The U.S.plans to open up to foreign visitors as of November 08 2021 after a Corona related closure of 18 month. Details are still being fleshed. However the basic condition is a complete vaccination by means of a WHO* (*not decided yet) certified vaccin.
According to Swiss Intl. Airlines the opening of the borders to foreign tourists has triggered an unexpected strong rush of bookings. The airline is struggling to get additional planes and staffing ready in time. Interestingly the desire to take a US trip even seems to further the local COVID vaccinating campaign as a positive side effect.
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A so-called Corona Certificate is required to access restaurants, bars, clubs and most public facilities (events, fitness centers, sports (soccer etc). The Swiss Certificate may be downloaded on cell phones, iPads or as a pdf for printout. It may be used troughout Europe and vice-versa. Certificates of people without vaccination based on negative Covid tests are valid for 48 hours. Hotels are not required to request a Covid Certificate at this time. However, all other regulations apply. For travel to Switzerland pls. see next page
In a nutshell - restrictions for travel from and to Switzerland have been removed to a large extent inspite of a growing infection rate of the DELTA version in particular. The "low" number of hospitalizations now serves as key criteria for the government to evaluate the situation. Basic safety requirement such as face masks etc. ermain in place.
The following graph displays the high level of Swiss travel to the US over a period of 25 years. In particular it shows the stability of the Swiss outbound market and the fast recoveries after strong fluctuations. The key factor of influence on the volume clearly is the rate of exchange USD vs.CHF.