COVID-19 - Travelling and quarantine

1. Overview

It is recommended not travel to areas included in the list of states and zones at risk of infection.

However, in case you are returning from a risk area, it is imperative to stay at home for 10 days and to announce your return from a risk area within 2 days of your return.

Exemptions from quarantine are specified in the federal ordinance.

Derogations are also envisaged. They are only granted on the basis of absolute necessity.

Entry restrictions for third-party State nationals deemed to be at risk are always in effect. The State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) is competent in this matter.

See also

Tableau synthétique relatif à la quarantaine  Overview table on quarantine (available in French only) - Persons prohibited from entering Switzerland and persons authorised to enter Switzerland (compulsory quarantine, exemptions and derogations).


Further information

Hotline of the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) 
+41 58 464 44 88
Every day from 6am to 11pm

Mandatory quarantine for persons arriving in Switzerland


Dernière modification
17 September 2020
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