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
Time to update the letter on the Website. With such lovely weather today it didn’t take me long to find the appropriate picture depicting the present situation of snow in the mountains and flowers in the valleys. Probably a bit early to get the deckchairs out but it certainly cheers one up after the long winter in lockdown. Perhaps we will have a few cold spells but I do think we are slowly on our way to spring, better weather and happier more positive times. This quote from Charles Dickens sums up March weather very well. It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold, when it is summer in the light and winter in the shade. Charles Dickens Great Expectations You will all have been receiving our monthly events calendar. Once again, I regret to say; most events having to be cancelled. Luckily our zoom meetings, in all the regions, have been a success, bringing people together and those taking part having lively discussions. Despite the success of these meetings it will be really lovely to get back to our events and one of the things we have been missing most […]
Happy New Year! and Information for UK nationals
Her Majesty’s Ambassador, Jane Owen, and everyone at the Embassy wishes you and your loved ones all the best for the New Year! As the Brexit Transition Period comes to an end on the 31st of December, we will continue to work hard to ensure that you have the information you need about living in Switzerland. We have summarised the most recent information and important links below. As you will be aware, the UK and Switzerland have agreed on the UK-Swiss Citizen’s Rights Agreement, as well as a number of continuity agreements in other areas (which include trade, air services, road transport, insurance and services mobility), which are ready to come into force at the end of the transition period. These agreements provide a high degree of continuity for individuals and businesses in both Switzerland and the UK. For further information see: gov.uk/government/collections/eu-exit-transition-switzerland. What to know about the Citizen’s Rights Agreement? The UK-Swiss Citizens’ Rights Agreement protects the rights of UK nationals living in Switzerland, those who frontier work into Switzerland, as well as Swiss nationals living in the UK. It means that if you are a legal resident in Switzerland before the 1st of January 2021, you will be able to continue living your […]
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.
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