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|Subject:||Health Alert – COVID-19 Information for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (April 09, 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.
The Swiss authorities have extended the State of Emergency until April 26, 2020 and remind residents not to travel over Easter weekend.
Swiss authorities recommend the following new sources of information:
In the event of an Emergency dial 112 for immediate assistance (this general emergency number can be used in all emergency situations).
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 9, 2020, 8:00 a.m.)
Stay at home!
|Flights to the U.S.:||
Flights to the United States from Switzerland
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.
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.
|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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