Coronavirus (Covid-19) – Rules and Current Situation

Updated: June 30, 2022

In Person Meetings at ISSI 

Our top priority is to protect everyone’s health. All ISSI meeting rooms have windows for airing and are equipped with air quality monitoring devices.

ISSI asks its visitors to observe the following precautionary measures during meetings:

• Take a COVID test right before the start of your ISSI meeting
• Wear masks in the entire Institute, esp. in the communal areas (coffee corner, washrooms, etc.) 
• Air meeting rooms regularly for 5-10 minutes
• Keep your distance where possible (at least 1.5 meters)
• Wash or sanitize your hands thoroughly
• If you have symptoms get a test and stay at home/in your hotel room (even if you’ve been vaccinated or have recovered from COVID)

Please note that ISSI will not cover any expenses arising from a longer stay in Bern, that is made necessary by a positive COVID test obtained during an ISSI meeting. Visitors should ensure that they have sufficient insurance coverage for such cases before travelling to Bern.

Many thanks for your cooperation!


Travel Regulations

Here you can check whether and under what conditions you can enter Switzerland (Travelcheck) >>

Most visitors can currently enter Switzerland without presenting a COVID certificate or a negative test result. Note, however, that some airlines or long-distance bus companies may nevertheless require a negative test from passengers. For the EU/Schengen area, the specific entry requirements for different countries can be queried by clicking on the button “Travel Plan” above the map here: 


Hotel and Restaurant Regulations 

Hotels and Restaurants are now open without any restrictions.