Travelling to Switzerland
Due to COVID-19, the Swiss government has enacted entry restrictions for travelers from certain countries and territories. These travelers can only enter Switzerland under certain conditions (“essential travels only”).
A list of countries exempt from entry restrictions (“non-high risk countries”) can be found here.
Can I enter Switzerland from Canada? No.
Are there exceptions? Yes:
- Swiss citizens (if you do not have a valid Swiss passport, please contact the Consulate General in Vancouver)
- Permanent residents in Switzerland with proof of permanent residency.
- EU/EFTA citizens with a valid passport
- Canadians citizens and permanent residents in Canada for documented essential purposes only, subject to authorization.
What do I have to do to get an exemption for essential travels?
Please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
If I am entitled to enter Switzerland, do I need to go into quarantine?
Yes, until further notice
Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH)
Do I have to present a negative PCR Covid-test before boarding the plane?
Yes, you have to present valid proof of a negative PCR test, taken not more than 72 hours (time of specimen collection) before boarding. Children under the age of 12 years are exempt from the test requirement.
See further details here: Entering Switzerland
Do I have to fill in a form?
Yes, all international travelers have to fill out and submit the following form prior to boarding a flight to Switzerland: Form for incoming Traveller
Find further information on current entry restrictions to Switzerland here: FAQ Entry restrictions