The Swiss government has announced that it will lift all COVID-related entry restrictions for those traveling to Switzerland.

Key Points:

  • Beginning May 2, people traveling to Switzerland from countries not designated as high-risk will no longer face COVID-related entry restrictions.
  • Such travelers will not have to show COVID-19 vaccination certificates when crossing the border, test for COVID-19 before or after arrival or undergo a mandatory quarantine.
  • Individuals who are traveling from high-risk countries, including Australia, Canada and the U.S, among others, should check the Travel Check tool for updated entry restrictions.

Additional Information: In case of new virus variant, an “emergency brake” can be applied to the lifting of entry requirements. More information regarding Switzerland’s pre-COVID entry requirements is available here. More information on current entry restrictions is available here.

BAL Analysis: COVID-19 entry requirements will no longer apply to those traveling to Switzerland from May 2. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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