5. Request for derogation
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.