The Swiss government has announced that it will reduce the validity of vaccinations from 12 months to nine months in February.

Key Points:

  • Beginning Feb. 1, authorities will reduce the validity of vaccination certificates from one year to 270 days from the date the last applicable dose was administered.
  • Individuals who have received a COVID-19 vaccination will no longer be considered fully vaccinated nine months after the date of their last applicable dose.
  • Certificates that were issued before Feb. 1 will be reduced to 270 days, including certificates for those who have received booster doses.

Additional Information: As of Jan. 12, authorities reduced the mandatory quarantine requirement to five days. Beginning Jan. 22, fully vaccinated or previously recovered travelers no longer need a negative COVID test to enter the country.

BAL Analysis: The Swiss government will reduce the validity of vaccinations to ensure that their vaccination certificates remain valid in the EU. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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