COVID-19 - How to protect yourself and others

1. Overview

As of 1st April 2022, there are no longer any mandatory protective measures in Switzerland, with the end of the isolation requirement for people testing positive for Covid-19 and the requirement to wear a mask on public transport. 

Geneva maintains at cantonal level the obligation to wear a mask in certain places and situations in order to protect vulnerable persons against Covid-19 contamination.

Where the mask must still be worn ?

In the canton of Geneva, the masks are therefore still compulsory for all persons aged 12 and over in indoor areas accessible to patients, residents or beneficiaries of : 

  • health institutions (clinics, hospitals, except for patients in their rooms)
  • day care establishments and nursing homes for the elderly (EMS) (except for residents and beneficiaries)
  • in the context of medical care at home (OSAD) for staff members who intervene in this context.
The cantonal doctor's office continues to recommend the wearing of masks in doctors' practices and pharmacies, as well as for all other health care providers who examine or treat patients/clients at home, in combination with other hygiene measures (hand washing, surface sanitation, room ventilation, distancing).


More information

If you didn't find the answer to your question, please contact the Covid-19 Helpline, open 7 days a week from 9am to 5pm : 0800 909 400.

All the Geneva COVID-19 information lines
    Last updated
    13 April 2022

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