Switzerland looks forward to the return of Chinese tourists

Switzerland looks forward to the return of Chinese tourists

According to the CGTN report, in 2019, visitors from China spent Switzerland has a total of 1.85 million nights in hotels, while with the improvement of the epidemiological situation, the country wants to return Chinese tourists, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

“When Chinese tourists come, they spend a lot of money. Be it services such as hotels, and of course the purchase of goods from Switzerland. This makes Chinese visitors very important,” Andre Aschwanden, spokesman for Switzerland Tourism, told CGNT.

In order to attract more visitors from China, the Swiss authorities have launched campaigns, but so far, the return of Chinese tourists is still slow.

A notice previously provided by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of China reported that since February 6, Chinese travel agencies as well as tour operators will have the right to resume pilot outbound group tours, as well as provide visitors with airline and hotel packages.

The Swiss authorities have previously confirmed that passengers from China arriving in Switzerland will not be required to undergo a mandatory testing process, despite the fact that an increased number of COVID-19 cases have been reported in China.

The Swiss government noted that the Omicron variant common in China poses only a small risk to the Swiss population and the Swiss healthcare system.

Chinese tourism representatives expect a significant recovery in travel from China to Switzerland after the complete lifting of COVID-9 restrictions. 


In addition to the Chinese, Switzerland also attracts a large number of Canadians who plan to travel to Switzerland for tourism purposes. Data provided by the Federal Office of Statistics showed that last year there was a cumulative 83 percent increase in the number of nights spent by Canadians in that country, up 227,658 nights.

In addition, it was noted that the cumulative rates night traffic from the United States and Canada to Switzerland in January this year was 9.7% higher compared to the same period in 2019.

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