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Switzerland - Covid travel rules, EU Digital Covid Certificate, restrictions and measures in place

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To ensure safe travel during the continued coronavirus pandemic, the EU has agreed on a common approach to free movement restrictions. A traffic-light system to classify EU countries (EU 27 + Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland) according to their epidemiological (rate of infection) situation has been put in place. This information is available online providing travellers with the latest data and details on any restrictions and special rules in place (such as quarantine and testing requirements).

As some countries may have stricter rules, check here for more information on the specific rules that apply when travelling to Switzerland.

What are the rules to enter this country with or without the EU Digital COVID certificate from an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?

COVID-19 travel restrictions were lifted in Switzerland. Travellers do not need to provide proof of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test result. In addition, all domestic pandemic measures have been lifted.

Health measures will still apply for travellers arriving from countries or areas of variant concern. All travellers are reminded to consult lists maintained by the Federal Office of Public Health. Currently, there is no country or area on the list.

 


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You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

Documents you need to travel in Europe
Health cover for temporary stays

What are the rules to enter this country from outside an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?

COVID-19 travel restrictions were lifted in Switzerland. Travellers do not need to provide proof of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test result. In addition, all domestic pandemic measures have been lifted.

Health measures will still apply for travellers arriving from countries or areas of variant concern. All travellers are reminded to consult lists maintained by the Federal Office of Public Health. Currently, there is no country or area on the list.

 


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You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

Documents you need to travel in Europe
Health cover for temporary stays

Can I transit this country?

COVID-19 travel restrictions were lifted in Switzerland. Travellers do not need to provide proof of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test result. In addition, all domestic pandemic measures have been lifted.

Health measures will still apply for travellers arriving from countries or areas of variant concern. All travellers are reminded to consult lists maintained by the Federal Office of Public Health. Currently, there is no country or area on the list.

 

National health measures

There is no longer a requirement to present a COVID-19 certificate to enter public facilities and venues such as shops, cinemas, theatres and restaurants, or to attend events. The recommendation to work from home has been lifted. 

The Swiss authorities will continue to issue COVID-19 certificates recognised by the EU. It must be assumed that other countries will continue to require a COVID certificate for travel and in other settings. Be aware that specific cantonal rules may apply.

Restrictions at the regional or local level

Consult the corresponding canton to find out which cantonal measures apply. Where the cantonal measures are stricter than the national measures, then these must be observed. The links to information provided by the cantons can be found on the website www.ch.ch (in German, French or Italian).

Use of facemasks

There is no national requirement to wear masks. However, the cantons have the possibility of imposing their own mask requirements.

Safety measures for public transportation

Public transportation is operating as normal. 

Quarantine

There are currently no countries of variant on the mandatory quarantine list. However, travellers from outside the EU/Schengen area are reminded to consult lists maintained by the Federal Office of Public Health and the State Secretariat for Migration to check their national status for entry.

Learn more:

Federal Office of Public Health

National use of COVID-19 Certificates

Information on COVID-19 Certificates in Switzerland

COVID-19 travel restrictions were lifted in Switzerland. Travellers do not need to provide proof of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test result. In addition, all domestic pandemic measures have been lifted.

Health measures will still apply for travellers arriving from countries or areas of variant concern. All travellers are reminded to consult lists maintained by the Federal Office of Public Health. Currently, there is no country or area on the list. 

Necessary information regarding visas, travel documents, etc., can be found on the website of the State Secretariat for Migration. Travellers can check their travel status and whether they are approved for entry at the Travelcheck site.

The Swiss authorities will continue to issue COVID certificates recognised by the EU. The cantons will still be able to impose their own certificate requirements.

Learn more:

Federal Office of Public Health

State Secretariat for Migration

Travelcheck

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The 'EU Digital COVID Certificate' (EUDCC) is digital proof, valid in all EU countries, that a person has either been vaccinated against COVID-19, has recovered from COVID-19, or has received a negative test result. National authorities are responsible for issuing the certificate.

Learn more:
EUDCC - Questions & Answers
EUDCC - Factsheet

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