Corona: Entry restrictions that apply to high-risk countries

Foreign nationals without rights of free movement who wish to enter Switzerland from high-risk countries or regions but do not fall within any of the categories of exceptions under the COVID-19 Ordinance 3 are still subject to entry restrictions. There are no longer any entry restrictions related to coronavirus for persons arriving from Schengen and EU countries or from the small European states Andorra, the Vatican/Holy See, Monaco and San Marino as well as certain third countries. The normal entry requirements apply to persons arriving from these states. Persons from high risk countries who have a partner in Switzerland have been able to enter the country provided evidence of their relationship can be given. For further information on transiting Switzerland at airports, entering the country to care for family members and visas issued in high-risk countries, please consult the following pages.

Persons arriving in Switzerland may be required to complete a form, and produce confirmation of a negative test result on entry; they may also have to go into quarantine. For further information, consult the website of the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH).

Further information for persons from the EU/EFTA states 
Further information for travel to EU countries

Helpline Entry and residence in Switzerland

Here you will find the most important information on the restrictions on entering Switzerland and residence provisions.

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Migration Switzerland–UK since 1 January 2021


The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) forms the basis of cooperation between Switzerland and the UK in the field of migration following the UK’s departure from the EU. Key points covered include mutual access to the labour market, mobility, and coordination on asylum.

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Resettlement / ATCR

In June 2020, Switzerland assumed the one-year chair of the Annual Tripartite Consultations on Resettlement (ATCR), the most important international conference on resettlement.


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