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Finden Sie die neuesten Reise- und Gesundheitsbeschränkungen für Ihre Reise

Find latest travel and health restrictions for your trip

Sherpa allows travelers to quickly and easily check entry requirements by country. The tool informs you of all requirements for both direct travel and connecting flights. Sherpa provides COVID-19 testing requirements, quarantine protocols, and entry restrictions for any location in the world. However, we recommend that you always check the information with the embassy, as the requirements change very often at the moment.

 

Coronavirus: BAG-Liste der Risikoländer

Coronavirus: FOPH list of risk countries

The list of countries and areas with an increased risk of infection is updated on a regular basis. The latest list was published on 16 June. Anyone arriving in Switzerland from one of these countries or areas must, among other things, go into quarantine.

The newly added countries and areas are written in bold in the respective list.

 List valid for arrivals in Switzerland from 04.08.21

  1. Countries* with a worrying variant

    • India
    • Nepal
    • United Kingdom

    * The following applies for all countries that do not share a border with Switzerland: If a country is on the list, this includes all of its areas, islands and overseas territories – even if they are not listed separately.

Coronavirus: Einreise in die Schweiz

Negative Covid-19 test result and registration of electronic contact details required before travelling

Entry form

You will find the entry form for incoming travellers at swissplf.admin.ch. Fill out the form before you enter Switzerland.

Who has to fill out the entry form?

You must complete the form if one of the following applies to you:

  • You are entering Switzerland by rail, bus or coach, boat or air. This also includes a stopover in Switzerland, for example air travellers who have to change flight.
  • You have stayed in a country or area with an increased risk of infection in the ten days before entering Switzerland.

Children: The entry form must also be filled out for children. They can be included on the form of an adult travelling with them.

Filling out and control

Fill out the electronic entry form on a computer or smartphone before or during travel. Once you’ve filled out the form you’ll be emailed a QR code as confirmation. Have this code ready for inspection when you enter Switzerland. If you are controlled you can show the QR code on your smartphone or produce a printed confirmation. If you have not filled out the entry form despite the obligation to do so, the controlling authority can punish you with a CHF 100 fine. The same applies if you provide false information on the form.

Further information on the entry form

You'll find plenty of information in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). For example you'll find information on what to do if you don’t have a seat number or if there are technical problems, about data protection and about the paper version of the form.

Do you have questions that aren’t answer in the FAQs? You can call the infoline on +41 58 464 44 88 from 6am to 11pm, 7 days a week. You’ll find information on the costs of the call on the Contact information and links page.


Negative test result

When entering Switzerland, you must be able to show proof of a negative coronavirus test in two cases:

  1. If you enter Switzerland by air. Information in this regard can be found in the section Rules for entering Switzerland by air.
  2. If you have stayed in a location within the last ten days before entering Switzerland that is included on the FOPH list of risk countries. In this case, you must always be able to show proof of a negative test result, even if you enter Switzerland by bus, rail, car, boat, etc. Information in this regard can be found in the section Rules for entering Switzerland by land or water.

Children under the age of 12 are never required to provide proof of a negative coronavirus test on entering Switzerland. They are exempt from the test requirement on boarding and from the test requirement at the Swiss border.

For young people aged between 12 and 16, the same applies as for children, as long as they are not travelling from a country that is on the FOPH list of risk countries due to a variant of concern.

Rules for entering Switzerland by air

If you enter Switzerland by air, you must be able to show proof of a negative test at two different times: firstly on boarding the departing flight in the foreign country, and secondly at the Swiss airport (when crossing the Swiss border). Note: The tests accepted, and the exceptions to the test requirement, will be different at the two controls.


1. Boarding control: The airlines systematically check your negative coronavirus test result prior to boarding. The results of the following tests are permissible for this control:

  • A PCR test carried out within the last 72 hours
  • A rapid antigen test carried out within the last 24 hours

If you are unable to show proof of a negative test result during the control, you are, generally speaking, not permitted to board the aircraft. Exceptions and details can be found here:


2. Swiss border control: Border control authorities in the airport check the negative test result on a random basis. For this control, a result brought from the following test is permissible:

  • A PCR test carried out within the last 72 hours

If you do not have a valid negative PCR test on entry, you must obtain one as soon as possible. The absence of a PCR or rapid antigen test upon entry by air, or the absence of a PCR test upon entry by land may be sanctioned by the control authority.

Regardless of whether you are controlled or not, the following rules also apply:

  • Get a PCR or rapid antigen test as soon as possible.
  • If this test is positive, you must immediately go into isolation.

Exceptions: Certain individuals are not required to show proof of a negative test result at the Swiss border. Information in this regard can be found under the heading Exemptions from the testing and quarantine requirement.

Why is a rapid antigen test taken in Switzerland permissible but this is not the case for a rapid antigen test taken abroad? The reason for this is that we are familiar with the quality standard for the test in Switzerland and know that it is sufficiently reliable. For rapid antigen tests taken abroad, the quality standard is often unknown.

Rules for entering Switzerland by land or water

If you have stayed in a location within the last ten days before entering Switzerland that is included on the FOPH list of risk countries, you not only have to go into quarantine, but must also be able to show proof of a negative coronavirus test (regardless of the means of transport you use).

Customs at the Swiss border check the negative test result of those entering Switzerland on a random basis. For this control, a result from the following test is permissible:

  • A PCR test carried out within the last 72 hours

If you don’t have a PCR test result, the control authority at the border can punish you with a CHF 200 fine. Regardless of whether you are controlled or not, the following rules also apply:

  • Get a PCR or rapid antigen test as soon as possible.
  • If this test is positive, you must immediately go into isolation.
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PartnerPlusBenefit

Das besondere Bonusprogramm für KMU's

PartnerPlusBenefit

PartnerPlusBenefit ist ein besonderes Bonusprogramm für KMU's mit dem Motto: fliegen, punkten, profitieren. Die Teilnahme ist kostenlos und die Prämien sind überaus attraktiv.

Mitmachen ist ganz einfach: Nach der Registrierung Ihres Unternehmens sammeln Sie und Ihre Mitarbeiter auf Flügen aller teilnehmenden BenefitPartner Airlines wertvolle BenefitPunkte, die Sie beispielsweise in Freiflüge, Upgrades, Barauszahlungen oder Sachprämien eintauschen können. Ausserdem bietet Ihnen PartnerPlusBenefit regelmässig attraktive Promotionen, bei denen Sie gleich mehrfach punkten können.


Vorteile

  • Reduzierung der Reisekosten
  • Attraktive Prämien
  • Bei SWISS und Partner Airlines Punkte für Ihr Unternehmen sammeln
  • Gleichzeitig Gutschrift von Meilen im Vielfliegerprogramm für den Reisenden
  • Weltweite Abdeckung mit den BenefitPartner Airlines


Bedingungen

Für das KMU Bonusprogramm PartnerPlusBenefit können sich nur Firmen anmelden, die keinen Firmenvertrag mit SWISS abgeschlossen haben. Registrieren Sie sich in dem Land, von wo aus Ihre Geschäftsreisen in der Regel starten. Prüfen Sie auf der PartnerPlusBenefit Webseite – www.partnerplusbenefit.ch , ob das Bonusprogramm in Ihrem Land verfügbar ist.


Kosten

Die Teilnahme am KMU Bonusprogramm PartnerPlusBenefit ist kostenlos.

Speichel statt Stäbchen – neue Corona-Tests im Testcenter am Flughafen Zürich

Saliva instead of swabs – new coronavirus tests in the Zurich Airport testing centre

As per now, coronavirus testing capacity at the Zurich Airport testing centre is to be expanded through the addition of provider Ender Diagnostics. The COVID tests offered by this service will be carried out via saliva samples rather than nasal swabs. Test results will be available within around five hours, rather than 24 to 48 hours for existing PCR tests. The testing centre will be operated by Checkport, a subsidiary of Swissport.

The new provider at the Zurich Airport testing centre, Ender Diagnostics, offers a new type of PCR test which uses saliva samples rather than conventional nasal swabs, making it a much more comfortable method. These tests are sold in the centre as self-testing kits and are carried out independently in testing booths without the need for medical staff. The testing booths are cleaned after each use.

This type of COVID test costs CHF 195 and the test result is available around five hours later. Once completed, tests are transported to the Swiss Analysis AG laboratory in Tägerwilen four times per day by a special courier. Tests that take place after 5 p.m. will be processed early the next morning. Customers will be informed of their test result by e-mail. Tests can currently be taken each day between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. without an appointment. The airport’s testing centre is located in the former Cards and ID Office in Check-in 2 on level 1. The tests are intended for people who are not showing symptoms and who need to take a test in order to travel or attend an event. This particularly concerns flight passengers since only PCR tests are authorised by the relevant authorities for travel to countries which require a COVID-19 test.

Expanded testing capacities
The pharmacy Amavita moved into the airport’s testing centre back in early December. Open daily, it offers rapid coronavirus tests for people with COVID-19 symptoms (not authorised for travel) by appointment (tel.: 058 878 25 60). The services provided by the Airport Medical Center remain available, including PCR tests and IgG antibody tests. 

TUI Suisse Ltd. - VOLL FLEXIBEL - mehr Flexibilität bei Neubuchung! Sie können bis 31 Tage einmalig gebührenfrei umbuchen oder stornieren

TUI Suisse Ltd. - FULLY FLEXIBLE - more flexibility for new bookings! You can rebook or cancel up to 31 days once free of charge

For all trips (arrival period up to and including 31.10.2021) we offer you a one-time free rebooking and cancellation option. If you do not want to start your trip, you can rebook or cancel your booking free of charge up to 31 days before departure. Take advantage of the TUI Travel Credit and redeem your amount in the way that suits you best.

Please contact us to rebook your trip.

Terms & Conditions:
- Valid for all TUI and airtours new bookings (package tours with charter flights or scheduled flights, hotel only and round trips).
- Not valid for TUI light, TUI Flightcenter, non-refundable rates, TUI Camper, TUI Villas, tour operator tickets and group tours with more than 10 persons.
- Not valid for existing bookings
- Travel period: From now until 31.10.21

Have you already booked your trip?
- Trips booked between February 29, 2020 and October 31, 2020 continue to benefit from maximum flexibility and can rebook or cancel your trip free of charge up to 14 days prior to departure. Valid: for all TUI and airtours new bookings (package tours, hotel-only and round trips). Not valid: for TUI light, TUI Flightcenter, non-refundable rates, TUI Camper, TUI Villas, event tickets, travel with scheduled flights and group travel for 10 or more people. The travel period also includes the next year, until

Tagblatt der Stadt Zürich

Karin Orduña: Reisen beginnt im Kopf

Tourismus. Die Corona-Krise hat viele Pläne vernichtet. Die Sehnsucht zu verreisen aber wird grösser, je länger die Pandemie andauert. Warum der Gang ins Reisebüro gerade in der Krise lohnenswert ist, und wo man überhaupt hinreisen kann, verraten ausgewählte Anbieter und Reiseprofis. 

Lesen Sie den Artikel im Tagblatt der Stadt Zürich und Karin Orduña.


Artikel vom 21.10.20 / Tagblatt der Stadt Zürich

Bundesrat verordnet Maskenpflicht im Flugzeug

Federal Council enacts compulsory masks in aircraft

From 15 August onwards, a mask must also be worn in airplanes. The measure affects all scheduled and charter flights that take off or land in Switzerland, regardless of the airline. The Federal Council has thus extended the mask requirement in public transport, which has been in force since 6 July.

Transit-Flugreisen: Schweiz passt Praxis bei Einreisebestimmungen an

Transit flights: Switzerland adapts practice on entry requirements

As of 31 August 2020, air travellers from risk countries will no longer be able to enter Switzerland by means of transit flights via non-risk countries.

As of August 31, 2020, air travellers from risk countries will no longer be able to enter Switzerland by means of transit flights via non-risk countries. Conversely, air travellers from non-risk states can enter Switzerland even if they have to change planes at airports in a risk state, provided they do not leave the airport's transit zone there. The previous entry restrictions have been circumvented by choosing appropriate transit airports.

Swiss citizens and citizens of EU/EFTA countries can enter Switzerland from all countries of the world despite the corona virus. However, depending on the country in which they have been staying, they are subject to the quarantine regulations of the Federal Office of Public Health FOPH when entering Switzerland, as the office states.

There are no longer any entry restrictions for travelers within the Schengen area and from EU countries. Switzerland has gradually relaxed the entry restrictions since mid-May.

However, most states outside the Schengen area remain on the list of risk states. From these countries, entry into Switzerland remains prohibited until further notice.

Departure airport and no longer transit airport decisive

For travellers from high-risk countries, it used to be decisive in which country the flight that brought them directly to Switzerland started. Previous connecting flights were irrelevant. For example, a third-country national entering Switzerland from the high-risk country USA, who flew to Zurich via Canada, could enter Switzerland subject to the quarantine requirements - because Canada was and is listed as an exception in the Covid 19 Regulation 3. However, because the USA is considered a high-risk country, passengers from Washington or Chicago could not enter Switzerland directly.

What is new is that the countries in which air travelers wishing to enter Switzerland started their journey are now decisive. Third-country nationals, for example, who fly from the USA to Zurich via Toronto, will no longer be able to enter Switzerland after 31 August. This measure is intended to prevent the entry restrictions from being circumvented by choosing appropriate transit airports.

The same mode is also applied in reverse: Air travellers from third countries that are listed as exceptions in COVID-19 Regulation 3 - for example Japan, Australia or New Zealand - can also enter Switzerland if, for example, they have to change planes in a high-risk country such as Turkey due to the lack of direct flights. The condition for this is that they do not leave the international transit zone of the airport they are transferring from, i.e. that they do not enter the risk country.

Reisende nach Grossbritannien müssen in Quarantäne

Travellers to Great Britain must be in quarantine

Starting Saturday, travelers from Switzerland must spend two weeks in quarantine when entering the UK.

Great Britain has put Switzerland on its quarantine list. Starting Saturday, travelers from Switzerland must spend two weeks in quarantine when they return to the UK. This will also have a negative impact on tourism, both outgoing and incoming. The city destination London, but not only, is very popular in Switzerland as a tourist attraction.

In the last few days, Great Britain experienced the highest infection figures since the end of June. The government therefore wants to take more vehement action against the virus again. It updated its quarantine list. All states with more than twenty infections per hundred thousand inhabitants will be put on the list with immediate effect. In Switzerland, the rate is 21.2, above this threshold, as reported by the BBC.

British who are in Switzerland at the moment have to go into a two-week quarantine when they return to the island. This applies from Saturday, as the authorities report. This is necessary to keep the numbers low, they explained.

Lufthansa Group: Reisepläne jederzeit flexibel anpassen - mit kostenloser Umbuchung in allen Tarifen

Lufthansa Group: Flexibly adapt travel plans at any time – with free of charge rebooking in all fares

We want our customers to be able to book with confidence and flexibility and not miss out on their next business trip, city break or holiday. Even when travel plans have changed, the wanderlust and unforgettable experiences have not.

In order for our customers to adapt their travel plans flexibly at any time, all Austrian Airlines, Edelweiss, Lufthansa, SWISS, Air Dolomiti and Brussels Airlines tickets issued between 25 August and 31 December 2020 can be rebooked as often as necessary and without a change fee.* For additional flexibility, the origin and destination of the journey can also be changed.** Please note, however, that a fare difference may have to be charged and all fare conditions must be adhered to when rebooking/reissuing tickets.

Swiss Best-Preise bei Polyglott

dank Direktanbindung

Swiss Best-Preise bei Polyglott

Die Lufthansa Gruppe (zu der auch Swiss gehört) hat in verschiedenen Medien kommuniziert, ab dem 5.4.2018 eine neue Bestpreis-Politik zu starten. Will heissen: Auf verschiedenen Strecken werden die besten Tarife nur noch auf den direkten Buchungskanälen zur Verfügung stehen.

Wir freuen uns und sind stolz, Ihnen mitteilen zu können, dass Polyglott über einen Vertrag und eine Direktanbindung (SPRK) mit der Lufthansa-Group verfügt und somit die besten Preise anbieten kann - und erst noch zum persönlichen und kundenfreundlichen Polyglott-Service.

So können Sie bei Ihrer nächsten Swiss-Buchung also weiterhin von unseren Best-Preisen profitieren.

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Firmen vertrauen auf Reisebüros

Geschäftsreisen ohne Komplikationen

100 Geschäftsführer und Verantwortliche für Geschäftsreisen in Schweizer Unternehmen wurden von BCD befragt. Aus den Antworten geht hervor, dass viele Manager möglichst stressfrei reisen wollen und sie beim hierzu beim Geschäftsreisemanagement auf externe Dienstleister setzen. Auf Effizienz und guten Service werde gleichermassen grossen Wert gelegt.

69 Prozent der Unternehmen gaben als wichtigsten Grund für die Nutzung von Geschäftsreisebüros an, dass persönliche Ansprechpartner Fragen zu Reiseverbindungen und Hotels besser und schneller beantworten können. Knapp die Hälfte (47 Prozent) der Reiseverantwortlichen in Firmen wissen es zu schätzen, dass sie selbst keinen zeitlichen Aufwand für das Suchen der besten Reiseverbindung oder der besten Übernachtungsmöglichkeit haben. Ebenso viele geben an, dass die Beauftragung eines Geschäftsreisebüros für Unternehmen von den Kosten her günstiger ist, als die Reiseorganisation in Eigenleistung vorzunehmen.

«Eine Geschäftsreise sollte möglichst ohne Komplikationen verlaufen: Wenn beispielsweise ein Flug kurzfristig ausfällt, übernehmen die Mitarbeiter des Geschäftsreisebüros jederzeit die kurzfristige Umbuchung auf eine andere Verbindung» sagt Michel Jegerlehner, Director Sales & Account Management BCD Travel Schweiz. «Der Reiseverantwortliche oder buchende Person des Unternehmens kann oft nicht so flexibel reagieren oder ist beispielsweise bei fortgeschrittener Uhrzeit nicht mehr am Arbeitsplatz.»

Über alle Branchen hinweg betrachtet sind es oft mittelgroße Firmen ab 100 Mitarbeitern (58 Prozent) und grosse Unternehmen mit 250 und mehr Mitarbeitern (52 Prozent), die mit einem Geschäftsreisebüro zusammenarbeiten. Anders in den Branchen Handel, produzierendes Gewerbe und Industrie: «Da in diesen Branchen die Reisetätigkeit sehr gross ist, lassen sich hier bei der Reiseplanung auch viele kleinere Firmen von externen Spezialisten unterstützen», sagt Jegerlehner. Gerade die kleineren Firmen ohne Büroorganisation schätzten den Rund-um-Service.