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New rules on entering Switzerland
Everyone entering Switzerland must present a completed entry form (rare exceptions may apply, please refer to art. 3 of the COVID-19 Ordinance on International Passenger Transport). It is important to fill out the electronic entry form on a computer or smartphone at the earliest 48 hours before the travel in order to receive a QR code by email. This code needs to be kept at hand for inspection upon arrival in Switzerland. The controlling authority can impose a fine if the entry form is not completed or if the information provided is false.
Entry restrictions to Switzerland as of 04.12.2021
From 04.12.2021, new rules apply to entry into Switzerland and access to the Covid certificate for persons vaccinated abroad.
Entry: Quarantine lifted , testing obligation strengthened
From Saturday, December 4, 2021, all countries will be removed from the quarantine list. In order to continue to prevent the spread of the new Omicron variant as far as possible, a stricter testing regime will apply to all entries into Switzerland. This testing obligation also applies to vaccinated and recovered persons. In addition to a PCR test prior to entry, a second test (PCR test or rapid antigen test) must be performed between the fourth and seventh day after entry. This test ensures that infected persons who have contracted the virus shortly before or during travel are detected. The cost of the test must be borne by the persons entering the country.
All persons entering the country must observe the border sanitary measures of Switzerland. The interactive Travelcheck shows you which measures are valid for you.
Every person entering Switzerland must present a completed entry form (in rare cases exceptions may apply, see Art. 3 of the COVID-19 regulation on the international movement of persons). It is therefore important to fill in the electronic entry form on a computer or smartphone at least 48 hours before travel in order to receive a QR code by e-mail. This code must be kept ready for inspection upon arrival in Switzerland. The border control authority may impose a fine if the entry form has not been completed or if the information is incorrect.
Further information can be found on the website of the Federal Office of Public Health FOPH:
Issuance of COVID certificates:
In addition, as of September 20, all persons who have been vaccinated abroad with a vaccine recognized by the European Medicines Agency (EMA list) and who are domiciled in Switzerland or who enter Switzerland, can obtain a Swiss COVID digital certificate recognized in the Schengen area. In addition, for a limited group of people (permanent or temporary residents in Switzerland) certificates are also issued for vaccinations on the WHO list. Until October 10, 2021, as a transitional measure, all foreign vaccination certificates (e.g. WHO vaccination certificate) are valid for access to facilities or events requiring a certificate. More information
The following vaccines are accepted for entering Switzerland:
- Pfizer/Pfizer/BioNTech (BNT162b2 / Comirnaty® / Tozinameran)
- Moderna (mRNA-1273 / Spikevax / COVID-19 vaccine Moderna)
- AstraZeneca (AZD1222 Vaxzevria®/ Covishield™)
- Janssen / Johnson & Johnson (Ad26.COV2.S)
- Sinopharm / BIBP (SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine (Vero Cell))
- Sinovac (CoronaVac)
For more information about vaccines please visit the under mentioned internet sites:
These rules do not apply for travelers, who are entering Switzerland from a country with the new Delta variant.
People who have been vaccinated with two different vaccines are considered to be fully vaccinated if:
- the vaccines used have been approved by the authorities in Switzerland (Swissmedic) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) or are on the WHO emergency use list and
- they were administered in accordance with the regulations or recommendations of the state in which the vaccination took place.
Vaccination must be documented in the form of a recognized certificate or other proof of vaccination. In addition to your last name, first name and date of birth, the proof of vaccination must also include the date of vaccination and the vaccine used.
Please note: not all international vaccination certificates that allow entry to Switzerland also allow entering places with a COVID certificate requirement in Switzerland (e.g. restaurants).
Representation Agreements with Other Schengen States
Due to the visa restrictions in connection with COVID-19, Switzerland suspended the representation agreements with other Schengen states on 18 March 2020. They are currently still suspended. Following the Federal Council's decision of 23 June on entry facilitation, the FDFA is now sounding out with the other Schengen states at what point in time, at which location and under which modalities visa applications for travel to the Member State represented by Switzerland can be submitted again. At the present time, we are unfortunately unable to make any predictions as to when this will be possible again.
For additional information, please consult the webpage of the State Secretariat for Migration SEM