Safe Travel / COVID-19
Entry and exit regulations

Last update: 17/01/2022

logo_infobestInteractive tool from the network of information and advice centres for cross-border issues in the Upper Rhine on cross-border transport in our region: INFOBEST entry tool (French or German only)

Flag_of_Switzerland_60px     Entering and leaving Switzerland


Please respect the current rules within Switzerland: Measures and ordinances.

What are the rules for entering Switzerland?

CH-Graphic_on_the_rules_of_entryOn boarding, everyone aged 16 and over intending to enter Switzerland by air must be able to show the negative result of a PCR test (performed no more than 72 hours prior to boarding) or a rapid antigen test (performed no more than 24 hours previously). If you cannot show such a test you will not be allowed to board the aircraft. More information.

Are you not vaccinated or recovered? Then you must take another PCR test or rapid antigen test between the 4th and 7th day after entry. This applies to people age 16 and over. For people entering the country and leaving before day 7 (and staying for 6 nights), another PCR or rapid antigen test is not obligatory but recommended. The test result and the number of the entry form or a copy of the contact card must be notified to the canton.

The interactive travel check tool shows you what measures apply to you.

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.

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.


Flag_of_France_60px     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?

Tabelle_Einreise_FrankreichIt 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, red or dark red. More information: https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/conseils-aux-voyageurs/informations-pratiques/article/coronavirus-covid-19 (only in French).

Any person aged 12 and over entering France must present a negative PCR or antigenic test less than 24 or 48 hours old depending on the country of origin. People with a complete vaccination schedule do not have to present a test when they arrive from the European Union or Switzerland. More info here. For travel to and from the UK special rules apply.

An "Attestation de déplacement et de voyage" must be presented when entering France.
If you are travelling from a red or dark 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, red-listed or dark-red-listed country. Strict border and document controls remain in place.

Who can leave France via EuroAirport?

Tabelle_Ausreise_FrankreichAttention: In accordance with the French list of countries (orange, red and dark 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.


Flag_of_Germany_60px     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.

Tabelle_Einreise_FrankreichHowever, disembarkation at EuroAirport is subject to French regulations. The rules in respect of the levels of green, amber, red and dark 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" or "dark red" country, please pre-register on the EOS system of the Ministry of the Interior: https://passager.serveureos.org.

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).

Likewise, all people entering the country must register before entry:
www.einreiseanmeldung.de

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)

Who can leave Germany via EuroAirport?

Tabelle_Ausreise_FrankreichThe French rules apply: In accordance with the French list of countries (orange, red, dark 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.
Data subject to change. Changes may occur without previous notice.