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. […]


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 […]


“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 […]


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 […]


Dear BRA Members,    Easter Day is a Christian festival which celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The holiday falls on 4 April this year and is celebrated across the globe. According to the New Testament, Easter occurs three days after the crucifixion of Jesus by the Romans at Calvary 30 AD.   Whatever your […]

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 […]

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. […]

December Message from the Chairwoman

Dear Members, Sadly, we are not much further with the Corona situation since the last time I wrote to you with the BRA news. We have to inform you that our Secretary, Heidi Bigmore has resigned, it has not been an easy time for any of us. We would like to thank Heidi for her […]