ADMIN NOTE: We will endeavour to keep this page updated with the most current travel information however as the situation can change on a daily basis, we strongly advise you to check with official sources (for example, the Swiss Embassy in your country of residence) before you book your trip and/or travel to Switzerland.
** IMPORTANT ** The information on this page is provided in good faith but it is the responsibility of individual travellers to confirm that they are eligible to enter Switzerland.
QUICK POINTS TO NOTE
- The best place to check the entry requirements is on the official online Travel Check as some nationalities must present proof of vaccination, proof of recovery or a negative test upon entry.
Last updated: 27 April, 2022 (GMT +10)
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What is the current coronavirus situation in Switzerland?
From 17 February, 2022, most the Covid 19 restrictions that were in place in Switzerland have been lifted.
- Masks will no longer be required EXCEPT on public transport and in healthcare facilities.
- A valid Covid certificate will no longer be required to access restaurants, museums, etc.
From 2 May, 2022, Switzerland will remove all Covid 19 restrictions and entry requirements. As at that date, the usual (pre-pandemic) entry rules for Switzerland will apply.
Can I travel to Switzerland right now?
ALL PERSONS PLANNING TO VISIT SWITZERLAND should consult the Federal Office of Public Health’s online Travelcheck to see what entry requirements apply to them as some countries are classified as ‘high risk’. The online checklist provides the most up-to-date information.
In order to gain entry to Switzerland (prior to 2 May, 2022), visitors from SOME countries must be able to show:
- Proof of vaccination
- Or proof of recovery
- Or a negative PCR test* (taken in the previous 72 hours) or a negative rapid antigen test* (taken in the previous 24 hours).
*Test costs must be borne by the traveller.
Note: Vaccinations must have been taken within 270 days of arrival in Switzerland in order to be valid.
As of 2 May, 2022, the usual (pre-pandemic) entry rules will apply – ie. no proof of vaccination or recovery required.
** As with everything Covid-related, this is an ever-changing situation. If you are currently travelling or will be in the near future, please keep checking entry requirements for both Switzerland, your home country and any other countries you are visiting as they can change without warning. **
Other considerations before you book your trip to Switzerland
Even if you are able to leave the country in which you are currently located and are allowed to visit Switzerland, you should also consider any quarantine requirements of countries you will be travelling to enroute to Switzerland or when you depart Switzerland.
The following are just some things that should be taken into consideration before booking your travel:
- Does your government allow international travel and/or does it have a ‘do not travel’ advice in place for Switzerland?
- Will you be required to quarantine on arrival in Switzerland or when you return to your home country?
- Will you need to provide a negative Covid test when you return to your home country or the next country you visit?
- Can you cover the cost of mandatory quarantine if it is required (or introduced whilst you are abroad)?
- Are flights departing to Switzerland/Europe regularly from your country for leisure purposes?
- What is the procedure for international visitors if outbreaks occur?
- Can you purchase travel insurance to cover your trip (health and cancelation costs)?
- What measures are in place in Switzerland to prevent the spread of Covid-19? You will be required to abide by all measures including the wearing of masks on public transport, for eg.