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Old 11.07.2021, 09:39
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I've driven probably 10 times in last 2 weeks. through Chiasso and A9, no one cares. They dont even have border patrol there, only customs people.
Do you have TI plates?

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Old 11.07.2021, 10:13
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Do you have TI plates?

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No, Italians
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Old 11.07.2021, 10:31
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No, Italians
Well, the Swiss don't care, and the Italians only care about those who live more than 60km, so TI, VA, and MI plates are all don't care.

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Old 11.07.2021, 10:41
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if you have a test, why anyone cares if you are vaccinated ? its already enough to let you in
well whichever one you have
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Old 11.07.2021, 12:54
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Whichever you plan to cross at.

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Dumb of me, I missed the most important piece of information: “the highway crossing”.
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Re: Crossing Chiasso

I got stopped crossing into Italy a few days ago at Ponte Cremenaga (between Ponte Tresa and Luino). They were only interested in our ID's and the car papers. They had absolutely no interest in any COVID related stuff at all.
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Old 11.07.2021, 14:16
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I got stopped crossing into Italy a few days ago at Ponte Cremenaga (between Ponte Tresa and Luino). They were only interested in our ID's and the car papers. They had absolutely no interest in any COVID related stuff at all.
My wife often uses that crossing.

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Old 15.07.2021, 16:09
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Re: Crossing Chiasso

Thanks for this thread, I also need info as the rules changes.

We are staying for 5 days next week in Ticino coming from Geneva, 3 vaccinated adult and a 12 yo single dose child. If we want to visit Como for a day do we need to worry not getting a test for my child? Do we still need to fill up a passenger locator form? -Thanks in advance for any info
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Old 15.07.2021, 16:44
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Re: Crossing Chiasso

I am also interested in any up to date information. We are planning to drive to Menaggio next week. We will take our yellow booklets and have our vaccination certificates on the App. Thankfully I read on here about the PLF form, so will complete those too. Is there anything else we should do or take? Thanks in advance for any information.
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Old 15.07.2021, 16:51
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If we want to visit Como for a day do we need to worry not getting a test for my child?
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Old 15.07.2021, 17:58
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Re: Crossing Chiasso

On the dPLF, what do you enter for a day trip (3 hours) into Italy? Transit? Both fully vacc'd with Swiss certificate (electronic and paper)
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Old 15.07.2021, 19:33
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For those of you who crossed to Italy at Chiasso in the car, what PoE (point of entry) did you choose for the Passenger Locator Form? Ponte Chiasso or Brogeda?
I wasn't sure what the exact crossing was called but I knew it was near Chiasso so that's the one I selected. I reasoned that if I was stopped and had put the wrong crossing point, they wouldn't have cared. I can't imagine them ordering people to turn around and make a diversion to get to the one stated. But I may be wrong!

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I am also interested in any up to date information. We are planning to drive to Menaggio next week. We will take our yellow booklets and have our vaccination certificates on the App. Thankfully I read on here about the PLF form, so will complete those too. Is there anything else we should do or take? Thanks in advance for any information.
I think you'll be fine with all that. It's unlikely you'll be stopped. Make doubly sure that you have your passport/ID with you as the paperwork is valid only in conjunction with photo ID. The only other thing is they may require an antigen test (check the latest requirements). But again, you're unlikely to be stopped in a car so try not to get too anxious. FWIW, I had ZH plates on my car and this didn't seem to be of any special interest to them.
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Re: Crossing Chiasso

Thank you for your help. In completing the PLF form, horrifyingly we discovered that my husband's Swiss ID and passport expired on 10th July. It turns out that there is an agreement with Italy that the passport remains valid for 5 years after the expiry date (but not the ID card). We are really unsure whether to go now or not. We have documentation from the relevant part of the Gemeinde, but wonder if every border control will be up to speed on this. Anyone had any experience of travelling on an expired passport?
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Old 16.07.2021, 09:24
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On the dPLF, what do you enter for a day trip (3 hours) into Italy? Transit?
Nothing. They don't ask that.

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Old 16.07.2021, 09:25
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Thank you for your help. In completing the PLF form, horrifyingly we discovered that my husband's Swiss ID and passport expired on 10th July. It turns out that there is an agreement with Italy that the passport remains valid for 5 years after the expiry date (but not the ID card). We are really unsure whether to go now or not. We have documentation from the relevant part of the Gemeinde, but wonder if every border control will be up to speed on this. Anyone had any experience of travelling on an expired passport?
They don't check.

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Old 16.07.2021, 09:28
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The only other thing is they may require an antigen test.
Only if not vaccinated and live more than 60km from the border.

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Old 16.07.2021, 11:07
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Re: Crossing Chiasso

Small correction: vaccination must be older than 14 days, otherwise you need a test (antigen or PCR) like the non vaccinated.

For everyone travelling by train: the Como stop is extended by 20-25 minutes, the train won't leave until the staff has collected or seen on screen all the PLFs. However the Como-Milano line is congested and missing the departure slot will totally distrupt the schedule, so the actual delay in Milano will be around 50 minutes. In my case it was the EC to Venice and we kept the +50 minutes until the destination.
In case of EC trains the late arrival will cause a late departure in the opposite direction, because it's the same physical train that "bounces", so expect potential delays also in the direction Italy - Switzerland.
This will last as long as Italy requires a PLF for entry.

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Re: Crossing Chiasso

The 1+ hour traffic jam on the border toward Italy is the covid certificates checks?
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Old 17.07.2021, 16:58
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Re: Crossing Chiasso

I crossed the border a quite a few times a couple of weeks ago, day trips, different border points .. No checks at all.

The guards were there looking in cars and saying hello but not asking for any documents or where we were going etc. Our car has a VD plate.


We were around Canobio, Stressa, Luino
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Old 17.07.2021, 17:42
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The 1+ hour traffic jam on the border toward Italy is the covid certificates checks?
Based on another current discussion, no, any traffic jams are more likely connected with heavier-than-normal traffic as a result of school holidays.
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