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Taking kids to UK and quarantine.

Hi everyone, I have a 9 year old son and am planning to travel to the UK. The Swiss government website has contradictory guidance on whether quarantine is needed. Anyone here have any experience of flying with kids to the UK and then returning?

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Re: Taking kids to UK and quarantine.

Quarantine will be needed for any unvaccinated people who travel into Switzerland from the UK, this includes children.
This is why many people have had to revise their travel plans as they have to factor in the quarantine period for the kids.
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Hi everyone, I have a 9 year old son and am planning to travel to the UK. The Swiss government website has contradictory guidance on whether quarantine is needed. Anyone here have any experience of flying with kids to the UK and then returning?

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If you are a British passport holder, but resident in Switzerland, and have received your covid vaccinations in Switzerland, you are currently required to self isolate for 10 days upon your arrival in the UK. There is a test to release option that you should look into.

https://twitter.com/UKEmbassyBerne/s...79534220349447

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavi...ational-travel


The UK Embassy are in talks to change this, but currently, it looks like there won't be any change before 31st July at the earliest.

For your return to Switzerland:

The UK is currently deemed to be a country with a variant of concern, therefore you're required to self isolate for 10 days upon your return.

https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home...nreisende.html

https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home...html#858610174
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For your return to Switzerland:

The UK is currently deemed to be a country with a variant of concern, therefore you're required to self isolate for 10 days upon your return.
But only if you are not fully vaccinated with one of the Swiss, EMA or WHO approved vaccines. Fully vaccinated arrivals from the UK are exempt from the quarantine requirement.
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But only if you are not fully vaccinated with one of the Swiss, EMA or WHO approved vaccines. Fully vaccinated arrivals from the UK are exempt from the quarantine requirement.
A 9 year old wouldn’t be fully vaccinated.
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A 9 year old wouldn’t be fully vaccinated.
I know that, I was just clarifying blue angel’s post with regards to vaccinated travellers.
My original reply related to children.
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I know that, I was just clarifying blue angel’s post with regards to vaccinated travellers.
My original reply related to children.
The uk surely will be imminently removed from the list of countries with a variant of interest. Unless OP is travelling imminently I would imagine they'll be ok anyway.
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The uk surely will be imminently removed from the list of countries with a variant of interest. Unless OP is travelling imminently I would imagine they'll be ok anyway.
You would hope so, but with the UK having a 'new variant under investigation', it's anyone's guess.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/u...-b1889378.html
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A 9 year old wouldn’t be fully vaccinated.
Aren't the kids of fully vaccinated people exempt from the quarantine in Switzerland?
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Aren't the kids of fully vaccinated people exempt from the quarantine in Switzerland?
Nope, certainly not if they come from a country with a variant of concern such as the UK.
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Re: Taking kids to UK and quarantine.

As things stand today, you will both have to quarantine on arrival in U.K. and your son will have to quarantine on return to Switzerland (and you if you’re not vaccinated).
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Hi everyone, I have a 9 year old son and am planning to travel to the UK. The Swiss government website has contradictory guidance on whether quarantine is needed. Anyone here have any experience of flying with kids to the UK and then returning?

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The island of Jersey and the rest of the Channel Islands will gladly accept your foreign / EU / Swiss vaccination certificates to avoid any need to self-isolate for those British Expats and other Swiss or EU
citizens who choose to use it as a 10 day stopover/holiday stepping stone on their way to the UK.
Where the authorities will say there's no need to self-isolate ( so long as you still test negative
upon your arrival onto mainland UK ) as the previous 10 days was spent in the Channel Islands.
The same stepping stone technique might work in the opposite direction as
well namely UK - Channel Islands - Switzerland depending on how the Swiss authorities rate
the Channel Islands for avoiding any compulsory self isolation upon your return to Switzerland.
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