Aug 31, 2021 - 2:39 AM
I would think your risk in Switzerland would be similar to the risk in the US, assuming the Delta variant is the most common strain in Switzerland as it is the US now. Which is to say a very low risk for vaccinated people in outdoor activities like hiking.
The real risk will be in inclosed spaces for 15 minutes or longer with proximity to anyone unvaccinated, unmasked, or with COVID who is shedding virus. The more people and the closer the proximity the more risk. Even with precautions, airports, airplanes, public transport, restaurants and hotels could be a problem. There are definitely reports of fully vaccinated people getting quite sick from the delta variant, especially in Israel which has a 60-70% vaccination rate. Most of the people in the hospital in the US (90%)are unvaccinated.
I guess it boils down to the risk you are comfortable with that you could become sick in Switzerland and need health care outside the US or have trouble returning to the US with a positive COVID test. The incubation period is typically 2-5 days I believe. I don’t think anyone can tell you the exact risk as there is no clear cut consensus.
Last modified on Aug 31, 2021 - 2:43 AM by Mark