Switzerland has confirmed that from Monday 13 September a Covid-status certificate will be required to access indoor spaces like restaurants.
Operating in a similar way to the ‘Pass Sanitaire’ in France, venues will be required to check the certificate.
Proof of vaccination, recovery or negative test
The Swiss Covid certificate can be used to show proof of vaccination, recovery from infection or a negative test result, also like the French ‘Pass Sanitaire’.
Access to cinemas, theatres, concerts, sporting and private events will also only be permitted to the holders of the COVID-19 Certificate.
Covid tests have not been free for visitors to the country since the spring, and as of Friday 01 October, the government will no longer pay for the testing needed to attend large scale events, such as football matches.
Skiing not affected
It’s important to understand that this applies to indoor spaces only. It has been emphasised that certificates will not be required when attending outdoor areas, such as the ski slopes.
Zermatt is already open for skiing on the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise and will remain so through the open. The resort will ‘officially’ open for the 2021/22 winter season on 04 December.
Switzerland was the only country in Europe to open its lifts during the winter of 2020/21 – all managed successfully without any Covid outbreaks.
Download the Covid app
With the Covid Certificate app you can then scan the QR code on your own Covid vaccination or test certificate with your camera and save it on your mobile device.
A Covid Certificate Check app is also available to check validity of Covid certificates. Like the COVID Certificate app, the COVID Certificate Check app is available for download free of charge from the Apple App Store, Google Play Store and the Huawei AppGallery.