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Switzerland to reopen to vaccinated Americans on 28th June

Switzerland is planning to welcome vaccinated American tourists starting 28th June. It is the latest country to welcome back vaccinated travellers from the United States after Denmark, France, Spain, Greece and many more.

The European country, known for its breathtaking Alps, beautiful national parks and world-famous chocolate, is planning to open its borders for American and Canadian tourists who received one of the approved COVID-19 vaccines starting on 28th June 2021, the tourism site noted. The surprising thing is that travellers will not have to quarantine or undergo pre-arrival COVID-19 testing.

The opening is expected to be ratified by the Swiss government on 23rd June 2021. However, Claudio Zemp, Director of Tourism Board, said in a statement: ‘We can’t wait to welcome each of you’.

Zemp added:

I’m not only thrilled but also feel quite emotional that we finally can go back to what we do best; host guests from North America in our magnificent country. have long believed that Switzerland, with its small boutique towns, rustic villages dotted along picturesque valleys, and wide-open alpine landscapes is the natural choice for a post-Covid holiday. Now that the borders will be open… we can’t wait to welcome each one of you.

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All travelers who enter the country by air will be required to complete an online entry form.

According to the US Embassy of Switzerland and Liechtenstein, presently, Switzerland considers the US a ‘high risk’ country and does not allow Americans to enter except in ‘cases of special necessity’.

However, according to the state secretariat for migration, Switzerland has already reopened its borders to travelers from the Schengen area as well as several other countries, including New Zealand, Australia, Israel, Singapore, and South Korea. Switzerland first started preparing for travelers in June 2020, implementing its ‘Clean & Safe’ campaign.

In addition to countries like Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Iceland and many more who are open to vaccinated Americans, the European Union as a whole has announced plans to welcome international travellers this summer.

What do you think of Switzerland’s reopening? Are you eager to travel to the country once it reopens? Let me know in the comments section below.

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