Consulate General of Switzerland in Chicago

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COVID-19 Information

Information about travel to Switzerland:

Entry restrictions still apply to US citizens and residents in the USA. To check if you are exempt from the entry ban and for more information please see Visa & entry to Switzerland

Information about negative COVID test and QUARANTINE 

Beginning March 25, 2021: Travelers arriving in Switzerland from the USA will no longer have to go into quarantine (FOPH).

Mandatory for all airline passengers travelling from the USA to Switzerland:

  • Present valid proof of a negative PCR test, taken no more than 72 hours (time of specimen collection) before departure. Children under the age of 12 are exempt from the test requirement. For further exemptions and acceptance of a rapid immunological test conducted less than 24 hours before departure, please see the website of FOPH
  • Electronic form for incoming travelers

Please visit the website of the Federal Office of Public Health FOPH for detailed information and instructions. 

Information for Swiss citizens:

The Federal Council recommends to avoid non-urgent foreign travel whenever possible.

Swiss citizens must travel with a valid Swiss passport in order to enter Switzerland. Dual citizens should be aware that U.S. citizens are required by law to enter and leave the United States with a U.S. passport.

For travels to or via the United States, only the U.S. authorities can give you the necessary information.  Please consult the following websites:
US Embassy in Berne
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC

For urgent requests, contact the FDFA Helpline (Tel. +41 800 24-7-365/ +41 58 465 33 33) or your Swiss representation in the USA (Washington, Atlanta, New York or San Francisco).

Helpline FDFA  

For information related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) consult the information and directives of the local authorities and the recommendations of the World Health Organization WHO.


In Switzerland, the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) provides information about the new coronavirus.  


The Travel Advice Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland (FDFA) offers travelers basic information by informing on possible risks and certain precautions (in German, French and Italian). They are to be considered as a complementary source of information.
FDFA Travel Advice

Visa & entry to Switzerland

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