112,000 people refused entry during lockdown, 1 wanted man arrested

112,000 people refused entry during lockdown, 1 wanted man arrested

July 1, 2020, 10:16 a.m.
Border guards refused entry to 112,000 people and fined almost 9,000 people during the lockdown. Most of the fines we...
Travellers warned to check destination rules ahead of time

Travellers warned to check destination rules ahead of time

June 16, 2020, 8:57 a.m.
Although many border controls have been lifted, would-be travellers are being warned to check ahead of time on where ...
Many European borders to open Monday

Many European borders to open Monday

June 12, 2020, 9:21 a.m.
Borders in many European countries will be easier to cross from Monday, but it doesn’t mean you’re free t...
Geneva public transport to see return to almost-normal

Geneva public transport to see return to almost-normal

June 5, 2020, 9:13 a.m.
From Monday Geneva public transport will be running at virtually full strength. Since the start of the lockdown many ...
Austria opens borders in further lockdown easing

Austria opens borders in further lockdown easing

June 4, 2020, 9:25 a.m.
In a further sign of lockdown easing, Austria is the latest country to open its borders once again to all its neighbo...
Government confirms it was not aware of Italy's border decision

Government confirms it was not aware of Italy's border decision

May 19, 2020, 9:16 a.m.
The government has confirmed it was not aware of a decision by Italy to reopen its border from June 3rd. 
Borders may open in time for beach vacation

Borders may open in time for beach vacation

May 13, 2020, 10:35 a.m.
Taking a break on a beach could be possible this summer. The Swiss government is in discussion with France, Germany a...
Commuter queues form as some borders reopen

Commuter queues form as some borders reopen

May 12, 2020, 9:44 a.m.
The Customs Administration says it hopes border queues will improve over the next few days. A spokeswoman for the off...
New regulations for lockdown easing begin

New regulations for lockdown easing begin

May 11, 2020, 9:52 a.m.
Entering Switzerland is now a little easier. New regulations that come into force today allow for business meeti...
Geneva and Annemasse officials meet at border in 'cold war' like scene

Geneva and Annemasse officials meet at border in 'cold war' like scene

May 8, 2020, 9:30 a.m.
In a scene which the press likened to a cold war prisoner swap, officials from canton Geneva and the neighbouring Fre...
Small village on Geneva border petitions against return of traffic

Small village on Geneva border petitions against return of traffic

April 30, 2020, 10:31 a.m.
Residents of the small Geneva border village of Soral have signed a petition calling for the border to be closed at c...
Border controls to ease from May 11th

Border controls to ease from May 11th

April 30, 2020, 10:19 a.m.
Border controls will be lightened from May 11th – but there will still be checks. 
Schengen Zone discusses when to lift internal border controls

Schengen Zone discusses when to lift internal border controls

April 29, 2020, 9:18 a.m.
The Swiss government is in discussions with other members of the Schengen passport free zone on when to lift the inte...
Cross-border couple's picnic interrupted by police helicopter

Cross-border couple's picnic interrupted by police helicopter

April 28, 2020, 10:08 a.m.
A couple who were having a picnic in a forest near the German border had their quiet time rudely interrupted when cus...
Over 50,000 people denied entry into Switzerland since lockdown began

Over 50,000 people denied entry into Switzerland since lockdown began

April 27, 2020, 8:56 a.m.
56,000 people have been denied entry at Swiss customs since March 13, with around 150 fines imposed every day - accor...
Some Geneva borders to reopen during rush hour

Some Geneva borders to reopen during rush hour

April 20, 2020, 9:54 a.m.
Some more borders will be open for Geneva cross border workers from today. 
Borders will not reopen to cyclists around Geneva

Borders will not reopen to cyclists around Geneva

April 15, 2020, 10:41 a.m.
The Federal Customs Office is rejecting calls to reopen some borders around Geneva to cyclists.
Paramedic petitions to allow cross-border parental visits

Paramedic petitions to allow cross-border parental visits

April 14, 2020, 9:40 a.m.
A paramedic in Switzerland is launching a petition to allow separated parents to visit their children if they’r...
Helicopters to be used to police borders

Helicopters to be used to police borders

March 23, 2020, 9:37 a.m.
Switzerland’s customs officials will begin using helicopters to police the borders - after reports of people br...
Strain at borders as many try to cross illegally

Strain at borders as many try to cross illegally

March 20, 2020, 9:11 a.m.
Customs officials have reported ‘breakthrough attempts’ to cross the country’s borders - illegally....
Drivers turned away and long queues as border crossings close

Drivers turned away and long queues as border crossings close

March 18, 2020, 9:58 a.m.
2,200 people were turned away at the Swiss border yesterday as they tried to cross into the country.   
Country under increasing pressure to close border with Italy

Country under increasing pressure to close border with Italy

March 11, 2020, 9:34 a.m.
The Federal Council is under increasing pressure to close the Swiss border with Italy. 
Italian shutdown affecting neighbouring Ticino

Italian shutdown affecting neighbouring Ticino

March 10, 2020, 9:38 a.m.
The Italian shutdown is affected neighboring Swiss cities in canton Ticino. 
Majority of citizens support government handling of Covid-19 outbreak

Majority of citizens support government handling of Covid-19 outbreak

March 9, 2020, 9:56 a.m.
The majority of people in the country believe the government is doing a good job in its efforts to control the spread...
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