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Which COVID-19 Vaccines Are Approved for Travel to Switzerland

Since most countries have opened their borders to fully vaccinated travelers, the Swiss authorities have followed suit while publishing the list of state-recognized vaccines.

In order to facilitate travel, the Swiss authorities have revealed that the country has recognized as valid evidence of immunity to COVID-19 all vaccines that have been approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) as well as those that are part of the World Health Organization (WHO) emergency use list. , reports.

Thus, this means that all the vaccines listed below are recognized as valid proof of vaccination in Switzerland:

Comirnaty Pfizer / BioNTech of BioNTech Manufacturing GmbH Spikevax, formerly Moderna from Moderna Biotech Spain, SL Vaxzevria, formerly AstraZeneca By AstraZeneca Ab Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) By Janssen – Cilag International NV BIBP / Sinopharm By Beijing Institute of Biological Products by Covishield India CoronaVac by Sinovac Life Sciences

“You will be considered vaccinated if you have been vaccinated with a vaccine authorized by the European Medicines Agency in the European Union or subject to the WHO Emergency Use List and administered entirely in accordance with the requirements or recommendations of the country in which the vaccination was given,” the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health said in a statement ( FOPH).

At the beginning of this month, Indian clinical scientist holding the position of chief scientist at the World Health Organization, Somya Swaminathan, announced that 15 European countries have recognized as valid evidence of vaccination the AstraZeneca vaccine made by Serum Institute India.

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In keeping with the FOPH declaration, Switzerland is also part of this list. The same also revealed that the vaccination certificate will remain valid for 12 months.

Those who cannot obtain an EU COVID-19 digital certificate or other equivalent certificate can always provide a similar appropriate document.

Previously, the Swiss vaccination passport was recognized by the European Union Commission as equivalent to those issued in EU countries and the European Economic Area.

The EU Digital COVID-19 Certificate was created by the European Commission to allow risk-free travel. The certificate has the following main advantages:

A one-page document issued in digital or paper format in the national language of the issuing country and in English free of charge Safe and secure Recognized in all EU countries

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For all those planning to travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new tool developed by VisaGuide.World helps you check if the destination you’re planning to visit is valid proof of your vaccination.

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