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Coronavirus – What Swiss exporters need to be aware of

Short guide for internationally active companies

The number of cases of coronavirus infection is increasing worldwide, and with it uncertainty. Swiss and Liechtenstein business travelers also need to take this matter seriously. What do Swiss exporters currently need to be aware of? What do employees in affected areas need to know? An overview can be found in a short guide from International SOS. 

Short guide for internationally active companies

Use information sources from official bodies

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern” in connection with the new coronavirus. Before traveling, export companies should always very carefully read any announcements from the World Health Organization (WHO) and check any travel information supplied by the Federal Government. Up-to-date information on the situation in Switzerland and abroad as well as recommendations for travelers can be found on the website of the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health.

What Swiss and Liechtenstein SMEs need to be aware of

Internationally-operating small and medium enterprises (SME) in particular very often have local sales partners. We generally advise SMEs to speak with local partners and also to consider how urgent a trip abroad really is, especially when traveling to China.

Switzerland Global Enterprise’s own activities

We will make the necessary arrangements and offer our country consultations from the affected regions via Skype. Customers affected by special measures will be proactively notified and promptly informed of any significant changes.

Guide for business travel from International SOS

Our strategic partner International SOS, the world’s leading provider of health and safety services for business travel and postings, has produced a practical short guide:

  • What is the coronavirus and how can infection be avoided?
  • What do your employees in affected areas need to know?
  • What should you consider when planning your trip?

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