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2021 update on the Covid-19 pandemic

Entering Switzerland

If you are coming from outside Switzerland this will help you to find the latest information about any restrictions on entry. Please note that entry restrictions are continually updated according to the changing situation.

Permission to enter Switzerland

Due to the ongoing pandemic Switzerland has restricted entry to foreign nationals. This is set by the State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) and you can find further information here.

As of 07.04.2021 you may enter Switzerland if

  1. You are a Swiss citizen or have a Swiss residence permit
  2. You are a citizen of a state within the Schengen area (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden).
  3. You are a citizen of one of the following: Andorra, Australia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Holy See, Ireland, Monaco, New Zealand, Romania, Rwanda, San Marino, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand.

More information: questions and answers on entry and stay in Switzerland, the exceptions and suspension of visas

Rules for entering Switzerland

If you are permitted to enter Switzerland, you must check what rules apply to entry. You might have to fill out an entry form for incoming travellers, show proof of a negative test and/or go into quarantine.

  1. Entry form for incoming travellers: swissplf.admin.ch
  2. Negative test result
  3. Quarantine

Anyone arriving in Switzerland from the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) list of countries and areas with an increased risk of infection must go into quarantine. This list is updated every 14 days according to the epidemiological situation.

  1. FOPH list of risk countries plus links to an explanation of the list, criteria for the list etc.
  2. Global map of mandatory quarantine requirement on entry to Switzerland
  3. How to Quarantine. Please note that you must report your arrival to the cantonal authority responsible within two days. For 10 days after your arrival in Switzerland you must stay in your accommodation without going out.