LATEST GENEVA COVID RESTRICTIONS: RESTAURANTS, QUARANTINE EXEMPTIONS, GATHERINGS AND MORE
IN THE NEW PHASE BEGINNING 31 MAY 2021 – Restaurants and bars will almost completely reopen, quarantine is no longer required for returning travelers who have already had COVID or have been vaccinated, and more – find out exactly what’s changing right here. We do encourage everyone to continue being careful though so we can keep businesses open!
Here are the highlights:
- Restaurants and bars can reopen indoors as well as outdoors
- Maximum 6 people per table outside, and 4 people per table inside (parents may eat together with their children)
- No more restricted opening hours
- Hotel restaurants are open
- Nightclubs remain closed
- Travelers returning to Switzerland no longer need to quarantine or get tested if they’ve been vaccinated or have had COVID. The same policy applies for exposure to people who test positive for COVID.
- Gatherings, including weddings: Up to 30 people indoors (up from 10), and 50 people outdoors (up from 15)
- Up to 50 people may play sports outdoors, and up to 4 people for contact sports
- For indoor professional sporting events, up to 100 people may be in the audience
- For outdoor professional sporting events, up to 300 people may attend (too late for us to see Federer, though!)
- Thermal baths may reopen
- All shops are open
- For cultural events, up to 100 people may attend indoors and up to 300 people outdoors
- In the education sector, in-person classes are no longer restricted
- Work from home is no longer required if employees can get tested regularly
These policies are as of 31 May 2021. Want to know more details? Read the fine print of the Geneva COVID restrictions, in English (the source of information for this article), as well as RTS.
FIND OUT HOW TO REGISTER FOR THE COVID VACCINE HERE.
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