Over 50,000 people denied entry into Switzerland since lockdown began
56,000 people have been denied entry at Swiss customs since March 13, with around 150 fines imposed every day - according to the latest figures from the Federal Customs Administration.
Fines are issued for crossing at unauthorised border crossings, damage to barriers and there’s a 100 CHF fine for ‘shopping tourism’.
The problem is worse in some regions than in others - with the highest number of violations in the Canton of Geneva.
The army has 50 professional and 750 civilian soldiers deployed to police the country’s borders.