The following information is applicable to people who are fully vaccinated and traveling from Saudi Arabia to Switzerland.View restrictions for unvaccinated travelers
Governments are changing their policies rapidly in response to the Omicron variant. We recommend checking in regularly and verifying requirements with the linked sources before making travel plans.
Travel is allowed with restrictions
Travelers from selected countries are allowed to enter Switzerland. Please check the documentation, quarantine, and/or testing requirements before traveling.
Transit is allowed with restrictions
Travelers may transit through Switzerland in most cases. However, travelers wishing to transit through Switzerland from a banned country to another Schengen country will generally not be allowed to do so.
Transit restrictions do not apply to:
- Schengen citizens and residents.
For more details, please check the source.
Before You Leave
No proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results for vaccinated travelers
Fully vaccinated travelers are not required to have a negative COVID-19 test to enter Switzerland.
Mandatory entry form
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.
Children can be included in the form of an adult traveling with them.
Mandatory proof of vaccination
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, Covaxin, and Novavax.
From January 31st, 2022, travelers must have become fully vaccinated in the last 270 days.
A combination of 2 different vaccines approved by the WHO, Swissmedic, and the EU (EMA) are accepted.
Travelers who have received the Janssen vaccine must have received it at least 22 days prior to travel.
Travelers are considered to be fully vaccinated after recovering from COVID-19 and receiving 1 dose of an approved vaccine.
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, Cape Verde, El Salvador, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Vatican City, Israel, Lebanon, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Panama, San Marino, Serbia, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay, New Zealand, Singapore, Togo, United Arab Emirates, and Tunisia.
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.
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.
No proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results for transit
Travelers transiting through Switzerland airside are not required to have a negative COVID-19 PCR test for their transfer.
No quarantine required
Travelers are not required to quarantine on arrival in Switzerland.
Mandatory health pass for public activity
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.
Only travelers with a valid vaccination and recovery certificate are able to go inside restaurants, cultural, sporting, and leisure venues and attend indoor events (2G). To provide additional protection, masks must also be worn in these settings, and food and drink may only be consumed while seated. In settings where masks cannot be worn, such as brass band practice, or where it is not possible to eat or drink while seated, such as at bars and discos, admission will be limited to vaccinated or recovered persons who also present a negative COVID-19 test result (2G+). People who within the last 4 months have been fully vaccinated received a booster, or recovered from COVID-19 do not have to take a further test.
Please check the source for more details.
While You're There
Masks are mandatory in public
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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