Switzerland has lifted entry restrictions for visitors from 21 countries.

A popular tourist destination among Indians, Switzerland started relaxing its Covid-19 restrictions in phases, by June 15. Along with the Schengen zone and the United Kingdom, the country has reopened its borders for travellers from Algeria, Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Georgia, Ireland, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay among others.

Travellers from certain regions will have to undergo a ten-day quarantine after entering the country.

Switzerland’s tourism industry will function in accordance with the Clean and Safe campaign, involving a ‘Clean and Safe’ label which indicates that the establishments are following necessary health protocols.

Ritu Sharma, deputy director, Switzerland Tourism India said, “Switzerland is in a transitional phase and with the step-by-step reopening of the tourist infrastructure, guests expect to know, if proper measures are being taken to maintain a high standard of hygiene. The Clean and Safe label is provided by the respective industry associations.

“A total of six industry-specific labels are available – for hotels, restaurants, navigation companies, cable cars, public transportation, and meeting facilities. The campaign is an approach to bring together the tourism industry associations in Switzerland to foster a safe and welcoming environment for travellers from across the country and the world.”