Basel airport introduces compulsory Covid-19 testing for 3 countries
Basel’s EuroAirport has introduced compulsory coronavirus testing for passengers arriving from Turkey, Israel and Serbia.
The airport serves passengers from Switzerland and France and the screening tests are carried out according to French legislation.
However, while a negative test releases a traveller from French quarantine restrictions, it doesn’t has the same effect for those staying in Switzerland, they would still have to complete a 14-day isolation period.
Officials explain a negative test doesn’t actually rule out infection as it takes at least 5 days for the virus to be detected in the body.
There is no compulsory testing at Zurich or Geneva airports.