QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS (last update: 28 July 2022)
1. Can I visit Switzerland?
Yes. There are no more corona-related entry restrictions for Switzerland. The normal entry rules apply to all travelers, as they were before the pandemic.
Check if your home country has restrictions for leaving or returning travelers. If you travel by plane, check if your airline company requires proof of vaccination, recovery or a test.
There is still a Swiss list of countries with a virus 'variant of concern'. Theoretically, entry restrictions can apply for travelers from such countries. But at the moment, no country is listed there so this is not relevant.
2. Do I have to show proof of vaccination, recovery or a negative test?
No. Proof of vaccination, recovery or a negative test is not required to enter Switzerland. You don't need such proof to enter restaurants, shops, transportation and other public facilities either.
3. Do I need a Swiss COVID-certificate?
No. There used to be a Swiss COVID-certificate for tourists. But this is no longer required. The Swiss COVID-certificate platform, that used to process certificate requests for tourists, still exists (covidcertificate-form.admin.ch/foreign). But it's only meant for Swiss citizens wanting to travel abroad now.
4. Which official sources for the coronavirus situation in Switzerland are available?
5. What's the current status in Switzerland?
Public transport to, from and in Switzerland is operational.
A COVID-certificate (see #3) is not required for public transport and not in airport transit areas. You don't have to wear a face mask anymore.
Some catering zones of trains and boats required a COVID-certificate, but that's no longer the case.
There are no major restrictions in Switzerland. People diagnosed with COVID don't have to go into quarantine anymore. If you've tested positive for COVID, it's of course recommended to wear a face mask and keep your distance in order to protect vulnerable people.
Individual companies can still ask for safety and hygiene measures, such as wearing a mask or using hand sanitizers. Swiss cantons may have their own corona-related rules. Please refer to the links under #4 for up-to-date overviews.
6. What can MySwissAlps.com do to help me?
We regularly update this thread and the information here: www.myswissalps.com/coronavirus. Our website and moderators are available to help you plan your holidays and to address your questions.
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