The Swiss government will not provide assistance to adult nationals who joined terrorists fighting in Syria and Iraq in their efforts to return to Switzerland, Arab News reported, citing the authorities.
According to the report, the officials appealed to national security interests in explaining the move.
"For the government, the ultimate goal is clear: Switzerland's security and the protection of its population are top priorities," it said.
This comes after earlier reports that Austria intended to withdraw consular protection for its citizens who had fought alongside Daesh*, declining appeals to take captured Daesh fighters back.
Recently, the situation regarding the potential return of foreign terrorist militants has intensified in Europe. On February 16, US President Donald Trump called on European countries to take back more than 800 Daesh fighters captured by the United States in Syria, and put them on trial.
*Daesh (also known as ISIS/ISIL/IS) is a terrorist group banned in Russia