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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?

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Switzerland is currently on the UK’s amber list, which means those arriving back into the UK who are fully vaccinated no longer need to self-isolate for 10 days.

Travellers must still fill out a passenger locator form, show proof of vaccination, and take a test before arriving into the UK. Those aged 10 and under are exempt from this test. Travellers must also book and pay for another Covid test for day two after arriving in the UK.

Travellers who are unvaccinated and arriving back to the UK must self-isolate for 10 days. These travellers must book PCR tests to take on day two and day eight after arriving in the UK.

Those arriving into England may qualify for the test to release scheme, which will end the 10-day quarantine period early in the event of a negative test on day five. Travellers will still need to take their last PCR test on day eight.

As of June 26, travellers who have been fully vaccinated will be permitted to enter Switzerland from the UK without having to be tested or undergo a period of quarantine. Those who have not been vaccinated or those who can’t show proof of recovery, must present a negative PCR test or rapid antigen test on arrival and go into quarantine for 10 days on arrival.

The Swiss authorities have launched the website Travelcheck, which allows travellers to check whether and under what conditions they can enter Switzerland.

For more information about entry requirements to Switzerland, click here.

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

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Travel restrictions have been lifted and Switzerland is now open to fully vaccinated British tourists.

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)

  • SWISS is flying 40 times per week between Zurich and London (Heathrow and City).
  • SWISS runs six flights per week between Geneva and Heathrow.

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?

Everything is now open in Switzerland.

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.

Switzerland Tourism has released a video starring its ambassador Roger Federer and actor Robert De Niro, entitled No Drama. Discover the short film below.

PICTURES: Switzerland Tourism/Jan Geerk; PascalGertschen.ch; Switzerland Tourism/Jean Jacques Steiner

Last updated July 21, 2021

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