Switzerland Covid Information

In light of the ongoing global uncertainty around travel, the Bramble Group undertakes regular surveys of Government imposed travel restrictions in the localities in which we operate.

Please note that the information provided is only a guide and the Bramble Group cannot be held liable for its accuracy. Before making any decisions, guests are strongly encouraged to check the restrictions in place with the relevant Government bodies.

Latest Update – February 17th

  • Currently you do not have to fill out an entry form for entry to Switzerland.
  • Currently you do not have to present a negative test result to enter Switzerland. (Check with your airline first)
  • Currently there is no quarantine requirement for people entering Switzerland.
  • You must still wear masks on public transport and in certain enclosed public spaces.
  • If you experience Covid-19 symptoms after entering Switzerland, follow the instruction on the Isolation and contact with a person who has tested positive page.

Update – January 22nd

  • All travellers to Switzerland must have 3G status and present and entry form. If you are fully vaccinated or recovered, there is no longer a requirement present a negative test result in addition to this.
  • If you are not vaccinated or recovered and are on the list of countries permitted to enter Switzerland, you must show a negative test. There is no longer the obligation to take a test on day 4.

For the full details please follow this link.

Update – December 20th

  • Travellers entering Switzerland are not currently required to quarantine
  • Vaccinated or recovered people must complete an entry form and present a negative test result (either a PCR test taken in the last 72 hours OR a rapid antigen test taken in the last 24 hours)
  • Un-vaccinated and not recovered people must complete an entry form, present a negative test result (either a PCR test taken in the last 72 hours OR a rapid antigen test taken in the last 24 hours) and do a further test between 4-7 days after entering. This result must be sent to the Cantonal authority.
  • No test OR entry form is required for cross border commuters, professional drivers or people from border regions. However if they are entering by plane or coach, a test and form are still required.
  • No test is required for children under the age of 16, people exempt from testing, or in the case of medical emergencies.

 

Travelling to Switzerland:

Since there are currently no areas on the list of countries with a variant of concern, people can enter Switzerland without restrictions.

  • It is the list of countries with a variant of concern that determines whether you have to complete an entry form, quarantine on arrival or present evidence of vaccination, recovery or a negative test.
  • All information is taken from the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health website. Please refer to their website for detailed information on travel restrictions, exemptions and FAQs.
  • Please use the TravelCheck link developed by the Swiss Government to double check the requirements for your personal circumstances before traveling to Switzerland.

SEM list of high risk countries

  • Certain restrictions still apply if you want to enter Switzerland from a SEM high risk country. Please see the following link for the latest list.
  • Please use the TravelCheck link to double check the requirements for your personal circumstances before traveling to Switzerland.

Restrictions in Switzerland:

Currently, there are no longer any restrictions in Switzerland besides the rules surrounding masks & isolation listed below. Find full, up to date details of measures here.

The cantons can still take additional measures going beyond those of the Federal Council. The measures can therefore differ from one canton to the next.

Where the cantonal measures are stricter than the national measures then these must be observed. The links to information provided by the cantons can be found on the website www.ch.ch in GermanFrench or Italian.

Masks:

On public transport as well as in publicly accessible indoor areas of hospitals and clinics, retirement and care homes, people age 12 and over must wear masks. Further details here.

Isolation:

Anyone who tests positive for the coronavirus must self-isolate. Details can be found here.

Lift Systems in Switzerland

The ski lift systems in Switzerland are allowed to stay open with Cantonal authority. Verbier and Zermatt are currently open.

Lift systems are considered public transport and therefore masks are still obligatory.

Verbier

Please see the most up-to-date information about Verbier here.

Zermatt

Zermatt’s full list of measures and restrictions can be found here.

The 2G, 2G+ and 3G system is no longer enforced:

Switzerland introduced this system as a way of enforcing different measures in different circumstances and locations.

3G (lowest requirement) = Vaccinated, recovered or negative test result.

2G = Vaccinated or recovered.

2G+ (highest requirement) = Vaccinated or recovered within the last 4 months, OR Vaccinated or recovered with a negative test result OR vaccinated + booster jab, which is valid for 365 days from the date of the booster.

More information about this system can be found here

 

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