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Switzerland Travel Restrictions

66.87% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 66.73% last week
Unvaccinated visitors from Germany can enter Switzerland with a negative COVID-19 test result.
Fully vaccinated visitors from Germany 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

Travelers who are not fully vaccinated are not allowed to enter Switzerland. Entry restrictions do not apply to Swiss citizens, permanent residency holders, and holders of other specified permits or visas (please see the source) and EU or EFTA citizens and some of their family members.


Outgoing travel to SwitzerlandTravelling from Germany to Switzerland

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated visitors from Germany 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
Travelers who are not fully vaccinated arriving by air must have a negative COVID-19 test result. Travelers with access to the EU Digital Certificate may use it to present proof. This requirement does not apply to travelers under the age of 16, travelers with valid proof of recovery from COVID-19 in the last 6 months before travel and travelers with valid proof of being fully vaccinated in the last 12 months before travel.
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. This requirement does not apply to, travelers under the age of 16, travelers with valid proof of recovery from COVID-19 in the last 6 months before travel and travelers with valid proof of being fully vaccinated in the last 12 months before travel.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors from Germany are not required to quarantine after entering Switzerland.

Details and exceptions
Travelers are not required to quarantine on arrival in Switzerland.
Documents
Travel Declaration Form

Travelers must fill up an entry form before entering Switzerland. The form can be completed 48 hours before entry at the earliest. Children can be included in the form of an adult traveling with them.

Health Pass For Public Activity

Travelers aged 16 years and older must have proof of vaccination, recovery, or a negative test for COVID-19 in order to enter events, festivals, bars, restaurants, museums, and other venues and activities in Switzerland. <p>If you have been vaccinated, you can either show a Swiss COVID Certificate, EU Digital COVID Certificate, or a certificate that is compatible with the EU Digital Covid Certificate.</p> <p>Travelers who have been vaccinated abroad with a vaccine approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and who are resident in or traveling to Switzerland are able to obtain a Swiss COVID certificate. This means that travelers who have been vaccinated abroad or have recovered abroad, such as tourists, can also participate in social activities in Switzerland. The documents can be submitted electronically. Currently, only the certificates of countries using the EU Digital COVID Certificate are compatible with the Swiss system.</p> <p>You will be issued with the COVID certificate on the application on paper or as a PDF document with a QR code. With the COVID Certificate app, you can host your COVID certificate on your mobile device.</p> <p>If you are unvaccinated, you must have a test, and if the result is negative you can then be issued with a COVID certificate.</p>


Return travelReturning to Germany 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 for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 48 Antigen (quick-test) hours before departure to Germany.

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

Details and exceptions
Travelers entering Germany need to present a negative test result written in German, English, French, Italian, or Spanish. Children under the age of 12 are exempt from this requirement.
Proof of full vaccination with German-approved vaccines or a valid certificate of recovery are accepted in lieu of a test result.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Switzerland are not required to quarantine upon entering Germany.

Details and exceptions
No quarantine is necessary if a negative test result, proof of vaccination or proof of recovery is submitted before entry.
If entering Germany following a stay in a "high-risk" area, the traveler needs to self-isolate at home or in their place of accommodation for 10 days, regardless of vaccination status. If the traveler spent time in a "variants of concern" area prior to entry, the self-isolation period will be 14 days. See List of Risk Areas.

Other COVID-19 restrictions for Switzerland

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

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