Open with restrictions

Switzerland Travel Restrictions

4,922.3 active COVID-19 cases out of 100,000 people
43.35% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 42.01% last week
Unvaccinated visitors from Canada need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Switzerland.
For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from Switzerland for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.

Outgoing travel to SwitzerlandTraveling from Canada to Switzerland

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from Canada must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Switzerland.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from Canada will need to quarantine for 10 days upon entering Switzerland.

The isolation period can be shortened

Quarantine may be shortened provided that a negative result of PCR test or a rapid antigen test is presented to the competent cantonal office on the seventh day of isolation.

Details and exceptions

Travelers are not required to quarantine if they have been fully vaccinated with an mRNA vaccine and if they have had COVID-19 in the last six months (proof of recovery must be presented).


Return travelReturning to Canada from Switzerland

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travelers returning from Switzerland must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to Canada.

Exceptions

Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test, other exemptions includes, a crew member or a person who seeks to enter Canada only to become such a crew member, emergency service providers, technical stops – flights refueling.

Travelers are required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival in Canada at their own expense. Travelers are also required to take another COVID-19 molecular test on day 8 of their 14-day quarantine. They will receive a COVID-19 test kit and instructions before leaving the airport/border. Those who refuse will receive a $750 fine.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Switzerland will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Canada.

Details and exceptions

Travelers are subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine, this includes a mandatory 3 night pre-paid booking at a government-authorized hotel, at their own expense (approximately 2,000 CAD) and take a COVID-19 molecular test on arrival at their own cost.

Towards the end the quarantine period, travelers will be required to take another COVID-19 test. they will be required to stay in their place of quarantine until they receive a negative test result.

Certain persons are exempt from the mandatory quarantine requirement when entering Canada for the purposes of performing an essential job or function as identified in the Order under the Quarantine Act. Exemption will be validated for each entry into Canada.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Switzerland

Masks:Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

FAQs

  • Most visitors from Canada can enter Switzerland but you need to provide a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure and to isolate for 10 days

  • Travelers from from Canada are required to isolate for 10 days. Please read the details under the "Quarantine Requirements" section.

  • Travelers coming from Canada will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure

  • Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.

  • Open with restrictions