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Please be informed, that Switzerland has adopted measures to combat the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19 Ordinance 2). These measures aim at protecting the population and the health system in Switzerland. Based on Art. 5 Annex I of the Agreement on the Free Movement of Persons (FMOPA), the free movement rights are therefore limited.

Notification procedure for short-term work in Switzerland remains available. Contrary to the usual provisions, the notification must be made from the first day of business, regardless of the sector or industry concerned. At present only activities that meet an overriding public interest within the meaning of Ordinance 2 COVID-19 can currently be accepted.

The cantonal authorities are responsible for processing the notifications. If the condition of overriding public interest is not met, the processing of the notification is suspended.  For technical reasons, in case of suspension, no notice via the online notification procedure can be sent to the submitters of the notification. It is not possible to enter Switzerland without a notification confirmation (positive confirmation).

Suspended notifications will be deleted seven days after the end date of the registration period. Once the restrictions imposed by COVID-19 Ordinance 2 have ended, the notification must be re-registered if the need still exists at that time.

In case of questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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