Embassy of Switzerland in Hungary

Information on Coronavirus / Covid-19

All information for reference only.

Regulations for entry into Switzerland from December 20, 2021

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There is no quarantine obligation for entries from the Schengen area and thus also from Hungary. However, there is now a stringent test requirement when entering the country. This compulsory test also applies to all vaccinated and recovered persons over the age of 16 and regardless of their country of origin (with the exception of the border regions of neighboring countries). For vaccinated and recovered people, a rapid antigen test is sufficient. Unvaccinated and non-recovered people, however, must present a negative PCR test (not older than 72 hours) when entering the country. In addition, for stays longer than 4 days, they are required to take a second test (PCR test or rapid antigen test) between the fourth and the seventh day after entering Switzerland. This result must then be transmitted to the cantonal authority in charge.

Everyone entering Switzerland must present a completed entry form (rare exceptions may apply, please refer to art. 3 of the COVID-19 Ordinance on International Passenger Transport). It is important to fill out the electronic entry form on a computer or smartphone at the earliest 48 hours before the travel in order to receive a QR code by email. This code needs to be kept at hand for inspection upon arrival in Switzerland. The controlling authority can impose a fine if the entry form is not completed or if the information provided is false.

The obligatory form can be found here.

Caution: Children under 16 years of age do not need a negative test result, they are exempt from the testing obligation.

In Switzerland, vaccines are accepted that have been approved by either the Swiss, EU or WHO health authorities. In practice, all vaccines that are vaccinated in Hungary are accepted, with the exception of Sputnik.

Further exceptions and more detailed information regarding the entry of Switzerland can be found on the FOPH's website.

Infoline for persons entering Switzerland: +41 58 464 44 88 (daily 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.)

The FDFA has no authority to issue instructions to air carriers on matters concerning the access of passengers to the aircraft. 

Covid-19 situation in Hungary

On November 4th, 2020, the Hungarian government declared a national state of emergency which has been prolonged until January 1st, 2022.


Entry requirements for Hungary

Since July 1st,  2021, EU Covid certificates have been accepted in Hungary. Covid certificates can also be issued in Switzerland. These are compatible with the EU certificates since 09.07.2021. They are issued for both vaccinated and tested persons. With the EU certificates, one can enter Hungary with all means of transport without restrictions. Please inform yourself individually about the current regulations. You can find more information here:

Federal Office of Public Health FOPH

EU Digital COVID Certificate

For travellers who cannot apply for this certificate, the following regulations apply:

General rules of border crossing

Please note that these are general information only. For more details concerning transit traffic or cases of exemptions please contact koronavirus@bm.gov.hu or the official government hotline (+36 1 550 18 25, +36 80 277 455 and +36 80 277 456) or read the page of the Hungarian Police Authority (ORFK).

Obligation to wear a mask

From November 22nd, the government reintroduced the mask requirement in shops, theaters, cinemas and events in closed rooms, in addition to public transport. Masks still must be worn in medical settings. Please follow the instructions of the Hungarian authorities at all times.


Last modification: 20.12.2021

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