COVID-19 travel restrictions
For information in connection with the new coronavirus (COVID-19), the information and instructions of the local authorities (Israeli Ministry of Health) as well as the recommendations of the World Health Organisation (WHO) must be observed in particular. At federal level, the Federal Office of Public Health FOPH informs the population about the COVID-19 coronavirus.
The FDFA asks all travelers abroad to register their journey and place of stay on the Travel Admin App to ensure that the representation can contact you.
Travelling to Switzerland
Due to COVID-19, the Swiss government has imposed entry restrictions on travelers from certain countries and territories.
As of Monday, 13 September 2021, Israel and other countries will once again be on the list of Corona risk countries of the State Secretariat for Migration (SEM).
According to this list, non-vaccinated third-country nationals may only enter Switzerland in a situation of utmost necessity (case of hardship).
However, persons coming from a country at risk may still enter Switzerland if they can prove that they have been vaccinated with a recognised vaccine.
Who can enter Switzerland?
What are the requirements to enter Switzerland?
Who needs to go into quarantine upon arrival in Switzerland?
Travelling to Israel
Due to the global COVID-19 situation, travelers without Israeli citizenship or residence in Israel are not allowed to enter Israel. Exceptions are possible under certain conditions. (see website of the Israeli migration authorities).
The Israeli Ministry of Health provides information on its website about the currently applicable entry and quarantine regulations.
Please note that according to information from the Israeli Ministry of Health, travellers from Switzerland will have to go into quarantine immediately after their arrival in Israel from 16 August 2021.
The Israeli Ministry of Health hotline +972 (0)8-6241010 is available for questions regarding the new coronavirus.
For information on the availability of flights to and from Israel, we refer you to the website of the Israel Airports Authority