I was talking with someone around things in Germany that I am unable to travel during this lockdown and Pandemic it was then my friend suggested to go to Switzerland and I started looking into the details about Switzerland Travel Restrictions and whether we can travel to Switzerland right now or not.
Now this post will be subdivided into multiple sections about what all things which you need if you are planning to travel to Switzerland and what are the current procedures for that.
All the information researched and updated are the one according to 28th March 2021.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic there are special rules for people entering Switzerland. Depending on the type of travel, you might have to fill out an entry form, show proof of a negative test and/or go into quarantine.
We will be talking about all the things which you need to know about Switzerland Travel Restrictions in an easy manner so that you don’t have to bang your head around the official websites.
Entering into Switzerland
Now there are set of rules around entering into Switzerland and this is going to be applied on all the people who are permitted to enter into Switzerland.
Also the one who are living in Switzerland from before and are just returning to the country.
Below are the things which you will need
The electronic entry form for incoming travellers is available at swissplf.admin.ch. Important: Fill out the form before your entry to Switzerland.
Who has to fill out the entry form?
Almost everyone who enters Switzerland must fill out the entry form. Children can be included on the form of an adult travelling with them.
Exception: If you’re entering from a region on the border with Switzerland you don’t need to fill out the entry form.
There are various situations in which you do not have to fill out the form:
- If you are entering from an area on the border with Switzerland with which close economic, social and cultural exchanges take place.
- If in the course of your professional activities you transport passengers or goods across borders.
- If you are entering Switzerland solely for transit purposes and are travelling on directly to another country.
- If you are entering by your own means of transport, e.g. by car. However, this exception only applies if you have not stayed in a country or area with an increased risk of infection within the last 10 days.
What is the process after filling the Entry form?
Once you have filled the entry form before you travel to Switzerland. You’ll be emailed a QR code as confirmation. Have this code ready for inspection when you enter Switzerland.
If you are controlled you can show the QR code on your smartphone or produce a printed confirmation.
What do you do if you don’t have internet access to fill out the form?
In this situation before travelling you should download and fill the paper version of the entry form. You can download and print the paper version of the entry form yourself or ask for it from the transport operator staff.
Now if you are still not clear about the Entry Form of the Switzerland Travel Restrictions then you you’ll find plenty of information in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
You can also call the infoline on +41 58 464 44 88 from 6am to 11pm, 7 days a week.
Negative test result
As currently all countries are asking for the negative Covid Test before entering the rules are same with Switzerland as well.
What happens when you are coming to Switzerland via Flight?
What happens when you are coming to Switzerland via Road/Water?
What are the Quarantine Rules?
If you are entering into Switzerland from a risky countries from the above list mentioned i.e. you have stayed in any of those countries 10 days before entering Switzerland then as per the Switzerland Travel Restrictions you have to go into Quarantine.
The following do not exempt you from the mandatory quarantine requirement or shorten the quarantine period:
What to do after entering Switzerland?
Exemptions from the testing and quarantine requirement
There are some people who are exempt from the testing and quarantine requirement.
Additional information for incoming tourists
Now if you are travelling to Switzerland then there are certain things you should know before hand.
Below infographics will share the details around different kinds of Bans and things happening under the Switzerland Travel Restrictions
As a traveller you should know about below points
Now if you are wondering what all things are open and you want to read more around the Travel Restrictions of Switzerland then you read it here
One thing which you should know is that these are the rules about entering into Switzerland and this is only associated with Switzerland Travel Restrictions and if you are travelling from a different country then you have to research about the rules of your country as well in order to travel back to your home country.
Couple of Important Information which you can Refer and will need
- FOPH list of risk countries (admin.ch)
- Entering Switzerland (admin.ch)
- Precautionary measures (admin.ch)
This was all the information which you need about Switzerland Travel Restrictions if you are planning your trip to Switzerland for travel.
Now we do have covered couple of awesome itineraries about Switzerland which you can refer if you are planning to travel
- 17 Top Things To Do In Zurich To Enjoy Exquisite Holiday (chasingwhereabouts.com)
- Top Things To Do In Lucerne | Switzerland (chasingwhereabouts.com)
- Day Trip To Rhine Falls – 5 Amazing Things To Do (chasingwhereabouts.com)