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Whether you are looking for sun, snow, majestic mountains or the hustle and bustle of a sophisticated city, thanks to its sheer diversity, Switzerland is the perfect destination for your clients.

Due to its compact nature, Switzerland makes for an ideal place to combine lots of unique sights. Pay a visit to the Matterhorn, make your own Swiss cheese, visit the French, Italian or German-speaking parts of the country, taste some Swiss chocolate, gaze at breathtaking glaciers and stunning mountains or visit one of our first-class museums. The choice is yours.

Can British travellers visit Switzerland?


Currently, UK citizens are not permitted to travel abroad for a holiday. When travelling to Switzerland, a negative PCR test is required before boarding and there is no mandatory quarantine for arrivals from the UK.

The next announcement by the Swiss Federal Council is expected on April 14. For more information about entry requirements to Switzerland, click here.

What plans are in place for Switzerland to reopen to tourism?

We don’t yet know when travel restrictions will be lifted in Switzerland. The next announcement will come from the Swiss government in the forthcoming weeks. We hope that by May 17, when the UK government is expected to allow international travel again, that Switzerland will have lifted its entry restrictions.

How can British travellers reach Switzerland?

Before the Covid-19 pandemic, there were up to 150 weekly direct flights from the UK to Switzerland. SWISS and other airlines offer great connections from all major hubs directly to Zurich, Geneva and Basel.

SWISS (Swiss International Air Lines)

  • Throughout March, SWISS is flying 18 times per week between Zurich and Heathrow. At the beginning of February, the company stopped all flights between Geneva and London.
  • From April 1, SWISS will run a daily flight between Geneva and Heathrow and will have 15 flights a week between Zurich and London.

For more information, click here.

In normal times, British Airways and easyJet run several flights per week between Switzerland and the UK. Due to the travel restrictions, please check the British Airways and the easyJet websites for more details.

What safety measures are in place across Switzerland?

Shops and leisure amenities, including museums and zoos, reopened on March 1. Face masks are required in indoor public spaces, including hotel lobbies, shops and museums, as well as on all types of public transports, on the platform and in waiting areas.

Switzerland Tourism launched the Clean & Safe label last summer. The label lets guests know that they are visiting an establishment that has consciously committed to comply with safety measures.

Further detail of the measures can be found on the Swiss government website. For more information on what is open when, click here.


Pictures: Swiss Travel System AG/Pascal Gertschen; Switzerland Tourism/Jan Geerk

Last updated March 25, 2021