Switzerland travel restrictions: how to organize a safe business trip during the pandemic

switzerland entry requirements for your business trips

Entry requirements, isolation and quarantine procedures, mobility, and vaccination policy. Our guide to current travel restrictions in Switzerland for your business activities.

From April 1 2022, all travel restrictions in Switzerland have been removed since the Covid-19 pandemic situation has stabilized across the country. The number of new infections has decreased slightly but remains at a high level.

The Switzerland government has implemented measures to preserve the health of its citizens and the vaccination campaign has been a great success, with more than 69% of the population completely immunized (2 doses). Around 95% of the Swiss population (8.7 million) have developed antibodies against the virus via vaccination or infection.

Table of contents

  1. Entry requirements in Switzerland
  2. Negative test to enter Switzerland
  3. Isolation and quarantine procedures
  4. National movement restrictions
  5. Vaccination and masks
  6. Testing positive for COVID-19: What to do
  7. Contact our Experts
 

1. Switzerland entry requirements

On May 2, 2022 Switzerland lifted all remaining Covid-related entry requirements for travelers entering the country, regardless the country of origin. People entering Switzerland do not need to complete any entry statement form.

2. Negative test result and health insurance to enter Switzerland

From April 1 2022, people entering Switzerland do not need to provide evidence of their vaccination status, neither a proof of a negative COVID-19 test. However, it is highly recommended to submit an international health insurance covering also COVID-19 infection.

3. Quarantine and Isolation in Switzerland

No quarantine period for foreign travelers entering the country is currently set up. Furthermore, all restrictions due to Covid-19 pandemic have been removed. All public activities are open. It is no longer necessary to show proof of your vaccination or recovery status to access restaurants, shops, bars, public places and events. Furthermore, smart working is no more mandatory.

4. National movements restrictions

Public transport is operational and there are no specific restrictions in place for intercity and interstate travel. Since April 1 2022, masks are no longer compulsory on public transport. However, it is recommended to wear a mask and keep a social distancing of at least 1,5 meters.

5. Vaccination and masks

Vaccination in Switzerland is also activated for foreigners who plan to receive the vaccine during their travel. Currently, the vaccines authorized in Switzerland are:

  • Pfizer
  • Moderna
  • Nuvaxovid
  • Johnson & Johnson
 

With the ending of the State of Alert there are no longer restrictions related to mask wearing. However, The Minister of Health recommends that people continue to wear a mask in crowded places, on public transport and when entering in contact with people at risk.

6. Testing positive for COVID-19 in Switzerland: the procedure

It is no longer a legal requirement for people diagnosed with COVID-19 to isolate. From April 1 2022, five-day isolation requirement for positive cases is no more mandatory. However, it is strongly recommended to consider additional precautionary measures to protect others.

How Studio A&P can help you

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