COVID-19 - Travelling and quarantine

2. Informing your canton about your return from a high-risk area

Check whether you need to declare yourself to the authorities

Are you indeed required to undergo a quarantine? You can fill in this questionnaire that will guide you.

If you are certain that you need to inform the cantonal authorities about your return from a high-risk area, you may do so, within 2 days of your return, by filling in this electronic form.



I'm coming back from a high-risk area. What must I do?

  1. Go home immediately and stay there for 10 days, following the quarantine instructions.
  2. Declare your arrival within two days to the cantonal doctor's office using the electronic form "Inbound trip declaration from a risk area"
  3. Follow the recommendations and explanations that will be given to you the day after you will have submitted the electronic form. An official quarantine decision will be sent to you.


I'm returning from a high-risk area and my child has to go back to school, what should I do?

The return quarantine also applies to children. Your child will be forced to miss school until the end of his/her quarantine. A negative test, carried out as of the 7th day, then allows him/her to go back to school.



Declaration of return from a country at risk

How long do I have to declare my return?

48 hours. However, your quarantine begins as soon as you enter Swiss territory.


What do I risk if I don't declare myself?

Quarantine compliance will be monitored. In case of doubt on behalf of the cantonal doctor's office, or if a case is reported, the police will be summoned to carry out a check. Fines of up to CHF 10,000.- may be issued.


How is the length of a quarantine period, after returning from a high-risk area, determined?

The length of the quarantine is calculated from the date of departure from the risk zone, plus 10 days.
The units that constitute the quarantine days are counted in days and not in 24-hour periods, which means that a quarantine always ends on the last day of quarantine at midnight.


Dernière modification
26 February 2021
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