Neighbouring France brings in curfew

Neighbouring France brings in curfew

Oct. 23, 2020, 6:45 a.m.
France has announced a wider curfew which will now cover 46 million people in the country – including many area...
Mask wearing rules tightened in neighbouring France

Mask wearing rules tightened in neighbouring France

Oct. 15, 2020, 6:39 a.m.
The French department of Haute Savoie has made wearing a mask compulsory in many public spaces, including outside.
French arrests following ATM explosive investigation

French arrests following ATM explosive investigation

Sept. 24, 2020, 6:37 a.m.
Swiss police are helping French investigators after four people were arrested in Lyon on suspicion of robbing bank ca...
Government hesitant to put France on 'red list'

Government hesitant to put France on 'red list'

Sept. 3, 2020, 10:33 a.m.
Although France should be on Switzerland’s ‘red list’ due to its infection rate, the government is ...
Government restrains from 'red listing' France despite meeting criteria

Government restrains from 'red listing' France despite meeting criteria

Aug. 27, 2020, 9:46 a.m.
The Federal Council met yesterday and discussed the situation in France. If the government followed its own rules, Fr...
Increasing rate of infection in France leads to border closure concerns

Increasing rate of infection in France leads to border closure concerns

Aug. 21, 2020, 10:41 a.m.
The increasing rate of infection in France is leading to worries of the border being closed once again.
Cross-border workers relieved to continue working from home in France

Cross-border workers relieved to continue working from home in France

Aug. 18, 2020, 9:11 a.m.
Border workers are relieved France says they can continue to work from home without the fear of having to pay French ...
New shopping centre in France suspected to be built as revenge

New shopping centre in France suspected to be built as revenge

Aug. 11, 2020, 9:35 a.m.
Are plans for a new shopping centre in France, close to the Swiss border, revenge for the Swiss failure not to f...
Calls for frontalier workers to continue working from home

Calls for frontalier workers to continue working from home

July 24, 2020, 9:24 a.m.
There are calls to allow frontalier workers to continue working from home until the end of the year. 
Cash van robbers arrested thanks to Geneva-French police operation

Cash van robbers arrested thanks to Geneva-French police operation

July 16, 2020, 9:44 a.m.
A joint Geneva-French police operation has resulted in several arrests in France and has likely thwarted further...
Canton Geneva to pay CHF 315m to neighbouring France this year

Canton Geneva to pay CHF 315m to neighbouring France this year

June 25, 2020, 9:15 a.m.
Canton Geneva will pay CHF 315m this year to the two neighboring French départments as part of an internationa...
TGV trains between France and Switzerland ramp up

TGV trains between France and Switzerland ramp up

June 18, 2020, 8:58 a.m.
Fast train services between Switzerland and France are being ramped up. 
Swiss able to shop in France as borders open

Swiss able to shop in France as borders open

June 15, 2020, 10:56 a.m.
The borders are open again today. For the first time since mid-March, it’s now possible to travel into a neighb...
Working from home may spark rethink for cross-border worker tax

Working from home may spark rethink for cross-border worker tax

June 8, 2020, 11:54 a.m.
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development says if home working becomes more common after the pandemic...
4 men jailed over horrific attack on group of young women

4 men jailed over horrific attack on group of young women

May 22, 2020, 9:10 a.m.
Four men have been jailed by a French court after a horrific attack on a group of young women outside a Geneva nightc...
Border to open to tourist traffic from June 15th

Border to open to tourist traffic from June 15th

May 14, 2020, 10:04 a.m.
The borders between Switzerland and France, Germany and Austria will be open to tourist traffic again from June 15th&...
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...
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...
Commuter route partly in France causes legal headache for locals

Commuter route partly in France causes legal headache for locals

April 16, 2020, 10:18 a.m.
A handy commuter route near Basel is causing a headache for locals as part of the road crosses into France. 
Solidarity with neighbouring France whilst cross-border trains cancelled

Solidarity with neighbouring France whilst cross-border trains cancelled

March 30, 2020, 10:08 a.m.
Twenty patients from France are now being cared for in Swiss hospitals. 
Evening curfew set in French border town to curb Covid-19 spread

Evening curfew set in French border town to curb Covid-19 spread

March 25, 2020, 9:32 a.m.
The French town of St Julien en Genevois, which borders Geneva, has brought in an overnight curfew in an effort to cu...
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...
3 Swiss hospitals take Covid19 patients from distressed region in France

3 Swiss hospitals take Covid19 patients from distressed region in France

March 23, 2020, 9:32 a.m.
Three Swiss hospitals have agreed to take critical coronavirus patients from neighbouring France.   
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....
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