- If you have symptoms, but want to travel to Switzerland and have questions about your medical condition and what to do: call +41 058 464 44 88.
- There is a risk of becoming infected with the new coronavirus in almost all parts of the world. The WHO has not yet issued any travel restrictions. Many airports have introduced stricter passenger monitoring procedures. You can find advice on what to be aware of here. To protect yourself from infection, make sure you follow the recommendations on hygiene and how to behave around others even when travelling. Link to WHO
- The Federal Council is taking measures to restrict the entry into Switzerland of people from high-risk countries and areas. These measures are intended to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and assure the provision of adequate care and therapeutic products to members of the public.
Definition of high-risk countries and areas
In consultation with the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA, the Federal Department of Home Affairs FDHA defines countries or areas designated high-risk countries or areas. The country or area must have imposed extraordinary measures to prevent and combat the new coronavirus. At present, Italy, Germany, Austria and France are designated high-risk countries.
People from high-risk countries and regions will be refused entry into Switzerland
People from high-risk countries and areas will be refused entry into Switzerland. Exceptions are possible, for example for people who live or work in Switzerland. Anyone wishing to enter Switzerland despite the entry ban must prove that one of the exceptional conditions is met.
This arrangement will apply for a maximum of 6 months. Link to FOPH
- Zurich, Geneva and Basel airports:
Notices are displayed at various points throughout these airports to inform you how to best protect yourself against becoming infected with the new coronavirus.
Passengers arriving at these airports are not having their temperature taken. There is a great deal of debate among experts with regard to entry screening. Most agree that screening people’s temperature is not an effective measure to prevent or delay a disease from being brought into the country. Instead, they recommend informing passengers arriving in the country about ways of protecting themselves from infection.
- Foreign Representations in Switzerland. Link to Representations
- Medical advice for travellers to Switzerland. Link to safetravel.ch