Corona: Entry restrictions that apply to non-Schengen states and third countries

Foreign nationals without rights of free movement who wish to enter Switzerland but do not fall within any of the categories of exceptions under the COVID-19 Ordinance are still subject to entry restrictions. It is likely that restrictions on entry from 15 specific third countries will be lifted from 20 July.

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Corona: All borders between Schengen states to reopen

On 15 June, border controls at all land and air borders between Switzerland and the other Schengen states were lifted. Since then, normal entry requirements have once again applied:

  • to all citizens of a Schengen state
  • to persons with rights of free movement
  • to third-country nationals who do not require a visa who are already legally resident in the Schengen area
  • to third-country nationals who require a visa but who are already in the Schengen area legally because they have a Schengen visa or hold a Schengen residence document.

Persons entering Switzerland may be required to undergo additional medical checks at the border. For further information, consult the website of the
Federal Office of Public Health FOPH

Further information for persons from the EU/EFTA states


All the information on the coronavirus is being continuously updated. The COVID-19 Ordinance 3 and the Directive are binding on the Swiss authorities.

Helpline Entry and residence in Switzerland

Here you will find the most important information on the restrictions on entering Switzerland and residence provisions.

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Corona: Info for migrants & asylum seekers


Migration Report 2019

The Migration Report 2019 from the SEM is now available online as a pdf or printable version. The report provides a comprehensive overview of all the SEM’s activities, areas of interest and projects. 


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