New coronavirus: International situation

Data on confirmed cases of coronavirus infections and deaths due to the disease and in the affected areas can be found here. 

Data on infections and deaths in our neighbouring countries

27.10.2020, 11.30am:

Cases of new coronavirus infections have been confirmed in 215 countries or regions.

  Confirmed cases, more than Deaths, more than
Germany 451,800 10,100
France 1,165,200 35,000
Italy 542,700 37,400
Austria 83,200 900
Globally 43,847,600 1,165,400

Vaccine against Covid-19

Intensive research on vaccines is being conducted around the world. The federal government is holding talks with various vaccine manufacturers with a view to concluding agreements and ensuring Switzerland has access to a vaccine.

Affected areas: why is reference no longer being made to ‘affected areas’?

There is now a risk of becoming infected with new coronavirus in almost all parts of the world. As of 9 March we will therefore no longer be referring to ‘affected areas’.




Downloads in various languages

Information campaign ‘Protect yourself and others’: posters, videos and instructions in different languages, incl. those of Switzerland’s migrant population

Further information

Information for travellers

Recommendations for travel abroad, conditions for entry into Switzerland, mandatory quarantine for persons arriving in Switzerland

What to do in the event of symptoms and possible infection

What to do in the event of symptoms and following contact with an infected person. Information on isolation and quarantine

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Infection, tests, pregnancy, symptoms, treatment, protection, masks, funerals, easing of measures, SwissCovid app, children, school, sport, travel

Situation in Switzerland

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

Last modification 27.10.2020

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