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COVID-19

TRAVEL TO GENEVA

COVID-19 SANITARY MEASURES & HOW TO COME TO INDEX™


TRAVELLING TO SWITZERLAND

To prepare for your journey, we recommend to use the Travelcheck tool. It shows what preparations you have to make for entering Switzerland.

The following information is valid as of 20 September 2021 and may be altered at any time by the Swiss authorities.

Measures for persons entering Switzerland from 20 September 2021:
People who have been vaccinated with a vaccine authorized by Switzerland or by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), or with a vaccine listed by the World Health Organization (WHO), can enter Switzerland.
All they have to do is to fill in the electronic entry form (Passenger Locator Form PLF, see below) regardless of their country of origin and the means of transportation used to enter Switzerland.

Mandatory entry test for unvaccinated or uncured persons
All unvaccinated or uncured persons must present a negative test ("SARS-CoV-2 antigen test" or ‘’PCR’’) upon entry into Switzerland, regardless of their country of origin and the means of transportation used to enter Switzerland.
Auto tests/self-tests are not valid to enter Switzerland nor access any venue or activity.

Mandatory PLF form for all persons entering Switzerland
All persons entering Switzerland - vaccinated, cured or negative - must also complete the Passenger Locator Form (SwissPLF).
SwissPLF can be downloaded here: https://swissplf.admin.ch/formular

Quarantines:
Currently there are no countries on the list of countries with a variant of concern. This means that the Swiss Authorities do NOT impose quarantine on visitors from ANY country.
https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home/krankheiten/ausbrueche-epidemien-pandemien/aktuelle-ausbrueche-epidemien/novel-cov/empfehlungen-fuer-reisende/liste.html#858610174

 

ACCESS TO THE INDEX™ EXHIBITION CENTRE

Until 24 October, foreign Covid certificate written in any foreign languages but with written in French, German, Italian or English translation on the same document will be accepted to access venues and activities. 

However, prior to arrival in Switzerland, participants will soon be able to have their homeland Covid certificate converted in a proper ‘’EU Covid digital certificate’’ issued by Switzerland allowing them to easily enjoy the social life of the country, as well as to enter exhibitions.

This service will be available soon, link to this service will be posted as soon as available.


FAQ

How do I get the COVID certificate if I was vaccinated abroad?
Participants who already got an EU Digital COVID Certificate or a certificate compatible with the EU Digital COVID Certificate do not need to apply for a Swiss COVID certificate as these are also recognized in Switzerland.
If you don’t have a corresponding EU Digital Covid certificate, you can apply for a Swiss COVID certificate.


Where can I apply for the Swiss COVID certificate?
To be issued with a COVID certificate, you should contact the Geneva cantonal authority.
Information can be found here »
(this process is only valid for travellers coming from abroad or for those crossing the French border by car or by train)


What do I need to apply for a Swiss COVID certificate?

  1. For your application, you require at least the following information:
    • Information on your nationality or on your residency status in Switzerland (e.g. copy of passport)
    • Information on your country of origin
    • Confirmation of vaccination (e.g. vaccination certificate with details of the vaccines, date of last vaccination, number of doses received, existing certificate if applicable)
    • Reason for your stay in Switzerland, how long you are staying and where
    • Proof of address or residence or proof of arrival in Switzerland (e.g. plane ticket, train ticket, or accommodation booking)
  2. The necessary documents must be in Latin script and must be submitted in German, French, Italian or English.
  3. Download the COVID Certificate app free from the Apple App Store, Google Play Store or Huawei App Gallery. Your COVID certificate can also be directly delivered to the app.


What if I cannot be issued with a Swiss Covid certificate?
You’ll need to be tested periodically:

  • every 72 hours if you are tested with a PCR test, or
  • every 48 hours if you are tested with a rapid antigen test with professional application


COVID Testing Centres

  • a COVID-19 testing centre will be available onsite at Palexpo
    • from 18 to 22 October 2021, opening times:
      Monday 18 Oct :    8.00-16.00
      Tuesday 19 Oct :    8.00-16.00
      Wed 20 Oct :          8.00-16.00
      Thursday 21 Oct :  8.00-16.00
      Friday 22 Oct :       8.00-16.00
    • no appointment possible
    • only antigenic tests available
  • a COVID testing centre located in Terminal T2 of Geneva Airport is also available



RETURN TRAVEL TO COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

Each traveller is responsible for checking the requirements in force before returning to their country of origin.
Some useful information: https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home/krankheiten/ausbrueche-epidemien-pandemien/aktuelle-ausbrueche-epidemien/novel-cov/empfehlungen-fuer-reisende.html

 

 

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