Safe Travel / COVID-19
Entry and exit regulations
Last update: 20/09/2021
Entering and leaving Switzerland
Please respect the current rules within Switzerland: Measures and ordinances.
What are the rules for entering Switzerland?
All passengers (from 16 years) arriving in Switzerland must present on departure in the country of embarkation a PCR test result carried out less than 72 hours before the flight showing negative contamination by COVID-19, or a negative rapid antigenic test conducted less than 48 hours before their flight. Fully vaccinated people are exempt from compulsory testing for 6 months, people who have recovered for 6 months. If you have not been vaccinated or have not recovered, you must take another PCR test or rapid antigen test in Switzerland 4-7 days after your entry. This test result must be reported to the canton. More information here.
Travellers entering Switzerland from countries with a worrying variant may be required to go into quarantine. There are currently NO countries on the high-risk list.
The interactive travel check tool shows you what measures apply to you.
Before entering Switzerland, an entry form must be completed by all persons: swissplf.admin.ch/formular
Further information is available here:
> Information for travellers
> FAQ about entering and staying in Switzerland
> Federal measures and ordinances
Who can enter Switzerland via EuroAirport?
Entry into Switzerland is unrestricted for Swiss nationals, persons holding a residence permit, and authorised cross-border commuters. For nationals of all Schengen states, normal entry requirements apply.
Switzerland has eased the entry restrictions for persons arriving from non-Schengen countries and third countries who can prove they have been vaccinated. More information here and here.
The interactive travel check tool shows you what measures apply to you.
Who can leave Switzerland via EuroAirport?Leaving Switzerland is not subject to any special conditions. As a rule, you may leave the country, but you need permission or a valid reason to enter the country of destination. You are advised not to leave the country before checking the entry restrictions at your destination.
Please note: Basel-Mulhouse Airport is considered a French-only airport by the UK authorities. Therefore, any passenger travelling to the UK is considered to be a passenger travelling from France whatever their nationality. The rules for entry from France are therefore applied to all passengers for this destination.
Entering and leaving France
Please respect the current rules within France: www.gouvernement.fr/en/coronavirus-covid-19.
What are the rules for entering France?
It is possible to travel to France, but some restrictions remain in place. The rules are dependent on the health situation in the countries in question as well as the vaccination status of travellers. France is using a traffic-light system to indicate the health situation of each country, and different rules apply depending on whether the country has been designated as green, amber or red. Fully vaccinated people are not required to present tests or "compelling reasons for travel" to enter the country. For more information, please go to: www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus/deplacements.
ATTENTION: Non-vaccinated passengers must follow different regulations for the following countries for entry into France: Greece, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, UK and Cyprus. Passengers must present a negative test (antigen or PCR) of less than 24 hours at boarding. More information: https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/conseils-aux-voyageurs/informations-pratiques/article/coronavirus-covid-19 (only in French).
An "Attestation de déplacement et de voyage" must be presented when entering France.
If you are travelling from a "red" country, please pre-register on the EOS system of the Ministry of the Interior: https://passager.serveureos.org.
You can find more information on entry here (French only)
Please visit the following pages to check existing entry regulations:
> Coronavirus : les réponses à vos questions (French only)
> Informations Coronavirus (French only)
Who can enter France via EuroAirport?As a rule, French nationals may always enter France. Likewise, travel is possible for compelling reasons.
Citizens from the European area as well as some additional countries (current list: see here) may enter French territory, provided they meet the conditions for doing so. Entry is only possible for compelling reasons for all other foreign nationals and citizens of third countries, unless you are fully vaccinated and are travelling from an amber or red-listed country. Strict border and document controls remain in place.
Who can leave France via EuroAirport?Attention: In accordance with the French list of countries (orange and red), travel to countries outside the European Union is still subject to restrictions, depending on vaccination status of the traveller. Citizens (including dual citizens) can always return to their country. Travelling for compelling reasons (“motifs impérieux”) is also permitted. However, there may be exit restrictions, especially for purely tourist trips; the table opposite provides an overview.
Entering and leaving Germany
Please respect the current rules within Germany: Measures of the Government and information specific to Baden-Württemberg (German only).
Entry to Germany VIA SWITZERLAND or VIA FRANCE:The transit is possible; travellers must, however, satisfy German entry criteria, as well as any entry and transit restrictions applicable in France or Switzerland, as the case may be.
Citizens from the European area (EU Member
States, as well as Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San
Marino, Switzerland and the Vatican, additionally also the countries
from the list of the German BMI) may in principle enter Germany.
However, disembarkation at EuroAirport is subject to French regulations. The rules in respect of the three levels of green, amber and red apply, in accordance with the French list of countries: www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus/deplacements. German passengers and German residents travelling to Germany are exempt from the French quarantine and isolation arrangements. An "Attestation de déplacement et de voyage" must generally be presented on arrival at EuroAirport. If you are travelling from a "red" country, please pre-register on the EOS system of the Ministry of the Interior: https://passager.serveureos.org.
Likewise, all people entering the country must register before entry: www.einreiseanmeldung.de
Germany imposes mandatory quarantine and COVID-19 testing for travellers. Fully vaccinated, negatively tested or recovered persons are exempt from the quarantine obligation in Germany (except high risk and virus variant areas).
For more information:
> Entry restrictions: Quarantine regulations on returning from abroad
> Entry restrictions: FAQ (German only)
> International risk areas: List of international risk areas (German only)
> Information for Baden-Württemberg: Corona tests for returning travellers (German only)
For general information on entering Germany: Entering Germany (German only)