• Björn Hansen

UPDATE: Who is allowed to enter Switzerland? (Non Swiss- and EU-residents)

Updated: Dec 10, 2020

We would like to summarize the latest information for you:

If you have a swiss permit or are entitled to freedom of movement in the EUcheck here.

Non Swiss- and EU-Residents

Generally: With the latest announcement of the State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) you will be refused to enter Switzerland from any country aside from all Schengen States as well as:

  • Andorra

  • Australia

  • Bulgaria

  • Croatia

  • Cyprus

  • Holy See

  • Ireland

  • Japan

  • Monaco

  • New Zealand

  • Romania

  • Rwanda

  • San Marino

  • South Korea

  • Singapore

  • Thailand

  • Uruguay

Do I have to go into quarantine?

Generally no if you are arriving directly from one of the countries mentioned above.

List of countries and areas with an increased risk of infection:

All other countries which are not mentioned above.


We highly recommend you to check the current status directly on the website of the SEM. If you have any doubt, please feel free to contact us.

Why book now? And why with CYou?

Well the ski areas are ready to open their gates pretty soon and what could be better than dreaming about your trip in 2021?

From our side we would like to encourage you by offering several options so you can plan more stress-free than ever. If your trip is affected by Covid-19 restrictions:

  • we offer you rebooking options. Your trip might get postponed then, but your money isn't lost.

  • we will wave our general processing fee* of CHF 60 for a full cancellation

  • for trips which are planned for more than 2 months in advance the down payment can be retained until 60 days prior to your departure

  • if any regional restrictions might affect your trip we will inform you asap and discuss the options of rebooking or changing your itinerary to other parts of Switzerland

Our terms and conditions apply.

Isn't Switzerland a high-risk-country itself?

Depending on which pattern and which view you may have on Corona - yes and no. Yes:

If you just look onto the daily cases compared to our country size

No: Because first of all Switzerland has one of the best and most recognized health care systems worldwide. Right now most infections of Covid-19 are happening on private events.

As for tourists multiple measurements are designed to keep every guest safe. Hotels, Restaurants and other touristic places spent a lot of money and effort to develop and implement protection concepts at their places.

As your travel-specialist for Switzerland we will guide and support you on your dream journey to our beautiful country.

Previous information

As Covid-19 cases rise again in our country we want to give you a quick update on who is allowed to enter Switzerland (without going into quarantine and / or getting tested):

All states outside the Schengen area considered to be high-rish countries or regions except of:








–Holy See




–New Zealand



–San Marino

–South Korea




Source: Migration, S. S. F. (2020). Entry restrictions for high-risk countries. Stat Secretariat for Migration SEM. https://www.admin.ch/opc/en/classified-compilation/20201773/index.html#app1

We try to keep you Up2Date but please check the latest information on the SEM website.

Due to COVID the Swiss state secretariat for migration is giving an update every 2 weeks of countries with travel restrictions. Also, they provide a list of countries subject to normal requirements for entering Switzerland. We just wanted to share that with you:

List of countries subject to normal requirements for entering Switzerland
The normal entry requirements apply to any persons entering Switzerland directly from the following countries:
Schengen States:
Austria Belgium Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Italy Latvia Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Malta Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Sweden Slovakia Slovenia Spain
From 20 July 2020: EU and smaller European countries and some third countries:
Algeria (will again be listed as high-risk country from 8 August. Travelers will be subject to entry restrictions) Andorra Australia Bulgaria Canada Croatia Cyprus Georgia Ireland Japan Morocco Monaco New Zealand Rwanda Romania San Marino South Korea Thailand Tunisia Uruguay Vatican / Holy See
All other countries are still considered high risk. Entry restrictions continue to apply to persons entering Switzerland from these countries."

Source: Migration, S. S. F. (2020). Entry restrictions for high-risk countries. Stat Secretariat for Migration SEM. https://www.sem.admin.ch/sem/en/home/aktuell/aktuell/entry-restrictions-to-third-countries.html

We try to keep this Up2Date but we highly recommend you to check the requirements directly on the website of the SEM.

Stay safe and we are looking forward to cyou in Switzerland.

Switzerland to reopen its borders with all EU/EFTA states on 15 June 2020

Updated: Jun 7 2020

We are super happy to announce that the Federal Department of Justice and Police FDJP intends to lift the existing entry restrictions applicable with regard to all EU/EFTA states and the United Kingdom as of 15 June.

For further information click here We are ready to welcome you in Switzerland! #dreamnowtraveltomorrow


Hi there, 
I am Björn, the founder of CYou in Switzerland. Guiding people through our beautiful country is the best part of my day. Any questions? Do not hesitate to contact me.

CYou in Switzerland GmbH



CYou in Switzerland is a travel agency for customized private tours in Switzerland. 

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