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July 1 – Coronavirus Update

Today the government has announced that in view of the rise of cases again (over 130 new cases yesterday) new regulations are being put into place.

As of Monday July 6:

Masks will be mandatory in all public transport throughout the country.

People returning from “high risk” countries will be expected to self-quarantine for 10 days. They will soon release the countries this concerns.

Travelers from outside the EU will not be allow to travel to Switzerland before July 20, after this time the country will align itself with the EU rules.

The country is expecting to see a financial deficit of 3 to 5 billion francs. It will continue to support businesses where and when it can.

With regards to commercial rents: 60 percent are to be paid by the landlords and 40 percent by the tenants. Consultations on the matter will continue until August.

The contact tracing app continues to be downloaded (currently close to 1 million people have installed it on their phones). More information on the app here.

Charlie Hartmann is the managing director of the Livingin organisation which focuses on helping international residents connect, grow and thrive in Switzerland.