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Coronavirus: the regions in the red zone updated

The Belgian authorities had placed the Lake Geneva region – which includes the cantons of Geneva, Vaud and Valais – in the red zone on Saturday, which resulted in a stay ban due to Covid-19.

Lhe cantons of Valais and Vaud in Switzerland are removed from the red list of travel destinations, to return to the green, confirmed Tuesday evening Foreign Affairs. The announcement was made at La Libre Belgique by Minister Philippe Goffin. The list will be officially updated on Wednesday at 4 p.m., but travelers on their way to these townships can already get there, without any obligation to quarantine or test. Geneva, on the other hand, remains in the red zone.

The Belgian authorities had placed the Lake Geneva region – which includes the cantons of Geneva, Vaud and Valais – in the red zone on Saturday, which resulted in a stay ban due to Covid-19. The decision had sparked misunderstanding among several Swiss politicians.

In a tweet released Tuesday evening, the head of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), Ignazio Cassis, quoted by ATS, said he was “delighted and relieved that Belgium is adapting its travel recommendations”. “I welcome this decision taken by the Belgian Celeval evaluation unit and wish the Belgians happy holidays who are planning to visit Switzerland,” he continues.

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