Entry into Switzerland: only one compulsory test for vaccinated passengers


Switzerland adapts its measures to fight the pandemic. From Monday 20 December, only one test is required on entering Switzerland for people vaccinated or who have recovered from Covid-19. Rapid antigenic tests of less than 24 hours are accepted.

Travellers arriving in Switzerland are requested to consult Travelcheck to find out whether they are allowed to enter Switzerland and, if applicable, under what conditions (health pass, tests, etc.).

After the measures taken on 3 December, the Federal Council changed the criteria for entering Switzerland. All persons entering Switzerland, including those vaccinated and those who have recovered from Covid-19, must be tested. From Monday 20 December 2021, rapid antigenic tests of less than 24 hours are accepted, in the same way as PCR tests of less than 72 hours.

People vaccinated or who have recovered from Covid-19 should have a second test, PCR or antigen, between the fourth and seventh day after their arrival. This obligation applies to travellers who have been vaccinated or have recovered from Covid-19.

The compulsory test applies to all people entering Switzerland from the age of sixteen years old, whether of Swiss nationality or not. Exceptions apply to cross-border commuters and people entering Switzerland from border areas.

In addition, when entering the territory, all people must have completed the entry form with their contact details (Swiss PLF). This can be carried out online or on paper.