In Europe a digital COVID certificate (the EU Digital COVID Certificate) is also being introduced in all EU and EFTA states. Switzerland’s COVID certificate will be compatible with the EU’s. The EU Digital COVID Certificate is intended to facilitate travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, and will be in use from 1 July 2021. Starting 1 July an initial six-week introductory phase is planned. States have until the end of this period to introduce the certificate. Individual states will decide how the certificate can be used. For this reason you should inform yourself about the entry requirements of the country you are travelling to.
Travelling with the COVID certificate: entering other countries
A COVID certificate that is valid in Switzerland provides no guarantee of entry to other countries. Every country 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 may have more stringent entry regulations than Switzerland. You should therefore always check the entry requirements on the destination country’s official website before you travel.
For travel within the EU, the following website provides an initial overview of the measures in place in the individual EU countries: https://reopen.europa.eu/en/