March 18, 2020 / 3:42 PM / 20 days ago

Swiss expand entry restrictions to fight coronavirus spread

ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland is extending to Spain entry restrictions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus outbreak, the government said on Wednesday. The restrictions will also apply with immediate effect to air traffic from Italy, France, Germany and Austria, which have been designated high-risk countries, as well as to all countries which are not part of the Schengen free-travel area.

The government said it would also not issue national or Schengen-area visas to people from outside the area for an initial period of three months excluding exceptional cases.

Reporting by John Revill; Editing by Michael Shields

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