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

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

Proximeter is recommended, but not mandatory. You can book an appointment to collect your proximeter.

Personal protective equipment for COVID-19 (not mandatory)
You can find PPE at the secretariat and at Point 8 in the corridor the building 3894 or in the control room.

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

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    EP Specific: 2368865