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Old 09.08.2021, 23:50
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Re-entering Switzerland from Canada: no need for a PCR test?

I am afraid I am doing a bit of needless worrying and am reaching out for a bit a reassurance.

I completed the FOPH Travelcheck and since I have a C permit and am fully vaccinated, apparently I can re-enter Switzerland from Canada without needing a negative PCR test.

However, since travel has been restricted for so long, and I needed a PCR test in order to board my Zurich-Montreal flight and was re-checked in Canada, I feel a bit nervous about undertaking the return journey without a negative PCR test result in hand. These tests are realllllly expensive where I currently am, so if I definitely don't need one I won't get one.

Can anyone in EF-land confirm that you don't need a negative PCR test to board a Canada-CH flight, and will be allowed back into Switzerland so long as you have proof of vaccination?
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Old 10.08.2021, 00:21
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Re: Re-entering Switzerland from Canada: no need for a PCR test?

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I am afraid I am doing a bit of needless worrying and am reaching out for a bit a reassurance.

I completed the FOPH Travelcheck and since I have a C permit and am fully vaccinated, apparently I can re-enter Switzerland from Canada without needing a negative PCR test.

However, since travel has been restricted for so long, and I needed a PCR test in order to board my Zurich-Montreal flight and was re-checked in Canada, I feel a bit nervous about undertaking the return journey without a negative PCR test result in hand. These tests are realllllly expensive where I currently am, so if I definitely don't need one I won't get one.

Can anyone in EF-land confirm that you don't need a negative PCR test to board a Canada-CH flight, and will be allowed back into Switzerland so long as you have proof of vaccination?
As this changes all the time, you're better off asking the airline like a day or two before you fly.
The point is: Will they transport it without the test.

As you have a C permit, you can always come home.
They might test you (again) at entry or you may have to quarantine, Canada is considered red from what I see.

As to costs, it should be in any travel budget after 1.5 years and I wonder what you consider realllllly expensive?
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Re: Re-entering Switzerland from Canada: no need for a PCR test?

I read this

https://www.sem.admin.ch/sem/en/home...weigerung.html

as saying Canada is not high risk and is in the same category as Ireland. Last week a valid covid certificate (electronic or paper) and electronic proof of completion of an on-line contact tracing form was required to get on the plane in Dublin
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Re: Re-entering Switzerland from Canada: no need for a PCR test?

No one needs a negative test if entering Switzerland when fully vaccinated. If not vaccinated you need a negative test.

Check your details here https://travelcheck.admin.ch/check
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Re: Re-entering Switzerland from Canada: no need for a PCR test?

all the info are here, no need at the moment.

https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home...tml#1355154378

https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home...tml#1355154378
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