The Swiss authorities exceptionally allowed to enter the country to non-citizens of EU countries, whose partners live in Switzerland. It is reported by the Swiss magazine The Local.
The government of Switzerland supported the initiative LoveIsNotTourism, which began in Denmark, Norway and Austria. Its essence lies in the fact that States make an exception and remove restrictions on entry for unmarried couples.
Deputy Director of the State Secretariat for migration Barbara buchez said that the conditions for entry such couples will change as soon as possible.
The Swiss authorities have established strict criteria to be reunited with their partners in Switzerland. In the initiative LoveIsNotTourism will not be able to participate a couple who never saw or met on the Internet.
Switzerland will not let those who try to immigrate to Switzerland under the guise of reunification. It will check the employees of the foreign Ministry and Migration service of the country, said buchez.
In Switzerland are now able to enter the citizens of Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay. The country also allowed the entry of residents of some countries outside the Schengen area (Bulgaria, Ireland, Croatia, Romania and Cyprus).