On 23rd June 2021, the Federal Council decided to lift the entry restrictions for Switzerland for persons from third countries who have been vaccinated.
For fully vaccinated third-country nationals with a vaccination certificate confirming vaccination with an EMA or WHO recognized vaccine, regular entry requirements apply.
Children below the age of 18 years do not need to be vaccinated.
Entry restrictions continue to apply to foreign nationals who are not vaccinated and are without rights of free movement, entering from risk countries or regions and who do not belong to any of the exceptional categories of the COVID-19 Regulation 3 (exceptional categories).
Holders of a valid Swiss residence permit or a valid Visa-D are able to travel to Switzerland. Holders of an expired Swiss residence permit due to COVID-19 circumstances can apply for a return Visa-D.
Booking of a prior appointment with the Embassy is mandatory for all application types and has to be fixed by phone (+880 255 051 601) or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) before the application may be submitted. Please bear in mind when arranging your appointment for a Schengen C-Visa, that the procedure for the visa takes another 14 days, from your application date.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are special rules for people entering Switzerland i.e. regarding the vaccination. Kindly refer to the information of the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH).
To see what rules apply to your own particular situation when entering Switzerland, consult the online Travelcheck