Only those who can prove neither a vaccination nor a recovery have to present a negative test result upon entry. For those who have been vaccinated and those who have recovered, the previously required test before entry is no longer required. The Federal Council decided on Wednesday.
A PCR test must not be older than 72 hours upon entry, and a rapid antigen test must not be older than 24 hours. The second test four to seven days after entry, which was previously mandatory for those who have not been vaccinated and who have not recovered, will be dispensed with due to the limited test capacities in Germany.
The tourism industry was relieved on Wednesday about the easing of the test requirement. The Swiss Tourism Association wrote that the lower hurdles are a positive signal for ski holidays. The obligation to test not only brought additional work for the guests, but also additional costs.
The so-called Passenger Locator Form (PLF) only has to be filled out by those who come into the country by plane or long-distance bus. Chauffeurs, chauffeurs and non-stop travelers need neither a form nor a test.