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:
All the information on the coronavirus is being continuously updated. The COVID-19 Ordinance 3 and the SEM Directive are binding on the Swiss authorities.
- COVID-19 Ordinance 3
- SEM Directive (version of 11 October 2021)
in German (PDF, 273 kB, 08.10.2021)
in French (PDF, 267 kB, 08.10.2021)
in Italian (PDF, 263 kB, 08.10.2021)
For asylum matters, the following also apply:
- COVID-19 Asylum Ordinance
- Guide to the COVID-19 Asylum Ordinance
in German (PDF, 133 kB, 02.04.2020)
in French (PDF, 114 kB, 28.10.2020)
Information from the FOPH:
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)
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
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.