COVID-19 - Travelling and quarantine

5. Request for derogation

Persons who do not meet the exemption criteria and wish to benefit from an derogation can apply to

Each individual situation is examined on a case-by-case basis. The derogation may be refused or concessions may be granted.

Applications are processed within a maximum of 4 days.

A request must be submitted personally or, in the case of a minor person, by his/her legal guardian.


Examples of derogations

A derogation is available for persons attending the funeral of a family member or accompanying a family member for urgent medical treatment lasting more than 5 days.

There is no exemption for students, pupils who have taken a language course nor for people who have resided in isolated places.

Entry restrictions for high-risk countries are still applicable. The State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) is responsible for this matter.


See also

Art. 4 of the Ordinance on Measures to Combat the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in International Passenger Transport


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26 February 2021
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