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Switzerland Reopens To Vaccinated Travellers, So Which Countries Are Eligible To Travel There?

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Cheng Sim  •  Jun 30, 2021

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The beauty of Swiss Alps is absolutely mesmerising, and that is why we can't wait to travel to Switzerland once the situation gets better! Now that more European countries are reopening their borders to vaccinated overseas travellers, we're excited to share that Switzerland is one of them. Read on to find out whether your country is eligible to travel to Switzerland right now.

Switzerland reopens to vaccinated international travellers

If you've always wanted to venture the Swiss Alps, Switzerland is reopening their borders to vaccinated overseas travellers starting 28 June 2021. As part of the country's tourism recovery efforts, Switzerland is joining other European Union countries in reopening their borders - just in time for the summer holidays.

Who is eligible to travel to Switzerland?

According to Switzerland's State Secretariat for Migration SEM, international travellers from low-risk Schengen states, European Union countries, as well as third countries and regions are allowed to travel to Switzerland. As of July 2021, here's a list of countries and regions that are eligible to travel to Switzerland. Schengen states: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Slovakia,Slovenia, and Spain.EU and smaller European countries and third countries and regions: Albania, Andorra, Australia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, Macao, Monaco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Rwanda, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United States of America, and Vatican or Holy See. All countries and regions that are not listed above are considered high risk. For the latest update on your country's status, refer to this list.

What are the quarantine and travel requirements when travelling to Switzerland? 

If you're travelling from countries or areas without variants of concern
  • Fill out the Entry Form. Once completed, a QR code will be sent to your email and you need to present it for inspection. If you skip this step, you may be get a CHF100 fine.
  • Test requirement is needed for people who have not been vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19. You need to present proof of negative COVID-19 test result.
  • No quarantine requirement
  • Contact data required for travellers entering by aircraft
If you're travelling from countries or area with variants of concerns
  • Fill out the Entry Form. Once completed, a QR code will be sent to your email andyou need to present it for inspection. If you skip this step, you may be get a CHF100 fine.
  • Test requirement is needed for people who have not been vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19. You need to present proof of negative COVID-19 test result.
  • 10-day quarantine required for people who have not been vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19. Upon arrival, you need to stay in your accommodation without going out, and report your arrival to cantonal authority within two days. If you fail to comply, you may get a CHF10,000 fine.
  • Contact data required for travellers entering by aircraft
Click here for more information about entry requirements to Switzerland.

Any exciting things to see and do in Switzerland?

Besides admiring the gorgeous Swiss Alps and other breathtaking sceneries, there are many exciting things to do in Switzerland! Arrive in Zurich to immerse yourself in the largest city in Switzerland, discover Swiss' thriving art scene, and be mesmerised by Lake Zurich - and that's not all, there are more things to do in Zurich!
Make the best of your trip by visiting the stunning destinations in Switzerlandincluding Lake Bergsee, Interlaken, Zermatt Valley, and more. If you're planning abudget getaway to Switzerland, save on transport costs, train rides, cruises, and mountain excursions with the Swiss Travel Pass! For more tips, check out our 8D7N Muslim-friendly itinerary to Switzerland (under RM5000!). We're definitely excited about the reopening of Switzerland! It may be awhile until we successfully tide over the pandemic, but we remain hopeful that the better days of travel will be here soon.