Travelers from all countries will soon be able to enter Switzerland without having to follow the COVID-19 rules since the latter will abandon all its measures on May 2.
According to the latest update made by the Swiss State Secretariat for Migration, from May 2, all travelers, regardless of their country of origin, will be allowed to enter Switzerland without restriction, reports SchengenVisaInfo.com.
“The entry restrictions currently in place will be lifted from May 2. From this date, the usual rules for entering Switzerland will apply”, reads the press release from the State Secretariat for Migration.
Currently, all travelers are required to hold a valid vaccination or recovery certificate in order to be allowed to enter Switzerland without restriction.
However, once the new entry rules begin to apply, travelers will no longer be required to hold a valid vaccination or recovery certificate.
Swiss authorities explained that from May 2, travelers will only be required to follow other rules, such as possession of a valid passport or visa, if such a requirement applies. their.
It is believed that the Swiss authorities decided to make such a decision after taking into account infection and vaccination rates.
The World Health Organization (WHO) shows that Switzerland has reported just over 14,500 new cases of COVID-19 infection in the past seven days.
Regarding vaccination rates, the Federal Office of Public Health reveals that Switzerland has administered a total of 15,664,046 doses of vaccine as of April 19. Moreover, the same reveals that 69.13% of the entire population has completed the primary vaccination, and another 42.84% have received an additional dose of vaccine.
Switzerland has already lifted all its national restrictions related to COVID-19. The government decided to remove the remaining restriction on April 1. Since then, travelers, as well as Swiss citizens, are no longer required to wear a face mask when going to different public places, events and public transport.
Additionally, the country has also lifted the requirement for incoming travelers to provide a vaccination, recovery or test certificate.
Like Switzerland, Greece will also drop all restrictions on May 2. Greek Health Minister Thanos Plevris said earlier this month that his country would no longer apply entry rules to inbound travelers from May 2.
The Minister explained that all travellers, regardless of their country of origin, will be exempted from the resumption of presenting a valid COVID Pass – a vaccination, recovery or test certificate – upon arrival in Greece.