The Swiss Embassy in Bangkok reports that Switzerland has announced stricter COVID-19 rules for people vaccinated with vaccines not approved by the EU to access events and facilities.
Swiss Ambassador Helene Budliger Artieda said fully vaccinated travelers from Thailand can still enter the country, but will be subject to the new rule that requires a COVID-19 vaccination certificate with EU-approved vaccines, which include AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson.
As Thailand has implemented the mixed use of Sinovac and AstraZeneca, the embassy has suggested that those who wish to travel to Switzerland and who have received mixed vaccines apply for a certificate once the online system is in place.
According to the embassy, the policy will begin from September 20 with phased in until October 10 before it is fully in place. During the transition period, the Swiss government will still allow visitors with certificates for vaccines approved by WHO, including Sinovac and Sinopharm widely used in Asia and developing countries. (NNT)