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.
- Go home immediately and stay there for 10 days, following the quarantine instructions.
- Declare your arrival within two days to the cantonal doctor's office using the electronic form "Inbound trip declaration from a risk area"
- 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.
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.
By filling in this questionnaire, you will be provided with the answer.
Declaration of return from a country at risk
48 hours. However, your quarantine begins as soon as you enter Swiss territory.
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.
The list of States and territories concerned is included in the COVID-19 Ordinance on International Passenger Transport Measures. This list is regularly updated.
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.