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Detailed Restriction/Reopening Information For Switzerland
Data Last Updated: September 25, 2021

General Information

Partially Open

Switzerland has reopened its borders, but in order to prevent another wave of the Covid-19 pandemic,  only limited categories of people can enter the country without any restrictions.

In addition, Swiss authorities will only allow travelers from countries that are considered to be relatively safer in terms of COVID-19 infections to enter for non-essential purposes.

Depending on the country the travelers are coming from and the purpose of their visit, they may have to fill in a form, test for COVID-19, or isolate on arrival.

All travelers eligible for entry as a tourist must present a negative result of a COVID-19 test. This must be presented when boarding for departure and upon arrival at the airport. 

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

Select Country of Residence
Test Required For Tourists From:

40 Countries

Andorra

Australia

Austria

Belgium

Bulgaria

Croatia

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Estonia

Finland

France

Germany

Greece

Hungary

Iceland

Ireland

Italy

Latvia

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Malta

Monaco

Netherlands

New Zealand

Norway

Poland

Portugal

Romania

Rwanda

San Marino

Singapore

Slovakia

Slovenia

South Korea

Spain

Sweden

Thailand

Vatican City

Not Allowing Tourists From:

203 Countries

Afghanistan

Albania

Algeria

American Samoa

Angola

Anguilla

Antarctica

Antigua and Barbuda

Argentina

Armenia

Aruba

Azerbaijan

Bahamas

Bahrain

Bangladesh

Barbados

Belarus

Belize

Benin

Bermuda

Bhutan

Bolivia

Bonaire

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Botswana

Brazil

British Virgin Islands

Brunei

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cambodia

Cameroon

Canada

Cape Verde

Cayman Islands

Central African Republic

Chad

Chile

Christmas Island

Cocos Islands

Colombia

Comoros

Cook Islands

Costa Rica

Cuba

Curaçao

Democratic Republic of Congo

Djibouti

Dominica

Dominican Republic

Ecuador

Egypt

El Salvador

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

Eswatini

Ethiopia

Falkland Islands

Faroe Islands

Fiji

French Guiana

French Polynesia

Gabon

Gambia

Georgia

Ghana

Gibraltar

Greenland

Grenada

Guadeloupe

Guam

Guatemala

Guernsey

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Guyana

Haiti

Honduras

Hong Kong

India

Indonesia

Iran

Iraq

Isle of Man

Israel

Ivory Coast

Jamaica

Japan

Jersey

Jordan

Kazakhstan

Kenya

Kiribati

Kosovo

Kuwait

Kyrgyzstan

Laos

Lebanon

Lesotho

Liberia

Libya

Macao

Macedonia

Madagascar

Malawi

Malaysia

Maldives

Mali

Marshall Islands

Martinique

Mauritania

Mauritius

Mayotte

Mexico

Micronesia

Moldova

Mongolia

Montenegro

Montserrat

Morocco

Mozambique

Myanmar

Namibia

Nauru

Nepal

New Caledonia

Nicaragua

Niger

Nigeria

Niue

Norfolk Island

North Korea

Northern Mariana Islands

Oman

Pakistan

Palau

Palestine

Panama

Papua New Guinea

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines

Pitcairn

Puerto Rico

Qatar

Republic of Congo

Réunion

Russia

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

Sint Maarten

Solomon Islands

Somalia

South Africa

South Georgia

South Sudan

Sri Lanka

Sudan

Suriname

Svalbard and Jan Mayen

Switzerland

Syria

Taiwan

Tajikistan

Tanzania

Timor-Leste

Togo

Tokelau

Tonga

Trinidad and Tobago

Tunisia

Turkey

Turkmenistan

Turks and Caicos

Tuvalu

U.S. Virgin Islands

Uganda

Ukraine

United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom

United States

Uruguay

Uzbekistan

Vanuatu

Venezuela

Vietnam

Wallis and Futuna

Western Sahara

Yemen

Zambia

Zimbabwe

Reopening Soon For Tourists From:

1 Countries

China

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.


865,707

Cases

11,207

Deaths

99,076

Cases Per Million
Recovering Well From COVID-19

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

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