Coronavirus (Covid-19) – Rules and Current Situation

Updated: September 6, 2023

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. We also have a supply of masks and lateral flow antigenic test kits. 

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

• 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)
• Air meeting rooms regularly for 5-10 minutes
• Wash or sanitize your hands thoroughly
• We still recommend wearing masks in the entire Institute, esp. in the communal areas (coffee corner, washrooms, etc.) 
• Inside meeting rooms, meeting attendees should agree on a masking policy which takes into account the preferences of the most vulnerable participants

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. 

Re-open EU provides information on travel and health measures in EU and Schengen Associated countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland) during the COVID-19 pandemic >>