COVID 19 - Access to medical care in Switzerland

For family members of international civil servants and retired international civil servants and members of their family, domiciled in France, who are not holders of a carte de légitimation: access to medical care in Switzerland is subject to restrictions.
In principle, travel to Switzerland to receive medical treatment in the current context is not permitted. However, exceptions may be granted in particular when a person is in a situation of absolute necessity. The continuation of a medical treatment that has begun in Switzerland and cannot be postponed without endangering the patient's life is one of the grounds for absolute necessity, as provided for in the directive of the State Secretariat for Migration, ordinance 2 COVID-19.

The person concerned must therefore be able to present, when crossing the border, a certificate issued and signed by the Swiss treating doctor stating that the patient must imperatively continue their medical treatment which cannot be postponed without endangering their life and indicating the date on which the medical treatment began in Switzerland.

The person must send a prior request by e-mail to the Swiss Mission: This request must be accompanied by documentary evidence of the validity of the stay in accordance with the ordinance 2 COVID-19 and indicate the planned point of entry into Switzerland. This will enable the Swiss Mission where applicable to authorise the person's entry into Switzerland and to notify the relevant border post accordingly in advance.
The Host State Relations service ( is at the disposal of interested parties for any questions prior to the process of contacting the Swiss Mission.
For further information on travel restrictions for Switzerland, click here.