Swiss restrict entry from 29 countries to prevent coronavirus spread

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It has lifted many of its restrictions, but in recent days, the number of infections has started to rise. The country has so far had 31,967 infections and 1,686 deaths from the disease. Switzerland on Thursday said that, from July 6, travellers from 29 countries will have to go into self-isolation as a measure aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus. It added that the list will be continually reviewed. Switzerland’s borders with Italy, Austria, Germany and France are open. Unrestricted travel has been allowed between Switzerland and all the other Schengen members. Countries with a high risk of infection include the United States, Sweden, Brazil and Russia, as well as Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and Serbia. The government said that, visitors from the countries which are on the high-risk list will have to notify the authorities on arrival and go into quarantine for 10 days.

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By Elena Pavlovska
Journalist

epa08486270 Cars queue at the border station Chiasso Strada between Switzerland and Italy, in Chiasso, Switzerland, 15 June 2020. Switzerland reopened its borders to the EU neighbouring countries after the coronavirus lockdown with closed borders and travelling restrictions. EPA-EFE/Elia Bianchi

Cars queue at the border station Chiasso Strada between Switzerland and Italy, in Chiasso, Switzerland, 15 June 2020. Switzerland reopened its borders to the EU neighbouring countries after the coronavirus lockdown with closed borders and travelling restrictions. EPA-EFE/Elia Bianchi

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