COVID-19: Coronavirus testing, quarantine rules updated
26 Feb 21
IMPACT – HIGH
Switzerland has updated its COVID-19 entry requirements.
- Before boarding a plane to Switzerland, all air travelers must show a negative PCR COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before entering Switzerland. The requirement also applies to anyone who has been in a country or region with increased risk of infection in the past 10 days before entry. Children under the age of 12 are exempt.
- All individuals arriving from a country or region with increased infections must quarantine for 10 days, regardless of a negative COVID-19 test result. The quarantine can be shortened if the traveler has a negative antigen or PCR test after the seventh day.
- Every incoming traveler must provide contact tracing information through an online health form before entry. Individuals living in a bordering region of Switzerland may be exempt if they can show a cross-border work permit or proof of address.
Background: Switzerland is strengthening measures to combat COVID-19, requiring PCR tests for entries for the first time.
Analysis & Comments: The new requirements, particularly the mandatory quarantine, may affect travel plans to Switzerland. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available. Please check Deloitte’s COVID-19 Digital Map, available here, for information on travel restrictions and immigration changes in other countries.
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