Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Measures to protect the population © FOPH

Find out which COVID-19 related measures apply to you when entering Switzerland via the interactive travel check tool

Further detailed and updated information on entry rules is available via the following links: Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH): Quarantine,  FOPH list of risk countriesState Secretariat for Migration (SEM) and the Irish government website.

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has become a worldwide pandemic. Due to the rapidly evolving situation, we recommend that you check the following government websites which give reliable information and are updated regularly.

Situation in Ireland

We strongly advise that you consult the Irish Government website for the latest information about Covid-19 before travelling to Ireland. Please note that the guidelines can change at very short notice.

All passengers arriving into Ireland must fill out an online Covid-19 Passenger Locator Form.

Passengers arriving into Ireland from inside EU + Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway, Switzerland

If you have valid proof of vaccination, no travel-related testing or quarantine will be necessary.

If you have valid proof that you have recovered from COVID in the past 180 days, no travel-related testing or quarantine will be necessary.

If you do not have valid proof of vaccination or recovery, you will need to present evidence of a negative RT-PCR result from a test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival into the country

Information for children can be found here.

Learn more about the EU Digital COVID Certificate.

Please follow the Public health measures in place issued by the Irish Authorities.

In case a negative Covid-19 test is required to return to Ireland, please follow this link to see testing possibilities in Switzerland. 

Situation in Switzerland

General Situation

Please visit the webpage of the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health for the latest information and advice on the situation in Switzerland. Please find more information on Coronavirus and on how to protect yourself on the website of the World Health Organization (WHO).

Travel 

Find out which COVID-19 related measures apply to you when entering Switzerland via the interactive travel check tool

If you have been to another country within the previous 10 days before your trip from Ireland to Switzerland, you must also check the entry restrictions of that country. 

All travelers arriving in Switzerland by plane must fill in an entry form.

People entering Switzerland from Ireland do not have to go into quarantine upon arrival unless they have stayed in a state with a worrying variant within the previous 10 days. 

People who are not fully vaccinated or who have not recovered from Covid-19 are still required to present a negativ PCR or a rapid antigen Covid-19 test result.

The following people can enter Switzerland without test:

  • Vaccinated people with a vaccine approved in Switzerland or by the European Medicines Agency EMA  for a period of 12 months after being fully vaccinated.
  • Recovered people for a period of six months from the 11th day after confirmation of contamination.
  • Children under the age of 16.
  • Passengers in transit by car (from one Schengen state for the purpose of continuing their journey in another Schengen state)

Keep yourself informed about the situation in Switzerland as it can change constantly. It is therefore important to regularly consult the website of the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) and the Federal Council.

Switzerland lifted entry restrictions involving EU/EFTA states on 15 June 2020. EU/EFTA citizens can travel from Ireland to Switzerland; freedom of movements has been re-established. Non-EU/EFTA citizens can still face entry restrictions to Switzerland.

Please be aware that as the situation continues to evolve, it is possible that the entry or exit requirements of the Irish government, the Swiss government or a transit country may be adjusted at short notice.

For details relating to Swiss entry regulations please consult the Q&A on the website of the State Secretariat for Migration (SEM). In case of urgent inquiries that are not answered by the Q&A, travellers may contact SEM directly (by email or – in the case of emergency – the helpline).

Reopen.eu gives further information about travel in Europe.

While abroad, Swiss citizens should use the Travel Admin App and register their travel data on the App or the online registration service Itineris so that the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs can inform them of any significant changes in the security situation at their place of residence.

Please visit the webpage of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (in German, French and Italian) for general travel advice abroad.