New measures for entering Switzerland
As of Monday, 20 September 2021, everyone entering Switzerland must present a completed entry form. This applies regardless of your vaccination status, the country you are travelling from and the form of transport.
If you are fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 within the last 6 months, you only need to show an entry form on arrival in Switzerland. You are exempt from the test requirement.
If you are not fully vaccinated or unable to prove that you have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months, the test requirement applies in addition to the requirement to fill out an entry form. You will be asked to provide proof of a negative PCR test or rapid antigen test twice:
- On entry: Get a PCR test (not older than 72 hours) or rapid antigen test (not older than 48 hours) at your departure location. You will need to present the test result together with the completed entry form on arrival.
- 4-7 days after arrival: A few days after your arrival, you will need to get another PCR test or rapid antigen test in Switzerland. The result of this test must be reported to the cantonal authorities. You’ll find the contact details in the section Contact details of the cantonal authorities.
If you already have an "EU Digital COVID Certificate" or a certificate compatible with the "EU Digital COVID Certificate", then you do not need to apply for a Swiss Covid certificate. These certificates are recognised in Switzerland.