Switzerland

  • MasksRequired
  • COVID TestPCR required to enter
  • RestaurantsOpen for outdoor seating
  • QuarantineFor some origins
  • Public TransportationOperating
Updated: April 22, 2021
Reviewed: May 3, 2021
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General

Switzerland is open for travel from the EU and Schengen countries, as well as some third-countries and partners of Swiss residents and citizens. Internally, most restrictions have been lifted.

Can I travel to Switzerland?

  • Citizens and residents of the following countries can travel to Switzerland, with added procedures for some arrivals:

    • EU member countries
    • Schengen member countries
    • Australia 🇦🇺
    • New Zealand 🇳🇿
    • Rwanda 🇷🇼
    • Singapore 🇸🇬
    • South Korea 🇰🇷
    • Thailand 🇹🇭
  • Partners of of Swiss citizens and residents can also enter Switzerland if they are able to provide proof of the relationship.
  • Entry from the UK is banned except for returning citizens and residents.
  • All arrivals must register in advance.

Do I need to go into quarantine when arriving to Switzerland?

  • Anyone entering Switzerland from countries or areas defined as high-risk, will be required to quarantine for 10 days. The list of countries is updated regularly and can be found here.
  • Quarantine may be shortened to 7 days if testing negative again.

Are COVID-19 tests required to travel to Switzerland?

  • All arrivals by air will be required to present a negative PCR test, no older than 72 hours.
  • All arrivals from high-risk countries, by any means of transportation, must present e negative PCR test as well.

Is public transportation open in Switzerland?

Public transportation in Switzerland is operating.

Are the restaurants and bars open in Switzerland?

Restaurants and bars in Switzerland are open for outdoor seating.

Are businesses and attractions open in Switzerland?

  • Most non-essential businesses and attractions in Switzerland are open again, with capacity limitations, social distancing, and other health measures in place.
  • Clubs and indoor spas remain closed.

Do I need to wear a face mask in Switzerland?

Wearing face masks is required on public transport and in enclosed public places.

Sources

  1. https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home/krankheiten/ausbrueche-epidemien-pandemien/aktuelle-ausbrueche-epidemien/novel-cov/empfehlungen-fuer-reisende.html
  2. https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home/krankheiten/ausbrueche-epidemien-pandemien/aktuelle-ausbrueche-epidemien/novel-cov/massnahmen-des-bundes.html
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