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Source: Federal Office of Transport FOT







  •         Borders with Schengen states are open again.

  •       Full free movement of persons with EU/EFTA States and the UK (Press release)

  •       Travel ban to Switzerland:  For third-country (non Schengen) nationals who do not have rights of free movement, entry restrictions continue to apply.


  •    Granting of Schengen and national visas is suspended (exception: emergency situations and healthcare specialists).

  •          Green Lanes were used to transport priority goods as well as by persons working in health care or emergency services.

  •          All border crossings are open again.

  •          Ordonnance 3 du 19 juin 2020 sur les mesures destinées à lutter contre le coronavirus (COVID-19)


  • Rail: international passenger traffic is gradually returning to normal operation (FR, DE, AT: from mid May; IT: regional traffic from mid June, long distance from 29 June)
    (Press release)
  • Restriction on international flights to enter Switzerland only via Zürich, Geneva and Basel airport has been lifted.


Travel ban to Switzerland from Italy, Germany, France and Austria

End date: not available

Further information:

Remarks from the International Road Transport Union


On 1 April, the Swiss Federal Department of Justice notified the extension of border controls until 24 April. The prolongation involves borders with all Schengen states except land and air borders with France, Italy, Spain, Austria and Germany, which have been prolonged separately. Borders with the Principality of Liechtenstein are also exempted from the provision.

Therefore the current duration of border controls is as follows:

  • All air borders except from air borders with Liechtenstein:
    25 March 2020 – 24 April 2020
  • Air borders with Spain, Italy, France, Germany and Austria:
    18 March 2020 – 17 April 2020
  • Land borders with France, Germany and Austria:
    16 March – 15 April 2020
  • Land border with Italy:
    13 March – 12 April 2020

Source: Swiss Federal Department of Justice and European Commission

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