The Switzerland Government along with the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) has announced that families with vaccinated adults travelling with children are no longer required to quarantine. Children between 16 and 18 will need an RT-PCR report before boarding the plane and upon arrival.

Switzerland reopened its doors for vaccinated tourists, starting from June 23, 2021.

The below regulations are applicable for Switzerland:

  • All travellers need to be fully vaccinated with a CHE, EU and WHO-approved vaccine plus the 15 days cooling-off period post the second dose.
  • Fully vaccinated adults can enter Switzerland without undergoing health-related measures at the time of entry, including quarantine.
  • For Indians, the approved vaccine is Covishield.
  • The exemptions to the health-related measures at the border apply for twelve months from the time that the traveller was fully vaccinated.

An official release by Switzerland Tourism states, “Transit through other countries to Switzerland and visiting other Schengen countries internally from Switzerland might be restricted, depending on the travel regulations outlined by the respective country. Travellers are advised to check with the authorities of concerned countries while planning.”

The Embassy of Switzerland Visa Section in Delhi and VFS Global have started accepting applications for all types of Schengen Swiss visas, including Type C (entry and a stay of up to 90 days within a period of 180 days). Vaccinated people can file for their visa applications in VFS Global centres in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai, Cochin and Hyderabad.