Switzerland will no longer require the quarantine or testing of tourists arriving from Brazil from this Saturday (26), provided they have been fully vaccinated or have recovered from Covid-19.
The immunizing agents Coronavac, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Janssen (all used in Brazil), Sinopharm and Serum will be accepted, according to the new rules of the European country, announced Wednesday (23).
To be released from testing and quarantines, travelers from Brazil must have been immunized for at least 11 days – proof of vaccination post will be required. The restrictions will be maintained for those not fully vaccinated from places with variant restrictions.
Children under 18 who come with their parents do not need to be vaccinated, but 16 and 17 year olds must show a negative test result for Sars-Cov-2 taken no more than three days before the arrival.
Anyone wishing to visit another country in the European Union or in the Schengen area (which also includes Norway, Iceland and Lichetenstein) must, however, first find out about specific restrictions. Until this Friday (25), only Croatia accepted tourists from high-risk countries, such as Brazil.
With the increase in the number of cases caused by the delta variant, it is also possible that some countries will again impose restrictions on travelers. Portugal, for example, is considering resuming mandatory quarantine for tourists from the UK.
The European Commission centralizes up-to-date information from its 27 countries out of the 4 that are also part of the Schengen area on the Reopen EU site.