In order to maintain Switzerland's capacity to cope with the COVID-19 epidemic and to ensure the conditions for an adequate supply of care and medicinal products to the population, the Federal Council has taken several measures since March 2020. One of these is the enactment of Ordinance 3 on Measures to Combat Coronavirus (COVID-19 Ordinance 3), which provides for restrictions on entry, border crossing and the admission of foreigners to Switzerland (Art. 3 and 4 COVID- 19 Ordinance 3). Entry of people from risk countries or regions is restricted (Art. 3 Para. 2 COVID-19 Regulation 3).
All Schengen states, EU and European small states as well as individual third countries are no longer considered risk states since July 2020. For entries from these countries, there are no longer any entry restrictions related to the Coronavirus, but the usual entry requirements apply again.
For all third country nationals, it is still not possible to travel to Switzerland for vacation, for visiting purposes of for other reasons, provided that they are entering from a risk country (e.g. Philippines, Micronesia, Marshall Islands, and Palau). Entry from a risk country for stays of less than 90 days without a permit will continue to only be permitted for cases of special necessity according to the Ordinance 3 Covid-19.
The Philippine authorities have issued rules and regulations regarding the departure of Philippine citizens. May we kindly ask you to consult the relevant resolutions of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Infectious Diseases (IATF) and the Bureau of Immigration in advance.