Corona: Refusal of entry

The Federal Council has decided to extend the entry bans and border controls to all Schengen states as well, with the exception of the Principality of Liechtenstein. Only Swiss citizens and persons with a valid residence permit or work permit in Switzerland are allowed to enter Switzerland from abroad. Transit and movement of goods with a certificate are also still permitted. In addition, the Federal Council has decided that no Schengen visas and national visas will be issued for any third countries until 15 June 2020. These measures are designed to protect the Swiss population and to maintain the capacities of the Swiss health system.


Corona: Federal asylum centres

Corona cases have been identified among asylum seekers and care personnel in various federal asylum centres. All those affected are under medical treatment and are not in contact with other asylum seekers or staff. The State Secretariat for Migration has taken numerous measures to implement the FOPH's recommendations: Among other things, accommodation capacities have been doubled. When interviewing asylum seekers, the number of people present in the same room was reduced. Additional persons are being added using technical aids. The health of all persons involved in the asylum system has top priority.


All the information on the coronavirus is being continuously updated. The COVID-19 Ordinance 2 and the Directive are binding on the Swiss authorities.

COVID-19 Ordinance 2 
Directive (version of 24.03.2020) in 
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Information from the FOPH: Protect yourself and others

Corona: Contact & Helpline

You can reach us here for urgent questions regarding refusal of entry.

Contact & Helpline refusal of entry


Corona: Info for migrants & asylum seekers

Information for schools

(Most information in German)