Representative Office of Switzerland Ramallah

Representative Office of Switzerland
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Travelling to Switzerland

On June 23, 2021, the Federal Council decided to lift the entry restrictions for persons from third countries who are vaccinated.

For vaccinated third-country nationals, the regular entry requirements to Switzerland applies again since June 26, 2021. Check recognized vaccines.

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.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic there are special rules for people entering Switzerland. Please refer to the information of the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH). Holders of a Schengen visas are NOT automatically entitled to enter Switzerland but must respect the travel restrictions in place (vaccination with a recognized vaccine; special rules for under aged children). All travelers are responsible for verifying the travel restrictions in place before departure. 

To see what rules apply to your own particular situation when entering Switzerland, consult the online TravelCheck.

The border authorities examine at the time of your entry, whether the legal entry requirements are still met. Travelers who benefit from COVID-19 entry exemptions on the basis of a valid vaccination certificate must present a valid vaccination certificate or a COVID-19 certificate when crossing the border.

Please check the website of the State Secretariat for Migration SEM which provides information on whether you are allowed to travel to Switzerland. Only if entry is permitted, you will find information on what rules are there on the FOPH website as the Federal Office of Public Health is responsible for health-related measures at the border. Please also note the section Additional information for incoming persons.

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.

The arrangement of an appointment on www.swiss-visa.ch and the visa application form are free of charge. 

Travelling to Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Slovenia

For vaccinated third-country nationals, the regular entry restrictions to the above mentioned countries applies again.

Due to COVID-19, special regulations apply upon entering the above mentioned countries. Holders of a Schengen visa are not entitled to automatic enter into the country, but must respect the travel instructions in place. All travelers are responsible for verifying travel restrictions in place before departure, as follows:

Estonia: please consult the webpage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Latvia: please consult the webpage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Previous registration at www.covidpass.lv is required for all travelers.

Slovenia: please consult the webpage of the Ministry of Interior and the measures to contain the spread of Covid-19 infections

Lithuania:  please consult the webpage of the National Public Health Center of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Lithuania

 

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