All fully-vaccinated travellers from the GCC, including the UAE, can travel to Switzerland quarantine-free.
12 June 2021, 12:00 AM
30 June 2021, 12:00 AM
Vaccinated GCC tourists can travel to Switzerland without pre-travel tests, quarantine-free from June 28
Those who have taken the European Medical Agency (EMA) and WHO emergency use approved vaccinations, including Sinopharm, can now travel to premier European destination.
The Swiss government outlined the return to normalcy after the global pandemic and has proposed that from June 28, fully-vaccinated guests from GCC countries shall be able to enter Switzerland again without having to undergo quarantine or pre-travel testing.
"Interested travellers can request Schengen visas again through the VFS outlets in due course, and Emirati travellers do not need a visa to travel to Switzerland," said Matthias Albrecht, director GCC, Switzerland Tourism.
"There are some exceptions to the proposed rules for certain countries, including India and Brazil; however, none from the GCC. All tourists from the UAE can travel to Switzerland, irrespective of their nationality. If people are fully vaccinated, then I think the PCR test is not necessary either,” said Albrecht.
He added, "However, travellers will have to undergo PCR testing and other re-entry regulations to return to their homes in the GCC."