Switzerland has confirmed that UK holidaymakers heading for France, Italy and Germany won’t need to quarantine for 10 days when landing at Geneva Airport.
The country introduced the mandatory self-isolation for arrivals this week to try to limit the spread of the new COVID variant, Omicron.
Initially it was unclear whether the quarantine applied to skiers and other British holidaymakers landing in Geneva but heading straight over the border into France.
However, an updated from the Foreign Office today says: “There is no quarantine requirement for travellers arriving in Switzerland from the UK who wish to travel onward to another country, as long as travel through Switzerland is less than 24 hours and does not involve a stopover.
“More detail is in this ordinance updated on 30 November 2021 (in German). There is no quarantine requirement for those in transit airside at the airport.”
The advice states that there is no need to test or quarantine as long as arrivals do not stop in Switzerland.
The clarification is great news for the British ski industry as Geneva is the closest airport to many of France’s biggest ski resorts.