Switzerland issued more entry bans in 2019 for potential criminals

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Over the past year, the Swiss authorities have issued 118 entry bans – more than ever before.

Those affected include radical Islamists, neo-Nazis, Mafia members and spies. The Federal Office of Police (Fedpol) can impose entry bans on dangerous foreigners who endanger Switzerland’s internal or external security. Fedpol consults with the Federal Intelligence Service (FIS) in this regard.

The number of entry bans issued in 2019 has risen largely due to greater emphasis put on organised crime (12) and illicit surveillance (31). The federal government has also issued 13 entry bans against neo-Nazis.

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