Founded in 1946, the British Residents’ Association of Switzerland (BRA) is a non profit organisation, for British, Commonwealth and Irish Citizens.
The Association organises numerous cultural, recreational, and social events in each of its regions for the benefit of its members.
The BRA also promotes friendship between its members and the people of Switzerland, helping the membership to know Switzerland’s different regional cultures and assisting them to integrate into Swiss life.
We look forward to meeting you soon at one of our regional events.
Message from the BRA Chairwoman
On the 9 April HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, sadly passed away. What a remarkable man he was. In November 1997 at a lunch at Banqueting House in London the Queen said in her speech honouring her husband “He has, quite simply, been my strength and stay all these years, and I, and his whole family, and this and many other countries, owe him a debt greater than he would ever claim, or we shall ever know”. On behalf of the Members of the British Residents’ Association a message has been sent to the Online Book of Condolence set up by the Royal Family for people to pay their tributes. The corona vaccination programme is well underway. Have we learnt a lot from this past year? I have learnt, amongst other things, patience and slowing down to adjust to the lifestyle we had to adopt. It has saddened us to hear of local businesses which did not survive the past year, not forgetting for one moment all the deaths of loved ones from the corona virus. One could only watch what has been happening and help out where ever possible and hope that we can slowly get back […]
HRH Prince Philip The Duke of Edinburgh 1921 – 2021 The British Residents’ Association of Switzerland would like to convey their deepest condolences to Her Majesty The Queen and her family, on the death of HRH Prince Philip The Duke of Edinburgh. Our thoughts and prayers are with them all at this very sad time.
Dear All, The Consular Section has been answering many of your questions since the end of the Transition Period and throughout the current Corona pandemic. We would like to summarise the most common enquiries relating to both the UK and Switzerland’s current travel restrictions, Covid-19 measures, entry requirements and quarantine rules as we go into spring and hopefully be able to go out more. Entering the UK: If you are planning to travel to the UK, you should check the current regulations regarding entry, quarantine and other measures that might be in place. Please be aware that these rules can change quickly in the current situation. For further Information please check: gov.uk/uk-border-control Leaving the UK/ Entering Switzerland: The UK has taken a number of measures to combat the pandemic. While the “Stay in the UK” restrictions are in place, you are only allowed to leave the UK if you have a reasonable excuse. Check if this applies to you here: gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-declaration-form-for-international-travel. If you are travelling to Switzerland, you should check our travel advice for the latest guidance: gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/switzerland. For all UK nationals visiting Switzerland, visiting family members or new residents, the entry requirements have changed as well since 1 January 2021. You can […]
Around Europe, all countries have been implementing measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 infection. Please click on the blue link below to find the latest restrictions introduced by the Swiss Federal authorities. New coronavirus Remember: Your local canton or commune might introduce further measures which affect you. Please check with your local authorities what is the up to date information in your region.
Click on event image to see full event details.