Persons entering Switzerland from a state or territory with a variant of concern are obliged to place themselves under quarantine immediately after entering the country. This is an obligation and not a recommendation!

The list of states or territories from which entry is subject to quarantine can be found in the relevant Swiss ordinance (Ordinance on Measures to Combat the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in International Passenger Transport) and is updated on an ongoing basis.

Under Article 83 of the Swiss Federal Epidemics Act, anyone evading quarantine has committed a violation punishable by a fine of up to CHF 10,000 (para. 1 lit. h), in the case of negligence by a fine of up to CHF 5,000.

Further information on quarantine for persons arriving in Switzerland (Federal Office of Public Health)


Obligation to report

Anyone entering Switzerland who is subject to a quarantine obligation must to report immediately to the competent cantonal authorities.


Reporting form

Do you have any of the following symptoms?

Duration of quarantine

On entry into Switzerland, the person concerned must immediately go into quarantine. Mandatory quarantine lasts for 10 days.

Behaviour during quarantine

Further information on behaviour in quarantine (Federal Office of Public Health)

Please report immediately to the registration office (see contacts below) for entry from abroad should you experience any symptoms of a possible infection with COVID-19 during quarantine, namely: 

  • Fever, feverish feeling
  • Sore throat
  • Cough (mostly dry)
  • Shortness of breath
  • Muscle pain
  • Sudden loss of sense of smell and/or taste

Or in rare cases:

  • Conjunctivitis
  • Headache
  • Gastrointestinal symptoms
  • Rhinitis


Infoline for people travelling to Switzerland:+41 58 464 44 88, from 6am to 11pm

Are you experiencing symptoms (breathing difficulties, cough, fever), want to enter Switzerland and have medical questions?

Coronavirus Infoline:

+41 58 463 00 00, 6am to 11pm

Cantonal reporting office for people experiencing symptoms:

+41 81 257 88 15, Mon - Fri 8am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 5pm