Consulate General of Switzerland in Chicago
Information about travel to Switzerland
Entry restrictions still apply to US citizens and residents in the USA. To check if you are exempt from the entry ban and therefore, allowed to enter Switzerland as well as for additional information please see Visa & entry to Switzerland.
Information about negative COVID test and QUARANTINE for authorized entry to Switzerland
Travelers arriving in Switzerland from the USA do not have to go into quarantine (FOPH).
Mandatory for all airline passengers travelling from the USA to Switzerland:
- Present valid proof of a negative PCR test, taken no more than 72 hours (time of specimen collection) before departure. Children under the age of 16 as well as fully vaccinated and coronavirus recovered travelers (within the last six months) are exempt from the test requirement. Please find the details as well as further exemptions on the website of FOPH.
- Electronic form for incoming travelers; exceptions for fully vaccinated and coronavirus recovered travelers (within the last six months)
Please visit the website of the Federal Office of Public Health FOPH for detailed information and instructions.
Information for Swiss citizens
The Federal Council recommends to avoid non-urgent foreign travel whenever possible.
Swiss citizens must travel with a valid Swiss passport in order to enter Switzerland. Dual citizens should be aware that U.S. citizens are required by law to enter and leave the United States with a U.S. passport.
For travels to or via the United States, only the U.S. authorities can give you the necessary information. Please consult the following websites:
US Embassy in Berne
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC
For urgent requests, contact the FDFA Helpline (Tel. +41 800 24-7-365/ +41 58 465 33 33) or your Swiss representation in the USA (Washington, Atlanta, New York or San Francisco).
For information related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) consult the information and directives of the local authorities and the recommendations of the World Health Organization WHO.
In Switzerland, the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) provides information about the new coronavirus.
The Travel Advice Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland (FDFA) offers travelers basic information by informing on possible risks and certain precautions (in German, French and Italian). They are to be considered as a complementary source of information.
FDFA Travel Advice