Good news from Switzerland! The Swiss government has announced to welcome fully vaccinated Indian travellers, without any quarantine and RT-PCR test requirements. Indian travellers who have received both shots of Covishield vaccine are eligible to travel
to Switzerland. it has to be noted that though the country is not asking for negative RT-PCR result, certain airlines might ask Indians to carry one to travel in the Alps.
So far, there’s no air bubble between India and Switzerland; thus, there are no direct flights between the two destinations. Going by this, vaccinated Indians will have to travel via Paris or Amsterdam to reach Switzerland.
The Switzerland Embassy and Consulate in India has started accepting visas from June 28, 2021. On June 23, the Federal Council of Switzerland decided to relax rules for vaccinated Indian travellers. In the meeting, it was decided that travellers entering from the Schengen region will no longer be required to quarantine. Such requirements will only be applicable to unvaccinated travellers arriving by plane or who have not recovered from Coronavirus.
The official website of Swiss embassy in India reads, “The embassy of Switzerland in New Delhi is currently accepting all visa categories for persons arriving from third countries like India, who can prove, that they have been fully vaccinated. Booking of a prior appointment is
mandatory for all application type. VFS Global Services is operational and accepting visa application at the centres in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai, Cochin and Hyderabad.”
Travellers arriving from the USA, Albania or Serbia can also enter Switzerland without any restrictions.