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Travel Restrictions in Switzerland due to Covid-19

Switzerland Travel Restrictions

Last updated on: 20th May 2021

The Government of Switzerland has issued certain travel restrictions in light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Passengers looking for the latest information on Switzerland travel restrictions can refer to this page and plan their journey from the country of their residence to Switzerland. While wearing a mask, maintaining required physical distance, and proof of negative Covid-19 test are some of the mandatory aspects passengers need to remember while traveling to Switzerland, this page will discuss all the special travel restrictions imposed by the state in detail. We recommend that you check on a regular basis and also refer to the official website of the country you wish to travel to as rules on travel ban are rapidly changing.

** European Union countries have decided to open their borders to select non-EU countries which would include people from Britain as well as vaccinated Americans. It should be noted that the opening of EU countries might not be universal as countries can individually ask for a negative COVID-19 test or can impose a period of quarantine on arrival. A new list of eligible counties will be prepared and released either this week or early next week. **

Covid-19 Restrictions to keep in mind when travelling to and from Switzerland

Key Points to keep in mind

  • Entry allowed with some restrictions.
  • Covid-19 negative test certificate is required.
  • Self-declaration and contact forms will need to be filled up.

What are the travel restrictions in Switzerland?

  • Switzerland is currently open for all international travelers under certain guidelines to follow.
  • Public transportation in Switzerland is operating at normal timetable and in strict compliance with safety protocols issued by the state.
  • Passengers are not allowed to transit if they are arriving from a non-Schengen Member State and traveling to another Schengen Member State.

What are the documents required while traveling to Switzerland?

  • A negative Covid PCR test report taken not later than 72 hours before the commencement of journey or a Covid-19 rapid antigen test taken not later than 24 hours before departure is required.
  • The above requirements are not applicable for passengers below 12 years of age.
  • Passengers with Covid positive test results in the past 3 months also require to have a recovery certificate.
  • Nationals or citizens of Switzerland must also fill a self-declaration form.
  • Passengers are also required to fill up their contact details on the Switzerland Entry Form.

Are there any quarantine rules in Switzerland?

Passengers could be subject to 10 days of quarantine. One can read exemptions from quarantine in Switzerland in detail.

What guidelines do I need to follow while in Switzerland?

  • 2 metres of physical distance are to be followed at public places.
  • Wearing of masks is compulsory while using any public transport.

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