Coronavirus related information
Traveling to Switzerland
Due to COVID-19, the Swiss government has enacted entry restrictions for
travelers from certain countries and territories.
Can I enter Switzerland from Canada? No.
Can I enter Switzerland from the Commonwealth of the Bahamas? No
Are there exceptions? Yes
- Swiss citizens (if you do not have a valid Swiss passport, please contact the Consulate General in Montréal or 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.
For details please check the website for Federal Office Migration FAQ "Who is not affected by the ban no entry to Switzerland"
What do I have to do to get an exemption for essential travels? Please contact this Consulate General via email.
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.
Do I have to fill out 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 travelers
If I am entitled to enter Switzerland, do I need to go into quarantine? Yes, until further notice. See updates by the Federal Office of Public Health FOPH.
Can I transit through Switzerland to a third country? Consult the entry FAQs by the State Secretariat for Migration SEM.
For mask requirements in Switzerland, please consult the latest guidelines here.
- Please note: Further obligations may apply depending on the canton.