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Thanks for the contributions to this thread everyone, very helpful.

Has anyone travelled to Italy from Switzerland in the last few days? Seems like a test is no longer needed if you have 2x vaccinations at least 14 days previously. Do they recognise the Swiss Covid Certificate/app?

Thanks in advance....
Yeah, I'd like to know that as well... The IT national legislation allows to enter ONLY with EU digital green certificate, but CH has not attached to DGCG yet, what makes the condition impossible. Maybe the IT police is pragmatic, and accepts Swiss covid pass, but can someone confirm?
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Re: Covid vaccine and travel

Thanks everyone for the polite discussion. My kids and I are going to Greece (I'm fully vaxxed, kids are both under 12, no need for test to enter Greece) - but we are leaving from Memmingen DE, and I have not been able to find any reference to whether or not they need one to transit Germany/enter the airport. Anyone want to opine?

(For the return, we'll have to wait and see as this current round of measures expires on the 28th.)

Thanks a lot, happy and safe travels all!
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Old 03.07.2021, 16:27
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Yeah, I'd like to know that as well... The IT national legislation allows to enter ONLY with EU digital green certificate, but CH has not attached to DGCG yet, what makes the condition impossible. Maybe the IT police is pragmatic, and accepts Swiss covid pass, but can someone confirm?
Based on the official tourism site for Italy, a current Swiss vaccination certificate (paper or digital) should be acceptable, and I guess you're supposed to fill out a contact tracing form as well:
https://www.italia.it/en/useful-info...-tourists.html

It doesn't specify you have to have the EU certificate only. It says you need a green certificat from your home country.
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Based on the official tourism site for Italy, a current Swiss vaccination certificate (paper or digital) should be acceptable, and I guess you're supposed to fill out a contact tracing form as well:
https://www.italia.it/en/useful-info...-tourists.html

It doesn't specify you have to have the EU certificate only. It says you need a green certificat from your home country.
Digital Green Certificate is a term used for EU covid certificate (https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-cont...%3A52021PC0130), and this is what the Italian legislation refers to. Swiss covid certificate did not join the system (yet), so what you got from BAG is not green certificate.
I know that page, but that one is not addressing the question, how pragmatic Italians are. Strictly formally, the legislation states an impossible condition for the Swiss to enter.
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Hi everyone!

Is the covid test necessary to board SWISS planes?

I read on the airline's website that the test is not needed and a vaccination document can be used. Is it an official vaccination certificate? I know the government has not yet prepared an official vaccination certificate. So maybe it is just a document from a vaccination center?

Do you have experience in this matter? What documents does SWISS accept?
It's not about what company you fly with. It's about the country entry restrictions.

Keep in mind that the requirements keep changing almost every two weeks.

If you are asking for flying into Switzerland (no matter what company) the best place to look at the current requirements is BAG
https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home...nreisende.html
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Re: Covid vaccine and travel

And list of countries to worry about (to enter Switzerland) here:
https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home...html#858610174

Again, check frequently because it changes about twice a month.
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Re: Covid vaccine and travel

Just want to confirm for others who may be vaccinated and coming back to CH. We got both Pfizer shots in the US and received a paper vaxx card from the US site. Coming back on 7/4, we had to show this paper card to the airline (United) [and residence card of course] but no test results. That was enough to get back into ZRH direct from Newark.
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Just want to confirm for others who may be vaccinated and coming back to CH. We got both Pfizer shots in the US and received a paper vaxx card from the US site. Coming back on 7/4, we had to show this paper card to the airline (United) [and residence card of course] but no test results. That was enough to get back into ZRH direct from Newark.
I'm surprised it's the airline's call and not that of immigration controls.
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Apologies if this has already been asked! Are Switzerland accepting the NHS app as proof of vax? My Dad just booked flights
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I'm surprised it's the airline's call and not that of immigration controls.
The BAG says no test is needed for US citizens with full vaccination. But just like United checked for a neg test on the way from ZRH to the US; they also checked for the vaxx proof (or test results) on the way from US to ZRH.
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Re: Covid vaccine and travel

Did an antigen test near Schwyz today. It was just one man doing the documentation, the payment and the test itself. He had his hands full.

However, it was easy to get an appointment and the test is free but the certificate is SFr. 20. Met a man there who was about to go to Italy but needed the test. Of course he's not vaxxed....why should he be? (Sarcasm on my side.) He'll be doing a self-test for his return journey. I seriously think some people are just asking for the virus.


For those in the area who are looking for an appointment, try:

COVID-19-Testtermine Kanton Schwyz
Telefon 0800 837 879 (Mo-So 07:00 bis 19:00)
test.sz@jdmt.ch

Edit: By the way, I've heard we should get to the airport at least an hour usual as the usual guidelines. Has anyone flown out of Zürich lately? What are the lines like?
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Did an antigen test near Schwyz today. It was just one man doing the documentation, the payment and the test itself. He had his hands full.

However, it was easy to get an appointment and the test is free but the certificate is SFr. 20. Met a man there who was about to go to Italy but needed the test. Of course he's not vaxxed....why should he be? (Sarcasm on my side.) He'll be doing a self-test for his return journey. I seriously think some people are just asking for the virus.


For those in the area who are looking for an appointment, try:

COVID-19-Testtermine Kanton Schwyz
Telefon 0800 837 879 (Mo-So 07:00 bis 19:00)
test.sz@jdmt.ch

Edit: By the way, I've heard we should get to the airport at least an hour usual as the usual guidelines. Has anyone flown out of Zürich lately? What are the lines like?
Delta is eating through my single vaccinated 30 something friends back in London.

I didn't know that many people who were infected before this wave. Now I know a lot. Certainly this has been the worst wave for my social circle.
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Edit: By the way, I've heard we should get to the airport at least an hour usual as the usual guidelines. Has anyone flown out of Zürich lately? What are the lines like?
Flew last Sunday, not that busy at 9 am, the week before Friday afternoon it was quite busy. A lot depends on when your flight is.
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Delta is eating through my single vaccinated 30 something friends back in London.

I didn't know that many people who were infected before this wave. Now I know a lot. Certainly this has been the worst wave for my social circle.
I'm hearing the same. My great nephew just finished his final year of school and has only completed 3 weeks of the final term because of all the students and staff who've been off sick with it.
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Did an antigen test near Schwyz today. It was just one man doing the documentation, the payment and the test itself. He had his hands full.

However, it was easy to get an appointment and the test is free but the certificate is SFr. 20. Met a man there who was about to go to Italy but needed the test. Of course he's not vaxxed....why should he be? (Sarcasm on my side.) He'll be doing a self-test for his return journey. I seriously think some people are just asking for the virus.


For those in the area who are looking for an appointment, try:

COVID-19-Testtermine Kanton Schwyz
Telefon 0800 837 879 (Mo-So 07:00 bis 19:00)
test.sz@jdmt.ch

Edit: By the way, I've heard we should get to the airport at least an hour usual as the usual guidelines. Has anyone flown out of Zürich lately? What are the lines like?
Geneva airport was totally deserted last Saturday, almost as quiet as February.
Departure From Heathrow & Malta had almost zero queues, arrivals a different story.
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Delta is eating through my single vaccinated 30 something friends back in London.

I didn't know that many people who were infected before this wave. Now I know a lot. Certainly this has been the worst wave for my social circle.
Are any of them seriously ill requiring hospitalisation? Most of the people I know who officially had COVID has zero or almost zero symptoms. An obese middle aged friend in Geneva spent 2 nights in hospital, so as always your health is key.
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Are any of them seriously ill requiring hospitalisation? Most of the people I know who officially had COVID has zero or almost zero symptoms. An obese middle aged friend in Geneva spent 2 nights in hospital, so as always your health is key.
A work colleague says her boyfriend can't get out of bed, that'd be the worst. I think he'll be ok though.

The SVP folk better be ready - this variant may not be any / much nastier when you have it but boy does it look infectious.
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A work colleague says her boyfriend can't get out of bed, that'd be the worst. I think he'll be ok though.
That sounds similar to what I had in January 2020, getting from bed to the toilet 6m away was a big deal for about 5 days.
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If you're going to get the Delta variant despite getting vaccinated, I hope the symptoms are milder than for those who aren't vaccinated otherwise, was the use of getting jabbed?
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Drove across the DE-FR border Sunday; no controls.

Today (Tuesday) drove across FR from the Massif Central to the border after Biarritz. No controls.

Don't expect any controls at the ES/PT border either, but PT hotels seem to be demanding G3 proof.

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