Rules for entry to Switzerland and for people vaccinated abroad to access the COVID certificate as of 20 September 2021

Position, 06.12.2021

The Federal Council wants to prevent an increase in the number of infections caused by people returning from the autumn holidays.

Updated - 06 December 2021

The Federal Council wants to prevent an increase in the number of infections caused by people returning from the autumn holidays. Updated - 18 November 2021

Coronavirus: New rules for entry to Switzerland and for people vaccinated abroad to access the COVID certificate, Press release, 03.12.2021

For detailed information on Switzerland’s health-related measures at the border, please refer to the following leaflet (PDF, 97.5 kB).

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Update as of 06 December 2021

Mandatory testing

A negative PCR test must be presented upon entry. Persons arriving in Switzerland must prove that they have had a molecular biological analysis test for SARS-CoV-2 (PCR Test Covid-19) done within the last 72 hours prior to entering Switzerland (time of specimen collection) and that the result of the test was negative. We therefore ask you to take into account the travel and transfer times as well as the time difference.

After four to seven days in Switzerland, another test, carried out in Switzerland, is required. This test is chargeable. Those entering the country pay for the tests themselves.

All test results must be reported to the canton within 2 days. Contacts of the cantonal authorities

Entering Switzerland

Children under the age of 16 are not subject to the testing requirement and do not need proof of a negative test result.

Entry form

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.

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The Travelcheck allows you to check whether and under what conditions you can enter Switzerland.

The website of the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) contains many other details that will certainly be helpful to you, especially the list of risk countries and areas.

The Embassy of Switzerland in the Philippines assumes no liability for the accuracy and completeness of the information.