New coronavirus

Masks compulsory on all public transport from 6 July 2020. In addition, travellers from certain regions will have to go into quarantine. The ban on large-scale events for over 1000 people is set to remain in place until the end of August.

Quarantine for travellers: Ordinance and list (in German (PDF, 392 kB, 02.07.2020), French (PDF, 392 kB, 02.07.2020) and Italian (PDF, 386 kB, 02.07.2020))

Infoline for people travelling to Switzerland: +41 58 464 44 88, 6am to 11pm

Coronavirus Infoline: +41 58 463 00 00, 6am to 11pm

Personal responsibility remains important: Washing your hands regularly with soap and water and keeping your distance are still the best ways of preventing infection. Continue to observe the rules on hygiene and social distancing as the coronavirus should not be allowed to spread again.



Situation in Switzerland

Cases of coronavirus infections and deaths, epidemiological situation, search for antibodies, advisory body, press conferences, news


SwissCovid app and contact tracing

SwissCovid app for mobile phones, contact tracing (breaking transmission chains)


Measures and ordinances

Measures, easing of measures, conditions for reopening, permitted events or activities, still prohibited, criminal provisions, explanations


Isolation and quarantine

Explanations of terms, aims of isolation and quarantine, what to do in the event of symptoms and contact with infected persons


Requirements for sets of precautionary measures

For businesses/institutions, children and schools, gastronomy sector, medical practices, public transport, sport and recommendations for employers


Informationen für Gesundheitsfachpersonen

Neuigkeiten, Dokumente, Schutzkonzepte und -massnahmen, Umgang mit Erkrankten und ihren Kontakten, FAQs, Contact Tracing


Protect yourself and others

Rules on hygiene and social distancing: keep your distance, wash your hands, cough/sneeze into a paper tissue/the crook of your arm, stay at home if you experience symptoms, recommendations on wearing masks and working from home


People at especially high risk

Dangerous underlying medical conditions and how to handle them, visits to care homes



Recommendations for everyday life and for travellers


International situation

Cases of coronavirus infections and deaths in neighbouring countries


COVID-19 - the disease

Symptoms of disease, range of illness severity, treatment, COVID-19, new coronavirus


Health insurance arrangements

Coverage of medical expenses, tariffs and financing


FAQs, contacts, downloads

Frequently asked questions (FAQs), downloads in various languages, contacts and links


Barrier-free content

Information in easy-to-read language and sign language

Last modification 03.07.2020

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