Safe Travel / COVID-19

This page provides an overview of entry and transit restrictions in France, Switzerland and Germany, as well as information about precautionary measures in place at EuroAirport.

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.


Last update: 25/07/2021

Key information at a glance

The airport is open and many routes are in operation. Please be aware that there are travel restrictions depending on your country of residence and your destination. Make sure you check the current rules for both. Please travel safe!
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At EuroAirport, due to the special situation, 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):
  • French tourism has reopened. It is now possible to travel to and from 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. For more information, please go to: www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus/deplacements.
  • 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 EuroAirport.
  • Please note that entries and exits from/to a country outside the European area (all countries except EU member states as well as Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland and the Vatican, additionally also Albania, Australia, Brunei, Bosnia, Canada, Comoros, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United States and Vanuatu) are currently only possible for compelling reasons, unless you are fully vaccinated and are travelling from an amber and red-listed country.
  • For French residents, flights within metropolitan France from Basel-Mulhouse are considered to be "domestic" flights.
    As far as we know, this means that you will not be required to take a test in this case (other than for Corsica). However, you must comply with the current regulations concerning other possible measures.

These French rules do not apply to Swiss nationals and people holding a valid Swiss residence permit who enter or leave Switzerland. When returning to Switzerland, before boarding in the country of departure, passengers must present the result of a PCR test conducted no more than 72 hours before their flight showing negative contamination by COVID-19, or a negative rapid antigenic test conducted less than 48 hours before their flight. This applies to all persons over 16 years old. Fully vaccinated people are exempt from compulsory testing for 6 months, people who have recovered for 6 months.
For entering Switzerland, an entry form must be completed. Passengers from countries with a worrying variant travelling to Switzerland may also have to go into quarantine.
The interactive travel check tool shows you what measures apply to you.

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Can you travel if you are vaccinated against Covid and is a Covid test also required?
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.
If passengers are returning to France (green-list countries), to Switzerland or to Germany (all countries other than regions with virus variants) 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.



-Flight operations and entry restrictions at destinations are constantly evolving. Please check the applicable prescriptions before you set off on your trip.
To do so, contact your airline first, and then read the travel advisories of the country concerned:
> Travel advice for Switzerland: Travel advice EDA
> Travel advice for France: Conseils aux Voyageurs (in French only)
> Travel advice for Germany: Reisewarnungen Auswärtiges Amt (in German only)
> Travel advice Europe: Overview of all countries

Mandatory face masks
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. Face masks are also mandatory on all public means of transport in France and in Switzerland.

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. They must report their arrival to the competent cantonal authority within 48 hours. Follow this link for the list of high-risk countries and the official measures and ordinances.

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.

Information
  • 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).


Rules of behaviour for safe travel

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Please observe the general hygiene and safety precautions. Wearing a protective mask is obligatory in the terminal and is recommended for the entire journey. Keep your distance, wash your hands regularly and follow instructions. By doing so, you will be making a valuable contribution to a safe and pleasant journey for everyone.


Entering and leaving the country / Crossing the border

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.
Leaving the country
As a rule, you may leave the country, but you need permission or a valid reason to enter the country of destination. Please contact your airline, the Embassy or diplomatic representation of the destination country, or any other competent authorities in this regard. You are advised not to leave the country before checking the entry restrictions at your destination.

Please note: In accordance with the French list of countries, travel to countries outside the European Union is still subject to restrictions. Citizens (including dual citizens) can always return to their country. Travelling for compelling reasons (“motifs impérieux”) is also permitted.
This regulation does not apply to passengers who have Swiss citizenship or a residency permit for Switzerland and who are travelling out of Switzerland.

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Please note that restrictions are still to be expected in Switzerland.

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. More information here.

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

Travellers entering Switzerland from countries with a worrying variant are required to go into quarantine. Passengers from those countries must go home or to their place of accommodation directly on arrival, and self-isolate for ten days. They must report their arrival to the competent cantonal authority within two days. Follow this link for the list of high-risk countries and the official measures and ordinances.

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 


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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.

Flag_of_France  Entering France

The restrictions in France are being eased step by step, shops, cultural institutions, hotels, sports facilities as well as restaurants are open again. There are still restrictions, please observe the valid rules.

More information: www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus or www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus/loisirs (French only).

What are the rules for entering France?

French tourism has reopened. It is now possible to travel to and from 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. For more information, please go to: www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus/deplacements. 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.

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.

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.

Citizens from the European area (EU Member States, as well as Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland and the Vatican, additionally also Albania, Australia, Brunei, Bosnia, Canada, Comoros, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United States and Vanuatu) 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. Border controls remain in place.

Flag_of_Germany  Entering and returning to Germany

Please note that restrictions are currently easing in Germany. Restrictions are being lifted gradually on a city and district basis, and shops, cultural venues, hotels, sporting venues and restaurants can now reopen. Some restrictions remain in place, and there may be significant regional variation. More information is available here: 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.

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.

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. The French restrictions apply (see "Entering France" above).

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 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)


Our measures for safe travel



Precautionary measures at the Airport for safe travel

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Social distancing measures:
Adjacent seats in the terminal and at the boarding gates have been taped off for your protection.
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Hygiene measures:
Hand sanitiser facilities have been placed at security checks and other key points in the terminal.
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Social distancing measures:
Distance signage on floors at check-in counters, security checks and boarding gates to help you keep your distance.
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Hygiene measures:
Perspex screen dividers have been installed at check-in counters, security checks and boarding gates to protect travelers and employees.
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Hygiene measures:
Regular disinfection and cleaning of the baggage trolleys by our employees.
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Social distancing measures:
Provision of cleaned baggage carts with an appropriate distance.
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Hygiene measures:
Increased frequency of cleaning and disinfection of all passenger areas as well as airport buses.
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Hygiene measures:
Installation of foot door openers which you can use with your shoes - prevents touching the door handles.


Further measures

To make your journey as safe and pleasant as possible we have brought in the following measures:
  • All employees in direct contact with passengers will wear a face masks
  • Increased cleaning and disinfection measures in all areas of the Airport are in place
  • Passenger flow management to ensure adequate distancing in specific areas
  • Daily disinfection of airport buses
  • Regular announcements over the public address system about precautionary measures and instructions
  • Installation of foot door openers to avoid touching doors with your hands
  • Disinfection of air-conditioning systems and regular replacement of AC filters
  • Automatic disinfection of handrails on escalators and walkways by a built-in UVC light
  • Regular cleaning and disinfection of baggage carts
Data subject to change. Changes may occur without previous notice.