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New rules for entry to Switzerland

New rules for entry to Switzerland

Berne, 17.9.2021 – From Monday 20 September, travellers entering Switzerland who have not been vaccinated or have not recovered from COVID-19 will have to present a negative test result. The Federal Council has also set out details of how people who have been vaccinated abroad or have recovered abroad can obtain a COVID certificate.

Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines authorised for over-12s

Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines authorised for over-12s

Berne, 31.8.2021 - We recommend that everyone aged 12 and over be vaccinated with an mRNA vaccine. It protects against COVID-19 and prevents the virus from spreading among young people.

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New look for the SafeZone online platform

21.4.2021 – The relaunched SafeZone online addiction advice platform gives visitors the option of asking questions and doing additional self-tests, and provides more information and assistance for families of those with addictions.


Clinical Research: The Database

12.10.20 - On the Swiss online portal SNCTP, interested individuals can find approved clinical trials in the field of human research. The functions have now been extended.

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Cannabis plants

Cannabis pilot trials

From May 15th 2021 pilot trials involving the dispensing of Cannabis for non-medicinal purposes are possible. These trials are intended to create the basis for the future legal regulation of cannabis.

Reproductive Medicine: facts & figures

Reproductive Medicine: facts & figures

Who undergoes treatment to fulfill their desire to have children? And how many children are conceived with medical assistance? A monitoring programme provides data on reproductive medicine.

Health system is highly rated by the population

Health system is highly rated by the population

The vast majority of residents aged over 18 in Switzerland are satisfied with the quality of healthcare received. This was shown by the latest survey conducted in eleven countries by the Commonwealth Fund.


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When a behaviour becomes an addition

When a behaviour becomes an addition

Shopping and video games are fun diversions – but not for everyone. When a passion turns into excessive behaviour, an addiction can develop. More on this in the new edition of spectra. 

Gambling: help on the web

Gambling: help on the web

Win Back Control is a web-based self-help programme for people addicted to gambling. “We reckon that only ten per cent of gambling addicts at the most are in treatment,” says project head Michael Schaub.

Bilancio intermedio delle strategie MNT e Dipendenze

Interim verdict on the strategies

“The biggest achievement is that the NCD strategy has resulted in more funds being available for prevention across Switzerland,” says Salome von Greyerz in an article on national prevention programmes in the latest spectra (in German).

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Strategy Health2030

Everyone in Switzerland should continue to benefit from high-quality, affordable healthcare. In the Health2030 Strategy, you can find out how the Federal Council intends to achieve this goal.



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