The travellers from third nations that are at risk, the people who are not vaccinated against the COVID-19 vaccination but recovered from the infection in the previous 18 days, can now enter Switzerland restriction-free for non-essential travel purposes like tourism.
On Friday, March 18, the decision that took place during a gathering of the Federal Council, as well as became effective today, on March 21.
As per the information provided by the sources, the Council has issued following the meeting. Due to the development of the COVID-19 pandemic into an endemic situation, the number of severe cases has decreased gradually, despite the high COVID-19 variant rates.
Moreover, the current situation gives permission to more people to get entry into Switzerland for non-essential purposes.
The Council declared in a statement that, “In addition to vaccinated people, it is now also possible for recovered people to enter Switzerland from third countries – such as the USA, India, or Serbia – for a short stay without a permit. This applies primarily to entries for tourist purposes.”
At a similar time, in this meeting, the Federal Council has made the plan to limit the validity of the COVID-19 certificates for the people who have been recovered from the infection.
However, the last time, the certificate was recognized as valid for a period of 270 days from the date its holder was diagnosed with a variant of the COVID-19 infection. Now the certificate is valid for a shorter period of 180 days.
Furthermore, the Council further mentioned, for travelling to other nations part of the EU Digital COVID-19 certificate is recognized today (so-called “For entry into countries in which the Swiss Covid certificate is recognized today (so-called “EU-DCC countries”), there is usually a maximum period of validity of 180 days.”