(MENAFN – Swissinfo) Border checks over the past two months have found about 700 people entering Switzerland without the necessary negative Covid-19 tests, the customs administration has confirmed.
This content is published April 3, 2021 – 17:32 April 3, 2021 – 17:32 Keystone-SDA / dos
According to figures published in the Schweiz am Wochenende newspaper on Saturday, of these 700 cases, about a fifth were forced to pay a fine of CHF200 ($ 212).
People who can provide reliable information about where they are traveling, and why, are generally not subject to fines when stopping at the border, the Swiss Federal Customs Administration (FCA) told the Keystone-SDA news agency.
Regarding the relatively low number detected overall, the FCA said it did not systematically check people entering by car, bus or train – it carried out ‘risk-based and sporadic’ checks.
The FCA also has no plans to increase its presence at the border: thanks to the general decline in border traffic, they have set priorities elsewhere, he said.
At the airport, meanwhile, where every incoming traveler is screened, the numbers are even lower: only about a dozen cases have been detected at Zurich airport of people landing without negative PCRs or rapid tests. This is explained by the fact that people are generally not allowed to board an airplane without showing such a test.
List of risks
Since 8 February this year, travelers arriving in Switzerland via any mode of transport from a ‘high risk’ country or region must show evidence of a negative PCR test conducted within the last 72 hours; Travelers entering by plane from any country, including those without risk, must also test negative. The exceptions to this are children under 12 years of age.
All travelers entering Switzerland from anywhere that is not a region directly bordering the country must also complete the online registration form available here External link.
A list of countries currently deemed not at high risk by the State Secretariat for Migration can be found here External link.
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New Zealanders have reportedly been offered a false negative Covid-19 test result certificate in an attempt to comply with the Government’s pre-departure testing regime.
And the regime is being questioned by experts, who agree that it is not functioning the way it should.
Health Director General Dr Ashley Bloomfield said officials were checking the system, as more people tested positive for Covid-19 on their first day in managed isolation, even though it had produced negative results abroad.
Although the overhaul of the system may prove difficult, as it relies on the Covid-19 testing capabilities of other countries, this is “the most important measure for New Zealand,” according to one expert.
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This was when University of Auckland microbiologist Dr Siouxsie Wiles revealed that he had been notified of someone being offered a false negative pre-departure test certificate for a fee.
This led him and epidemiologist Dr Michael Baker to raise questions about the effectiveness of the pre-departure testing system.
The pre-departure rules, which came into effect in late January, aim to “better protect New Zealand from Covid-19,” said Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins at the time.
The rules mean a returnee must show a negative Covid-19 test certificate to come to New Zealand.
They were announced at the same time as the expansion of the managed isolation testing regime, under which nearly all returnees will receive a 0/1 day test.
According to Ministry of Health data, a large number of people who returned positive results for Covid-19 upon returning to New Zealand did so on day 0/1.
According to Wiles, this data tells two stories.
The first is that the Government is right to introduce the 0/1 day test rule.
“It’s clear from the number of positive 0/1 day tests we got that their introduction is a good idea,” said Wiles.
But the data also show that the pre-departure testing regime is not working as expected.
“For those who test negative, it just tells us they were negative at the time of testing,” said Wiles.
“That doesn’t mean they aren’t incubating the virus or won’t be infected in the time between their tests and arriving in New Zealand.”
And there’s another problem: fake test results.
“I’m sure unscrupulous people will also offer false negative pre-departure test certificates for a fee.
“Someone contacted me to inform me that their relative had been offered in France but was turned down.”
Baker said the government needed to do more work to improve the pre-departure system, given how important it was to New Zealand’s Covid-19 defense.
“Finding ways to manage this risk is perhaps the most important action for New Zealand, in terms of managing Covid.”
There are several ways that can be done, he said.
For example, returnees could be asked to sign a statement saying that they had been in isolation for a week prior to their departure and that they had regularly worn a mask.
In announcing his policy of pre-departure testing, Hipkins said: “It is important to remember that this will not stop Covid-19 from entering New Zealand.
“We will still see people show up at the border who later test positive – our goal is to reduce the number of people arriving with Covid-19.”
Nonetheless, Bloomfield told reporters on Friday that the Government was examining a pre-departure testing regime.
Although “very few” people return to New Zealand without evidence of pre-departure testing, he said the nature and reliability of the tests vary around the world.
But it’s something that’s always assumed and, therefore, that’s why the 0/1 day test rule was enforced.
He said the Government did not specifically look at one country’s pre-departure testing regime because officials did not have all the information on different testing approaches.
“But we’re really taking, at face value, a valid certification from the fact that someone is undergoing a pre-departure test, which does require fairly specific information.”
Testing data shows some countries clearly have significantly worse pre-departure testing regimes than others.
India, for example, has a particularly poor track record with around 40 people testing positive for Covid-19 on day 0/1 upon their return to New Zealand since the pre-departure rules came into effect.
The figure was even higher when the 3rd day test was taken into account.
Unfortunately, there appears to be little New Zealand that can do about the flawed pre-departure system, said Wiles.
“In an ideal world, we would watch where people get tested so we know the results are reliable, and we have the facilities to isolate people before they board the plane to minimize the chance of getting infected in transit.”
But it is effectively moving the MIQ system offshore, Wiles said.
“We know how difficult it is to run the system here in New Zealand so the idea that we can outsource overseas is completely impractical.”
LAHORE – Special Assistant to the Chief Minister of Punjab Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said that the election of the Chairman and Deputy Chair of the Senate had revealed that the negative politics of the PDM had met a logical end.
In a statement on Saturday, he said the unnatural alliance of opposition parties was fast moving towards an end and the time had come for ‘Prince Sindh, fake Princess and Maulana’ to split. He accused PPP and PML-N of stabbing each other in the back. He said that Prime Minister Imran Khan through his wisdom had brought their cheap politics to the ground.
He said famous goons had been insulted from every place in the country and would meet the same fate in future too. He added that those who beat the drums until yesterday are now mourning their defeat. Dr Firdous said PDM leaders had now withdrawn from Punjab after facing defeat in the Center. He said Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar was Prime Minister Imran Khan’s army and the PM had great confidence in him.
He said the Chief Minister took a serious and swift decision to control the recent Covid-19 wave in the province.
He said 1,239 new coronavirus patients had been reported in the province over the past 24 hours and the number of active cases had reached 9,106.
He said 34 coronavirus patients died in Punjab during 24 hours bringing the total death to 5731. He said during the 24 hours 16,377 tests were carried out in the province bringing the total tests so far to 34.97,102.
He said the new lockdown restrictions were put in place in places where the number of coronavirus patients reached 5 percent of the population, and aimed to prevent people from this epidemic. He appealed to the public to support the government in its efforts to fight the corona virus.