Covid-19 FAQ and Info Page

(updated on the 21st of April 2022) (updated on the 21st of March 2022)



1) What is the current COVID situation in Switzerland and at L’Abri?

As of February 17th, masks and COVID certificates are no longer required anywhere except for masks being required on public transport, and in health institutions such as hospitals.


L’Abri is now run as usual. We will still practice the basic hygiene rules, such as frequent hand washing and regular cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces.


See this website for further information:

https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home/krankheiten/ausbrueche-epidemien-pandemien/aktuelle-ausbrueche-epidemien/novel-cov/massnahmen-des-bundes.html


2) What happens if someone is sick or has COVID?

Following the Swiss guidelines in place, everyone who has COVID symptoms will be promptly tested. If someone tests positive, they will be asked to self-isolate and follow the usual requirements of the Swiss government.


Important note: we cannot promise that it will be possible to be in isolation at L’Abri due to limited space available. For Summer 2022 in particular, it is unlikely that there will be spaces available to self-isolate if you contract COVID, which means you may need to find a hotel/alternative place to isolate.


For more information on isolation, please see this website:

https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home/krankheiten/ausbrueche-epidemien-pandemien/aktuelle-ausbrueche-epidemien/novel-cov/isolation-und-quarantaene.html

3) Are there any things to do to travel to Switzerland?

At the moment, nothing special is required (no testing or vaccination certificate) in order to travel to Switzerland.

Switzerland requires vaccination (with in specific time periods) or proof of recovery (also within specific time periods) for people coming from select countries, the USA being one of them. See this website, https://travelcheck.admin.ch/home, for information about your entry requirements. If you are an American coming on a tourist visa in the section titled “Entry requirement” in the website’s questionnaire select Other unless you know for sure that one of the other options applies to you.

If there are any changes, they will appear on this website:

https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home/krankheiten/ausbrueche-epidemien-pandemien/aktuelle-ausbrueche-epidemien/novel-cov/empfehlungen-fuer-reisende/quarantaene-einreisende.html


As always, we are keeping tabs on the situation as it changes and can’t promise that things will stay the same. Feel free to email us if you have any questions or concerns. The links to the websites above should be helpful if there are changes.

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