** some updates 20 Sep, scroll down thread
Hi all - press conference just finished, here are the highlights
Effective 20 Sept 2021
- All those entering Switzerland, including vaccinated people, must fill out the SwissPLF entry form, regardless of transportation mode (previously only by air, now also by train/bus/car/etc). Some exceptions for those in transit, working drivers, and cross-border commuters or those coming directly from border regions.
- People vaccinated abroad who live in and/or are visiting Switzerland may obtain a Swiss Covid certificate as long as they have been fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved by EMA (European Medicines Agency). Each canton will have to designate a contact for those vaccinated abroad and there will be a list on a federal website. The federal govt will help with organization and implementation to make this as efficient and as simple as possible. It is not clear how long it will take to process certificate requests once the system is in place. The cantons will have a transition period until 10 October to figure everything out. Until 10 October, tourists may use foreign vaccination certificates (incl WHO yellow vaccine booklet).
Here is the full press release in English https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home/das-bag/aktuell/medienmitteilungen.msg-id-85168.html
I assume there will still be some confusion during this 'transition period' but at least it seems like things are going in the right direction...
*** Updated link from the government website about how to obtain Covid certificates - proof of travel to and stay in Switzerland is now requested