Corona: Persons from third countries who are fully vaccinated can enter Switzerland again
Anyone who can prove that they have been fully vaccinated can once again enter Switzerland from a high-risk country, i.e. a country outside the Schengen area. Only those who arrive in Switzerland by plane are still required to take a test, but even this requirement does not apply to persons who have been fully vaccinated or who have recovered from COVID-19.
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 26 June 2021)
in German (PDF, 403 kB, 26.06.2021)
in French (PDF, 389 kB, 26.06.2021)
in Italian (PDF, 382 kB, 26.06.2021)
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:
In Afghanistan, the Taliban have once again come to power. Many people are therefore in fear and worry – in Afghanistan itself, but also here in Switzerland. Here you will find information on topics such as humanitarian visas and family reunification:
If you have further questions, please contact the following offices:
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.
The annual report of the State Secretariat for Migration SEM has been published for the first time in digital form – with short films on current challenges, providing insights through personal stories and impressions. www.migration.swiss provides an overview of events and developments in the 2020 reporting year and presents key facts and figures.