Travelling with the COVID certificate: entering other countries and regions
For trips abroad, our checklist shows what needs to be considered before, during and after the trip and provides important information on travelling with the COVID certificate.
The Swiss COVID certificate is compatible with the EU’s Digital Covid Certificate (DCC) and can be used in travel between the countries that are part of the EU’s DCC system. Besides the EU/EFTA states, the following countries and regions are part of the area covered by the DCC:
- Cape Verde
- El Salvador
- Faroe Islands
- Holy See
- New Zealand
- San Marino
- Taiwan (Chinese Taipei)
- United Arab Emirates
- United Kingdom
A Swiss COVID certificate provides no guarantee of entry to other countries and regions, each of which defines its own entry requirements and has the authority to adapt them on an ongoing basis according to how the epidemiological situation is evolving.
This means that it is still possible that some countries and regions may have different entry regulations from Switzerland. It is also possible that in some states a foreign COVID certificate will have to be converted into a local one before or upon entry. Not only this, but some states do no accept all types of certificate (for example recovery certificates). You should therefore always check the applicable requirements on the official website of the authorities of your destination before you travel.
For travel to EU/EFTA countries the following website provides an initial overview of the measures in place in the individual countries: https://reopen.europa.eu/en/
Or use the new function of the COVID Certificate app to find out whether your COVID certificate will be valid at the moment you enter your destination country. In the detailed view of your COVID certificate use the “Validity for travel” function. Follow the instructions in the app and take note of the tips.