Jun 18, 2021 - 6:07 AM
in reply to Joejax
Hi all! It's good to see the 12-month validity period for US vaccination documents confirmed now. I expect Switzerland to apply a similar period to many (or all) other vaccination documents, but we're waiting for confirmation. This certainly is a positive step forward!
Transit flights via other countries generally won't be a problem, as long as one doesn't leave the transit airport area. I recommend to always check with your airline though. These are the current rules concerning transit flights, as stated at https://www.sem.admin.ch/sem/en/home/sem/aktuell/faq-einreiseverweigerung.html:
"The country you are entering from is generally the country from which you have just arrived. If travelling by air on a direct flight, you enter Switzerland from the country in which the aircraft took off. If you fly via one or more transit airports – without leaving the international transit area – you enter Switzerland from the country in which the aircraft originally took off, not the transit countries. This means that if you begin your journey in a high-risk country and travel in transit via an airport in a non-high-risk country, you are travelling from a high-risk country. If you begin your journey in a non-high-risk country and travel in transit via an airport in a high-risk country, you are travelling from a non-high-risk country – provided you do not leave the airport’s international transit area."
Note that these are the current rules. We have no exact details for all entrance and transit rules from June 28/July 1 yet, although they should generally become less complex. I think we'll get more details once the proposed travel regulations are ratified, which should happen by June 23 if all goes well.
Last modified on Jun 18, 2021 - 6:10 AM by Annika