Covid-19: Updates and entry requirements
Find the latest information to plan travel and events in Switzerland here - this is the central hub for current case and vaccination numbers, government measures, entry restrictions, safety protocols, hybrid event offers, information on air travel and important contacts at SCIB.
Version: October 1, 2021 Update
Tourism takes place in Switzerland in strict compliance with safety concepts.
Also, there is an obligation to wear masks in public transport and shops.
In Switzerland, there is also a Covid certificate obligation indoors.
See overview chart of the latest measures applicable from 13 September 2021.
Vaccinated guests from the European Union (EU), the Schengen area as well as the EFTA area: the "EU Digital COVID Certificate" or a certificate compatible with the "EU Digital COVID Certificate" is recognised in Switzerland in the same way as the Swiss Covid certificate.
For vaccinated guests from third countries (outside EU, Schengen, EFTA) the following transitional solution applies:
Until October 24, 2021, all human-readable certificates of vaccinations with an EMA vaccine (Pfizer, Moderna, Janssen/Johnson&Johnson, AstraZeneca and all licenses vaccine such as Covishield, etc.) are valid for indoor access without conversion.
- Human readable
- Incl. personal information, vaccine, vaccination country, vaccination date
- In Swiss national languages, English or Spanish (or a certified translation into these languages)
This is a transitional solution. As of 11 October 2021, the vaccination certificates can be converted into Swiss certificates.
Guests from third countries outside EU/EFTA/Schengen - vaccinated with other vaccines:
Still no access to indoor areas. Catering exclusively via room service as well as in outdoor areas.
A Swiss certificate can still be obtained via regular (and free of charge until October 9, 2021) tests:
- Free Sars-Covid tests until October 9 2021 at cantonal test centres (note: selective capacity bottlenecks may occur).
Permissions and rules
The information and entry requirements for all nationals can be found here :
In principle, there is no quarantine obligation for entries from travelers domiciliated in the Schengen area.
Proven vaccinated third country nationals (from outside the Schengen area) can enter in a simplified way.
Unvaccinated/ non-recovered guests must present two negative test results: one upon entry into Switzerland, and one after four to a maximum of seven days.
All entrants (vaccinated / recovered / tested) must also complete the entry form "SwissPLF".
In case of uncertainties about the entry regulations, the Travel Check of the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health provides information on whether entry is possible or not.
Important: Travellers must inquire with their national authorities about the exact travel conditions before starting their trip.
Travelling with Swiss International Airlines in times of a pandemic
Our partner SWISS cares about their passengers health. They do everything necessary to bring them safely to Switzerland and back again.
News Information on the current situation
List of risk countries
Travelers entering Switzerland from countries and areas with a high risk of infection must - among other things - undergo a 10-day quarantine upon their arrival in Switzerland.