identify them after they are gone. As Exit has staff in Europe, it is possible for an Exit member (who has no one to be with them at the end) to have an Exit staff member perform the ID duty. The Exit staffer would greet you on your arrival in Switzerland and take it from there. The ID service is offered free to life members of Exit International.
When Switzerland closed its borders to the outside world on 15 March 2020 because of the Corona Virus, the service offered by Pegasos was thrown into question. While Exit understands that the other Swiss VAD services stopped operating soon after this date, Pegasos has continued to quietly go about its business with a small, but significant, number of people getting entry to Switzerland. Because travel for ‘medical reasons’ has been allowed, entry for a VAD, in these cases at least, has also been permitted. By configuring a VAD as a ‘medical reason’, some folk have succeded in going through with their plans. While there can be no guarantee, this is good to know.
Irespective of timelines, Pegasos urges all would-be clients to complete a VAD application form online, and get their paperwork together so that when the country formally reopens its borders, the desired VAD can go ahead with minimal delay. Of course, Swiss citizens can apply as normal and receive a VAD at their home (as would be the case, regardless of the pandemic).