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Quarantine regulation when entering Switzerland

Many countries, including Switzerland, are adapting their entry rules in line with the current epidemiological situation. From 6 July, it will be compulsory to wear a face mask on public transport throughout Switzerland. In addition, travellers from certain regions will have to go into quarantine. 

Since mid-June, the number of new cases of coronavirus has been rising in Switzerland as infected persons have entered the country from countries within the Schengen area and from non-Schengen countries. Consequently,

with effect from Monday, 6 July, travellers entering Switzerland from certain regions will have to go into quarantine for ten days.

The Federal Office of Public Health FOPH has a list of the countries concerned, which it updates regularly. Travellers affected will be notified during the flight, on board coaches and at border crossings.   

States and areas with an increased risk of infection

As of July, 22nd 2020

  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahrain
  • Belarus (no longer on the list from 23 July)
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (from 23 July)
  • Brazil
  • Cape Verde
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica (from 23 July)
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador (from 23 July)
  • El Salvador (from 23 July)
  • Eswatini (Swasiland) (from 23 July)
  • Guatemala (from 23 July)
  • Honduras
  • Iraq
  • Israel
  • Kazakhstan (from 23 July)
  • Kyrgyzstan (from 23 July)
  • Kosovo
  • Kuwait
  • Luxembourg (from 23 July)
  • Maldives (from 23 July)
  • Mexico (from 23 July)
  • Moldova
  • Montenegro (from 23 July)
  • North Macedonia
  • Occupied Palestinian Territory (from 23 July)
  • Oman
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Qatar
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Sweden (no longer on the list from 23 July)
  • Serbia
  • South Africa
  • Surinam (from 23 July)
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • United Arab Emirates (from 23 July)
  • United States of America (including Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands)

Source: Federal Office of Public Health FOPH:

https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home/krankheiten/ausbrueche-epidemien-pandemien/aktuelle-ausbrueche-epidemien/novel-cov/empfehlungen/empfehlungen-fuer-reisende.html

FAQ Quarantine for travelers arriving Switzerland:

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