International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Allowed

Entry into Switzerland From Germany is Allowed with Additional Requirements

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Travelers from selected countries are allowed to enter Switzerland. Please check the documentation, quarantine, and/or testing requirements before traveling.

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Swiss Public Health FOPH
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9/27/2021
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Before You Leave

Mandatory

Mandatory proof of vaccination

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Vaccinated travelers must have become fully vaccinated in the last 12 months before travel with a vaccine authorized for travel to Switzerland such as Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Janssen, and others.

Travelers from a country outside of the EU and that have made an agreement with the Swiss government to accept foreign vaccination certificates may provide a vaccination certificate issued in those countries. Currently, vaccination certificates are also accepted from these countries Albania, Andorra, Faroe Islands, Vatican City, Israel, Monaco, Morocco, North Macedonia, Panama, San Marino, Turkey, and Ukraine.

Travelers unable to present a valid certificate may be required to comply with rules for unvaccinated travelers.

Travelers with access to the EU Digital Certificate may use it to present proof.

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Travelers that have received a combination of two different vaccines may still be considered fully vaccinated. Please check the link for more information on accepted vaccine combinations.

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Swiss Public Health FOPH
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Not Required

No proof of COVID-19 test results for vaccinated travelers

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Travelers who have a vaccination certificate recognized by Switzerland are not required to have a negative COVID-19 test result before travel. Please check the proof of vaccination recommendation for more details.

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In Transit

Mandatory

Mandatory entry form

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Travelers, including those in transit, must fill up an entry form before entering Switzerland. The form can be completed 48 hours before entry at the earliest.

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Children can be included in the form of an adult traveling with them.

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On Arrival

Mandatory

Mandatory health pass for public activity

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Travelers aged 16 years and older must have proof of vaccination, recovery, or a negative test for COVID-19 in order to enter events, festivals, bars, restaurants, museums, and other venues and activities in Switzerland.

If you have been vaccinated, you can either show a recognized non-Swiss certificate or you can have a Swiss COVID certificate issued. You will be issued with the COVID certificate on the application on paper or as a PDF document with a QR code. With the COVID Certificate app, you can host your COVID certificate on your mobile device.

If you are unvaccinated, you must have a test, and if the result is negative you can then be issued with a COVID certificate.

Your personal details on the COVID certificate should correspond with those in your passport or on your ID card.

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Travelers who have been vaccinated abroad with a vaccine approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and who are resident in or traveling to Switzerland are able to obtain a Swiss COVID certificate. This means that travelers who have been vaccinated abroad or have recovered abroad, such as tourists, can also participate in social activities in Switzerland. The documents can be submitted electronically.

In a transitional phase until 24 October 2021, all foreign vaccination certificates for EMA-approved vaccines and licensed products containing these vaccines will be valid for access to events or facilities requiring a COVID certificate.

Please check the source for more details.

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Not Required

No quarantine required

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Travelers are not required to quarantine on arrival in Switzerland.

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Swiss Public Health FOPH
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While You're There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in public

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Travelers aged 12 years and older must wear masks on public transportation, indoors, events, and in public places where the physical distance of 1.5 meters can not be maintained.

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COVID-19 Risk Information

Very High Risk
COVID-19 transmission is very high in Switzerland.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
128.18
Decreased by27.00
at 10/22/2021
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
5.20%
Decreased by1.80%
at 10/20/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
65.18%
Increased by0.46%
at 10/21/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
5,680,856
Increased by40,203
at 10/21/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
0.97
Decreased by0.08
at 10/18/2021

Data is sourced from Our World In Data, and risk levels are assessed and scored based on the CDC guidelines.

Local Guidelines

General

Restrictions are gradually lifting, most facilities have re-opened, and small public events are allowed with adapted safety measures in place. Private social gatherings are currently limited to a maximum of 30 people indoors and 50 people outdoors. A COVID Certificate (EU Digital Certificate or similar) as proof of vaccination, negative test result, or previous recovery may be required to access most facilities and establishments or attend large-scale events. Further information related to the COVID-19 response in Switzerland can be found at https://www.bag.admin.ch/... Full details on accepted COVID certificates can be found at https://www.bag.admin.ch/...
Last Checked
10/22/2021

Use of mask

local guidelines for use of mask
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Required
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Face masks are required in public spaces, enclosed spaces, on public transportation, and when social distancing cannot be respected.

Public transportation

local guidelines for public transportation
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Operating
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Public transportation is operating as usual.

Restaurants

local guidelines for restaurants
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Restrictions in place
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Restaurants are open and indoor dining is only available to customers with a COVID Certificate. Customers may be required to provide their personal details for contact tracing purposes.

Bars

local guidelines for bars
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Restrictions in place
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Bars are open and indoor dining is only available to customers with a COVID Certificate. Customers may be required to provide their personal details for contact tracing purposes.

Nightclubs

local guidelines for nightclubs
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Restrictions in place
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Nightclubs are open. Admission to events where customers can dance is only available to those with a COVID Certificate.

Shops

local guidelines for shops
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Restrictions in place
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Shops and services are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing.

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