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

Before returning/going to CERN sites
Coming to CERN from abroad
Visa requirements for Switzerland and/or France
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)

Specific information for UK citizens following the Brexit.

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

Check entry and quarantine conditions
In Switzerland, with the Travelcheck tool
In France, on the dedicated web page

Travel quarantine upon arrival
The information is available on the dedicated HSE webpage.

How to convert a foreign vaccination certificate into a French or Swiss covid pass sanitaire
- French procedure
- Swiss procedure - form

Access to CERN sites
Access to CERN site is defined by a four-level COVID-19 scale, determining conditions for on-site access, telework and other measures that concern CERN members of personnel, contractors and visitors.

Current access situation is available HERE

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 the control room.

Useful links - CERN COVID-19 web pages
General information
Travel restrictions in Switzerland and France

Quarantine measures
Access and work on CERN site

  o    Novae restaurants, Mail office, CERN Shuttle service and CERN hostel latest information can be found at the following link :

o   All the information you need at your fingertips :

o   CERN
visits information are available HERE.

COVID-19 official information:
–    The safety rules are defined by the Memorandum from the Director General: CERN Instruction on COVID-19 Health and Safety Measures
o    CERN Wide: 2370902
o    EP Specific: 2368865 
–    Vulnerable people: Procedure, in French only for the moment:

Printers, water fountains and meetings
o   Printers in common areas can be used, please ensure to wipe down any equipment after use with the disinfectant and wipes that have been made available. 2-1065-CANC3 and 2-R026-HP4050
o   Water fountains can be used, please ensure to wipe down the fountains after use.

o  Information on physical meetings organisation can be found HERE.