UPDATE: Who is allowed to enter Switzerland? (Swiss and EU-residents)
Updated: Dec 22, 2020
Great news for all EU-Residents who would like to visit our beautiful country. We would like to summarize the latest information for you:
If you don't have a fall under the regulations below → check here.
Holders of a Swiss passport or EU-citizens
(valid residence permit for Switzerland as well as individuals entitled to freedom of movement)
With the latest announcement of the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) you may enter Switzerland from any country.
Do I have to go into quarantine?
No, unless you have been spent time in a country or area with an increased risk of infection and then enter Switzerland.
List of countries and areas with an increased risk of infection:
List valid upon arriving in Switzerland from 14.12.2020
Areas of neighbouring countries
Overseas area French Polynesia
Region Emilia Romagna
Region Friuli Venezia Giulia
Land Upper Austria
Countries and areas*
United States of America
Criteria for the list
"The new infections per 100 000 inhabitants over the past 14 days are examined to determine whether a country or an area has an increased risk of infection, If the incidence in a country is at least 60 higher than the incidence in Switzerland, the country will be added to the list."
Source: Federal Office of Public Health FOPH
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
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.
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:
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:
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.