Coronavirus: Travel

Here you’ll find information on entering Switzerland and travelling with the COVID certificate. There are currently no restrictions on the basis of the COVID-19 pandemic when you enter Switzerland.

Entering Switzerland

Are you planning to come to Switzerland? The interactive Travelcheck tool shows you what entry requirements apply in your individual situation. It takes account of the entry requirements set by both the FOPH and the SEM.

List of countries with a variant of concern

The Swiss COVID-19 Ordinance on International Passenger Transport Measures contains a list maintains a list of countries and regions where variants of concern are circulating. People entering Switzerland from these countries and regions must observe certain health-related measures at the border. Given that the epidemiological situation is constantly changing, the list is adjusted regularly as required. There are currently no countries or regions on this list.

Notice for foreign nationals

The list below is issued by the FOPH and is critical to Switzerland’s health-related measures at the border. The general rules on entering Switzerland apply in addition to health-related measures at the border. These can be found on the website of the SEM.

The newly added countries appear in bold in the respective list.

Older lists can be found in the corresponding version of the “COVID-19 Ordinance on International Passenger Transport Measures”. You can access all versions of this ordinance in the Classified Compilation (listed on the right-hand side in a box).

Travelling abroad

Are you planning a trip abroad?

Our checklist shows you what you need to consider before, during and after your trip and provides you with important information about travelling with the COVID certificate.

Use of the Swiss COVID certificate for travel

The Swiss COVID certificate is compatible with the EU’s Digital Covid Certificate (DCC) and can be used in travel between the countries that are part of the EU’s DCC system.

A COVID certificate that is valid in Switzerland provides no guarantee of entry to other countries and regions. Every country and region defines its own entry requirements and has the authority to adapt them on an ongoing basis according to how the epidemiological situation is evolving.

Please note that to enter the destination country and to use the COVID certificate in that country, it is not the Swiss rules on validity that matter, but the rules on validity in the destination country. It is also possible that in some states a foreign COVID certificate will have to be converted into a local one before or upon entry. Not only this, but some states do not accept all types of certificate (for example recovery certificates). You should therefore always check the applicable requirements on the destination country’s official website before you travel.

You’ll find further important information on travelling with the COVID certificate in the Travelling abroad section.

Restrictions and requirements in the destination country

Before travelling, always check directly with the embassy or consulate of your destination country to find out what restrictions are in place due to the coronavirus. These can differ from country to country and change at very short notice. The following restrictions and requirements, for example, are possible:

  • Changed entry rules, through to border closures
  • Requirements before entry (e.g. filling out the entry form of the destination country or showing a negative test result or proof of vaccination or recovery)
  • Measures upon entering the country (e.g. mandatory quarantine in the destination country)
  • Measures within the destination country (e.g. compulsory wearing of face masks, COVID certificate requirement)

Travel restrictions imposed by the different countries may be tightened again at short notice depending on the epidemiological situation, and transport connections scaled down again. Before booking a trip, consult your travel agent and/or your travel insurer to find out what cover they offer.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Last modification 01.09.2022

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