Swiss hotel overnight-stays down by almost 50%

Swiss hotel overnight-stays down by almost 50%

Aug. 7, 2020, 9:45 a.m.
Overnight-stays at Swiss hotels have plunged by a record 47.5% in the first half of the year - with foreign demand do...
Swiss economy expected to suffer less than others in Europe

Swiss economy expected to suffer less than others in Europe

Aug. 6, 2020, 10:14 a.m.
The Swiss economy is expect to suffer less from the Covid-19 crisis than other countries in Europe.   
Seven sailors celebrate National Day with fondue whilst floating down Rhone on kayak

Seven sailors celebrate National Day with fondue whilst floating down Rhone on kayak

Aug. 3, 2020, 11:26 a.m.
A group of seven sailors have celebrated Swiss National Day by enjoying a full-scale fondue onboard a kayak.  ...
Pandemic and heatwave change usual National Day plans

Pandemic and heatwave change usual National Day plans

July 31, 2020, 9:47 a.m.
Tomorrow is National Day, but it will be a muted affair. 
Swiss and Italian police operation leads to 75 arrests

Swiss and Italian police operation leads to 75 arrests

July 22, 2020, 8:48 a.m.
Years of cooperation between Swiss and Italian police culminated yesterday after 75 people were arrested in a joint r...
National Day celebrations largely cancelled due to Covid restrictions

National Day celebrations largely cancelled due to Covid restrictions

July 1, 2020, 10:32 a.m.
This year’s National Day celebrations on August 1st are set to be a damp squib, due to large-scale cancell...
SWISS to return to 40% of pre-pandemic schedule by end of October

SWISS to return to 40% of pre-pandemic schedule by end of October

June 30, 2020, 10:02 a.m.
SWISS International Airlines says it plans to have 40% of its pre-pandemic services running by the end of October. 
'Not incompatible with neutrality' for Switzerland to take seat on UN Security Council

'Not incompatible with neutrality' for Switzerland to take seat on UN Security Council

June 26, 2020, 9:05 a.m.
The foreign minister says it won’t be incompatible with neutrality if Switzerland takes a seat on the UN Securi...
Covid-19 contact tracing app expected to be released this week

Covid-19 contact tracing app expected to be released this week

June 15, 2020, 11:15 a.m.
The Swiss contact tracing app should be released at the end of the week. The Federal Health Office says the app is re...
Austria opens borders in further lockdown easing

Austria opens borders in further lockdown easing

June 4, 2020, 9:25 a.m.
In a further sign of lockdown easing, Austria is the latest country to open its borders once again to all its neighbo...
Swiss-Canadian vaccine to be tested on mice in Geneva

Swiss-Canadian vaccine to be tested on mice in Geneva

June 3, 2020, 9:38 a.m.
A joint Swiss-Canadian coronavirus vaccine is due to be tested on mice in Geneva.  If the tests go well, clinica...
Those who've downloaded track and trace app asked to delete it

Those who've downloaded track and trace app asked to delete it

June 2, 2020, 9:04 a.m.
If you’ve downloaded the Swiss track and trace app, the Federal Health Office is asking you to delete it. 
Geneva and Zurich airports prepare for return of passengers

Geneva and Zurich airports prepare for return of passengers

May 29, 2020, 9:45 a.m.
Geneva and Zurich airports are gearing up to restart.
US citizens could be prioritised in case of Switzerland producing vaccine

US citizens could be prioritised in case of Switzerland producing vaccine

May 18, 2020, 9:52 a.m.
The Sunday press is speculating that even if a new Covid-19 vaccine is produced in Switzerland, US citizens could be ...
Swiss urged to take summer vacation in Switzerland

Swiss urged to take summer vacation in Switzerland

May 11, 2020, 9:47 a.m.
With international travel so uncertain this summer, we’re all being urged to take our vacations in Switzerland....
Geneva and Annemasse officials meet at border in 'cold war' like scene

Geneva and Annemasse officials meet at border in 'cold war' like scene

May 8, 2020, 9:30 a.m.
In a scene which the press likened to a cold war prisoner swap, officials from canton Geneva and the neighbouring Fre...
Survey shows Swiss concerned about loss of personal freedoms

Survey shows Swiss concerned about loss of personal freedoms

May 8, 2020, 9:28 a.m.
A new survey shows Swiss people are becoming more concerned about the loss of personal freedoms – which many fe...
Cross-border couple's picnic interrupted by police helicopter

Cross-border couple's picnic interrupted by police helicopter

April 28, 2020, 10:08 a.m.
A couple who were having a picnic in a forest near the German border had their quiet time rudely interrupted when cus...
Switzerland drinking more wine, 20% is Swiss

Switzerland drinking more wine, 20% is Swiss

April 24, 2020, 10:25 a.m.
20% of the wine we drink in Switzerland is Swiss - according to latest figures.   
Watch industry hopes to bounce back after global lockdowns lifted

Watch industry hopes to bounce back after global lockdowns lifted

April 22, 2020, 9:41 a.m.
The Swiss watch industry is also pinning it hopes on lockdowns being lifted across the world as sales are down over 2...
Ski resorts reject offering season pass holders compensation for early closure

Ski resorts reject offering season pass holders compensation for early closure

March 30, 2020, 10:13 a.m.
Many Swiss ski resorts won’t be offering any compensation to season pass holders, after the lifts were clo...
Some flights to the US continue

Some flights to the US continue

March 13, 2020, 7:05 a.m.
Despite the US travel ban, SWISS International Airlines says it will keep some flights running from Switzerland to th...
Swiss politicians pressure country to protect citizens against Covid-19

Swiss politicians pressure country to protect citizens against Covid-19

Feb. 24, 2020, 9:41 a.m.
Politicians in canton Ticino are calling on Bern to take stronger action to protect the country from Covid-19.
Swiss BMW steering wheels targeted by thieves in Italy

Swiss BMW steering wheels targeted by thieves in Italy

Feb. 20, 2020, 8:55 a.m.
Swiss registered BMW’s are being targeted by thieves in Italy. 
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