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: 

masks and COVID certificates will no longer be required to enter museums, restaurants, clubs, theatres and other cultural venues, shops and events

We hope you’ll find all the information you need to have a relaxed stay in Basel here. 

Welcome to Basel!

Effective since 1 April 2022:

Sanitation and protection

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

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

The online travelcheck allows you to check whether and under what conditions you can enter Switzerland.

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 7.00 am to 5.45 pm
  • Rapid antigen test: free*
  • PCR test: CHF 110.00 (PCR test “Classic”) / CHF 195.00 (PCR test “Flash”)
Information and appointment


COVID-19 test centre at the University Hospital Basel

  • Universitätsspital Basel
    Klingelbergstrasse 30
    4031 Basel
Opening hours
  • Monday to Friday, from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm
  • Rapid antigen test: free*
  • PCR test: CHF 169.00
Information and appointment bookings


Travel Clinic at Swiss TPH

  • Schweizerisches Tropen- und Public Health-Institut 
    Socinstrasse 57 
    4051 Basel
Opening hours
  • Monday to Friday, from 8.00 am to 10.00 pm
  • Rapid antigen test: free*
  • PCR test (normal): CHF 171.85
  • PCR test (fast): CHF 444.85
Information and appointment


Additional test locations

You can also get tested for COVID-19 in other hospitals and pharmacies in Basel. An overview of all test locations in Basel is available here


* Free rapid tests

You can get tested for COVID-19 free of charge with a rapid antigen test.