Measures due to virus mutation for vaccinated third-country nationals
Please check your situation and your questions with the latest Travelcheck. There you will find all information regarding entry into Switzerland.
Due to the new virus mutation B1.1.529, Switzerland is tightening its entry regulations towards some third countries. Entry from these countries is now only possible for third-country nationals for stays requiring a permit and in cases of hardship. Even a vaccination, regardless of the vaccine, is no longer sufficient for the entry of third-country nationals from these states. For the entry of Swiss nationals and persons entitled to freedom of movement, the entry regulations have NOT changed. Entry from other Schengen member states (e.g. Belgium) or other third countries (e.g. UK) has NOT changed.
However, the health-related measures at the border of the Federal Office of Public Health FOPH apply to various states (third countries and Schengen member states). If you have any questions about these measures, please contact the FOPH directly.
The tightening of entry regulations ONLY affects the entry of third country nationals from the following countries and regions:
Here you will find the most important information on entering Switzerland. Click through the questions:
If you still have questions, please read our FAQs carefully.
All the information on the coronavirus is being continuously updated. The COVID-19 Ordinance 3 and the SEM Directive are binding on the Swiss authorities.
- COVID-19 Ordinance 3
- SEM Directive (version of 11 October 2021)
in German (PDF, 273 kB, 08.10.2021)
in French (PDF, 267 kB, 08.10.2021)
in Italian (PDF, 263 kB, 08.10.2021)
For asylum matters, the following also apply:
- COVID-19 Asylum Ordinance
- Guide to the COVID-19 Asylum Ordinance
in German (PDF, 133 kB, 02.04.2020)
in French (PDF, 114 kB, 28.10.2020)
Information from the FOPH:
Oberholzer investigation report
SEM commissioned former federal judge Niklaus Oberholzer to investigate whether the rights of asylum seekers are being disregarded in federal asylum centres. The results of his report are now available.
Medienmitteilung vom 18. Oktober 2021
(This document is not available in English)
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Warning against fraudulent e-mails
Emails with the sender «swissimmigration@consultant» or «eu_immigration@consultant» and requests for payment are sent to foreigners. The SEM warns against these fraud attempts.