Authorities issue H1N1 checks for travellers

The Federal Health Office will increase its controls at Switzerland's borders to fight the spread of the H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu.

This content was published on June 29, 2009 minutes

People entering Switzerland can be medically examined if necessary, authorities said on Monday.

Airlines and other companies that facilitate cross-border passenger transport will be required to release passenger data if authorities suspect somebody is carrying the virus.

Passengers will be given a questionnaire about their health and the tests will be non-invasive.

Authorities are also requiring all doctors to report suspected H1N1 cases to cantonal authorities within one day.

As of June 29, 54 confirmed cases of H1N1 have been registered in Switzerland. and agencies

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