CERN — The European Laboratory for Particle Physics

You will find below a summary of the rules and information to come to CERN with COVID 19 restrictions

Coming to CERN
If you need a visa:
Place your request selecting the type of visa you need below:
Short term (less than 90 days)     Multiple entries (max 90 days per 6 months period)    Long term ( More than 90 days)

If you need an invitation letter for your institute
Submit a request for your invitation letter for Institute

RT-PCR test
All travellers must be able to provide a negative RT-PCR test conducted a maximum of 72 hours before their departure at the time.

Arriving in Switzerland
by plane from countries concerned by specific restrictions (even if staying in France)
Members of the personnel coming to Switzerland from countries concerned by restrictions for stays of less than three months without a permit or visa are therefore advised to obtain a laissez-passer document from their local Swiss embassy or consulate in order to facilitate their trip.

If you are staying in France
You will have to fill the “Attestation de déplacement dérogatoire” and “déclaration sur l’honneur ”. These documents can be found on the French Ministry of the Interior’s website.

You must print/download the Justification for Professional Travel (justificatif de déplacement professionnel) during curfew or confinement times in France and keep it with you in case of controls during your professional trips.

CERN COVID-19 Training Course
Pass the CERN COVID-19 Training Course.

Please arrange to collect your Proximeter as soon as possible, and remember, it becomes mandatory while on-site at CERN from 1 March. You can book an appointment to collect your proximeter.

Personal protective equipment for COVID-19
You can find PPE : Meyin site in the room 2/1-034 and at Point 8 in the corridor the building 3894  or in thee control room

People arriving from a country or area that is considered by the Host States (France or Switzerland) to be high risk for COVID-19 are required to quarantine for ten days following their arrival in the local area. The quarantine may be reduced to seven days on presentation of a negative RT-PCR test conducted after seven days of quarantine.
French list
Swiss list
Upon your arrival, declare yourself either by e-mail or by phone +41 22 766 7777.

Useful links
CERN COVID-19 web pages:
General information
Travel restrictions in Switzerland and France
Quarantine measures
Access and work on CERN site