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Switzerland for domestic tourism only?

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Re importing food to Switzerland for self-catering: Reading the information, it's not clear that the restrictions on food imports will be any different to now, when entering from France. Which is what most self-drive, self-catering types will be doing. i.e.

'Entry from the EU, Norway and Iceland: Foods of animal origin may be imported for personal use, as is the case for all foods. Customs regulations apply.'

Most self-caterers will be driving down via France, so they'll be entering Switzerland from the EU. And can carry what they can carry now. Even if the intention is that you can't bring stuff from the UK, that's not going to be a big deal and will just mean you have to do your shop in France. Which many people do anyway. And if you're flying to a self-catering accommodation, then there's a practical limit on what you can carry with you anyway.

As for pets, yes, I can see that having spent decades getting an international pet passport system running smoothly, it must be annoying that there are now barriers to pets travelling with them.

However I personally don't expect much sympathy from vigorous proponents of Brexit. The promised benefits of leaving are supposed to greatly outweigh the inconvenience for a minority of privileged skiers, overseas property owners and international holidaymakers with pets. A Price Worth Paying will be the response, and No One Can Predict the Future still has some way to run before The Future arrives and then you will have to Deal With It, It's Done.


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@LaForet, Thanks for clarifying that point. snowHead It just means I suppose that rather than British bacon and cheddar anyone driving to Switzerland for a self catering stay will be stocking up on say French Pâté and camembert instead. Madeye-Smiley
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It does read that I can happily bring along Caviar. So along with a bottle of Rosé de Riceys Champagne bought en route, that'll be me sorted.
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@LaForet, Good thinking! Madeye-Smiley
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@LaForet, Did I miss something? The french/swiss border is closed? Shocked
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@Alastair Pink, said: so if my interpretation is correct you won't be able to drive into Switzerland in your car with your pet dog or cat

This is not applicable to "pets".

https://www.blv.admin.ch/blv/en/home/tiere/reisen-mit-heimtieren.html
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shep wrote:
@LaForet, Did I miss something? The french/swiss border is closed? Shocked


Shorley shome mishtake?? Currently pricing driving for Christmas en Suisse and a closed border will/would be just about the crowning turd - think Falling Down meets Terminator crossed with someone really quite cross (but happily for humanity with no access to weapons wink ).

Also, is it possible to delete a topic you have started as can't see an option to?

Also, also is it possible that those who voted for Brexit enjoy the freedoms accorded and those that didn't carry on as if we were still in the EU? Puzzled
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@shep,
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The french/swiss border is closed?


Fake news! Border open as normal.
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@BoardieK, Thanks for clarifying that there are separate rules for pets. snowHead
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Following on from my post the other day I have now had a call back from the lady I spoke to at the Swiss Embassy. She said that although it has not yet been formally announced, her information is that unfortunately it is virtually certain non-essential travel to Switzerland will not be possible for UK passport holders as from 1 January until the current covid restrictions are lifted.

She said - perhaps a bit tongue in cheek - that the only way of avoiding this would be for the UK to do a deal with the EU which continued the principle of free movement. I think we can all be certain, whether any trade deal is done or not, it won't (sadly in my view) include the continuation of free movement. I then asked if there was any chance the UK would be added to the list of non-Schengen, non-Efta countries with low incidence of covid who are allowed into Switzerland and she said at present the UK was "nowhere near" having the low levels of infection which might allow it to be added to that list.

She did say that if you can get into Switzerland before 1 January you will not be required to leave after that date, at least until your 90 days limit is reached.

I should also say that I didn't ask about the position of UK passport holders who already live in the Schengen area or the position of EU passport holders who live in the UK. So the position could well be different for those people.
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whollymoley wrote:
Following on from my post the other day I have now had a call back from the lady I spoke to at the Swiss Embassy. She said that although it has not yet been formally announced, her information is that unfortunately it is virtually certain non-essential travel to Switzerland will not be possible for UK passport holders as from 1 January until the current covid restrictions are lifted.



Good luck to my next door neighbour then. He and his buds left by car (via tier three bits of England) for Zermatt in the early hours! Can't wait to see what happens. He's a proper optimist, to be fair.

CG
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@BobinCH,
Our trip to Lech is planned for March, thank you

Good luck to you with waiting until 18 december until Swiss federal government deciding on skiresorts. (Just needing to wait until that late is a disgrace in itself, whether you’re pro or contra)
Good luck with the ‘Swiss liberal freak show’ (quote from a major Swiss newspaper)
Good luck with the ‘Swiss federal system cracking under the pandemic’ (quote from Swiss Federal Broadcast)
Good luck with 80% of Swiss intensive care occupied.
Good luck with Verbier being ‘surprised’ about the queues on there first day of opening.


Just for you, miserable git Very Happy
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Charliegolf - the restrictions don't apply until 1 January. So your next door neighbour will be fine unless he's a very slow driver!
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@whollymoley, Yep! Laughing Laughing
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Only the UK cops to avoid then. Then the French! Very Happy
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Yes, he might have problems with the French police if he's planning to drive through France. As I understand it there are restrictions in travelling through France which are in place until 15 December.
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BobinCH wrote:
Langerzug wrote:
@BobinCH,
Our trip to Lech is planned for March, thank you

Good luck to you with waiting until 18 december until Swiss federal government deciding on skiresorts. (Just needing to wait until that late is a disgrace in itself, whether you’re pro or contra)
Good luck with the ‘Swiss liberal freak show’ (quote from a major Swiss newspaper)
Good luck with the ‘Swiss federal system cracking under the pandemic’ (quote from Swiss Federal Broadcast)
Good luck with 80% of Swiss intensive care occupied.
Good luck with Verbier being ‘surprised’ about the queues on there first day of opening.


Just for you, miserable git Very Happy


Good response BobinCH, I for one like all the positive news from any of the open ski areas. Keep them coming.

There's far too many pedantic pessimists on here otherwise, welcome to the optimistic.
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An alternative view of the Swiss covid response....... Very Happy


http://youtube.com/v/3SiygTGPc1s

Apologies if posted before.
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Drove yesterday from U.K. to Switzerland. Quickest journey ever , zero French police en route, eurotunnel & borders no problem, quite a few British cars on the French roads.
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Drove yesterday from U.K. to Switzerland. Quickest journey ever , zero French police en route, eurotunnel & borders no problem, quite a few British cars on the French roads.


Well there's so many on here forwarding why everything shouldn't be happening, it's good to see someone getting on with it.

I sincerely hope you have a fantastic trip.
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Living the socially distanced dream Very Happy


Stay outdoors!

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The socially distanced queues there at Medran look far more civilised than how it was pre Covid...
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@ski3, thanks all! Snows really good for mid Dec, everything working fine on the mountain ⛷
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Android2000 wrote:
The socially distanced queues there at Medran look far more civilised than how it was pre Covid...


So in Verbier are the mountain restaurants and town cafes still only doing takeaways? Or are they open fully now?
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Got the Newhaven to Dieppe ferry today, No issues with customs, police etc and easily checked into hotel. Will cross into Switzerland on Tuesday but don't see there being any issues. Lots of French and English people around despite French Lockdown.
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@Nick M, fully open until 2200 everyday with effect from tomorrow.
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@max.makinson, why would there be any issue? We have no quarantine rules for the UK- come on in and enjoy the snow snowHead
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Steve Sparks wrote:
@Nick M, fully open until 2200 everyday with effect from tomorrow.

Is that Valais or whole Switzerland?
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Skiing in Switzerland on the verge of imminent Closure

Swiss Hospitals on the Brink of Collapse

Skiing must also be banned

In a letter to Federal Councillor Alain Berset this week.

Five university hospitals expressed their "great concern about the current situation".

Intensive care units beds are very scarce and the there are no more Nursing staff .

Since October, the university hospitals have postponed more than 4000 operations.

"Ethical questions will start," says Uwe E. Jocham, head of The Bern Hospital.

Hospital directors fear a third wave of coronas will occur after Christmas, with the number of cases rising sharply and a collapse of the hospital system.

In their letter to Alain Berset, they call for stricter intervention by the Federal Council.

Gregor Zünd calls for the closure of restaurants, shops, museums, cultural and sports facilities throughout Switzerland.

Skiing should also be banned.


https://www.20min.ch/story/uni-spital-zuerich-fordert-lockdown-942313350986


Covidiots

STAY AT HOME
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@Dravot, That is VS, most of the German speaking cantons have agreed to shut at 1900.
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@Dravot, That is VS, most of the German speaking cantons have agreed to shut at 1900.

Nice one thanks. Hopefully I’ll be able to get our for something to eat this week
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Skiing in Switzerland on the verge of imminent Closure

Swiss Hospitals on the Brink of Collapse

Skiing must also be banned

In a letter to Federal Councillor Alain Berset this week.

Five university hospitals expressed their "great concern about the current situation".

Intensive care units beds are very scarce and the there are no more Nursing staff .

Since October, the university hospitals have postponed more than 4000 operations.

"Ethical questions will start," says Uwe E. Jocham, head of The Bern Hospital.

Hospital directors fear a third wave of coronas will occur after Christmas, with the number of cases rising sharply and a collapse of the hospital system.

In their letter to Alain Berset, they call for stricter intervention by the Federal Council.

Gregor Zünd calls for the closure of restaurants, shops, museums, cultural and sports facilities throughout Switzerland.

Skiing should also be banned.


https://www.20min.ch/story/uni-spital-zuerich-fordert-lockdown-942313350986


Covidiots

STAY AT HOME



Yeah, but look at the pow snowHead
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Alastair Pink wrote:
@LaForet, Thanks for clarifying that point. snowHead It just means I suppose that rather than British bacon and cheddar anyone driving to Switzerland for a self catering stay will be stocking up on say French Pâté and camembert instead. Madeye-Smiley


Hmm...

I'm not sure I'd like to replace my bacon & mushroom sarnie (avec HP) with pâté et champignons Shocked
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Not sure how banning skiing will cut infection rate when trains buses everyday are busy all over Switzerland
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Alastair Pink wrote:
@LaForet, Thanks for clarifying that point. snowHead It just means I suppose that rather than British bacon and cheddar anyone driving to Switzerland for a self catering stay will be stocking up on say French Pâté and camembert instead. Madeye-Smiley


Hmm...

I'm not sure I'd like to replace my bacon & mushroom sarnie (avec HP) with pâté et champignons Shocked


Embrace the difference and go continental! Toofy Grin
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I don't think this is really an 'EU issue', it's the mountain interests of each country pressurising other states' mountain areas. Ultimately, it is largely done to the economic self-interest of small areas who rely heavily on the winter season to exists (without their central governments funding). Nowt to do with the EU.
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Alain Burset press conference today at 12.30pm local time after he has talked to canton health chiefs. Wonder what he will say...

Swiss press over the weekend seem to suggest the Federal Government will announce a traffic light system for cantons so they can rapidly react to increasing case numbers. Suggesting that they want to target the cantons with highest virus rates. They also suggested that any measures would affect shops and restaurants, but not ski lifts (which are up to cantons and covered by the permit system)
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