Traveling to Switzerland
COVID certificate requirement (entry into force 13.09.2021, 00h00 CET)
A COVID certificate is required to access indoor areas such as restaurants, cultural and leisure facilities in Switzerland.
For all outdoor events where COVID certificates are not mandatory, special requirements apply. Precise details may be found on the Precautionary measures page.
COVID Certificate for people vaccinated abroad (entry into force 20.09.2021, 00h00 CET)
If you were vaccinated abroad with a vaccine licensed in Switzerland or approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) or listed on the WHO Emergency Use List you can apply for Swiss Covid Certificate.
- Comirnaty® / BNT162b2 / Tozinameran (Pfizer/BioNTech)
- Spikevax® / mRNA-1273 / COVID-19 vaccine (Moderna)
- Vaxzevria® / AZD1222 / Covishield™ (AstraZeneca)
- COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)
- SARS-CoV-2 vaccine (Vero Cell) (Sinopharm/BIBP)
- CoronaVac (Sinovac)
*This list can be updated anytime.
You can apply for the COVID certificate from the canton where you are resident or temporarily residing. You can find information on the cantonal websites.
For more information, please refer to the website.
Entering to Switzerland
1) Registration requirement (entry into force 20.09.2021 00h00 CET)
All persons entering Switzerland, including those who have been vaccinated, have recovered or tested negative, must complete an entry form.
The entry form can be completed at the earliest 48h before entry.
Information on Entry Form
2) Test requirement (entry into force 20.09.2021 00h00 CET)
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: PCR test (not older than 72 hours) or rapid antigen test (not older than 48 hours) before departure. 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.
For more information, please refer to the website of the Federal Office of Public Health FOPH.
Coronavirus: Entering Switzerland
People arriving in Swtizerland from certain countries and areas will be required to go into quarantine (entry into force 06.07.2020 00h00 CET)
Federal Office of Public Health FOPH > Mandatory quarantine
Please find the list of countries subject to normal requirements for entering Switzerland.
List of high risk countries
All travelers must take note of the health-related measures at the Swiss border.
Please double check with the airline and the Embassy of the transit country for further information in order to transit.