The Omikron variant prompted the Federal Office of Public Health to adjust the list of countries that are subject to quarantine after the return journey.

Travelers from Japan with its metropolis of Tokyo have to go into quarantine on their return.

BAG takes four more l & auml; on the quarantine list

The same applies to people who have previously been in Portugal. In the picture: the port of the capital Lisbon.

 BAG is adding four more countries to the quarantine list

Nigeria is also on the FOPH's quarantine list. In the African country only 1.7 percent of the population are vaccinated.

That's what

  • The FOPH has adjusted the quarantine list.

  • Ab On November 30th, travelers from Japan, Nigeria, Canada and Portugal will also have to be in quarantine for ten days.

  • The list currently includes 23 countries for which increased corona security measures apply.

The new omicron variant continues to spread, more and more countries are reporting the first people who have been infected with the new mutation. In response to this, the Federal Office of Public Health expanded the quarantine list on Monday.

From November 30, people traveling back from Japan, Canada, Nigeria and Portugal will have to be in quarantine for ten days . In addition, a negative test is required, which must be presented when boarding the aircraft.

According to the BAG, there is currently a quarantine obligation for the following countries:

  • Egypt

  • Angola

  • Australia

  • Belgium

  • Botswana

  • Denmark

  • Eswatini

  • Hong Kong

  • Israel

  • Lesotho

  • Malawi

  • Mozambique

  • Namibia

  • Netherlands

  • Zambia

  • Zimbabwe

  • South Africa

  • Czech Republic

  • United Kingdom

  • Japan

  • Canada

  • Nigeria

  • Portugal

The quarantine obligation also applies to people who have already had a corona infection or have been vaccinated against the virus. So far, one case has been identified in Switzerland in which the Omikron virus variant is suspected.

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By Teresa Tapmleton

Teresa Tampleton has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Nizh TEkegram, Teresa Tampleton worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teresa@ntelegram.com 1-800-268-7341

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