Coronavirus Update Zurich - Back in businessUpdated: June 22, 2020
Has the spread of the Coronavirus slowed down in Zurich?Yes, the spread of the Coronavirus almost came to a halt in Switzerland and its economic capital Zurich. When stay-at-home lockdown restrictions were imposed on Swiss society in mid-March, the number of new cases of COVID-19 in Switzerland increased gradually before hitting about 1200 new cases per day at the beginning of April. Throughout April the rate of the virus' spread decreased steadily to around 100 cases per day and lower at the beginning of May. Since the easing of restrictions in mid-May and early June, allowing people to gather and businesses to reopen, new cases in all of Switzerland have stabilised at the very low number of around 20 to 30 new cases daily. Find all the updated coronavirus numbers here: www.corona-data.ch.
As of June 22, there were 3685 confirmed cases in the canton of Zurich (of this number 130 people have died). In all Switzerland there are more than 31 200 cases and 1956 deaths reported. Find all the updated coronavirus numbers here: www.corona-data.ch.
By now the lock down has been eased considerably. All businesses including restaurants, bars, museums and sports establishments are now open again, though restrictions apply. The main restriction that remains is to keep a distance of 1.5 meters all the time, there is a maximum amount of people that can attend a venue or a shop. If keeping that distance is impossible, you are advised to wear a face mask. Public transport is back at full steam including all the touristic lines, boat and ship traffic on the lakes and gondolas and the like to the mountain peaks. However, in public transport it is strongly recommended to wear a face mask. Events with up to 1000 participants are allowed. You will have to leave your contact details and might be asked to wear a mask.
Travel within Switzerland is possible without restrictions. The borders are open again for all residents of EU- and Schengen countries. No restrictions apply. There is no quarantine requirement for travellers entering Switzerland who are free of symptoms of illness. However, boarders ar still closed for residents and/or citizens of non-Schengen-countries. There are some exceptions, please check this government website for details and updates.