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Swiss

Present Situation


Total cases: 3.6 millions

Active cases: 66 244

Recovered: 3.6 millions

Deaths: 13 934

Vaccination count: 6.1 millions

Current trend: Declining

Data updated on 2022-05-18

Cumulative coronavirus cases

Summary of the situation

Are the borders open to travellers? Allowed
Is a test required to enter the country?
Negative PCR test is required for all countries.
Are quarantine measures imposed? Sous conditions
Is the country in lockdown? Partiellement
Is wearing a mask mandatory?
 • Masks are recommended
 • Masks are required in some areas/counties

Provisions for travellers


Entry to the territory: Allowed
Anyone who has a Swiss passport or a valid Swiss residence permit can enter Switzerland at any time.

Switzerland no longer requires proof of vaccination, proof of recovery, or a negative test. Travelers will also not be required to quarantine. The only exception is for travelers from areas with a variant of concern (however, there are currently no areas on that list).

Health measures remain in place for travellers arriving from a country or area of variant concern. Travellers are reminded to consult lists maintained by the Federal Office of Public Health (https://bit.ly/35eazvc) and the State Secretariat for Migration (https://bit.ly/3K7tWoa).

Travellers can check their travel status and whether they are approved for entry at the Travelcheck site (https://travelcheck.admin.ch/home).

All travellers from non-EU and Schengen Associated countries can check their status according to two lists:

1. Entry from a non high-risk or high-risk country:

-Entry from a non high-risk (https://bit.ly/3ppIO9O) country is possible provided that the normal entry requirements are met when crossing the border (e.g. valid visa and travel document).

-Entry from a high-risk (https://bit.ly/35Ct0JE) country requires proof of vaccination or, if under 18, travel with an adult. Vaccines authorised by Swissmedic and the European Medicines Agency are valid for 270 days. Holders of vaccines authorised by the WHO emergency list are eligible to apply for a Swiss COVID certificate.

2. Entry from a country or area of variant concern

-Travellers can determine whether or not they are entering from a country or area classified as one of variant concern (https://bit.ly/3tpo43g)

-These travellers must complete the online Entry Form (https://bit.ly/3Hpda2k) at least 48 hours before departure.

-They must present a negative PCR (maximum 72 hours) or antigen (maximum 48 hours) Travellers have to underg from a country or area with a variant of concern that is not immune evasive. Currently, there are no countries on the list.

-Vaccines authorised by Swissmedic and the European Medicines Agency are valid for 270 days. For the Janssn vaccine it is 270 days from the 22nd day of administration.

-Proof of recovery can be provided in the form of a positive result from a PCR or antigen test. The validity of proof of recovery starts from the 11th day after the positive test result

Children under age 18 are exempt from the entry rules.

Tests: Negative PCR test is required for all countries.

Quarantine: Depends
Quarantine required for some travelers.

Information updated on 2022-05-10.

Action taken in the country


Lockdown: Partial
Businesses have reopened and restrictions have been lifted.

Mask use
Masks are recommended
Masks are required in some areas/counties

Gatherings: Allowed
No restriction

Restaurants and bars: Fully Open

Shops: Open

Tourist attractions: Open









     

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