International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Summary

The following information is applicable to people who are fully vaccinated and traveling from Malaysia to Switzerland.

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Border Status
PARTIALLY OPEN

Travel is allowed with restrictions for vaccinated travelers

Policies
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Cases Per Million
1,046.43
Decreased by185.94
at 12/7/2021
Vaccinated
67.36%
Increased by0.30%
at 12/6/2021
Return Status
RESTRICTED

Entry restricted for international travelers

Border Status

Allowed

Travel is allowed with restrictions for vaccinated travelers

Description

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

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Travelers who are not fully vaccinated are not allowed to enter.

Travelers under the age of 18 who have not been vaccinated because of their age and who are traveling with an adult (parents, siblings, grandparents, or other caregivers) who have been fully vaccinated are permitted to enter Switzerland.

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Start Date
11/26/2021
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Before You Leave

Mandatory

Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results

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Description

Travelers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. The test must be taken a maximum of 72 hours before arrival in Switzerland.

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

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers under the age of 16.

Please see the source for more details.

Testing Options
  • A Pcr Test Up To 72 hours Before Arrival
Relevant Documents and Resources
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Mandatory

Mandatory entry form

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Travel Purpose
TourismBusinessMedicalTransit
Description

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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Mandatory

Mandatory proof of vaccination

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Description

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, Sinopharm, Sinovac and COVAXIN.

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, Armenia, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Vatican City, Israel, Moldova, Monaco, Morocco, North Macedonia, Panama, San Marino, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom.

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 and can apply for the Swiss COVID certificate.

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Travelers that have received a combination of 2 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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On Arrival

Mandatory

Mandatory COVID-19 testing on days 4-7

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Description

Travelers regardless of their vaccination status must take a COVID-19 PCR or rapid antigen test 4-7 days after arrival in Switzerland. The result of the second test must be reported to the canton for a maximum of 2 days.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers under the age of 16.
Testing Options
  • A Pcr Test Up To 4 days
  • A Antigen Test Up To 4 days
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Not Required

No quarantine required

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Description

Travelers are not required to quarantine on arrival in Switzerland.

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Mandatory

Mandatory health pass for public activity

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Description

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 Swiss COVID Certificate, EU Digital COVID Certificate, or a certificate that is compatible with the EU Digital Covid Certificate. Please see the source for more details on approved vaccine certificates.

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.

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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Please check the source for more details.

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While You're There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in public

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Description

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
1,046.43
Decreased by185.94
at 12/7/2021
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
17.10%
Decreased by0.70%
at 12/6/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
67.36%
Increased by0.30%
at 12/6/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
5,870,406
Increased by26,033
at 12/6/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
1.39
Increased by-0.04
at 12/4/2021

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

Local Guidelines

Restrictions are gradually lifting, most facilities have re-opened and private gatherings are allowed with a maximum of 30 people indoors and 50 people outdoors. A COVID Certificate (EU Digital Certificate) as proof of vaccination, negative test result, or previous recovery is required to access most facilities and establishments or to attend events. Due to a recent increase in confirmed cases of COVID-19, some businesses and events may only accept proof of vaccination or previous recovery to enter, a negative test result on its own will not be sufficient in these cases. Visitors without an EU Digital Certificate, who have recovered or been vaccinated abroad, may request a Swiss Covid Certificate at https://covidcertificate-... Further information related to the COVID-19 response in Switzerland can be found at https://www.bag.admin.ch/...
Checked
12/7/2021

Use of mask

Status
Required
Severity
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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

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Operating
Severity
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Public transportation is operating as usual.

Restaurants

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Restrictions in place
Severity
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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

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Restrictions in place
Severity
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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

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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

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Restrictions in place
Severity
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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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