International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Allowed

Entry into Switzerland From United States is Allowed with Additional Requirements

Description

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
Start Date
6/17/2021
Changed
7/30/2021

Before You Leave

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 Pzier/BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Janssen, and others. Please check the source for more information.

Travelers have the option to present proof via EU Digital Certificate.

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Swiss Public Health FOPH
Start Date
7/9/2021
Changed
7/30/2021

While You're There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in some places

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Description

Travelers aged 12 years and older must wear masks on public transportation and indoor public places.

Start Date
7/6/2020
Changed
7/30/2021

COVID-19 Risk Information

Very High Risk
COVID-19 transmission is very high in Switzerland.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
86.99
Decreased by6.47
at 8/2/2021
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
4.40%
Decreased by0.80%
at 7/31/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
53.97%
Increased by0.74%
at 8/1/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
4,671,134
Increased by64,025
at 8/1/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
1.29
Increased by-0.08
at 8/1/2021

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 as Switzerland has entered a 'stabilization phase'. 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. Further information related to the COVID-19 response in Switzerland can be found at https://www.bag.admin.ch/...
Last Checked
7/28/2021

Use of mask

local guidelines for 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

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

Restaurants

local guidelines for restaurants
Status
Open
Severity
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Restaurants are open and customers may be required to provide their personal details for contact tracing purposes.

Bars

local guidelines for bars
Status
Open
Severity
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Bars are open and customers may be required to provide their personal details for contact tracing purposes.

Nightclubs

local guidelines for nightclubs
Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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Nightclubs are open but a COVID-19 certificate is required for entry.

Shops

local guidelines for shops
Status
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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