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Key Points

  • All travelers are no longer required to quarantine upon arrival
  • Additional testing requirements for all travelers


On December 4, 2021, the government of Switzerland will introduce additional measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 further. Travelers from all countries will no longer be required to undergo quarantine upon arrival in Switzerland; however, a stricter testing regime has been introduced. Under this testing regime, all travelers regardless of vaccination status, will be required to:

  • Take a PCR test within 72 hours before departure, or a rapid antigen test within 24 hours before departure
  • Take a second PCR or antigen test between the fourth and seventh day of arrival

Unvaccinated third-country foreign nationals entering the Schengen area from countries or regions at risk will not be permitted to enter Switzerland for short-term stays without gainful employment of up to 90 days within a period of 180 days.

What are the Changes?

The government of Switzerland will no longer require travelers to quarantine upon arrival but will require travelers to undergo additional testing.

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the government of Switzerland’s website for additional information and updates.

Source: The Federal Council, Switzerland

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