On March 10, Switzerland entered Poland on the list of the so-called “high risk areas”. Of course, it is about the risk of contracting the COVID-19 disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Despite the fact that Poland (and also other areas) was entered on the list on March 10, all regulations regarding entry to Switzerland from the areas included in this list will apply only from March 22, 2021. The list is updated every 14 days.
Regardless of including Poland on the aforementioned list, from February 8, international transport drivers are generally required to register in the Swiss system.
Registration is available at: https://swissplf.admin.ch
Exceptions to the registration
There are exceptions to the registration obligation when:
- the driver transports goods or persons across borders as part of his professional activity and enters Switzerland only for transit purposes, with the intention and possibility of traveling directly to another country
- the driver transports goods or persons across borders as part of his professional activity and stays in Switzerland for a maximum of 24 hours
The above exceptions apply only to drivers, while other passengers in the vehicle are required to register their stay on the above-mentioned website.
Obligation to test for COVID-19 and quarantine
Road transport workers are exempt from testing for COVID-19 and quarantine, even if they enter from high-risk areas.
Source: bag.admin.ch, AISÖ