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Switzerland Travel Guide

Agoda aims to give travelers an all-inclusive travel experience, and providing up-to-date, detailed information about current travel conditions is part of the package. While we strive to keep Switzerland Travel Requirements and Restrictions as current as possible through a host of reliable resources, travelers should confirm regulations through official government channels.

International Travel

Swiss residents and citizens, as well as fully vaccinated visitors, are invited to travel to Switzerland. Rules and regulations for tourists and unvaccinated travelers can be found in the information below.

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Vaccination Rate: 70% of the population has been fully vaccinated

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Tourist Entry: Allowed

Determine your eligibility for travel

To determine your eligibility for travel, please refer to the following conditions and requirements for Switzerland:

Anyone who has a Swiss passport or a valid Swiss residence permit can enter Switzerland at any time.

If you are arriving from a high-risk country, you can still enter Switzerland if you meet at least one of the following requirements:

– You have Swiss citizenship.

– You hold a travel document (e.g. a passport or identity card) and:

— a Swiss residence permit (L / B / C / Ci permit);

— a cross-border permit (G permit),

— an FDFA legitimation card;

— a D visa issued by Switzerland;

— an assurance of a residence permit

— confirmation of notification for the cross-border provision of services up to 90 days in any calendar year (e.g. UK nationals).

– You hold a refugee’s or stateless person’s travel document issued by Switzerland, a passport for foreign nationals issued by Switzerland, a valid residence or permanent residence permit or an F-Permit.

– You have rights of free movement. If you require a visa, a valid Schengen C-visa, a valid D-visa or a valid Schengen residence permit are sufficient.

– You are in a situation of special necessity. The border control authority will assess the necessity of the situation.

– You can prove that you have been vaccinated with a recognized vaccine. In this case, you can also enter with a valid Schengen visa issued by any Schengen-state before March 16, 2020.

– You are under 18 and are traveling with an adult who has been fully vaccinated (parents, siblings, grandparents or other caregivers).

– You are traveling directly through Switzerland with the intention and possibility of entering another country.

Fully vaccinated travelers are required to provide proof of valid COVID-19 vaccination certificates.

Persons over the age of 16 who are not vaccinated or recovered must provide a negative PCR test (no older than 72 hours before arrival) or a negative antigen test (no older than 24 hours before arrival). They are also required to take a second test between the 4th and 7th days of their arrival and submit the results to the relevant cantonal authority (https://bit.ly/3LeVjyc)

Travelers are reminded to consult the lists maintained by the Federal Office of Public Health (https://bit.ly/3Jb1UYq) and the State Secretariat for Migration (https://bit.ly/3GwbMKO) to check their national status for entry.

All travelers, including vaccinated and recovered persons, must complete the pre-departure Entry Form (https://swissplf.admin.ch/formular) at least 48 hours before departure. Children under age 18 are exempt from the entry rules.

Quarantine is required for some travelers.

Currently, there are no countries of variant on Switzerland’s mandatory quarantine list.

You will be regarded as vaccinated if you have been vaccinated with a vaccine that has been authorised by the European Medicines Agency for the European Union or is under the WHO Emergency Use Listing and has been administered in full in accordance with the requirements or recommendations of the country in which the vaccination was administered. Vaccines authorised by Swissmedic and the European Medicines Agency are recognised as valid for 270 days.

Those who cannot get their vaccine certificates recognized or are not fully vaccinated will have to have a negative test every 2 days (if the test is an antigen test) or 3 days (for PCR tests).

Pfizer/BioNTech, Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), Moderna Spikevax, AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Sinovac, Sinopharm/BIBP, Nuvaxovid (Novavax)

Domestic travel

Businesses have reopened and restrictions have been lifted.

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