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Switzerland Travel Restrictions

64.70% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 64.34% last week
Unvaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom will not be allowed to enter Switzerland.
Fully vaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom can enter Switzerland without restrictions.

For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from Switzerland for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.


Switzerland entry details and exceptions

Swiss citizens, permanent residency holders, holders of other specified permits or visas, EU or EFTA citizens and some of their family members are exempted from this restriction.


Outgoing travel to SwitzerlandTravelling from the United Kingdom to Switzerland

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 48 Antigen (quick-test) hours before departing to Switzerland.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

Details and exceptions

Unvaccinated travelers must take a COVID-19 test 4-7 days after arrival in Switzerland. The result of the second test must be sent to the relevant cantonal office.

Travelers under the age of 16, travelers who recovered a maximum of 6 months and no more than 10 days before travel and with a positive test confirmation and travelers with valid proof of being fully vaccinated in the last 12 months before travel are exempted from this requirement.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from the United Kingdom are not required to quarantine after entering Switzerland.

Documents
Travel Declaration Form

Children can be included in the form of an adult traveling with them.


Return travelReturning to the United Kingdom from Switzerland

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated travellers returning from Switzerland must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to the United Kingdom.

Fully vaccinated travellers with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

Details and exceptions

Qualified fully vaccinated travelers are not required to present a pre-departure test when traveling to England. However, they are still required to book and pay for a day 2 COVID-19 test which will be taken on or before day 2 after arrival in the country. An individual traveling to the country is considered fully vaccinated if he/she meets the qualification indicated here.

Travelers who are unvaccinated, partially vaccinated or those who are not qualified under the fully vaccinated rules are required to present a pre-departure test (to be taken any time in the 3 days before the departure date), day 2 and day 8 PCR tests. They may check the pricelist and order the test thru these authorized testing providers.

Travelers could be fined £500 if they are unable to present a pre-departure test.

Travelers from the Common Travel Area (the UK, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey, Ascension, Falkland Islands and St Helena) are exempt from the test requirement.

Quarantine requirements

Unvaccinated visitors returning from Switzerland will need to quarantine for 10 days upon entering the United Kingdom.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

Details and exceptions

Travelers who are unvaccinated, partially vaccinated or those who are not qualified under the fully vaccinated rules arriving from non-red list countries are required to quarantine at home or in the place they are staying for 10 days.

Permitted travelers from the red list countries are mandated to quarantine in a managed hotel. They must be administered with day 2 and day 8 test. They will be required to continue their quarantine period regardless of the result of their day 2 test. For travelers who have positive result, quarantine will start from the date after the result of their day 2 test and they no longer need to use the day 8 test.

For travelers who will have a positive result after using the day 8 test, they will need to quarantine further. They will have to finish the quarantine starting from the date after the result of their day 8 test.

Travelers who have both negative result for day 2 and day 8 test will be out of the 10-day quarantine from the day they arrived in the country.

Travelers going to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are advised to check further details regarding their quarantine requirement.

Documents
Mandatory passenger locator form

Submit the form any time in the 48 hours before arriving in the UK. Show the form when checking in your plane, train or ferry to the UK.

Managed quarantine package for Scotland

All travelers arriving directly to Scotland are required to book their Managed Quarantine Package prior to travel.

COVID-19 testing package

All travelers must book and pay for a COVID-19 Testing Package prior to travel to England and Scotland.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Switzerland

Masks:Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants:Open
Bars:Open

FAQs

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom can enter Switzerland without restrictions. Unvaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom will not be allowed to enter Switzerland.

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom can enter Switzerland without restrictions.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom will not be allowed to enter Switzerland.

  • Fully vaccinated travelers coming from the United Kingdom are not required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result. Unvaccinated travellers coming from the United Kingdom will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 48 Antigen (quick-test) hours before departure.

  • Travellers from the United Kingdom are not required to quarantine.

  • Mask usage in Switzerland is required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.

  • Restaurants in Switzerland are open. Bars in Switzerland are open.