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Re: When do think is acceptable to travel?

I have not stopped travelling bar flying which I've made one trip since COVID and Lockdown.

I simply follow the rules for where I am going. I am going to Venice this weekend and I will tick the boxes that Italy requires of me, go there, enjoy myself, be careful and adhere to their requirements and spend my tourist $$$ to help kick-start their economic recovery.

One thing I will not do is sit here waiting to die (no offence meant for anyone who has lost anyone).
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Re: When do think is acceptable to travel?

Driving without stopping apart from one pee stop. Not quite what you were suggesting, I believe. And we are not doing it to avoid the rules on tests and isolating.
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yes. Swiss people cannot enter the US at the moment if it is for tourism. https://en.usvisaservice.de/us-visa/...est-exception/
Not directly from Switzerland. I believe you can fly elsewhere first (ie Dominican Republic) then it is fine. I had a friend fly there from Eygpt.
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yes. Swiss people cannot enter the US at the moment if it is for tourism. https://en.usvisaservice.de/us-visa/...est-exception/

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Driving without stopping apart from one pee stop. Not quite what you were suggesting, I believe. And we are not doing it to avoid the rules on tests and isolating.
Neither was I!! I said you had to quarantine AND get tested in Switzerland in my post. Its exactly what you are doing (excepting the Brits would have to drive from Milan).

PS I don't think it would make any difference if you spent time shopping etc. in France - still allowed but still quarantine both ways.
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Old 07.06.2021, 15:09
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Sorry to be obtuse ....

Embarrassed to ask this question ....

Can anyone confirm that it is still definitely the case that as things stand right at this moment (subject to change) a Swiss Citizen, fully vaccinated, didn't have covid, has 3 day before travel negative pcr test, will not currently be admitted in the US and can not fly directly from CH into the US ?

I won't hold anyone to this, and do my own double checking ..... but is this the basic understanding?

I vaguely thought the US eased last March's travel ban for Europe.

I've been scouring the websites of the US Embassy, Swiss Airlines, CDC, Swiss governments and they say things like must have tests before and after, must wear mask but I can't see where they spell out "Swiss/Schengen/European-only passport holders will not be admitted".

Perhaps the Swiss-only-passport holders I know of who have been admitted were married to US passport holders, and this gave me the wrong impression.

Thanks again for clarifying your understanding of the situation.

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This page was updated only on April 30, but I've not heard or seen anything that lifts the restrictions on Shengen.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019...countries.html

AFAIK you need to be a citizen, spouse of a citizen, resident, or one of the other exceptions listed.
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Neither was I!! I said you had to quarantine AND get tested in Switzerland in my post. Its exactly what you are doing (excepting the Brits would have to drive from Milan).

PS I don't think it would make any difference if you spent time shopping etc. in France - still allowed but still quarantine both ways.

message sent. I thought you wanted guests to fly to Italy first to avoid quarantine. Apologies if I was mistaken. In which case, why fly to Milan and not direct to Switzerland. Sorry, don't get it.
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message sent. I thought you wanted guests to fly to Italy first to avoid quarantine. Apologies if I was mistaken. In which case, why fly to Milan and not direct to Switzerland. Sorry, don't get it.
Because direct to Switzerland is not allowed - indirect via Milan is (in my understanding), but only with quarantine and testing.
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Re: When do think is acceptable to travel?

But surely the passport will make it clear they are resident in area not allowed in? Oder? There must be a reason why not direct flights allowed?

And we will be quarantining in our own flat, on our own- not with family.
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But surely the passport will make it clear they are resident in area not allowed in? Oder? There must ba a reason why not direct flights allowed?
I think the point is that they are not resident. None resident Brits cannot fly to Switzerland directly, but they can fly to another EU country and then enter Switzerland from there.
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How does that make any sense though?

And quarantine where?
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But surely the passport will make it clear they are resident in area not allowed in? Oder? There must be a reason why not direct flights allowed?

And we will be quarantining in our own flat, on our own- not with family.
That's easy to police (actually dumped on the carrier).

Land crossings are expensive and difficult to cover. Rules there are simpler to avoid massive queues and they don't expect a planeload of COVID transmitters to come over in a Ford Fiesta....there are still quarantine requirements for wherever they end up staying. #covered
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How does that make any sense though?

And quarantine where?
It doesn't make sense.... but what does in these times!

They can quarantine where they like! Hotel, Holiday apartment, friends house - just like a Swiss person.
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I simply follow the rules for where I am going. I am going to Venice this weekend and I will tick the boxes that Italy requires of me, go there, enjoy myself, be careful and adhere to their requirements and spend my tourist $$$ to help kick-start their economic recovery.
We just have to do a PCR test 3 days prior right? Anything required upon return for fully vaccinated? We are heading to Rome for the first time and I'm so excited.

Venice will be special now ... enjoy! We were there during Christmas and it is lovely while empty, just had to deal with flooding as a trade off which you most likely won't...
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We just have to do a PCR test 3 days prior right? Anything required upon return for fully vaccinated? We are heading to Rome for the first time and I'm so excited.

Venice will be special now ... enjoy! We were there during Christmas and it is lovely while empty, just had to deal with flooding as a trade off which you most likely won't...
PCR or antigen, 48 hours for Italy (or so I believe). I am looking for a government-paid quick test with a payment from me for the certificate.
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We just have to do a PCR test 3 days prior right? Anything required upon return for fully vaccinated? We are heading to Rome for the first time and I'm so excited.
Full requirements are given here https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home...nreisende.html

If your vaccination is properly certified you shouldn't need to take any additional measures, otherwise a "A PCR test carried out within the last 72 hours
A rapid antigen test carried out within the last 24 hours"
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Re: When do think is acceptable to travel?

Those of you who are travelling soon, please let us know how you get on, and how it was wherever you went. Best of luck.
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Sorry to be obtuse ....

Embarrassed to ask this question ....

Can anyone confirm that it is still definitely the case that as things stand right at this moment (subject to change) a Swiss Citizen, fully vaccinated, didn't have covid, has 3 day before travel negative pcr test, will not currently be admitted in the US and can not fly directly from CH into the US ?

I won't hold anyone to this, and do my own double checking ..... but is this the basic understanding?

I vaguely thought the US eased last March's travel ban for Europe.

I've been scouring the websites of the US Embassy, Swiss Airlines, CDC, Swiss governments and they say things like must have tests before and after, must wear mask but I can't see where they spell out "Swiss/Schengen/European-only passport holders will not be admitted".

Perhaps the Swiss-only-passport holders I know of who have been admitted were married to US passport holders, and this gave me the wrong impression.

Thanks again for clarifying your understanding of the situation.

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Here's more info on the restrictions, and here more on the entry requirements for those that may enter.
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...tests on day 2 and 5 and 8...
Why day 5? Is that a new requirement?
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Re: When do think is acceptable to travel?

No, you have to pre book and pre pay day 2 and 8 - but you also have the option of paying extra, for another test, on day 5, and can then stop isolating if test is neg (ridiculous! I know)
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