UK-Rückkehrer müssen dort in die Quarantäne

Britische Staatsangehörige und Personen, die sich gerade in der Schweiz aufhalten, müssen bei ihrer Rückkehr nach England in die Quarantäne.

Diese Quarantänepflicht gilt gemäss Behördenmitteilung ab Samstag, 29.08.2020, 04.00 Uhr (Ortszeit bzw. 5 Uhr Schweizerzeit).

Übersteigt die Infektionsrate eines Landes innert einer Woche 20 Fälle pro 100’000 Personen, kommt das Land nach den britischen Vorgaben auf die Quarantäneliste.

In der Schweiz liegt derzeit die Infektionsrate bei 21,2, also über der Schwelle von 20/100‘000 Fällen.

Nebst der Schweiz wurden auch Jamaika und Tschechien auf die Quarantäneliste gesetzt.

If you arrive in England from Switzerland after 4am 29 August 2020, you will need to self-isolate.

If you arrive in England from Switzerland before 4am 29 August 2020 you may not need to self-isolate.

Read the rules about when you need to self-isolate and for how long.

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27 August 2020

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The FCO advise against all but essential travel to Switzerland, based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all but essential travel to Switzerland. This is based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

The FCO is not advising those already travelling in Switzerland to leave at this time. You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. Contact your travel operator if you have any questions about your return journey.

If you are returning to the UK from Switzerland on or after 29 August, you may need to self-isolate on your return. Check the latest guidance for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

The rules on self-isolation if returning to the UK from France changed on 15 August. If you’re travelling in Switzerland and use Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg airport to return to the UK, you will transit France and therefore will be required to self-isolate on your return to the UK. For more information, see UK border control in the airport.

Travel is subject to entry restrictions

  • Travellers from the UK who do not have UK/EU/EFTA nationality will not be permitted to enter Switzerland. However there are some exceptions
  • Travellers who have visited certain countries within the past 14 days have to quarantine for 10 days on entry to Switzerland. The UK is currently exempt from this requirement, but travellers who have visited Gibraltar are subject to quarantine

See Entry requirements for more information before you plan to travel.

Preparing for your return journey to the UK

If you’re returning to the UK from overseas, you will need to:

Check our advice on foreign travel during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and sign up for email alerts for this travel advice.

If you’re planning travel to Switzerland, find out what you need to know about coronavirus there in the Coronavirus section.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover. See the FCO’s guidance on foreign travel insurance.

The UK has left the European Union. The rules for travel to EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland will stay the same until 31 December 2020 while the UK and EU negotiate additional arrangements. This page will be updated with country-specific information for travellers to Switzerland as things change.

Sign up for email alerts and view the latest updates for UK nationals travelling to and living in Europe.

If you’re living in or moving to Switzerland, read the Living in Switzerland guide in addition to this travel advice.

Most visits to Switzerland are trouble-free.

There has been an increase in reports of theft, especially in larger cities, at Geneva airport and on trains to/from Geneva. See Crime

Terrorist attacks in Switzerland can’t be ruled out. You should remain vigilant and follow the advice of local authorities. See Terrorism

If you plan skiing or hiking, check weather conditions and follow local advice. See Outdoor sports activities

If you need to contact the emergency services, call 112 (general emergency calls), 118 (fire), 117 (police) or 144 (ambulance).

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.

The Overseas Business Risk service offers information and advice for British companies operating overseas on how to manage political, economic, and business security-related risks.


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