BHGH Travel Update: Switzerland

Today we bring you the latest update on travel to Switzerland according to the Switzerland Tourism Team:

We have good news to share concerning the Swiss vaccination certificate for people vaccinated abroad (including tourists from the U.S. and Canada), the Swiss Federal council has decided that as of September 20, 2021:

All vaccinations on the European Medicine Agency (EMA) list are now recognized: Moderna, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca. Switzerland also recognizes mix & match of these vaccinations.

The Cantons of Switzerland will have to provide a portal for people vaccinated abroad to be able to receive a Swiss vaccination certificate. The portal(s) should be operational by October 10th, 2021.

IMPORTANT: Until October 10th, 2021, a simple proof of vaccination (the document issued by your local authorities when vaccinated abroad, or vaccination stamp in the yellow WHO booklet) will be sufficient to enter venues in Switzerland that mandate the Swiss COVID certificate.

Please note the following important travel restrictions, which were implemented on September 13th, 2021:

Only fully vaccinated Americans and Canadians will be allowed to travel to Switzerland.

Recovered and tested Americans will no longer be able to travel. This is due to the fact that the EU has removed the United States from its safe travel list.

Travelers must complete the online form of the Federal Office of Public Health FOPH.

Check out all there is to see and do in this fabulous European destination in our Chief Travel Gurus video chat with Mirko Capodanno – Manager, Western USA Switzerland Tourism Board here and as always, if you have any questions or concerns about your upcoming trip to Switzerland with Book Here, Give Here, please reach out to your Travel Gurus.


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