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Switzerland welcomes fully vaccinated travellers without any pre-arrival Covid-19 testing

Switzerland welcomes fully vaccinated, recovered visitors without mandating any pre-arrival COVID testing, after imposing months of necessary travel protocols.

Switzerland welcomes fully vaccinated
Switzerland welcomes fully vaccinated
GoldenPass Belle Epoque in Schönried, Berner Oberland

This comes as good news for Indian travellers to the beautiful country who will now not have to present a negative PCR or Rapid Antigen test before entering Switzerland.

Families and friends can enjoy all that Switzerland has to offer – from its lakes and villages to the famous Alps – without worries as long as they abide by the rules.

Among the other COVID-related measures announced by the Federal Council (FC) are:

From 31st January 2022, COVID-19 certificates have a reduced validity period of 270 days, including certificates issued as proof of recovery from COVID, to ensure that the Swiss certificate remains acknowledged in the EU

Travellers coming to Switzerland by plane or long-distance bus services are the only ones who need to fill out the Passenger Locator Form (PLF)

Individuals who are vaccinated or have recovered in the last four months are exempt from contact quarantine. Contact quarantine is limited to the end of February

Travellers that are unvaccinated and have not recovered from COVID-19 would still need to provide a negative COVID-19 test report prior to entrance in Switzerland. However, due to limited testing capacity, travellers will no longer be required to take follow-up tests four to seven days after arriving.

To check eligibility to travel, please use travelcheck

About Switzerland Tourism:

Switzerland Tourism (ST) is a federal public corporation. Its mission, as decreed by a Federal Resolution of 16 December 1994, is to promote Switzerland as a holiday, travel and conference destination both at home and abroad. The Board comprises 13 representatives from the tourism sector, and from business and political circles.

Around 220 employees work in Switzerland and in 28 countries. Switzerland Tourism opened its first office in India in 1997 in Mumbai, followed by an office in Delhi in 2000.

Switzerland Tourism works with many organizations and companies, for example, Swiss International Airlines, Swiss Embassies and Consulates and Business Councils.

It also invites the representatives and agents of travel and tourism agencies every year to visit Switzerland in different times and seasons; it also invites a group of the representatives of the leading media to see the most famous Swiss tourist landmarks.

Tourism in Switzerland occupies rank no. 4 in terms of export revenues following the chemical and metal industries and luxury watch-making industry.

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