Switzerland: Updates to COVID-19 Measures 

January 13, 2022

Key Points 

  • Current COVID-19 measures to remain in place until 31 March 2022 
  • Reduced validity of the COVID-19 vaccination certificate  

Overview  

The government of Switzerland announced that current COVID-19 safety measures will remain in place until 31 March 2022. Eligible fully vaccinated travelers or those who have recovered from COVID-19 in the past six months will be required to: 

  • Complete an entry form within 48 hours of arrival; 
  • Present a negative PCR COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours of departure or a rapid antigen test taken within 24 hours of departure; 
  • Unvaccinated travelers will also be required to adhere to the above-mentioned requirements in addition to taking an additional PCR test or rapid antigen test between the fourth day and seventh day following entry.  

The government of Switzerland will also reduce the validity of the COVID-19 vaccination certificates to 270 days (9 months) on 1 Feb. 2022. This change will ensure that the vaccination certificate remains valid for travel throughout the European Union, which will shorten the accepted vaccine validity in February 2022.  

What are the Changes? 

The government of Switzerland will maintain internal COVID-19 measures, reduce the quarantine period for international travelers and shorten the validity of COVID-19 vaccination certificates.  

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the government of Switzerland’s website and Envoy’s website for additional updates and information.  


Content in this publication is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an attorney at one of the two U.S. Law Firms working with the Envoy Platform or another qualified professional. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult an Envoy global immigration service provider or another qualified representative. 

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