- Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? YES
- At this time the United States remains on the list of high-risk countries and U.S. citizens will remain subject to the current entry restrictions.
Contact the nearest Swiss Embassyor Swiss Migration Office (email@example.com) and your airline.
- There is the possibility to enter Switzerland for important business meetings which cannot be postponed and must be in person. At this time, a special entry permit is needed to enter Switzerland for business travel from non-Schengen countries. This application can be sent directly to firstname.lastname@example.org, including for example the following documents: appointment confirmation, copy of passport, travel itinerary, reason for urgency of appointment/visit, and the reason for the need to be present personally.
- Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? NO
- Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? YES
- As of July 20, the Switzerland has largely followed the EU Council recommendations regarding entry requirements of non-EU citizens. Third country nationals who do not have rights of free movement and do not hold a valid permit allowing them to live or work in Switzerland will be refused entry.Citizens from high risk countries are restricted from entering Switzerland. Entry rules can change very quickly depending on the epidemiological situation. This list is subject to change and U.S. Embassy Bern recommends regularly checking the FOPH’s list of high-risk countries.
Please also note that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for the Switzerland due to COVID-19.