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Switzerland

  • MasksRequired in some cases
  • COVID TestPCR/certificate required to enter
  • RestaurantsOpen
  • QuarantineFor some origins
  • Public TransportationOperating
Updated: October 3, 2021
Reviewed: October 26, 2021
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TripsGuard is getting information from hundreds of different sources โ€“ our information might not be 100% accurate and you should always do further checks before making plans.

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 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ
    • New Zealand ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ
    • Singapore ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ
    • South Korea ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท
    • Hong Kong ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ
    • Taiwan ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผ
    • Macao ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ด
    • Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
    • Jordan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ด
    • Qatar ๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
    • Saudi Arabia ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
    • Macau ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ด
    • Ukraine ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
    • Uruguay ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พ
    • Bahrain ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญ
    • United Arab Emirates ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช
  • Vaccinated arrivals from any other country may enter as well.
  • Partners of Swiss citizens and residents can also enter Switzerland if they are able to provide proof of the relationship.
  • All arrivals must register in advance.
  • Vaccinated arrivals from third countries (outside the European Union) have to be tested every 3 days in order to attend indoor areas in Switzerland.

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.
  • Vaccinated arrivals are exempt from quarantine.

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.
  • Vaccinated arrivals are exempt.

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, with capacity limitations in place.

In order to dine inside restaurants and bars, vaccination proof is required.

Are businesses and attractions open inย Switzerland?

  • Most non-essential businesses and attractions in Switzerland are open again, with capacity limitations, social distancing, and other health measures in place.
  • In order to enter some facilities, vaccination proof is required.
  • Clubs 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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