May 14, 2021 - 1:11 PM
in reply to Richard123
The uncertainty is really frustrating even for us here in Switzerland. We can't wait until we are able to travel abroad again. At the same time we understand this is a complicated situation, if the government opens the borders to international travel too soon, there is a risk that infection could rise again with new virus variants that could jeopardise the current vaccination roll-out. Based on a three-phase model announced by the government in April, the lifting of measures (including travel restrictions for international travellers) will only be possible if we can get 70% of the population vaccinated and the infection rates remain under control.
According to news reports, France (as well as few other European countries) plans to reopen its borders to non-European tourists (including from the USA) by June 9th. However this will only be possible if 1) the infection rates remain low and b) travel will only be allowed with a 'health passport'. Switzerland also plans to introduce a similar 'health passport' (according to news report, it should be available in June). So I think Switzerland is working on a similar timeline as the EU without committing to specific dates.
So yes, everything is still pretty much up in the air but it seems like any kind of international travel now will require some kind of vaccination proof before you are allowed to travel.
In any case, follow this thread for the latest updates! :)