2022 Covid 19 : no more restrictions
During its session of 16th February 2022, the Federal Council decided to lift nearly all protective measures, including the entry regulations.
Hence, since 17th February 2022, sanitary measures applied at the borders on entry into Switzerland are lifted. It is therefore no longer necessary for persons who aren't arriving from a country at risk to present :
- A vaccination certificate or
- A recovery certificate or
- A certificate of negative test and
- An entry form
Persons coming from a country at risk according to the list of the State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) with the exception of Swiss citizens and persons with a Swiss residence permit, must present proof of full vaccination in order to undertake a sojourn in Switzerland which isn't subject to authorisation (e.g. visits, tourism).
Border measures may furthemore be reinstated for States or areas where a variant of concern is circulating. To date, there are no States or areas with a variant of concern according to the FOPH list.
Questions and answers on entry and stay in Switzerland, the exceptions and suspension of visas
The entry restrictions currently in place will be lifted from 2 May 2022.
As of that date, the usual rules for entering Switzerland will apply. You will find information about visas, travel documents, etc. here: FAQ – Entry.
If you still have questions, please read our FAQs carefully. Afterwards, you are still welcome to contact us by email. You can make our job easier by providing the following details: your nationality, your vaccination status, your recovery from a COVID-19 infection, the country where you are starting your journey and the country that you will entering Switzerland from, and the reason why you are planning to enter or stay in Switzerland.
The State Secretariat for Migration SEM can only give you information about entering Switzerland. The rules on entering other countries are a matter for the authorities in those countries.
If you have questions about health-related measures that apply to people entering Switzerland (tests, quarantine, validity of vaccination, etc.), please contact the Federal Office of Public Health FOPH.