Embassy of Switzerland in Hungary

Information on Coronavirus / Covid-19

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Regulations for entry into Switzerland from September 20, 2021

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There is no quarantine obligation for entries from the Schengen area and thus also from Hungary. There is a testing obligation for persons arriving who have not been vaccinated or have not recovered from their illness. These travelers must carry a negative PCR test result not older than 72 hours for entry or a rapid antigen test which is not older than 48 hours. If you are staying in Switzerland for up to 4 days, it is sufficient to present one test when entering. If you are staying for more than 4 days, you must take another test, which is subject to a fee, four to seven days after entering the country. The result must then be forwarded to the cantonal authority in charge. Fully vaccinated or recovered people with a valid Covid certificate are exempted from mandatory testing. Furthermore, all travelers (vaccinated, recovered and tested) must fill out an entry form for contact data collection. Obligatory form

Caution: Children under 16 years of age do not need a negative test result, they are exempt from the testing obligation.

In Switzerland, vaccines are accepted that have been approved by either the Swiss, EU or WHO health authorities. In practice, all vaccines that are vaccinated in Hungary are accepted, with the exception of Sputnik.

Further exceptions and more detailed information can be found on the FOPH's website.

Infoline for persons entering Switzerland: +41 58 464 44 88 (daily 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.)

The FDFA has no authority to issue instructions to air carriers on matters concerning the access of passengers to the aircraft. 

Covid-19 situation in Hungary

On the 04.11.2020, the Hungarian government declared a national state of emergency which has been prolonged until autumn 2021.

Entry requirements for Hungary from the 2nd of July 2021

Since 1 July 2021, EU Covid certificates have been accepted in Hungary. Covid certificates can also be issued in Switzerland. These are compatible with the EU certificates since 09.07.2021. They are issued for both vaccinated and tested persons. With the EU certificates, one can enter Hungary with all means of transport without restrictions. Please inform yourself individually about the current regulations. You can find more information here:

Federal Office of Public Health FOPH

EU Digital COVID Certificate

For travellers who cannot apply for this certificate, the following regulations apply:

General rules of border crossing

Please note that these are general information only. For more details concerning transit traffic or cases of exemptions please contact koronavirus@bm.gov.hu or the official government hotline (+36 1 550 18 25, +36 80 277 455 and +36 80 277 456) or read the page of the Hungarian Police Authority (ORFK).

Obligation to wear a mask

The obligation to wear masks in Hungary has been abolished. Masks must only be worn in medical settings. Please follow the instructions of the Hungarian authorities at all times.

Last modification: 22.09.2021

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