all other third-country citizens travelling directly from a high-risk country, entry restrictions apply when they enter Switzerland, for example for a holiday, visit or other reason.

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In my earlier question to Jackie (in response to her groan) I was asking her to explain if/how I am wrong about the Italy route. The OP asked for advice and I tried to answer it. If I am wrong I'd be interested to know why.
I don't know about the Italy route, but I found the info about direct entry

"Entry to visit grandparents, parents, siblings, children, or grandchildren in a medical emergency. If there is no medical emergency, childcare by family members is not considered to be an absolute necessity and so a work permit is required. " https://www.sem.admin.ch/sem/en/home...ml#-1871257744
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