From 25 June 2020, the
SwissCovid app will also be available, a contact tracing app that will continue to support the existing contact tracing measures. The download is voluntary, but recommended. Information on data protection can be found on the website of the Federal Office of Public Health.
From 6 July 2020
masks will be compulsory on public transport throughout Switzerland. This applies to trains, buses, ships, mountain railways and all other means of public transport. From 15 August 2020 there will also be a compulsory mask on aircrafts.
Update 31 May 2021: People who have recovered from COVID are exempt from contact and travel quarantine for a period of six months. Given that people who have been vaccinated cannot transmit the virus to a relevant extent, they too are now exempt from contact and travel quarantine for a period of six months, as well as from the requirement to be tested and provide contact details on arrival in Switzerland, as long as they have been fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved in Switzerland or by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). People under the age of 16 are also exempt from travel quarantine and the requirement to be tested on arrival in Switzerland. The exemptions from travel quarantine and the requirement to be tested do not apply to people who have been vaccinated or who have recovered from COVID arriving from countries with virus variants of significant concern.
Personal responsibility remains important: Washing your hands regularly with soap and water and keeping your distance are still the best ways of preventing infection. Continue to observe the rules on hygiene and social distancing as the coronavirus should not be allowed to spread again.
Please be aware that the situation on COVID-19 and its restrictions can change very frequently. Therefore, the most accurate information you receive from the official links that we quote in this FAQ Section.