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Basel airport introduces compulsory Covid-19 testing for 3 countries

National News // Aug. 4, 2020

Basel’s EuroAirport has introduced compulsory coronavirus testing for passengers arriving from Turkey, Israel and Serbia.
 

Unsplash Basel airport introduces compulsory Covid-19 testing for 3 countries


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.

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