The Swiss government has lifted its quarantine requirement and implemented stricter testing protocols for all travelers.

Key Points:

  • As of Dec. 4, individuals traveling to Switzerland are no longer required to quarantine upon arrival.
  • Regardless of their vaccination status, travelers must take a PCR test within 72 hours of departure and take a PCR or antigen test between the fourth and seventh day after arrival.

Additional Information: Unvaccinated third-country nationals who are traveling from countries at risk are barred from entering the country for short-term stays without gainful employment for up to 90 days within a 180-day period.

BAL Analysis: The Swiss Federal Council continues to assess the virus situation and may modify health measures in the near future. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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