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Switzerland Travel Restrictions

64.61% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 64.15% last week
Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Switzerland with a negative COVID-19 test result.
Fully vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Switzerland without restrictions.

For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from Switzerland for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.


Switzerland entry details and exceptions

Swiss citizens, permanent residency holders, holders of other specified permits or visas, EU or EFTA citizens and some of their family members are exempted from this restriction.


Outgoing travel to SwitzerlandTravelling from New Zealand to Switzerland

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 48 Antigen (quick-test) hours before departing to Switzerland.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

Details and exceptions

Unvaccinated travelers must take a COVID-19 test 4-7 days after arrival in Switzerland. The result of the second test must be sent to the relevant cantonal office.

Travelers under the age of 16, travelers who recovered a maximum of 6 months and no more than 10 days before travel and with a positive test confirmation and travelers with valid proof of being fully vaccinated in the last 12 months before travel are exempted from this requirement.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from New Zealand are not required to quarantine after entering Switzerland.

Documents
Travel Declaration Form

Children can be included in the form of an adult traveling with them.


Return travelReturning to New Zealand from Switzerland

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Switzerland must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to the following:

1. Children who are under two years of age.

2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19

3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Switzerland will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Niue and Cook Islands), must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Quarantine-free travel for Australian passengers are temporary suspended until further notice.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher

Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Switzerland

Masks:Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants:Open
Bars:Open

FAQs

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Switzerland without restrictions. Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Switzerland with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Switzerland without restrictions.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Switzerland with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Fully vaccinated travelers coming from New Zealand are not required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result. Unvaccinated travellers coming from New Zealand will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 48 Antigen (quick-test) hours before departure.

  • Travellers from New Zealand are not required to quarantine.

  • Mask usage in Switzerland is required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.

  • Restaurants in Switzerland are open. Bars in Switzerland are open.