Situation in the Middle East

In light of the situation in Israel and the Gaza Strip, as well as the ongoing tensions in the region, our paramount concern remains the safety and well-being of our community.

Following an in-depth risk assessment in collaboration with our partner, International SOS, and in line with the latest advice from the Swiss Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAE), EPFL’s Direction has decided to:

Prohibit all travel to Israel, Palestine and Lebanon, taking effect immediately and until further notice.

Should you have arranged travel to these countries in the coming weeks, we recommend liaising with your travel agencies, airlines, or accommodation establishments to discuss options for cancellation or deferment. CWT travel agency stands ready to support you in these endeavours.

The Department of Security, Safety and Facilities Operations Management (DSE) conducts daily reviews of the situation and will provide updates regarding any potential relaxation or expansion of this travel restriction.

We are most grateful for your understanding and cooperation during these challenging times and earnestly hope for a prompt stabilisation of the situation in the region.