Gotthard Tunnel saw 9km tailbacks over weekend

Gotthard Tunnel saw 9km tailbacks over weekend

Aug. 10, 2020, 10:02 a.m.
Weekend traffic at the Gotthard Tunnel led to delays of more than an hour at the southern entrance as many holiday-ma...
Swiss hotel overnight-stays down by almost 50%

Swiss hotel overnight-stays down by almost 50%

Aug. 7, 2020, 9:45 a.m.
Overnight-stays at Swiss hotels have plunged by a record 47.5% in the first half of the year - with foreign demand do...
Calls for Spain to be placed on quarantine list as infection rates spike

Calls for Spain to be placed on quarantine list as infection rates spike

Aug. 4, 2020, 9:54 a.m.
There are calls for those returning to Switzerland from holidaying in Spain to be put in quarantine.   
National Day celebrated with balcony flags and musicians in the street

National Day celebrated with balcony flags and musicians in the street

Aug. 3, 2020, 11:04 a.m.
Switzerland celebrated its National Day over the weekend - but in a much more low-key way than usual - due to coronav...
'Companies not required to pay quarantining workers' say lawyers as risk list set to grow

'Companies not required to pay quarantining workers' say lawyers as risk list set to grow

July 30, 2020, 9:03 a.m.
The number of countries on the government’s risk list could grow. 
Holidaymakers warned that countries' quarantine statuses could change

Holidaymakers warned that countries' quarantine statuses could change

July 23, 2020, 8:58 a.m.
The Federal Health Office is warning holidaymakers the status of the country they’re visiting could change whil...
Man found 160m from holiday home in Ticino after 8 day search

Man found 160m from holiday home in Ticino after 8 day search

July 13, 2020, 8:50 a.m.
A Geneva man has been found in Ticino after being lost in the mountains for 8 days. 
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...
Holiday traffic shows jams in tourist hotspots, mask wearing down

Holiday traffic shows jams in tourist hotspots, mask wearing down

June 2, 2020, 9:01 a.m.
Although holiday traffic was below what would normally be expected during the Pentecost long weekend – thousand...
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...
Ticino hopes for strong summer to combat service industry losses

Ticino hopes for strong summer to combat service industry losses

April 20, 2020, 9:59 a.m.
As Switzerland starts to look ahead to life outside the lockdown, restaurateurs and hoteliers in the worst hit canton...
Police forces prepare for Easter weekend as many Swiss already caught vacationing

Police forces prepare for Easter weekend as many Swiss already caught vacationing

April 7, 2020, 9:48 a.m.
Cantonal police forces around the country are gearing up for the Easter weekend as they continue to warn people again...
Tourism industry looks set to suffer for long period

Tourism industry looks set to suffer for long period

April 7, 2020, 9:41 a.m.
The tourism industry looks set to be hit hard by the coronavirus crisis - and over a long period of time. 
Calls for Gotthard Tunnel to be closed over Easter break

Calls for Gotthard Tunnel to be closed over Easter break

April 3, 2020, 9:31 a.m.
There are calls to close the Gotthard Tunnel over the Easter break. 
Thomas Cook collapse to affect thousands of Swiss holiday makers

Thomas Cook collapse to affect thousands of Swiss holiday makers

Sept. 23, 2019, 9:17 a.m.
It’s expected thousands of Swiss holiday makers will be affected by the collapse of the British travel firm Tho...
Man arrested carrying dead wife in car

Man arrested carrying dead wife in car

Aug. 19, 2019, 9:44 a.m.
French police have arrested a man who was carrying his dead wife in a car near the Swiss border.
Swiss nationals staying home for holidays

Swiss nationals staying home for holidays

April 16, 2019, 9:29 a.m.
More and more Swiss are deciding to vacation at home.
Easter holiday traffic backs up 14km at Gotthard tunnel

Easter holiday traffic backs up 14km at Gotthard tunnel

April 15, 2019, 9:26 a.m.
The Easter Holiday getaway started over the weekend - leading to major delays at the Gotthard tunnel. 
Scorpion stowaway found in Zurich man's suitcase

Scorpion stowaway found in Zurich man's suitcase

Feb. 13, 2019, 9:13 a.m.
A Zurich man had a shock after he returned from Bali on holiday. 
Nez Rouge's busiest year yet

Nez Rouge's busiest year yet

Jan. 3, 2019, 9:14 a.m.
The Nez Rouge driver service had its busiest year this year with 35,000 using it to get home after a night out. That&...
Heavy traffic expected this month

Heavy traffic expected this month

May 7, 2018, 6:52 a.m.
May is the month of public holidays. And the Federal Roads Office is warning of major delays at the weekends.
Holiday makers suffer major delays in the annual getaway

Holiday makers suffer major delays in the annual getaway

Aug. 7, 2017, 6:51 a.m.
Holiday makers returning from time away and those setting off for a summer trip found themselves in long, slow-moving...
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