UAE residents staying in a single day in Switzerland have surpassed pre-pandemic ranges, in accordance with the most recent figures launched by Switzerland Tourism. Comparing figures between July to December 2021 with the identical interval in 2019, the variety of bed-nights recorded, elevated 20.8% from 188,384 to 227,482. The variety of UAE arrivals additionally grew from 75,084 to 85,632, throughout the identical interval, 2019 versus 2021.
“These are extraordinary figures and underscores the popularity of Switzerland with Emirati nationals as well as residents. From the moment that UAE residents were allowed to travel to Switzerland (June 28, 2021) we have seen a significant increase in the volume of visitors and the length of stay has also grown from an average of 2.5 nights per visitor to 2.66,” commented Matthias Albrecht, GCC director for Switzerland Tourism.
The substantial improve in numbers is supported by a current survey carried out by YouGov, which in its 2022 Travel and Tourism Brand and Destination Rankings Report, highlighted Switzerland as the highest ranked abroad vacation spot for UAE residents.
YouGov’s index gave Switzerland a optimistic impression rating of 31.6 a year-on-year improve of 17.9%, forward of Singapore (30.9), Canada (28.6) and the Maldives (27.6).
In additional welcome information for UAE travellers to Switzerland, on February 17, 2022, the Swiss federal authorities introduced that visitors from the UAE are now not required to supply an entry type, vaccine certificates, or adverse PCR check.