More welcoming news yesterday when Switzerland announced their own travel plan for this summer. In short, if you are fully vaccinated or have proof of Covid antibodies & are travelling from a country that isn't on the high risk list then you are free to enter without quarantine. You will also be required to have a PCR test within 72 hours of departure.

Entry from non high-risk countries

In the following cases, travellers are not subject to any restriction:

  • Full vaccination against COVID-19, with the last dose taken no earlier than 6 months ago.
  • Recovery from COVID-19 within 6 months from the end of the isolation period.

Travellers arriving by air are always subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (rapid antigen tests are not accepted). Children under 16 years old are exempted.

Entry from high-risk countries

In the following cases, travellers are not subject to any restriction:

  • Full vaccination against COVID-19, with the last dose taken no earlier than 6 months ago;
  • Recovery from COVID-19 within 6 months from the end of the isolation period.

The other travellers who, in the last 10 days, have stayed in a country with an increased risk of infection, are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. Children under 16 years old are exempted. Additionally, they must complete a mandatory quarantine and report their arrival in Switzerland to the cantonal authorities. The quarantine can be shortened with a negative result to a PCR test taken on day 7.

Entry from countries with a variant of concern

All travellers who, in the last 10 days, have stayed in a country with an area of concern, are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. Children under 12 years old are exempted. Additionally, they must complete a mandatory quarantine and report their arrival in Switzerland to the cantonal authorities. The quarantine can be shortened with a negative result to a PCR test taken on day 7. COVID-19 vaccination does not exempt from the mandatory quarantine requirement.

Mandatory Travel Documentation

If you are not vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19, you must complete an entry form in the following cases:

  • You are entering Switzerland by rail, bus or coach, boat or air. This also includes a stopover in Switzerland, for example air travellers who have to change flight.
  • You have stayed in a country with an increased risk of infection in the 10 days before entering Switzerland.

Travellers from countries with a variant of concern are always subject to the entry form requirement (even if they are vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19).
The entry form must also be filled out for children (who can be included on the form of an adult travelling with them).

See here for further information:

Re-Open EU | Switzerland

Swiss Official Website