Switzerland could begin welcoming vaccinated visitors on 28 June

Jun 14, 2021

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Switzerland is about to become the latest European country to begin welcoming back vaccinated international travellers, according to a Bloomberg report.

Beginning 28 June, vaccinated tourists from many countries are expected to be permitted entry.

While it seems likely that Switzerland will reopen soon — neighbouring countries France and Italy already have — the Swiss government has yet to finalise its plan. The country is expected to make a final determination on 23 June, so I would wait until after that date to book any nonrefundable trips.

Unlike its neighbours, Switzerland is not a member of the European Union. Still, the country is part of the Schengen Area, permitting free travel across its land borders.

Technically, COVID-19 entry restrictions still apply, however, so I’d recommend waiting for the policy update to become official before crossing into the country.

Switzerland is a fantastic year-round destination — while it may be too late for some travellers to visit this summer, with alternative trips already locked in, the country could be a great option for winter travel.

Personally, I’m eager to return to Zermatt — one of my favourite ski destinations, and the future home of what’s sure to be an incredible Ritz-Carlton resort.

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