Current travel advisories for Switzerland

Last Update: Saturday, 06. June 2020 at 07:20

Please reconsider your need to travel to Switzerland.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 4 / 5

Switzerland is a country in Europe (Western Europe) with around 8 million citizens and a land mass of 41,290 km². We detected travel advisories from 5 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 3.5 / 5

Switzerland shares land borders with 5 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.5 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Italy (4.1), France (3.6), Austria (3.4), Germany with (3.4) and Liechtenstein with (2.8 of 5). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports 30,853 cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

There are 1,659 reported deaths associated with the disease in Switzerland.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu


Single advisories / travel warnings

Finnish government

Quelle: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/CH

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Iaktta normal försiktighet - Säkerhetsläget normalt. Beakta väderleks- och vägtrafikrapporter samt lavinrisker.

Danger level: 2

Travel is usually safe. .

Canadian government

Quelle: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/switzerland

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Danger level: 4

Avoid non-essential travel.

Irish government

Quelle: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/switzerland/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Avoid non-essential travel

Danger level: 4

Avoid non-essential travel.

Australian government

Quelle: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/switzerland

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Switzerland has restricted movement across its borders. Unless you arrive from Liechtenstein, or meet an exception, you won't be allowed to enter. You can't come to Switzerland for tourism. You can still transit through Switzerland, unless border authorities suspect you won't be able to leave. Some secondary border crossings have reopened on a time-limited basis. This is in addition to the main border crossings that were already open. From 16 May travel restrictions eased for some specific situations between Switzerland, Austria and Germany. Entry restrictions for work purposes were eased from 11 May, with family reunification in Switzerland also being possible for Swiss and EU/EFTA citizens. See Travel for more details. Shops, restaurants, markets, museums and libraries are open. Public transport is operating on normal schedule. The ban on leaving Switzerland to shop in neighbouring countries remains in place. You'll still have to comply with strict hygiene and social distancing rules. We advise you: Do not travel to Switzerland.

Danger level: 5

Do not travel.

If there is more than one advisory/message of a single government for a given country, it indicates regional differences in means of security for your personal health and well-being. Single messages can indicate specific regions to be safer or less safe as mentioned in the main advisory. In these cases it's advisable to consult your own governments information. Additional Disclaimer: Since the evaluation is an automated process, it can only provide first steps for your own research. Please make sure to consult the sources.


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Country information

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Basic facts

Citizens
around 8 million
Covering landmass
41,290 km²
Electricity
230V - 50Hz
Currency
Franc (CHF)
ISO 2-Letter Code
CH
Phone prefix
+41
Top Level Domain
.ch
Mobile frequencies (MHz)
900/1800

Airports in Switzerland (extern)

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Frequently asked questions

This section gives some brief answers to common questions regarding travel safety in Switzerland.

Is Switzerland safe to travel in 2020?

There are some travel advisories for Switzerland. With a risk index of 4 out of 5 possible point, we suggest you consult your local authorities before booking a flight.

How many countries have issued advisories for Switzerland?

We currently know of 5 countries having issued advisories for Switzerland.

What countries does Switzerland share land borders with?

Switzerland shares land borders with 5 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.5 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Italy (4.1), France (3.6), Austria (3.4), Germany with (3.4) and Liechtenstein with (2.8 of 5). See danger map of the region.


Note of the displayed travel advisories
These travel advisories are automatically gathered. We use the RSS Feeds of the corresponding authorities of the single countries. In some cases, we analyse the website itself. Since the information originates from different countries and different countries have different understanding of danger and danger levels. Thus, the information displayed is an automized and normalized representation with no right to completeness and correctness. If a country is not shown, it doesn't necessarily mean it's safe. The information shown is a first indicator. Additional remark: the websites address does not endorse the situation of a 'Reisewarnung' (with its name). Often, it's just formal notifications by other countries. These can be the reason a country reaches scores of aorund 2.0 and still be a generally safe country to visit. Lower risk grades are usually no sign of a immanent threat!