Message from the BRA Chairwoman

February brings the rain, thaws the frozen lake again. March brings breezes loud and shrill, stirs the dancing daffodil. April brings the primrose sweet, scatters daisies at our feet. Writing that makes me look forward very much to April with the promise of warmer weather! This year Easter Sunday will be on the17th April. I […]

Message from the BRA Chairwoman

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR GREETINGS   The Council of the British Residents’ Association of Switzerland hope that you all have a safe and relaxing holiday season. We have had more than our share of challenges this year, so are wishing you peace and hope at Christmas and a New Year full of better days. Thank you […]

Message from the BRA Chairwoman

Our winter Bulletin now covers November, December and January. This is much easier for the Editors as they are able to get the Bulletin out in November rather than during the busy Christmas period. It also helps the regional Councillors plan their Christmas luncheons nearer to the date instead of in the middle of summer! […]

EMBASSY NEWS

Dear All, With COVID-19 still affecting and dominating our daily lives, and vaccination certificates now being compulsory for most indoor events in Switzerland, we would like to provide some clarification on the use and exchange of COVID-certificates, including such ones that have been issued outside of Switzerland. Additionally, we have some good news to share […]

Message from the BRA Chairwoman

This is the first time, since last year, that I have the feeling we are regaining a bit more freedom. The numbers of corona cases seem to be declining, it is obviously too early to throw caution to the wind and of course we still have to adhere to all the Government rules and regulations. […]

EMBASSY NEWS

Dear All, In our last contribution to the BRA bulletin the British Embassy Berne informed you about the UK’s and Switzerland’s Covid-related travel restrictions. Despite Switzerland’s falling infection numbers and accelerating vaccination campaign, travel between the two countries remains restricted. Please refer to the links in our previous message to stay up to date on […]

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 […]

ANZAC DAY

“In grateful remembrance of those who gave their lives and suffered for our freedom” In commemoration of ANZAC Day, The British Residents’ Association have sent a wreath, with the above message, to the Australian and New Zealand Consulates-General to be laid at the Commonwealth Grave plot at the St. Martin’s Cemetery in Vevey on the […]

IN MEMORIAM

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.

EMBASSY NEWS

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 […]