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Following the invention of a brand new, extra contagious variant of the coronavirus within the UK and South Africa, the Federal Council at present determined to take steps to forestall the additional unfold of this new virus pressure. All individuals who’ve entered Switzerland from these two international locations since 14 December should go into quarantine for 10 days. The Federal Council has additionally launched a basic entry ban from at present for all international nationals in search of to enter Switzerland from the UK and South Africa. That is meant particularly to cease journey from these international locations for tourism functions.
The Federal Council has authorized amendments to COVID-19 Ordinance 3 prohibiting air journey between Switzerland and the UK and South Africa. The Federal Workplace of Civil Aviation FOCA yesterday ordered flights between Switzerland and these two international locations to be suspended as of midnight on Sunday, 20 December.
A brief derogation from the flight ban is being thought-about for individuals resident within the UK or South Africa presently staying in Switzerland in order that they could return dwelling. That can also be the case for individuals resident in Switzerland presently staying in these two international locations. Nonetheless, it’s crucial that such return journeys don’t result in infections.
The Federal Council additionally determined to withdraw freedom of motion privileges from individuals resident within the UK till 31 December. Individuals from the UK are subsequently topic to a basic ban on coming into Switzerland. Freedom of motion privileges for British residents had been attributable to expire on the finish of the 12 months anyway.
The UK and South African authorities got prior discover of the measures.
Preliminary indications are that the brand new variant of the coronavirus is considerably extra transmissible than the present pressure. It isn’t but clear to what extent the brand new pressure has unfold exterior the UK and South Africa. No instances of the brand new pressure have thus far been recognized in Switzerland.
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