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Re: Swiss border opening - current situations

Does anyone know of any plans to start trains to Milan again?
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Why only if you are Croatian citizen?
Did you drive German-Austria-Slovenia-Croatia?
It seems to be faster than going from Zurich via Gotthard and Italy.
I didn't say only; just that at that current time I knew one can get in without any "special reason" and without quarantine (whereas a few weeks back even citizens needed to stay quarantined for 14 days upon arrival).
In the meantime things are changing and tourists from most countries can / will be able to get in without much trouble (just some contact details need to be provided afaik).

Details here: https://www.koronavirus.hr/latest-ne...of-croatia/658

Yes in normal conditions it is faster to go through DE-AT-SI.
Also more relaxed/enjoyable drive than through Italian traffic.
Driving tomorrow.
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Old 05.06.2020, 14:58
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Does anyone know of any plans to start trains to Milan again?
Yes, but the connections are long. However from Monday RE trains from Lugano will be running again to Milan though on a reduced schedule for the time being. Journey time is 1'17".
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Re: Swiss border opening - current situations

Not relevant for Swiss residents, but: looks like Switzerland announced that they will be lifting all restrictions w.r.t. all schengen countries 15 June, not only Germany, Austria and France.
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Not relevant for Swiss residents, but: looks like Switzerland announced that they will be lifting all restrictions w.r.t. all schengen countries 15 June, not only Germany, Austria and France.
Yep...

https://www.admin.ch/gov/en/start/do...-id-79365.html
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Not relevant for Swiss residents, but: looks like Switzerland announced that they will be lifting all restrictions w.r.t. all schengen countries 15 June, not only Germany, Austria and France.
How is that NOT relevant for Swiss residents?

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Old 05.06.2020, 20:09
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How is that NOT relevant for Swiss residents?

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Wild guess: Rezak knows that those with citizenship or residence permits were already allowed to enter, so this is about tourists?
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Wild guess: Rezak knows that those with citizenship or residence permits were already allowed to enter, so this is about tourists?
A wilder guess would be that some people have family and friends waiting to visit. Others are disappointed that the camper vans are returning.
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Wild guess: Rezak knows that those with citizenship or residence permits were already allowed to enter, so this is about tourists?
And how are the tourists not relevant to the Swiss residence? Of all countries - tourists not relevant here?
Not to mention that it does not hurt to care about things even if they "only" concern others.
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Not relevant for Swiss residents, but: looks like Switzerland announced that they will be lifting all restrictions w.r.t. all schengen countries 15 June, not only Germany, Austria and France.
Except for Italy I think...someone please correct me if this info is not valid anymore.
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Re: Swiss border opening - current situations

The press release:
"Federal Councillor Karin Keller-Sutter informed the Federal Council at its meeting on 5 June that the Federal Department of Justice and Police FDJP intends to lift the existing entry restrictions applicable with regard to all EU/EFTA states and the United Kingdom as of 15 June."
I guess it will need confirmation and/or amending
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Old 06.06.2020, 08:08
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On one tank I was able to cross from CH to Croatia, so no need to even stop in Italy.
Good to see the army is well resourced for European invasions.
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Re: Swiss border opening - current situations

Okok, I clearly phrased that badly. I did not mean that this information is of a zero relevance for every single individual with a residence in Switzerland it was simply to highlight the fact that it was a slight off-topic to this thread (where it was mostly about Swiss residents planning to travel outside), but still an somewhat-interesting news.

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Except for Italy I think...someone please correct me if this info is not valid anymore.
I don't think so - the statement says all EU countries.
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Re: Swiss border opening - current situations

Asked in train station today; direct trains to Milan from 22/06
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Re: Swiss border opening - current situations

Handy little tool here from IATA that will give you the situation in many/many countries:

https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/int...1580226297.htm

Please note these are the rules for today, and won't necessarily include foreseen changes.

For example: United Kingdom
Published 08.06.2020
1. Passengers are subject to self-isolation for 14 days.
2. A completed "Public Health Passenger Locator Form" must be presented to immigration upon arrival.

Switzerland
Published 03.06.2020
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.
- This does not apply to nationals or residents of Switzerland or Liechtenstein.
- This does not apply to passenger with a cross-border commuter permit who are entering Switzerland for work, with a C-visa issued by Switzerland for the purpose of "business meetings" as specialists in the field of health or "official visit" of great importance, with a D-visa issued by Switzerland or who have an assurance of a residence permit.
- This does not apply to passengers traveling directly through Switzerland, provided that there are no reasons to believe that the country towards which they intend to leave Switzerland will refuse entry.
- This does not apply to passengers who have to travel to their place of work abroad, provided they can present a valid employment contract.
- This does not apply to passengers who are already legally residing within the EU/EFTA area and that are travelling for tourist purposes, provided that they can credibly demonstrate that they actually want to/can enter the destination country, e.g. by presenting a hotel booking, holiday apartment, etc.
- This does not apply to passengers who are entitled to freedom of movement (citizens of EU/EFTA-states) and have a professional reason for entering Switzerland and have a confirmation of registration.
- This does not apply to passengers who are of great importance as specialists in the health sector.
2. Until and including 07.06.2020, passengers can only land at Basel (BSL), Geneva (GVA) or Zurich (ZRH).
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Why only if you are Croatian citizen?
Did you drive German-Austria-Slovenia-Croatia?
It seems to be faster than going from Zurich via Gotthard and Italy.
Reporting back...

Ha! So my plan to drive to Croatia (and back this weekend) went alright overall, although not completely smooth:
1. On the way out of CH, we got stopped at AT-DE border and told we have to turn back and drive through AT, no pass-through DE allowed (for the case).
Upon closer inspection of the writing on German govt website, on transit being allowed for EU citizens, I noticed a part saying "if no alternative available"...
So we had to drive all the way through AT towards Slovenia.
Not terrible, but an hour longer for sure, especially since 80% of that AT highway is limited to 100km/h...
2. On the way back to CH, got stopped in the middle of AT by highway police + some military-like dressed police, and asked to sign a form claiming we will not stop in AT during transit. (which is also not in line with what I have read recently on AT govt websites, but whatever)
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Old 15.06.2020, 15:02
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Reporting back...

Ha! So my plan to drive to Croatia (and back this weekend) went alright overall, although not completely smooth:
Should have waited until today.

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Re: Swiss border opening - current situations

Went shopping for the first time in Italy in many months. We were very surprised how empty the two supermarkets we use were, and also almost devoid of TI registered cars!

Crossing at Gandria in and out, no Swiss customs at all. Larger than usual presence on the Italian side going in, but we were not stopped, and no-one when leaving.
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Old 15.06.2020, 15:12
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Went shopping for the first time in Italy in many months. We were very surprised how empty the two supermarkets we use were, and also almost devoid of TI registered cars!

Crossing at Gandria in and out, no Swiss customs at all. Larger than usual presence on the Italian side going in, but we were not stopped, and no-one when leaving.
Have they opened all the borders in Ticino today?

Yesterday, Ponte Cremanaga and Fornasette were closed, we had to go back and use Ponte Tresa.

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Have they opened all the borders in Ticino today?

Yesterday, Ponte Cremanaga and Fornasette were closed, we had to go back and use Ponte Tresa.

Tom
Not sure, they were both closed last Thursday and we had to turn back as well. My colleague in Luino who we were visiting told me Fornasette was closed due to the bad weather and road condition. When we saw Ponte C closed we thought he'd muddled the two so carried on, but Fornasette was also shut so back we went!!
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