Measures relating to the use of the COVID certificate in Switzerland to prevent the spread of the coronavirus have been lifted (February 2022).
There are no longer any restrictions on access to events, establishments or demonstrations associated with the COVID certificate.
A COVID certificate is no longer required to travel in Switzerland (e.g. tourism), neither to enter Switzerland nor to travel within.
Validity of the COVID certificate abroad
Switzerland continues to issue euro-compatible COVID certificates as some countries still require a COVID certificate to enter their territory or to access certain sites.
It is therefore recommended to keep the mobile application "COVID Certificate" and/or to keep a copy of your certificate in PDF format.
It is your responsibility to find out about the rules in force in your destination country.
The Geneva University Hospitals (HUG) tropical medicine and travel unit provide a summary document with the list of country requirements in terms of medical certificates, PCR test, antigen test (RDT), COVID certificates of recovery or COVID vaccination certificates (in French only).
To find out which countries still require a COVID certificate, you can also check the following sites:
- Coronavirus: Travel (FOPH)
- Re-open EU
- Iata Travel Centre - Know before you go
- TCS - Voyage et Covid-19 (in French, German and Italian)
The COVID certificate is a standardized, reliable, forgery-proof tool, recognized nationally and internationally. It is to be used by people who have been vaccinated, cured or recently tested negative. With a COVID certificate (in paper or digital format), a person can demonstrate that he/she is immune (i.e. cured or fully vaccinated) or he/she was recently tested negative. COVID certificates are issued free of charge.
In this leaflet, you will find all the information concerning the issuing of the COVID certificate in the canton of Geneva.
- Scope of the COVID certificate
- How to obtain a certificate if one is vaccinated?
- How to obtain a certificate if one is cured from COVID-19?
- How to obtain a certificate with a test?
- Applying online for a COVID certificate in various situations
- Frequently asked questions regarding the COVID certificate
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