Switzerland opens borders for Southern African Countries
Citizens of the Southern African countries will be able to travel to Switzerland after the lifting of the Omicron travel ban.
On Friday, the State Secretariat for Migration announced the lifting of an entry ban starting today, 24/01/2022, for people from Botswana, Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Zimbabwe and South Africa. Switzerland opens borders for Southern African Countrie
Similar restrictions were lifted earlier this month by the European Union.
The migration office added Canada, Australia and Argentina to its list of Covid-19 high-risk countries.
On December 1, Switzerland imposed a travel ban on seven African countries to control the spread of the newly discovered Omicron variant. The EU and other regions also imposed bans, despite protests from South Africa.
Despite these measures, Omicron became the dominant variantExternal link among new infections in Switzerland by the end of December.
More than 30.000 new Omicron variant Coronavirus infections got diagnosed daily during the last week in Switzerland. Luckily the Omicron variant is not presenting severe symptoms, and it’s easier to manage. Switzerland opens borders for Southern African Countries
Our sincere hope is that the pandemic will soon be under control. This will ensure that travel will be easier, more convenient, and certainly more enjoyable in the near future for all of us.
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