Reporting your arrival from a country with a variant of concern

  1. Mandatory quarantine for people arriving in Switzerland from areas with variants of concern

    According to the Federal Ordinance on the International Movement of Persons, since June 26, 2021, persons entering Switzerland are subject to testing and quarantine if they have been in a country or area with a variant of concern within the last 10 days. Fully vaccinated persons or persons who have recovered from COVID-19 are not subject to testing and quarantine. Children under 16 years of age are exempt from testing but not from quarantine requirements.

    For more information on the testing and quarantine requirements, as well as exemptions from it, click here:

    You are required to register with the canton of domicile within two days of your entry. The corresponding online registration form for persons with a domicile address in the canton of Zurich can be found below.

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    Obligatory testing

    You must present a negative PCR test (not older than 72 hours) or antigen rapid test (not older than 48 hours) upon entry. If you are not able to do so, you must make up the test immediately.

    • Please refer to the Corona website for information on where you can be tested.
    • The negative test result must be kept and presented in the event of an inspection.
    • Failure to comply with the obligation to test may be punished by a fine of up to 10,000 Swiss francs.
    • Checks may be carried out.
    • Children under the age of 16 do not have to present a negative Corona test upon entry.

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    Do you and your fellow travellers have Covid-19 symptoms at the moment?

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    Quarantine
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    You must go into quarantine for 10 days immediately after entering Switzerland (Art. 9 COVID-19 Ordinance on Measures in the Field of International Movement of Persons).

    Please note that anyone who illegally evades quarantine commits an infringement according to Art. 83 of the Epidemics Act and this can be punished with a fine (maximum CHF 10,000.-).

    By going into quarantine you avoid transmitting the virus to people in your household and members of the public. During this time you may become contagious yourself. By going into quarantine you are making an important contribution to protecting people in vulnerable groups and slowing the spread of the virus.

    The instructions below describe the precautionary measures you must take while you are in quarantine to avoid passing on the virus. You will find all the important information you need to know about the new coronavirus on the website of the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH).

    Isolate yourself from members of the public and co-workers

    • Stay at home for 10 days (from the date you entered Switzerland).
    • Avoid all contact with other people, with the exception of people who are also in quarantine and live with you in the same household.
    • Everyone in your household must go into quarantine. Even if you are in Switzerland as a visitor, the whole household in which you are staying must go into quarantine. Exception: if complete isolation from the other members of your houshold is possible.
    • You are not allowed to leave your household, even to go for a walk.
    • Have food and other vital products such as medicines delivered to your door by friends (provided they are not in quarantine as well), neighbours or a delivery service.

    Keep an eye on your state of health

    • Keep an eye on your state of health: A feeling of being unwell, tiredness, fever, a feeling of being feverish, coughing, sore throat, shortness of breath or sudden loss of your sense of smell and/or taste are some of the indications that you may be infected with the new coronavirus.

    If symptoms occur

    • Have a test.
    • Immediately call the Aerztefon medical infoline on 0800 33 66 55. Tell them that you have been in quarantine on the instructions of the health authority and that you have symptoms.

    End of quarantine

    • You can only go out in public again once you have been free of symptoms for 10 days.
    • Continue to keep an eye on your state of health: The first symptoms might not appear until later.

    Quarantine reduction

    You now have the option of terminating your travel quarantine early on your own responsibility if you:

    • are symptom-free;
    • have a rapid antigen test or a PCR test carried out at an official testing point from the 7th day at the earliest;
    • the result is negative.

    This is an optional procedure; the test costs are covered by the Swiss federal government. For early release from the in-arrival quarantine, the consent of the cantonal Health Department is no longer required. The Health Department may suspend the early termination of quarantine in justified cases.

    Until the actual end of the quarantine (10th day), you must wear a face mask at all times and keep a distance of 1.5 metres from other people. In case of a positive test result, you must immediately go into isolation.

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