Embassy of Switzerland in Belgium

Important information COVID-19

Entering Switzerland from Belgium

All travellers entering Switzerland – whether vaccinated, recovered or with a negative test – must complete the entry form (Passenger Locator Form, SwissPLF).

For vaccinated and recovered persons with a Covid certificate or other valid proof of vaccination or recovery, no testing obligation applies.

Anyone who has not been vaccinated or has not recovered must present a negative test result (antigen or PCR) on entry into Switzerland, irrespective of where they are travelling from or by which means of transport they are entering the country. After four to seven days in the country, another test must be carried out, subject to a fee. The result of the second test must be sent to the relevant cantonal office.

The vaccination must be approved in Switzerland or by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). A person infected with Covid-19 is considered to have recovered from the 11th day after the positive test result. A PCR test must be less than 72h old, a rapid antigen test must be less than 48h old. The EU digital Covid certificate, which is valid in the Schengen area, is valid in Switzerland.

Transit: The test and entry form requirements do not apply to travellers in transit through Switzerland without stopping, drivers who transport people or goods professionally, and cross-border commuters or people entering from border areas. 

Keep yourself informed about the situation in Switzerland as it can change constantly. It is therefore important to regularly consult the website of the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH).

Federal Office of Public Health - Travelcheck

 

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Important information regarding the measures taken in Belgium to contain COVID-19

Detailed and updated information on the measures taken in Belgium is available via the following links:

www.info-coronavirus.be
www.diplomatie.belgium.be

Switzerland-EU Institutional Agreement

No signing of Swiss–EU institutional agreement

At its meeting on 26 May 2021, the Federal Council undertook an overall evaluation of the outcome of the negotiations on the institutional framework agreement (InstA).

#SwissEUrelations – a first rank partnership

The European Union is Switzerland’s most important partner by far and effective cooperation is therefore vitally important. This video presents facts and figures about the close economic and human relations between Switzerland and the European Union. #SwissEUrelations #MoreThanNeighbors

As the official representation of Switzerland, the Embassy covers all matters concerning diplomatic relations between the two countries. It represents Swiss interests in the areas of political, economic, financial and legal affairs, as well as science, education and culture.

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Welcome

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Switzerland and Belgium

Swiss diplomacy and engagement in the fields of education, culture and the economy

Services

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Visa – Entry to and residence in Switzerland

Information on requirements to enter Switzerland and to take residence, procedure to submit an entry visa application, visa application form and fees

Academic internships

The Embassy of Switzerland in Brussels regularly offers internships of 5 to 6 months (de/fr)