Swiss impose new Covid regulations but Valais canton exempt

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Swiss impose new Covid regulations but Valais canton exempt

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SwingBeep
reply to 'Swiss impose new Covid regulations but Valais canton exempt'
posted 04-Jan

The Valais cantonal police have provided some more information on the numbers involved. According to the head of information for the Valais cantonal police, they received a list from the Valais public health department that included 454 people from the UK, 231 of whom had given an address in Valais. The cantonal police carried out random checks on 150 of them, 138 were properly quarantined and 12 had left the country.

The cantonal police have now reported the 12 people who left the country to the public prosecutor's office. What awaits them remains to be seen. They could be pursued either by the Swiss attorney general's office, or the Valais cantonal authorities.

Msej449
reply to 'Swiss impose new Covid regulations but Valais canton exempt'
posted 05-Jan

For those interested, here's a list of the various official sites that carry the latest updates on travel to Switzerland. The trouble with threads and posts is they tend not to get updated retrospectively, so can go out of date quickly. It's worth taking a wander 'round these various pages so you're familiar with them and can get the situation from the source.

Embassy of Switzerland in London
Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH)
UK Foreign Office (Switzerland) - Foreign Travel Advice for Switzerland
Canton du Valais - Regional Authority for Verbier & 4 Vallées

If you're intending to drive down through France, then it's also worth becoming familiar with

UK Foreign Office (France) Foreign Travel Advice for France
French Consulate in London

You can also sign-up for automated email updates re France and Switzerland on the corresponding Foreign Office pages above. This service will notify you when the site information is updated. I've found all these pages and the FO site to be pretty consistent and changes seem to be well-coordinated across the Swiss/Franch and FO sites.


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Admin
reply to 'Swiss impose new Covid regulations but Valais canton exempt'
posted 06-Jan

msej449 wrote:For those interested, here's a list of the various official sites

Thanks for that. We've put those links, and some of those posted by Swingbeep, here Travel to Switzerland - Useful Links
The Admin Man

J2SkiNews
reply to 'Swiss impose new Covid regulations but Valais canton exempt'
posted 06-Jan

Very useful. Having tried and failed to keep on top of the endless, almost daily changes for the past 10 months my dream would be a site that brings all the information together and constantly updates it, noting how recent each update is. If someone does have time to study the official sources, even for just one country like Switzerland, there is so much to digest, and then you often have different restrictions and rules depending on which country you're travelling from (4 different countries in GB alone), plus the various approaches by different travel providers, insurance companies - each always changing. It's almost impossible to keep up! Even if you do keep up by the time you actually leave the house and start travelling the rules may have changed again. Hopefully some stability will return before too long and it will get much, much simpler and likely to stay the same from one week to the next.

But does anyone know any travel company that is making an effort to constantly update all that detail?? Even just bullet points of the key facts for each country would be handy: Country Name: ???? (1) "in lockdown until X' (2) "Non-essential travel from UK currently not allowed until at least X', (3) "Quarantine Requirements on arrival when travel permitted are currently: X" ...for each country, in one place, would be great!
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Topic last updated on 06-January-2021 at 12:24

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