Entry requirements for third-country nationals due to the pandemic

Entry requirements due to the pandemic continue to apply for third-country nationals traveling to Switzerland for tourism or visits. To see what rules apply to your own particular situation when entering Switzerland, consult the online Travelcheck:

If you still have questions, please read our FAQs carefully:

For questions regarding testing and quarantine (health-related measures at the border), please contact the Federal Office of Public Health FOPH directly:

Oberholzer investigation report

SEM commissioned former federal judge Niklaus Oberholzer to investigate whether the rights of asylum seekers are being disregarded in federal asylum centres. The results of his report are now available.

Medienmitteilung vom 18. Oktober 2021
(This document is not available in English)

Investigation report


In Afghanistan, the Taliban have once again come to power. Therefore, many people are in fear and experience concern – both in Afghanistan and in Switzerland. On this website, you can find information on various topics, such as humanitarian visas and family reunification
Afghanistan Crisis: Key Information

Warning against fraudulent e-mails

Emails with the sender «swissimmigration@consultant» or «eu_immigration@consultant» and requests for payment are sent to foreigners. The SEM warns against these fraud attempts.

Information for those interested

Press releases


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To the Federal Administration News Portal


Informationen for schools

(Most information in German)