Safe Travel / COVID-19
The situation in terms of border crossing restrictions in Europe, the EFTA countries, and elsewhere, is evolving rapidly and the following information is therefore merely indicative. The Airport assumes no responsibility for any errors or inaccuracies in such information, or for any associated consequential damages. Please consult your airline and the websites of the relevant countries for information about their current prescriptions.
Follow the travel advisories of the countries:
> Travel advice for Switzerland: Travel advice EDA
> Travel advice for France: Conseils aux Voyageurs (in French only)
> Travel advice for Germany: Reise- und Sicherheitshinweise (in German only)
> Travel advice Europe: Overview of all countries
Last update: 24/08/2021
Important travel information linked to the binational status of EuroAirport
At EuroAirport, due to its binational status, the following French entry and exit regulations are currently in force for ALL ARRIVING AND DEPARTING PASSENGERS (except for passengers with Swiss citizenship or a residency permit for Switzerland):
- 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: www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus/deplacements.
- You must present an "Attestation de déplacement et de voyage" when arriving at or, under certain circumstances, when leaving from EuroAirport.
- Please note that entries and exits from/to a country outside the European area are, with exceptions, only possible for compelling reasons, unless you are fully vaccinated and are travelling from an amber and red-listed country.
- 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.
- For French residents, flights within metropolitan France from Basel-Mulhouse are considered to be "domestic" flights. For these flights, a health pass / COVID certificate (vaccinated, tested or recovered) is required for all passengers from the age of 18 (for flights from/to Corsica from the age of 12).
The French rules do not apply to Swiss nationals and people holding a valid Swiss residence permit who enter or leave Switzerland. The interactive travel check tool shows you what measures apply to you.
+++ Vaccinations +++
Full vaccination status is already accepted by many countries as a means of gaining entry without the need for additional testing. Currently however, a valid, negative Covid test, (a PCR or rapid antigen test), is still required to enter certain destinations.
Due to the rapidly changing nature of the situation, please check the applicable rules with the authorities of the destination country in question.
Useful up-to-date information is available at https://reopen.europa.eu/en, in French at www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/conseils-aux-voyageurs and in German at www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/ReiseUndSicherheit/reise-und-sicherheitshinweise.
If passengers are returning to France, to Switzerland or to Germany (all countries other than high risk and virus variant areas) and are fully vaccinated, no additional testing is required. However, please refer to the rules of the individual countries in respect of vaccines and the appropriate proof of vaccination.
Protective face masks are mandatory throughout the terminal and on airport buses save for children under 11. Face masks are mandatory onboard airplanes, and airlines may have additional requirements apart from the mandatory face mask rule. We recommend that passengers wear disposable face masks for the entire duration of their trip.
Quarantine requirements on entering Switzerland
Travellers entering Switzerland from high-risk countries are required to go into quarantine. On arrival, passengers from high-risk countries must go directly to their home or to a suitable accommodation and self-isolate for ten days. Follow this link for the list of high-risk countries and the official measures and ordinances. There are currently NO countries on the high-risk list.
Quarantine requirements on entering France
For unvaccinated passengers from red-listed countries a quarantine of 10 days applies, for unvaccinated passengers from amber-listed countries a self-isolation of 7 days. More information is available here. Special rules apply to entry from the United Kingdom. German passengers and German residents travelling to Germany are exempt from the French quarantine/isolation arrangements.
- We have compiled a list of FAQs with answers to travellers’ most important questions. Please consult the FAQs before you contact us.
- Travellers are strongly advised to contact their respective airlines before setting off on their trip for information about flights and existing restrictions on entry at their destinations.
- The Information Desk and Airport Service Centre are open daily from 5.30 am to 12.00 pm and can be reached at the following numbers: +41 (0)61 325 31 11 (Switzerland) and +33 (0)3 89 90 31 11 (France).