Dynamically changing entry regulations

Covid-19 entry restrictions are not aligned and differ from country to country and can change at short notice. Please refer to the Travel Hotline information for Covid-19 travel information further down this page if you have any questions regarding entry.

As planning is still dependent on the entry restrictions of the respective countries, the flight schedule is always adjusted promptly to the current Covid-19 developments. To ensure that your journey can still be planned without worry, Edelweiss continues to guarantee flexible and free rebooking options.

Entry regulations into Switzerland since 26th of June 2021

The entry requirements for travel to Switzerland are divided into three categories. You can use the FOPH's Travelcheck to check whether and under what conditions you are allowed to enter Switzerland. Below you will find all the relevant information that applies to air travellers.

Category 1 includes all travellers arriving from a Schengen country or one of the following countries: Albania, Andorra, Australia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Japan, South Korea, Lebanon, Macao, New Zealand, Northern Macedonia, Romania, Rwanda, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, USA or Vatican City.

The following regulations apply:

1. Travellers must complete the online registration form before departure.

2. All travellers older than 16 years must present a medical certificate (in paper or digital form), showing one of the following:

  • A negative COVID PCR test result, taken within 72 hours before first point of embarkation of the journey (the date of sampling is decisive, not the date of issue of the test).
  • A negative COVID AntiGen Rapid test is accepted for boarding the flight (taken within 48 hours before first point of embarkation of the journey - time of sampling).
  • A valid COVID vaccination certificate proving complete vaccination with an approved vaccine within the past 12 months.
  • Positive COVID PCR test result, between 10 days and 6 months old. Passengers must hold an additional medical certificate, confirming that they are Covid-19 symptoms free and no longer infectious for the last 48 hours

Exceptions to the Testing apply to:

  • Children under 16
  • Unvaccinated persons under 18 years of age who are accompanied by their fully vaccinated parents
  • Persons, who must be transported to Switzerland due to an urgent medical reason (proof by medical certificate).
  • Persons, who provide a medical certificate proving that they are unable, for medical reasons, to take a nasopharyngeal swab.
  • Persons, holding Swiss citizenship or a Swiss residence permit and who do not have the opportunity to be tested within a reasonable period of time or effort. The lack of opportunity must be confirmed by a Self-declaration form.

Transiting Switzerland

All transit passengers transferring in Switzerland must complete the electronic entry form of Switzerland before their departure. They are exempt from the testing requirement unless they are transferring from a non-Schengen to a Schengen state. Note: Travellers must also comply with the entry requirements of the destination country (ex: Punta Cana - Zurich - Mykonos).

Category 2 includes all travellers arriving from all countries other than those defined in category 1, with the exception of countries with virus variants of concern from category 3 (India, Nepal and the United Kingdom).

The following regulations apply:

1. Travellers must complete the online registration form before departure.

2. Travellers must present a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate proving full vaccination with an approved vaccine within the past 12 months. Exceptions : Swiss and Liechtenstein nationals as well as holders of a Swiss and Liechtenstein settlement permit, nationals of an EEA country and their immediate family members as well as holders of a D visa issued by Switzerland, may present one of the following medical certificates:

  • A negative COVID PCR test result, taken within 72 hours before first point of embarkation of the journey (the date of sampling is decisive, not the date of issue of the test).
  • A negative COVID AntiGen Rapid test is accepted for boarding the flight (taken within 48 hours before first point of embarkation of the journey - time of sampling).
  • Positive COVID PCR test result, between 10 days and 6 months old. Passengers must hold an additional medical certificate, confirming that they are Covid-19 symptoms free and no longer infectious for the last 48 hours.

Exceptions to the Testing apply to:

  • Children under 16
  • Unvaccinated persons under 18 years of age who are accompanied by their fully vaccinated parents
  • Persons, who must be transported to Switzerland due to an urgent medical reason (proof by medical certificate).
  • Persons, who provide a medical certificate proving that they are unable, for medical reasons, to take a nasopharyngeal swab.
  • Persons, holding Swiss citizenship or a Swiss residence permit and who do not have the opportunity to be tested within a reasonable period of time or effort. The lack of opportunity must be confirmed by a Self-declaration form.

Transiting Switzerland

All transit passengers transferring in Switzerland must complete the electronic entry form of Switzerland before their departure. They are exempt from the testing requirement unless they are transferring from a non-Schengen to a Schengen state. Note: Travellers must also comply with the entry requirements of the destination country (ex: Punta Cana - Zurich - Mykonos).

Category 3 includes all travellers arriving from countries with virus variants of concern (India, Nepal or the UK).

The following regulations apply:

1. Travellers must complete the online registration form before departure.

2. Travellers must present a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate proving complete vaccination with an approved vaccine within the past 12 months. Exceptions: Swiss and Liechtenstein nationals and holders of a Swiss and Liechtenstein settlement permit, nationals of an EEA country and their immediate family members, as well as holders of a D visa issued by Switzerland, may present one of the following medical certificates (in each of these cases, a 10-day quarantine requirement applies) :

  • A negative COVID PCR test result, taken within 72 hours before first point of embarkation of the journey (the date of sampling is decisive, not the date of issue of the test).
  • A negative COVID AntiGen Rapid test is accepted for boarding the flight (taken within 48 hours before first point of embarkation of the journey - time of sampling).
  • Positive COVID PCR test result, between 10 days and 6 months old. Passengers must hold an additional medical certificate, confirming that they are Covid-19 symptoms free and no longer infectious for the last 48 hours.

Transiting Switzerland

All transit passengers transferring in Switzerland must complete the electronic entry form of Switzerland before their departure. They are exempt from the testing requirement unless they are transferring from a non-Schengen to a Schengen state. Note: Travellers must also comply with the entry requirements of the destination country (ex: Punta Cana - Zurich - Mykonos).

Where are PCR test centres at Edelweiss destinations?

Under the following link of our sister airline SWISS you will find information about current entry regulations as well as PCR testing possibilities in Zurich as well as Edelweiss and other international destinations.

Thanks to our partner Sitata, book your appointment for the PCR test at your holiday destination in advance or order a PCR test kit home from our partner Viselio. Send in your self-test or drop it off at Zurich Airport, receive your test result the next day and fly relaxed to your holiday destination.

Covid-19 entry regulations of particular countries

Below you will find the latest entry requirements for those countries which will be flown to in the next four weeks (subject to change). We are guided here by the regulations of the IATA. Please note that the information is not exhaustive. The regulations of the respective countries can also be changed and adapted at any time.

All information is regularly updated and prepared with the greatest possible care to the best of Edelweiss’ knowledge at the time of publication. Due to the fast evolving nature of the countries’ responses to the Covid-19 outbreak, we cannot guarantee any accuracy and can assume no liability for the topicality, correctness, completeness or quality of the information provided. Edelweiss reserves the right to change information at any time.

Currently, there are no specific entry requirements for travellers who are resident in Switzerland and/or have Swiss citizenship.

We advise you to confirm the information with official government websites.

Albanian Embassy in Switzerland

Below you will find the current entry requirements for Bulgaria. These are valid for travellers who are resident in Switzerland and/or have Swiss citizenship.

All travellers from a country in the orange country category (Switzerland is in this category) must present a negative PCR or AntiGen test result. The PCR test sample must have been taken no more than 72h and the AntiGen test sample no more than 48h before departure. In addition, at least 5% of all arriving passengers must randomly take a rapid AntiGen test upon arrival.
Exceptions to the testing requirement: Children under 12 and travellers with proof of full Covid-19 vaccination.

Below you will find the current entry requirements for Costa Rica. These are valid for travellers who are resident in Switzerland and/or have Swiss citizenship.

1. Masks must be worn on the entire airport premises (face shields alone are not allowed).
2. A valid insurance with amount that covers Covid-19 hospitalisation in case it would be necessary.
As of 1st August 2021, exceptions to the insurance requirement are: persons under 18 years of age and travellers who can prove with their vaccination certificate that they have been fully vaccinated for at least 14 days. The vaccination certificate must contain the following information: surname and first name, date of the last dose, mark of the last dose (approved are: Moderna, Pfizer, Astra Zeneca or Johnson & Johnson).
3. Travellers need to fill out below online form before arrival in San José (SJO).
4. Passengers need a valid return flight confirmation already at the time of entry into Costa Rica.

Online form Costa Rica


We advise you to confirm the information with the tourism board website.

Costa Rica Tourism Board

Below you will find the current entry requirements for Croatia. These are valid for travellers who are resident in Switzerland and/or have Swiss citizenship.

1. All travellers must present a negative PCR or AntiGen test result. The sample must have been taken no more than 48 hours before entry into Croatia.
Exceptions to the testing requirement are: Children under 12 years of age traveling accompanied by a parent / guardian; travellers who can prove that they have been vaccinated; travellers who have a letter from their doctor stating that they have been ill with Corona in the last 6 months but have now recovered.
2. In addition, the online form below must be completed before departure.

Online form Croatia


We advise you to confirm the information with the official government website.

Ministry of the Interior

Below you will find the current entry requirements for Cyprus. These are valid for travellers who are resident in Switzerland and/or have Swiss citizenship.

1. All travellers must have a negative PCR test result. The sample must have been taken no more than 72 hours before departure. All travellers from a country in the "Orange Category" (Switzerland is in this category) may be required to take a further laboratory test on arrival. Travellers must pay the cost of 30 euros themselves and go into self-isolation in their hotel or flat until they receive the test result by SMS. Cypriot nationals do not need to have a negative PCR test result before departure, but they do need one for entry. This can be done on arrival at the airport. In this case, the travellers concerned must go into self-isolation until they receive the test result by SMS.
Exceptions to the testing requirement are: Children under 12 years of age and travellers who can show that they have been fully vaccinated.
2. All passengers (including children under 12 years of age) must complete the online form below before departure.

Online form Cyprus

We advise you to confirm the information with official government websites.

Covid19 Travel Protocol English

Please note the current entry requirements for the Dominican Republic:

Travellers are required to fill out the following online form before departure.

Online form Dominican Republic

Free Covid-19 insurance for tourists until 30th July 2021

Until 30th July 2021, the Dominican Republic's Tourist Board is offering free Covid-19 insurance to all holiday guests arriving in the country by plane and staying in a hotel. The insurance is activated during check-in at the hotel and covers the costs for medical care as well as the health-related extension of stay in case of a Covid-19 infection. The insurance conditions of the Dominican Republic apply.

More detailed information can be found under the following link.

Insurance Dominican Republic


We advise you to confirm the information with the official Ministry of Tourism website.

Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism

Below you will find the current entry requirements for Egypt. These are valid for travellers who are resident in Switzerland and/or have Swiss citizenship.

Travellers arriving in Egypt from Switzerland will be required to provide a negative Covid-19 test result (PCR test) in printed form. The sample must have been taken no more than 72 hours before departure. If the test is not carried in printed form, another test must be taken on arrival. Since 18th June 2021 the PCR test certificate must contain QR code, otherwise it will not be accepted by quarantine authorities. Generally, a Covid-19 test can also be taken on arrival in Egypt for a fee of USD 30. In case of a positive result, the passenger can quarantine in their hotel at no additional charges (at the expense of the hotel).

Please note for Marsa Alam: All arriving passengers, who will achieve the Covid-19 test upon their arrival at Marsa Alam Airport must bring a hard copy of their passport (Photo Page).

Exceptions to the testing requirement are: Children under 6 years of age; citizens of Schengen countries who have been fully vaccinated for at least 14 days with a vaccine accepted by the WHO. A vaccination certificate with a QR code must be presented.

Corsica

Below you will find the current entry requirements for Corsica (France). These are valid for travellers who are resident in Switzerland and/or have Swiss citizenship.

1. All travellers must present a negative PCR test result (the sample must have been taken no more than 72 hours before boarding) or AntiGen test result (the sample must have been taken no more than 48 hours before boarding). Please note that AntiGen self-tests are not allowed.
Exceptions to the testing requirement are: Children under 12 years of age; travellers who can prove with their vaccination certificate that they have been fully vaccinated at least 28 days for Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine or 7 days for other vaccines ; travellers who can present an immunity certificate. This proof consists of a positive result of an RT-PCR or antigen test carried out more than 11 days and less than 6 months before the journey.
2. In addition, all travellers aged 11 and over must print out, complete and carry the form below before checking in.

Print form


We advise you to confirm the information with official government websites.

Information about Corsica

Below you will find the current entry requirements for Greece. These are valid for travellers who are resident in Switzerland and/or have Swiss citizenship.

1. All travellers must present a negative PCR or AntiGen test result. The sample of the PCR test must have been taken no more than 72 hours and the sample of the AntiGen test no more than 48 hours before departure. All documents must be in English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Spanish or Russian and the passenger's name must match the name in the passport.
Exceptions to the testing requirement: children under 12 years of age and travellers who had their second COVID-19 vaccination at least 14 days ago (must be able to produce proof).
2. The "Passenger Locator Form" (PLF) must be completed at least 24h before flight departure. One form per family is sufficient. You will then receive a QR code. Find the form and more information under the link below. Please note that this link currently only works in Firefox or Chrome (not in Internet Explorer).

Important notices:

- Passengers failing to provide the QR code upon arrival to the Greek authorities are subject to a fine of EUR 500.
- Greek authorities require the airlines to verify QR code and refuse transportation if passenger cannot provide it.

Online form Greece


We advise you to confirm the information with official government websites.

Protocol for arrivals

Below you will find the current entry requirements for Iceland. These are valid for travellers who are resident in Switzerland and/or have Swiss citizenship.

. 1. All travellers older than 16 years (including Covid-19 vaccinated and recovered persons) must present a negative PCR or AntiGen test result in Danish, English, Icelandic, Norwegian or Swedish. The sample must have been taken no more than 72h before departure.
2. Arriving travellers must undergo double screening (two COVID-19 tests) and observe 5-6 days quarantine between tests.
Exemptions to the quarantine requirement: Vaccinated or recovered persons, if the vaccination or recovery certificate is approved by the Icelandic immigration/health authorities.
3. in addition, travellers must complete the online form below.

Online form Iceland


We advise you to confirm the information with the official government website.

Covid-19 information

Below you will find the current entry requirements for Italy. These are valid for travellers who are resident in Switzerland and/or have Swiss citizenship.

1. All travellers are obliged to present a negative AntiGen oder PCR test result (in English, French, Spanish or Italian). The sample must have been taken no more than 48 hours before entry into Italy.
Exceptions to the testing requirement: Children under 6 years of age; Travellers who can show that they have been fully vaccinated for at least 14 days (approved vaccines are Pfizer-Biontech, Moderna, Astrazeneca and Johnsons & Johnson); Travellers who can show that they have had Corona in the last 180 days but have now recovered. Please note that all certificates must be in English, French, Spanish or Italian.
2. Travellers are required to complete the online form below up to 24 hours before departure.

Online form Italy


We advise you to confirm the information with official government websites.

Ministry of Health

Below you will find the current entry requirements for Jamaica. These are valid for travellers who are resident in Switzerland and/or have Swiss citizenship.

1. All persons traveling to Jamaica (including Jamaicans and excluding children under 12 years of age) must present a negative Covid-19 test result. The sample must have been taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure. Business travellers must present a pre-test result and will incur the cost of a PCR test after arrival in Jamaica.
2. Travellers (including children) are required to complete the Travel Authorization form below prior to arrival in Jamaica.
3. In order to obtain Travel Authorization, tourists must only book accommodation in the Resilient Corridors. The Resilient Corridors include the coastline from Negril to Port Antonio (North Coast Corridor) and from Milk River to Negril (South Coast Corridor). Only businesses within the Corridor that have been trained and assessed for adherence to COVID-19 protocols are allowed to open to tourists. For more information, see the link below.

Travel Authorization Jamaica

Below you will find the current entry requirements for Kosovo. These are valid for travellers who are resident in Switzerland and/or have Swiss citizenship.

All travellers are obliged to present a negative PCR test result (the sample must have been taken no more than 72 hours before entry into Kosovo). Please note that only a PCR test is allowed.
Exceptions to the testing requirement: Children under 11 years of age; travellers who can show that they have been fully vaccinated; travellers with a positive antibody test result (IgG) issued at most 30 days before arrival; Kosovo nationals or passengers that do have background from Kosovo (valid ID card or passport) and foreign diplomats that are accredit in Kosovo and their families.

We advise you to confirm the information with the official government website.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Diaspora

Below you will find the current entry requirements for the Maldives. These are valid for travellers who are resident in Switzerland and/or have Swiss citizenship.

1. Travellers (excluding infants under 1 year of age) have to provide a negative Covid-19 test result (PCR test). The sample must have been taken no more than 96 hours prior to departure from the first flight to the Maldives.
2. The PCR test result should be presented in paper or electronic form during airline check-in and if required at arrival. The document with the test result must contain the following information: name of the passenger (name as in passport), name and address of the testing laboratory, type of test stated as PCR test, date of sampling, result.
3. Additionally, travellers will need to fill out the online form below before arrival at Maldives and 24h before departure from their origin airport. Passengers are required to present the PCR Test result on arrival and should attach the result when completing the online form.

Online form Maldives


We advise you to confirm the information with official government websites.

Covid-19 FAQ for Tourists

Currently, there are no specific entry requirements for travellers who are resident in Switzerland and/or have Swiss citizenship.


We advise you to confirm the information with official government websites.

Gobierno de México

Currently, there are no specific entry requirements for travellers who are resident in Switzerland and/or have Swiss citizenship.

Good to know

All tourists staying in Tivat, who need PCR testing to return to their home country, can be tested for free. It is necessary to contact the Tivat Health Center by e-mail: pcrtivat@gmail.com, at least 3 days before the trip.

Required information:

Name and surname; Travel document info / copy of passport; Certificate of paid sojourn tax; Phone number and e-mail address that a person can be reached at; Destination a person is traveling to; The city where the tourist is currently located at.

pcrtivat@gmail.com

Currently, there are no specific entry requirements for travellers who are resident in Switzerland and/or have Swiss citizenship.

Faro

Below you will find the current entry requirements for Faro. These are valid for travellers who are resident in Switzerland and/or have Swiss citizenship.

1. All travellers must present a negative PCR or AntiGen test result. The sample of the PCR test must have been taken no more than 72 hours and the sample of the AntiGen test no more than 48 hours before departure.
Exceptions to the testing requirement: All travellers with a valid digital EU COVID certificate and children under the age of 12 years.
3. Additionally, all travellers must fill out the online form before departure. Please note, that the online form can only be filled out after check-in process is completed.

Online form Faro

Funchal (Madeira)

Below you will find the current entry requirements for Funchal (Madeira). These are valid for travellers who are resident in Switzerland and/or have Swiss citizenship.

1. All travellers must present a negative PCR test result. The sample must have been taken no more than 72 hours before departure. Passengers who do not have a negative test result will be subject to a test on arrival.
Exceptions to the testing requirement: children under 12 years of age and travellers with proof of Covid-19 vaccination or recovery within the last 90 days.
2. In addition, passengers are required to complete the online form below.

Online form Madeira

Good to know: Madeira offers every visitor a free PCR test on arrival or departure (result within 12h) and also discounted rates for any other tests required. Register at madeirasafe.com to sign up for the pre-departure test.


We advise you to confirm the information with the official Visitportugal website.

Visitportugal

Below you will find the current entry requirements for the Seychelles. These are valid for travellers who are resident in Switzerland and/or have Swiss citizenship.

1. All travellers (including infants and children) are required to present a negative PCR test result from an accredited laboratory. The sample must have been taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure. AntiGen test results will not be accepted.
2. All travellers must have a valid Health Travel Authorisation (HTA) to enter the country. Register for this via https://seychelles.govtas.com. You must provide your negative PCR test result and accommodation details.

Seychelles Travel Authorization


We advise you to confirm the information with official government websites.

Travel Information

Below you will find the current entry requirements for Spain. These are valid for travellers who are resident in Switzerland and/or have Swiss citizenship.

1. All travellers must have a negative PCR or AntiGen test result. The sampling of the PCR test must not have taken place more than 72h and the sampling of the AntiGen test must not have taken place more than 48h before entry into Spain.
Exceptions to the testing requirement are: children under 12 years of age; travellers who can show that they have been fully vaccinated at least 14 days ago; travellers with a certificate of recovery that is no more than 180 days old.

2. In addition, the health check form must be completed online via http://www.spth.gob.es or the SPTH app. The resulting QR code must be presented at the time of entry. The following link will take you to the health check form as well as to further information about the SPTH app and entry into Spain.

3. Please note that access to the passenger terminals in Spain is only possible as a passenger with a valid flight ticket.

We advise you to confirm the information with official government websites.

Spain Travel Health


Andalusia: Free complementary Covid-19 insurance

All foreign travellers (non-residents in Andalusia) travelling to the Autonomous Region of Andalusia during 2021 and lodging in an officially recognised establishment with an irrefutable booking will be offered complementary travel insurance by Europ Assistance. In addition to the travellers' existing insurance, it is intended to provide cover for emergency medical expenses in the event of a Covid-19 illness. The supplementary insurance includes the guarantee of health care, repatriation, and indemnity due to an extension of stay as a result of a Covid-19 illness. It is not necessary to contract the insurance. If you meet all the requirements you are automatically insured. More detailed information can be found at following links.

Complementary insurance Andalusia

Canary Islands: Free Covid-19 insurance

Until 30 August 2021, Canary Islands Tourism, in collaboration with AXA Spain, is offering a collective, untitled insurance to all foreign and local tourists visiting the archipelago. The insurance covers emergency medical expenses and hospitalisation resulting from infection with Covid-19. In addition, the transport or medical repatriation of sick persons due to Covid-19 is included as well as the costs for a necessary longer stay in a hotel of the insured person (including in the case of a quarantine or imposed curfew) up to a maximum amount of EUR 5,000 and a maximum of 15 days. The insurance conditions of the Canary Islands and their partner AXA Spain are authoritative. More detailed information can be found at the following link.

Insurance Canary Islands

Below you will find the current entry requirements for Tunisia. These are valid for travellers who are resident in Switzerland and/or have Swiss citizenship.

1. All travellers must present a negative RT-PCR test certificate. The sample must have been taken no more than 72 hours at the check-in of their departure airport. Only RT-PCR tests will be accepted.
Exceptions to the testing requirement are: children under 12 years and fully vaccinated persons travelling on an organised tour. Please note: Even fully vaccinated persons must be able to present a negative PCR test result.
2. All travellers are also required to complete the online form below before departure. Two documents will be generated at the end of the process. Important: These documents must be printed and will be collected by the health control services at the airport upon arrival in Tunisia.

Online form Tunisia

Below you will find the current entry requirements for Turkey. These are valid for travellers who are resident in Switzerland and/or have Swiss citizenship.

1. All travellers older than 6 years must present a negative PCR test result upon entry into Turkey. The test result must not be older than 72h before entry into Turkey. A negative AntiGen test result is also accepted (the sample must have been taken no more than 48h before entry into Turkey).
Exceptions to the testing requirement: Children under 6 years of age; travellers who can prove that they have been fully vaccinated for at least 14 days; travellers who have a letter from their doctor stating that they have been ill with Corona in the last 6 months but have now recovered.
2. Travellers older than 6 years are required to complete the online form below at least 72 hours prior to departure.

Online form Turkey

If you are interested in destinations that are not part of the Edelweiss route network, you will find further information about the worldwide entry requirements under the following links.

Local regulations

Learn more about local Covid-19 regulations through our partner Sitata. Please note that our published entry regulations, which are based on IATA, may differ from those of our partner. We do not guarantee the accuracy and timeliness, correctness, completeness or quality of the information provided by Sitata.

Hotline for Covid-19 travel information

The Checkport call centre provides travellers in Switzerland with telephone information on the applicable Covid-19 entry requirements in transit and destination countries. Specially trained experts provide advice in German, French and English via the chargeable number 0900 734 736 (CHF 2.50/minute) daily from 8 AM to 6 PM (including public holidays). For data protection reasons, calls are not recorded and personal data is not stored.

Health Declaration Card

Passengers travelling to some Edelweiss destinations must complete a separate form ("Health Declaration Card"). This is either already distributed in the aircraft or at the destination airport.

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