Coronavirus: Entering Switzerland
The Federal Council adjusted the border sanitary measures it had taken to slow down the spread of the Omicron virus variant in Switzerland as far as possible.
The 3G rule (vaccinated, recovered or tested negative) now applies to entry and boarding. This means that the obligation for vaccinated and recovered people to present a negative result of a PCR or an antigen rapid test before entering Switzerland is lifted. In addition, the obligation to carry out a test between the fourth and seventh day after entry is lifted and the recording of contact details (SwissPLF) is now restricted to people who enter Switzerland by plane and long-distance buses.
These changes to the Covid regulation on international passenger transport will come into force on January 22nd, 2022, 00:00.
On June 23, 2021, the Federal Council decided to lift the entry restrictions for persons from third countries who are vaccinated.
For vaccinated third-country nationals, the regular entry requirements will apply again from June 26, 2021.
Entry restrictions continue to apply to foreign nationals who are not vaccinated and are without rights of free movement, entering from risk countries or regions and who do not belong to any of the exceptional categories of the Covid 19 Regulation 3.
For additional information, please consult the webpage of the State Secretariat for Migration (SEM).
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic there are special rules for people entering Switzerland. Please refer to the information of the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH).
To see what rules apply to your own particular situation when entering Switzerland, consult the online Travelcheck.