Switzerland is preparing to reopen to vaccinated US travelers


Get ready to say “Grüezi” — Switzerland is expected to reopen to vaccinated travelers on June 28.

The decision hasn’t been finalized yet. The Swiss government is expected to do so on June 23, according to Bloomberg.

Although Switzerland is not a part of the European Union, it is part of the Schengen Zone and has been restricting access to travelers from outside the zone to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Switzerland has only had 32 cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 people in the last seven days, and its vaccination numbers have reached almost 34 percent, according to Reuters.

The opening is expected to apply to US visitors and other countries, and other COVID-19 restrictions are expected to loosen. Other Schengen Area countries reopening include France, Portugal, and Spain.