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Switzerland to welcome vaccinated GCC travellers

The Swiss government aims to open the country’s borders from 28 June

Switzerland will be open to all vaccinated travellers from the GCC from 28 June without having to undergo quarantine or testing.

Though the proposal is still subject to final ratification by the parliament on 23 June, all EMA (European Medical Agency) and WHO Emergency Use approved vaccinations, including Sinopharm, will be accepted. 

Switzerland Tourism director GCC Matthias Albrecht said: “We are extremely happy and feel quite emotional that we finally can go back to what we do best; to host guests in our magnificent country. And we believe with our beautiful nature and uncrowded boutique towns, as well as wide-open landscapes, Switzerland is the natural choice for a post-Covid holiday. Now that borders will open, we can’t wait to welcome each one of you!”

Over the past 12 months, rigorous protection concepts have proven efficient and ensured that there was no outbreak hotspot at any tourist destination in Switzerland. More than  4,000 tourism businesses use the Swiss ‘Clean&Safe’ label to document the implementation of comprehensive safety regulations.

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