Information about travel and entry to Switzerland
All travelers are responsible for verifying the travel restrictions in place before departure. For the latest applicable information, please consult the webpage of the State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) and of the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH). To see what rules apply to your own particular situation when entering Switzerland, consult the online Travelcheck.
With effect from Saturday, 22 January 2022, persons who have been fully vaccinated or who have recovered from COVID-19 will no longer be required to present a negative PCR or rapid antigen test before entering Switzerland.
Persons who are not vaccinated or who have not recovered from COVID-19 will still have to present a negative result of a PCR test no older that 72h or of an antigen test no older than 24h before entering the country. Non-vaccinated citizens of North Macedonia are not allowed to enter Switzerland, except when the criteria of a hardship case according to the SEM directive is met. With the required documents proving eligibility for hardship exceptions, an application for a Laissez-passer can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org or the same documents can be provided to the border control authority who decides whether the requirements of necessity have been met.
In addition, everyone entering Switzerland by plane or on a long-distance bus service must present a completed Entry Form (rare exceptions may apply, please refer to art. 3 of the COVID-19 Ordinance on International Passenger Transport). It is important to fill out the electronic entry form on a computer or smartphone at the earliest 48 hours before the travel in order to receive a QR code by email. This code needs to be kept at hand for inspection upon arrival in Switzerland. The controlling authority can impose a fine if the entry form is not completed or if the information provided is false.