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Old 28.10.2020, 20:40
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US and UK off the quarantine list ? !

So it looks like lots of countries are no longer on the list , does anyone know if than means those of us currently isolating for 10 days are now off the hook and allowed out ? Cant see that mentioned anywhere .... https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home...0KA#1918240392
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Old 28.10.2020, 20:53
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Re: US and UK off the quarantine list ? !

I think Iˋve just answered my own question

The mandatory quarantine requirement is governed by the list valid at the moment of entry into Switzerland.
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Old 28.10.2020, 20:54
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The mandatory quarantine requirement is governed by the list valid at the moment of entry into Switzerland.
Yep. The new list is valid for people arriving 29th and after.
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Re: US and UK off the quarantine list ? !

Wouldn’t the US be covered by the CH+60 rule?
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Old 28.10.2020, 21:04
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Wouldn’t the US be covered by the CH+60 rule?
The US is lower than Switzerland so no quarantine needed. I wasn’t sure if non-EU citizens were still banned from travelling in, but apparently not. Just 4 European countries have to quarantine and other than that travel as normal it seems.
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Old 28.10.2020, 21:06
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Re: US and UK off the quarantine list ? !

OK, thanks for that. But will the US let Swiss residents in?
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OK, thanks for that. But will the US let Swiss residents in?
My understanding is no. Swiss residents are not permitted to travel to the US at the moment (unless they have a green card) nor are US residents permitted to travel to Switzerland (unless one has a Swiss passport or residency permit)
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Old 28.10.2020, 23:55
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OK, thanks for that. But will the US let Swiss residents in?
If you've been outside Schengen for the past 14 days yes, directly no. Obviously extremely absurd as might as well allow all travel for anyone in all directions, if needed with some quarantine measure or other.
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Old 29.10.2020, 10:29
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My understanding is no. Swiss residents are not permitted to travel to the US at the moment (unless they have a green card) nor are US residents permitted to travel to Switzerland (unless one has a Swiss passport or residency permit)
Us is off the list they can travel here
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Re: US and UK off the quarantine list ? !

Wow, quarantine list is bare now!

Does anybody know if it's possible to travel through France during the upcoming lockdown?

We're in the UK and need to drive back to Switzerland in the coming weeks.
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Us is off the list they can travel here
Can they really travel to Schengen countries?
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Old 29.10.2020, 11:01
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Wow, quarantine list is bare now!

Does anybody know if it's possible to travel through France during the upcoming lockdown?

We're in the UK and need to drive back to Switzerland in the coming weeks.
Returning home to CH I assume yes as it was with the previous lockdown, also returning to your country of Citizenship
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Can they really travel to Schengen countries?
I'm not sure I see different stories now on the news.
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Old 29.10.2020, 11:33
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Re: US and UK off the quarantine list ? !

Ok - so now I have til midnight to decide whether to use my Christmas ticket to the US, or not.

How long do you all think this relaxation of the quarantine list will last?

At issue is that in order to travel to the US I have to bring one of my dogs to Germany and then after returning to CH go up there again to pick him up. A re-imposed quarantine would make that impossible, and thus travel impossible.

So gazing into your crystal balls, do you think the quarantine rules will change again before end of year?
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Old 29.10.2020, 11:36
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Ok - so now I have til midnight to decide whether to use my Christmas ticket to the US, or not.

How long do you all think this relaxation of the quarantine list will last?

At issue is that in order to travel to the US I have to bring one of my dogs to Germany and then after returning to CH go up there again to pick him up. A re-imposed quarantine would make that impossible, and thus travel impossible.

So gazing into your crystal balls, do you think the quarantine rules will change again before end of year?
Without warranty: No.

But I am sure if you post where in Germany your dog would be collected, a like-minded pet friend would do you a favour if it all goes to pot.
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Old 29.10.2020, 11:42
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Re: US and UK off the quarantine list ? !

There are three different rules / limitations:


1. Free to entry:
Travel is possible between Switzerland and the European Union, EFTA countries and the UK.


2. Not allowed to entry / exceptional cases

Citizens and residents of non-Schengen countries, including the US, can enter Switzerland only in exceptional cases. A list of non-Schengen countries not affected by this ban can be found here. Citizens and residents of Switzerland may always enter Switzerland.

3. quarantine (it's not connected to above rules)

Those who come to Switzerland from "high-risk" countries and regions must undergo a ten-day quarantine or face a fine. The list of countries and regions deemed high-risk is updated regularly by the authorities.


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But I am sure if you post where in Germany your dog would be collected, a like-minded pet friend would do you a favour if it all goes to pot.
A good idea, but unfortunately, it's Robin Goodfellow, who cannot be handled by strangers. So if I can't get to Germany, we can't go to the US.

So as my crystal ball remains cloudy, maybe it's time to roll the dice or toss a coin.
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Old 29.10.2020, 11:50
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Us is off the list they can travel here
I just checked, the entry restrictions still remain. You must be a resident or a citizen to enter from the US.

Whomp, whomp.
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Ok - so now I have til midnight to decide whether to use my Christmas ticket to the US, or not.

How long do you all think this relaxation of the quarantine list will last?

At issue is that in order to travel to the US I have to bring one of my dogs to Germany and then after returning to CH go up there again to pick him up. A re-imposed quarantine would make that impossible, and thus travel impossible.

So gazing into your crystal balls, do you think the quarantine rules will change again before end of year?
Quarantine is for countries with levels = Switzerland levels + 60 (per 100,000). So quarantine will not be imposed unless a country is worse than Switzerland.
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Re: US and UK off the quarantine list ? !

Yep... but if the situation in Switzerland were to improve thanks to the adopted measures, then other countries may earn a place in the list. Now there are two parameters, how is Switzerland doing and how is the other country doing.
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