1. Overview

Although the SARS-CoV-2 virus continues to circulate, the population has developed antibodies through vaccination or infection. In 2023, the COVID situation is normalising. COVID is now part of our daily lives, like other respiratory viruses, and we know how to deal with it.

    Recommendations for prevention to protect oneself from respiratory viruses remain the following:

    • Regular ventilation of remises
    • Hand hygiene
    • Wearing a mask when you consider it necessary  

    These recommendations are particularly important for vulnerable people and in case you are in contact with them.

    In 2023, COVID tests are no longer required for the general population, even when symptoms are present. However, tests can be prescribed by a doctor when the diagnosis is considered necessary to set up a treatment.

    If you are planning to travel abroad, you should research the requirements of the destination country and the transport company.

    Since 3rd April 2023, vaccination against COVID-19 in spring and summer of 2023 is no longer generally recommended by the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH).

    COVID certificates are no longer used in Switzerland. For travel purposes, however, it is possible to obtain a certificate that is valid in Europe and in several non-EU/EFTA countries.

    Epidemiological information and related documents (in French only)

    Last updated
    17 April 2023

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