This is a single data point, entirely unscientific, but I thought I’d tell the story anyway.
We arrived into Switzerland last night by car from Italy. We took the crossing on the main highway from Como. We had carefully timed our PCR tests to be well within the 72-hour validity. We had converted our Italian Green Pass EU Electronic COVID vaccination certificate to the Swiss COVID Certificate app. We had both our Canadian passports and our Italian carte d’identità to hand.
We were waved over at the border crossing and tried to hand them all this stuff. They were completely uninterested. All they wanted was our 40 CHF/EUR to buy the highway toll sticker (vignette). They wouldn’t even look at the paperwork.
Then, while out walking today, no one was wearing a mask. Masks indoors at the supermarket but not outdoors. Our AirBnB host came over to check us in and stood indoors chatting for a good 20 minutes with no mask. Ticino has the highest case rate in Switzerland currently. But apparently no one cares. Very different experience from the current behaviours in Italy.
Has anyone else entered by road or rail recently? Any experiences to share?