Coronavirus: use of the COVID certificate

Find out here where the COVID certificate is mandatory, where it can optionally be used and where it is not envisaged. You’ll also find information on what you need to bear in mind when entering Switzerland and other countries.

Where is the COVID certificate used in Switzerland?

The use of the COVID certificate within Switzerland is divided into three zones.  

Were you vaccinated abroad?

If so, until 24 October 2021, documents other than the digitally verifiable certificate can be used to access places with a COVID certificate requirement.  

Can I use the COVID certificate for travelling?

Entering other countries

You can find out in which countries the Swiss COVID certificate is recognised and used and what you need to bear in mind when travelling abroad on the page Travel abroad and global statistics.

Entering Switzerland

To find out which foreign certificates allow you to enter Switzerland and what rules apply on entry, please visit the Entering Switzerland page.

Further information

Vaccination

All about the COVID-19 vaccination.

Tests

Testing strategy, coverage of the costs of tests, overview of the different types of tests, when to get tested, and where to get tested

Last modification 07.10.2021

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Contact

Federal Office of Public Health FOPH
Infoline Coronavirus
Tel. +41 58 463 00 00

Print contact

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