COVID-19: information for keeping you safe

The COVID-19 pandemic affects travel to Switzerland. Please note the current restrictions and measures if you are planning a stay in Basel.

Dear Visitors

Good news: large events can finally take place again in Basel, and it is possible to travel to Switzerland from certain countries without the need to quarantine.

Welcome to Basel!


Effective since 26 June 2021:

What is open in Basel?

Please contact the provider directly regarding opening hours.


Large events can take place again: 

  • You must have a COVID-19 certificate to participate in large events, but otherwise there are no restrictions and face coverings are not mandatory.
  • You do not need a COVID-19 certificate to attend some smaller events, but the number of attendees will be restricted. Face coverings must be worn inside.


Sanitation and protection

Please stay at home if you feel unwell, wash your hands often and keep your distance from other people.

Masks are mandatory for persons aged 12 and over

  • in the indoor areas of institutions and businesses open to the public;
  • in any places where it is not possible to ensure minimum 1.5 m social distancing;
  • on all public transport and aeroplanes;
  • at bus and tram stops, railway stations and airports.

Please also observe the rules of conduct and hygiene of the Federal Office of Public Health FOPH.

Information on measures and hygiene rules in Basel in various languages:


Entry to Switzerland

Effective since 26 June 2021: 

  • No COVID-19-travel restrictions for those travelling between Basel and Germany by road or rail
  • There will be no mandatory quarantine for those travelling from the Schengen area

When entering Switzerland from certain regions, it is mandatory to report to the cantonal authorities and to go into quarantine. Useful links:

Information on the current entry requirements can be found here:

Please check with your national authorities for detailed travel requirements before departure.

COVID-19 test centres for travellers

COVID-19 test centre at the airport

Opening hours
  • Daily from 6.30 am to 5.45 pm
  • Rapid antigen test: CHF 45.00
  • PCR test: CHF 110.00 (PCR test “Classic”) / CHF 195.00 (PCR test “Flash”)
Information and appointment


Viselio Test Center Basel

Opening hours
  • Monday to Friday, from 2.00 pm to 7.30 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm
  • PCR test (EU laboratory): CHF 119.00 with pre-registration, CHF 135.00 on site
  • PCR test (Swiss laboratory): CHF 155.00 with pre-registration, CHF 170.00 on site
Information and appointment