Flu Pandemics in Switzerland

Understand what to do in the event of an outbreak of bird or swine flu...

The Coronavirus disease Covid 19 pandemic closed down the entire world in early 2020. Various strains of influenza spread rapidly and can cause concerns of a pandemic. These include viruses such as the A/H1N1 "swine flu" virus and the H5N1 "bird flu" virus affecting livestock.

Information is always readily available in the media (print news and TV) and from government organisations.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) monitors health issues within the United Nations country.

Coronavirus Covid 19: Information for Switzerland

The Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) has up-to-date information on the status of the pandemic and details on other outbreaks in the country. 

Information in English

WHO, the World Health Organisation, is responsible for coordinating the global response to human cases of avian flu and provides information in English.

Official Consular Information - Pandemics Affecting Humans

Consulates provide information for their nationals in the possible event of pandemic influenza.