Monday, September 13, 2021
Travelers Bound for Liechtenstein
Due to Liechtenstein's customs union with Switzerland, Swiss COVID-19 travel-related regulations also apply when traveling to Liechtenstein. As stated on the website of the Embassy of Switzerland to the United States:
"Effective September 13, 2021, the USA is considered a high-risk country again by the State Secretariat of Migration (SEM)."
"For fully vaccinated foreign nationals traveling to Switzerland from the United States, the regular entry requirements continue to apply. For information regarding the COVID-19 vaccination requirements, please consult the following website of the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH)."
"However, entry restrictions apply for foreign nationals traveling from the United States who are not fully vaccinated, who are without rights of free movement, and who do not belong to any of the exceptional categories of the Covid 19 Regulation 3. For additional information, please consult the webpage of the State Secretariat for Migration (SEM)."
As per the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH), all travelers arriving in Switzerland must complete the entry form (no exceptions).
The following link from the Swiss Office of Public Health provides further updated entry requirements for Switzerland, respectively Liechtenstein.
Quarantine obligation for travelers from areas with increased risk of infection
Per the Embassy of Switzerland to the United States, travelers arriving in Switzerland, and subsequently Liechtenstein, from the USA do not have to go into quarantine (FOPH).
The FOPH maintains a list of countries with a worrying variant. Entry into Switzerland and Liechtenstein from these countries may require testing and quarantining. Currently, all persons entering Liechtenstein from FOPH-listed countries with a worrying variant must be in quarantine for 10 days. If you fall under Swiss guidelines requiring quarantine, visitors from the designated countries must report to the Liechtenstein Department of Health within two days of arrival by filling out and sending the following form by email to email@example.com.
[For updates on travel to Liechtenstein (in German) you can also visit the website of the Liechtenstein Department of Health.]
Travelers Bound for the United States
On October 15 the United States Government announced that beginning November 8, 2021, all foreign travelers to the US will be admitted to the US with proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 and a negative COVID-19 test no older than 72 hours.
On October 15, the US Department of State made the following statement as it relates to further details:
"As announced by the White House today, the new travel policy requiring foreign nationals traveling to the United States to demonstrate proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 will take effect November 8. The CDC’s website explains that, for purposes of entry into the United States, the accepted vaccines will include FDA approved or authorized and WHO Emergency Use Listing vaccines. (Please see https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html.)"
"The CDC and the interagency are working to develop the orders and guidance documents to implement this new travel policy, and those details — for the airlines, for airline passengers, and for people coming to the land border — will be available well in advance of November 8 to understand what is required to be in compliance. The Department will provide further information on travel.state.gov as it becomes available."