COVID legislation

Switzerland’s COVID legislation was enacted to help contain the coronavirus and prevent the country’s healthcare system from becoming overwhelmed. Its nationwide measures have now been lifted following the return to more normal conditions.


Explanatory notes

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Covid-19 Act

The Federal Covid-19 Act was passed by the Swiss parliament on 25 September 2020. It creates a legal basis allowing the Federal Council to maintain the measures resolved by emergency decree that are still necessary to manage the Covid-19 epidemic.

Further information

Communicable Diseases Legislation – Epidemics Act, (EpidA)

The Epidemics Act aims to ensure that communicable diseases are detected, monitored, prevented and controlled at an early stage and helps to better manage disease outbreaks with a high risk potential.

Last modification 30.08.2023

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