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Detailed Restriction/Reopening Information For Switzerland
Data Last Updated: October 29, 2020

General Information

Partially Open

At present Switzerland is starting to allow travellers from the EEA (European Economic Area) and  some “safe countries” outside the EU.

Switzerland has a list of  countries and areas with a high risk of infection. Travelers coming from areas mentioned on the list must spend 10 days in quarantine. This list is regularly updated.

For the latest updates, refer to these links:

List of High-risk/Quarantine Required Countries

Switzerland Corona FAQ

Mask Requirement

Mask is required to be worn in all public indoor, public transport and certain outdoor areas where social distancing is not possible.

Internal Restrictions/Closures

Authorities have permitted most activities and businesses to resume, provided social distancing and hygiene requirements are implemented.

Authorities no longer recommend work from home, and social distancing measures have been reduced to 1.5 meters (5 feet).

Outdoor gatherings are no longer limited to 30 people; demonstrations are permitted to resume, though participants must wear face coverings, which are mandatory on public transport.

Airlines & Transport

Flights from all over the EU are flying directly into Swiss airports multiple times daily. Flights from the newly approved ‘third-party’ countries are also starting to resume.

Direct flights are coming in from almost every major city throughout the EU on airlines like: Swiss Air, EasyJet, Eurowings, Air France, Edelweiss Air, Austrian Airlines, and more.

Status of Opening to Tourists

Information based on tourists place of residence being in that country for the last 14 days

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Open to Tourists From:

23 Countries

Algeria

Australia

Bulgaria

Cyprus

Estonia

Finland

Greece

Japan

Kosovo

Latvia

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

New Zealand

Norway

Poland

Rwanda

San Marino

South Korea

Sweden

Switzerland

Thailand

Uruguay

Vatican City

Not Allowing Tourists From:

156 Countries

Afghanistan

American Samoa

Angola

Anguilla

Antarctica

Antigua and Barbuda

Aruba

Azerbaijan

Bangladesh

Barbados

Belarus

Benin

Bermuda

Bhutan

Bolivia

Bonaire

Botswana

British Virgin Islands

Brunei

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cambodia

Cameroon

Cayman Islands

Central African Republic

Chad

Christmas Island

Cocos Islands

Comoros

Cook Islands

Cuba

Curaçao

Democratic Republic of Congo

Djibouti

Dominica

Dominican Republic

Egypt

El Salvador

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

Eswatini

Ethiopia

Falkland Islands

Faroe Islands

Fiji

French Guiana

Gabon

Gambia

Ghana

Gibraltar

Greenland

Grenada

Guadeloupe

Guam

Guatemala

Guernsey

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Haiti

Hong Kong

Indonesia

Isle of Man

Ivory Coast

Jersey

Kazakhstan

Kenya

Kiribati

Kyrgyzstan

Laos

Lesotho

Liberia

Macao

Macedonia

Madagascar

Malawi

Malaysia

Mali

Marshall Islands

Martinique

Mauritania

Mauritius

Mayotte

Mexico

Micronesia

Mongolia

Montserrat

Mozambique

Myanmar

Namibia

Nauru

New Caledonia

Nicaragua

Niger

Nigeria

Niue

Norfolk Island

North Korea

Northern Mariana Islands

Pakistan

Palau

Palestine

Papua New Guinea

Philippines

Pitcairn

Puerto Rico

Republic of Congo

Réunion

Saint Barthélemy

Saint Helena

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Lucia

Saint Martin

Saint Pierre and Miquelon

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Samoa

Sao Tome and Principe

Saudi Arabia

Senegal

Serbia

Seychelles

Sierra Leone

Singapore

Sint Maarten

Solomon Islands

Somalia

South Africa

South Georgia

South Sudan

Sri Lanka

Sudan

Suriname

Svalbard and Jan Mayen

Syria

Taiwan

Tajikistan

Tanzania

Timor-Leste

Togo

Tokelau

Tonga

Trinidad and Tobago

Turkey

Turkmenistan

Turks and Caicos

Tuvalu

U.S. Virgin Islands

Uganda

Uzbekistan

Vanuatu

Venezuela

Vietnam

Wallis and Futuna

Western Sahara

Yemen

Zambia

Zimbabwe

Strict Quarantine For Tourists From:

60 Countries

Albania

Andorra

Argentina

Armenia

Bahamas

Bahrain

Belgium

Belize

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Brazil

Canada

Cape Verde

Chile

Colombia

Costa Rica

Croatia

Czech Republic

Denmark

Ecuador

French Polynesia

Georgia

Guyana

Honduras

Hungary

Iceland

India

Iran

Iraq

Ireland

Israel

Jamaica

Jordan

Kuwait

Lebanon

Libya

Luxembourg

Maldives

Malta

Moldova

Monaco

Montenegro

Morocco

Nepal

Netherlands

Oman

Panama

Paraguay

Peru

Portugal

Qatar

Romania

Russia

Slovakia

Slovenia

Spain

Tunisia

Ukraine

United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom

United States

Reopening Soon For Tourists From:

1 Countries

China

Special Conditions For Tourists From:

4 Countries

Austria

France

Germany

Italy

Information for Non-Tourists

Travel restrictions apply to individuals visiting Switzerland for essential travels, such as freight traffic, individuals in transit, and others who have compelling reasons for travel to be approved by authorities on a case by case basis.

If these individuals came from high risk countries, they must undergo a mandatory 10-day self quarantine.

The list of high risk countries include Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eswatini, Guatemala, Honduras, Iraq, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Maldives, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Oman, Panama, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, South Africa, the Turks and Caicos Islands, UAE, and the United States.

As of August 20, Switzerland added the following countries on the high-risk list - Belgium, the Balearic Islands in Spain, Albania, Andorra, Aruba, Belize, Faroe Islands, Gibraltar, Guam, India, Malta, Monaco, and Namibia.


154,251

Cases

2,242

Deaths

17,780

Cases Per Million
COVID-19 Cases Are On The Rise

Graph of COVID-19 Cases In Last 30 Days
For Switzerland

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