Switzerland coronavirus travel restrictions

Switzerland

The travel advice is Do not travel to Switzerland. Travel advice has Major for travel. Get travel ban, restrictions alerts and advice before travelling to Switzerland. Switzerland is part of Europe with main city at Bern. Its Developed country with a population of 8M people. The main currency is Swiss Franc. The languages spoken are German, French and Italian.
👍 Developed   👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 8M people

🚨 Travel Advice for Switzerland

Major

restrictions for travel

1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.

- This does not apply to:

- nationals and residents of Liechtenstein and Switzerland;

- passengers with a D visa issued by Switzerland;

- nationals of EEA Member States;

- passengers arriving from Schengen Member States;

- passengers arriving from Andorra, Australia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Ireland (Rep.), South Korea, Monaco, New Zealand, Romania, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, Thailand or Vatican City (Holy See). If they transit through other countries, they must stay in the international transit area of the airport;

- spouses, registered partners, children under 21 years, grandchildren under 21 years, dependent children, dependent grandchildren, dependent parents or dependent grandparents of nationals of EEA Member States. They must present proof of their relationship;

- passengers with proof of being spouses, registered partners, children under 21 years, grandchildren under 21 years, dependent children, dependent grandchildren, dependent parents or dependent grandparents of residents of Switzerland who are passengers with "British Citizens" passports , "British Overseas Territories Citizens" passports issued by Gibraltar and "British Subjects" passports with a Certificate of Entitlement to the Right of Abode issued by the United Kingdom;

- residents of Schengen Member States returning directly via Switzerland to their country of residence.

- passengers with a Schengen C visa issued by Switzerland after 16 March 2020;

- unmarried partners of residents of Switzerland. They must have a written invitation from the residents in Switzerland and present proof of their relationship.

2. Passengers are not allowed to transit if arriving from a non-Schengen Member State to another Schengen Member State.

- This does not apply to:

- nationals and residents of EEA Member States and Switzerland;

- passengers arriving directly from Andorra, Australia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Ireland (Rep.), South Korea, Monaco, New Zealand, Romania, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, Thailand or Vatican City (Holy See). If they transit through other countries, they must stay in the international transit area of the airport;

- spouses, registered partners, children under 21 years, grandchildren under 21 years, dependent children, dependent grandchildren, dependent parents or dependent grandparents of nationals of EEA Member States and Switzerland. They must present proof of their relationship;

- passengers with a D visa issued by a Schengen Member State they are traveling to;

- passengers with a Schengen C visa issued by Switzerland after 16 March 2020.

3. Passengers must have:

- a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; or

- a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test taken at most 24 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. They are subject to a COVID-19 rapid antigen or PCR test upon arrival at their own expense.

- This does not apply to:

- passengers younger than 12 years;

- passengers with a positive COVID-19 test result of a test taken in the past 3 months. They must also have a recovery certificate;

- nationals and residents of Switzerland with no possibility of getting tested in the departure country. They must complete a self-declaration form obtained at [https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home/krankheiten/ausbrueche-epidemien-pandemien/aktuelle-ausbrueche-epidemien/novel-cov/empfehlungen-fuer-reisende/quarantaene-einreisende.html#103059051](https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home/krankheiten/ausbrueche-epidemien-pandemien/aktuelle-ausbrueche-epidemien/novel-cov/empfehlungen-fuer-reisende/quarantaene-einreisende.html#103059051) . They are subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival;

- more exemptions can be found at [https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home/krankheiten/ausbrueche-epidemien-pandemien/aktuelle-ausbrueche-epidemien/novel-cov/empfehlungen-fuer-reisende/quarantaene-einreisende.html#103059051](https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home/krankheiten/ausbrueche-epidemien-pandemien/aktuelle-ausbrueche-epidemien/novel-cov/empfehlungen-fuer-reisende/quarantaene-einreisende.html#103059051) .

4. Passengers must:

- provide the contact details electronically at [https://swissplf.admin.ch/home](https://swissplf.admin.ch/home) ; or

- complete the "Contact Tracing Card" form. The form is available at [https://static.vueling.com/corporative7/media/1647/swiss_authority_arriving_passenger_contact_tracing_card-pd.pdf](https://static.vueling.com/corporative7/media/1647/swiss_authority_arriving_passenger_contact_tracing_card-pd.pdf) or on board.

5. Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 10 days. A list of quarantine exemptions can be found at [https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home/krankheiten/ausbrueche-epidemien-pandemien/aktuelle-ausbrueche-epidemien/novel-cov/empfehlungen-fuer-reisende/quarantaene-einreisende.html](https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home/krankheiten/ausbrueche-epidemien-pandemien/aktuelle-ausbrueche-epidemien/novel-cov/empfehlungen-fuer-reisende/quarantaene-einreisende.html) .

Travel restriction details for Switzerland

🚫 Destination No quarantine
🛬 Return No Data
🏖️ Closed to Vistors
🍽️ Restaurants & bars Closed
🛍️ Essential only shopping
🚌 Operational transport
📅 events Partially Allowed

🔒 Lockdown Details for Switzerland

Physical distancing of a minimum of 1.5 metres is required (if not possible: strong recommendation to wear a face mask). Events with family and friends may only be attended by a maximum of 5 people. The number of people attending includes children. The family life or cohabitation of people in the same household does not count as an event or gathering that would be subject to the 5-person rule. Only gatherings with people from another household are subject to the 5-person rule. The Federal Council recommends restricting gatherings to two households and minimising the number of contacts. Gatherings of more than 5 people in public spaces (for example footpaths, parks and squares) are forbidden. Public events are prohibited. Shops and markets selling goods that are not day-to-day necessities are closed. Shops and markets selling so-called day-to-day necessities may remain open. Day-to-day necessities include, for example, food, drugstore items and cosmetics, cleaning products, newspapers, stationery, and building and gardening supplies. The opening hours of these shops and markets are no longer restricted (e.g. filling stations and kiosks may open on Sundays).

🛡️ Travel safety for Switzerland

Do not travel

If you're arriving by air, you must present a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result to airline staff prior to boarding. Fines apply if you can't present your negative test result after arrival. If you're coming from a high-risk country or region you must also quarantine on arrival, there's an option to reduce the duration of quarantine (see 'Travel'). International arrivals by air, boat, bus or train must complete an online contact tracing form. Fines can be imposed to persons for not following COVID-19 measures. Follow the advice of local authorities. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Switzerland due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.

Last updated: April 19, 2021

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