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Travelling to Switzerland

What are the entry requirements for Switzerland?

  • Adults (age 16+) need to show proof of full vaccination.

  • Children under the age of 16 can enter Switzerland if they are unvaccinated, providing they are travelling with vaccinated parents..

How do I show proof of vaccination?

The NHS app is accepted as proof of vaccination in Switzerland

If you cannot download the NHS app or access the NHS website, you can call 119 in the UK and ask for a letter about your vaccination status, which you will be sent by post.

More information can be seen on the Gov website. If you live in Scotland please visit the Scottish Government website.

Do I need to complete any forms before I go?

You no longer need to complete a passenger locator form to enter Switzerland.

While you’re on holiday

Is a covid pass needed in Switzerland?

You will need to show a photo ID and proof that you are fully vaccinated to enter most leisure facilities such as hotels, restaurants, shops and public transport. The NHS app is accepted as proof of vaccination.

How do unvaccinated children show their covid status?

  • Children aged 15 and under do not need to show any proof of vaccination or test status

  • 16 and 17-year-olds will need to either show proof of full vaccination, proof that they have recovered from Covid in the past 180 days, or a negative test result. Antigen tests results are valid for 48 hours, and PCR tests are valid for 72 hours.

Are masks required?

Everyone aged 12 and over will need to wear a face mask when in enclosed public areas such as shops, ski lifts and bars and restaurants and hotels.

Are there any restrictions when skiing?

There may be checks on the mountain, so it’s sensible to keep your green pass and ID on you whilst you ski.

Remember that if you plan on skiing over the border to another country, as is possible in some resorts, you will need to comply with the local restrictions for that country too.

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