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Switzerland: No COVID test report needed for fully vaccinated travelers

There is good news for those who are planning a trip to Switzerland. According to press sources, Swiss authorities have indicated that those who have been completely vaccinated and recovered would no longer be needed to submit a COVID-19 test result in order to enter the country, as previously stated. According to the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH), persons who have not recovered from COVID or who have not been vaccinated will be obliged to do the tests in order to be admitted to the country.

Specifically, it was said that the amended order would take effect on January 22 and that persons who have completely recovered from COVID or who have had all of their vaccinations will no longer be needed to show a negative PCR or Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) result before to entering Switzerland.

According to reports, because of limited testing capacity, travelers who are infected or unvaccinated will no longer be required to undergo follow-up tests once they have arrived. Keep in mind that if a PCR test result is necessary, it should not be older than 72 hours, and if a RAT is required, it should not be older than 24 hours when the patient arrives. It should be noted, however, that anyone traveling to Switzerland by long-distance bus service or by airline will be needed to submit the Passenger Locator Form (PLF).

Therefore, persons who have not recovered from COVID or who have not been vaccinated will now be required to show a negative or recovery report in order to enter the United States. Aside from that, they will be required to complete the PLF form online before to their arrival.

According to the latest sources, there is now no necessity to undergo quarantine before entering Switzerland. It will be possible to enter Switzerland at any moment for anybody who has a valid Swiss resident permit or who has a Swiss passport. They will, however, be required to comply with the health-related regulations at the Swiss border.

Furthermore, children under the age of 16 will not be forced to submit to the COVID-19 test unless they are infected with the virus. Certain types of persons will also be excused from this regulation, such as those who have medical crises or those who are passing through the area with no plans to stay.

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