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|Subject:||Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (April 03, 2020)|
|Location:||Switzerland and Liechtenstein|
|Event:||Daily update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
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Please continue to monitor the Embassy’s COVID-19 information page and local news.
International commercial flight options currently exist in Switzerland. U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period. The U.S. government does not anticipate arranging repatriation flights in Switzerland and Liechtenstein at this time.
Swiss authorities urge residents not to travel over Easter weekend.
Police presence will be increased throughout Switzerland and Liechtenstein this weekend to enforce social distancing measures.
Swiss authorities are now categorizing the condition in Switzerland as an ‘extraordinary situation’ under the Swiss Epidemics Act
The number of cases is increasing rapidly. The entire population is affected and is urgently called upon to stay at home.
Number of COVID-19 cases in Switzerland and Liechtenstein (as of April 3, 2020, 8:00 a.m.)
Stay at home!
|Flights to the U.S.:||Flights to the United States from Switzerland
Direct flights: There is only one remaining direct flight from Switzerland to the United States in operation, the Zurich to Newark route operated by Swiss International Air Lines. This flight is currently scheduled 3 times a week, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday, however this may change it any time and without prior notice. The flight can be booked directly through Swiss or most travel arrangers.
Transit flights: Many countries have closed their national borders. Travelers flying to the U.S. by transiting through a third country should work directly with the airline to confirm that they are allowed to transit.
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|Local Resources:||Federal Office of Public Health (English)
Federal Office of Public Health (German – most frequently updated)
031 357 70 11 (dialing within Switzerland)
State Department – Bureau of Consular Affairs
Swiss Federal Office of Public Health Hotline
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