We believe that physical encounters and personal exchanges are now, more than ever, necessary and possible under clear safety measures. To ensure that you can meet other attendees and enjoy the conference, we will apply the official COVID-rules from the Federal Office of Public Health and the 3G strategy.
Find below more information about:
- Official COVID-rules for entry to Switzerland
- CfC St. Moritz - 3G strategy - Swiss COVID certificate / EU Digital COVID certificate
- Frequently Asked Questions
Official COVID-regulations for entry to Switzerland and Swiss COVID certificate / EU Digital COVID certificate
1. Entry form required for everyone
All travelers entering Switzerland – whether vaccinated, recovered or with a negative test – must complete the entry form.
If the entry form is missing or incomplete, a fine of up to CHF 100 may be imposed.
2. Compulsory testing on entry for travelers who have not been vaccinated or have not recovered
On entry into Switzerland anyone over 16 years who has not been vaccinated or has not recovered must present a negative test result (antigen or PCR), irrespective of where they are travelling from or by which means of transport they are entering the country. After four to seven days in Switzerland, another test must be taken which is subject to a fee.
The result of the second test must be sent to the relevant cantonal office.
The CfC St. Moritz will offer testing possibilities and support you with sending the second test to the relevant cantonal office.
If the required test evidences cannot be provided, fines of up to CHF 200 may be imposed.
3. Swiss COVID certificate / EU Digital COVID certificate for individuals vaccinated or recovered abroad
Anyone who has been vaccinated abroad with an approved vaccine and who is resident in or travelling to Switzerland will be able to obtain a Swiss COVID certificate / EU Digital COVID certificate. This means that people who have been vaccinated abroad or have recovered abroad, such as tourists, can also participate in social activities, such as participation at the conference.
CfC St. Moritz - 3G strategy - Swiss COVID certificate / EU Digital COVID certificate
The CfC St. Moritz will apply the 3G safety strategy, which means that you have either to be:
- Vaccinated (German:Geimpft)
- Tested (German:Getestet)
- Recovered (German:Genesen)
To check if one of the "3G" is fulfilled, a Swiss COVID certificate / EU Digital COVID certificate and a valid identity document are required. A Swiss COVID certificate can be obtained if you are fully vaccinated, with a negative PCR test (72 hours from when the sample was taken), a negative antigen test (48 hours from when the sample was taken; a self-test will not be accepted) or with a confirmation of a COVID infection which was confirmed with a positive PCR test (NOT positive rapid antigen test) and was no more than 180 days ago.
Kindly note that the Swiss COVID certificate / EU Digital COVID certificate obtained by providing a negative PCR or antigen test, is only valid for 72 hours (PCR test), respectively 48 hours (antigen test), from when the sample was taken.
As the Swiss COVID certificate / EU Digital COVID certificate has to be valid with every re-entry to the conference, you might have to take another PCR or antigen test in order to have a valid Swiss COVID certificate / EU Digital COVID for the entire duration of the conference. Therefore, the CfC St. Moritz will offer testing possibilities.
Swiss and EU citizens
Swiss and EU citizens are asked to bring their Swiss COVID certificate / EU Digital COVID certificate including the QR-code to the conference. The easiest way to do this is to download the Swiss COVID certificate app and scan the QR-code. We will ask you to show the QR-code at the conference before you get your badge and with every re-entry to the conference. If you have any problems in scanning the QR-code, you can reach out to Flurina (firstname.lastname@example.org) at any time. We will help you to solve the problem.
Non-Swiss and Non-EU citizens
Non-Swiss and Non-EU citizens will get support from the CfC St. Moritz in order to get the Swiss COVID-Certificate.
Pre-requisite to start this process are:
a.) Need for a valid vaccine approved by the BAG/EMA. The approved vaccines are:
- Pfizer/BioNTech (BNT162b2 / Comirnaty® / Tozinameran)
- Moderna (mRNA-1273 / Spikevax / COVID-19 vaccine Moderna)
- AstraZeneca (AZD1222 Vaxzevria®/ Covishield™)
- Janssen / Johnson & Johnson (Ad26.COV2.S)
b.) Negative PCR test (no less than 72 from when the sample was taken) or negative antigen test (no less than 48 hours from when the sample) taken in Switzerland. Therefore, the CfC St. Moritz will offer testing possibilities.
c.) Confirmation of COVID infection which was confirmed with a positive PCR test (NOT positive rapid antigen test) and was no more than 180 days ago.
If you meet this Pre-requisites and are accepted to the conference, we will lead you through the next steps.
To see a list of answers for our most frequently asked questions, please click here.