Switzerland Travel Advice

Although travel requirements might seem confusing at the moment, for the vast majority of travellers they are actually relatively straightforward and it is just a question of completing each of the steps involved.

However, please do take the time to read and understand the entry requirements pages on the UK Government and Swiss Government websites before you travel.

We've summarised the requirements for travelling to and from Switzerland as we understand them as of 29 March 2022. They assume you are travelling from the UK, are fully vaccinated and have not visited any other countries 14 days prior to travel.

We have tried to be as comprehensive as possible, but we cannot account for all circumstances. Requirements are subject to change at any time and we do not take any responsibility for the information provided. You must make your own enquiries to satisfy yourself that you and your party can meet the entry requirements to match your intended travel arrangements.

If you're travelling with children, please read the advice towards the bottom of the page as requirements differ to adults.

For more general information on travelling this winter, please see our Winter 2021/22 FAQs.

Before you go

Before you travel, you should:

  1. Check if you can enter Switzerland
  2. Be able to show a valid NHS COVID Pass*
  3. Ensure that your travel insurance includes comprehensive winter sports and coronavirus cover.

* As of 31 January 2022, for your NHS COVID Pass to be accepted, you must have received a vaccine or have proof of recovery from infection within 270 days of travel.

On arrival

To enter Switzerland, you will need to be able to show:

  1. A valid QR coded NHS COVID Pass
  2. Other travel documents

Tip: We highly recommend taking both digital copies on your phone and printed copies of all your required travel documentation. If you are travelling with a printed PDF proof of vaccination status, it must date from 1 November to ensure that the certificate can be scanned successfully.

While you're there

Requirements vary by resort. We recommend checking with your resort to see what their requirements are before you travel.

Resorts and hotels continue to ensure your safety and security based on their experience over summer and last winter. With few queues and plenty of space on the slopes, it's easy to keep your distance from other skiers if that's what you prefer.

Useful information for resorts and cities

LAAXCrans-MontanaVerbier
AndermattZermatt 
Saas-FeeSt Moritz 

Returning to the UK

As of 18 March 2022, you're no longer required to complete a passenger locator form or test on return to the UK if you're fully vaccinated.

Travelling with children

Unvaccinated under 18s arriving from the UK are allowed to enter Switzerland with no restrictions, testing or quarantine.

FAQs

Frequently asked questions about travelling to Switzerland this winter.

How do I get my NHS COVID Pass

You can access your NHS COVID Pass through the free NHS App on a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet. Proof of your COVID-19 status will be shown within the NHS App. Full instructions can be found here.

What test do I need to book to travel and where can I book it?

We suggest you check the travel testing page on Martin Lewis’ Money Saving Expert website to choose your testing provider. You should also check the UK Government’s list of approved providers.