Switzerland and Italy: Covid 19 travel changes

10 May 2022


Travellers from around the world will soon be able to visit Switzerland COVID-related restriction free. 

The State Secretariat for Migration issued a statement saying that from May 2, the usual rules for entering Switzerland will apply. Therefore unvaccinated, vaccinated and recovered individuals may enter without proof of status. 

On April 1, Switzerland also dropped the requirement for face masks to be worn in public spaces, at events, and on public transport. 


The Italian Ministry of Health has announced that the requirement to complete a Passenger Locator Form (PLF) for entering the country has been abolished as of last week Sunday (May 1). 

However, travellers from both the EU and non-EU countries must continue to show one of the following certificates until May 31 in order to be able to enter Italy: a vaccination certificate, a certificate of recovery, or a certificate of negative test results. 

Those who hold none of the certificates listed above will need to quarantine for five days upon arrival in Italy. They will be able to leave isolation only after this period ends, given that they also test negative for COVID-19, reports SchengenVisaInfo

Italy has also abolished the requirement to wear a mask in the majority of places. However, travellers must still wear a mask on public transport, in hospitals and nursing homes, at concerts and indoor sporting events. 

Presentation of the Green Health Pass for entering museums, pubs, hotels, and other activities and services is also not needed.