Even though the certificate requirement in Switzerland was lifted on 17 February 2022, a Swiss COVID certificate can still be used for travel abroad. The rules governing validity in your destination country apply. They may differ from Switzerland’s rule that COVID certificates are valid for 270 days after a booster. For example, a number of states that accept the EU Digital COVID Certificate have not set any limits on the validity of certificates after a booster. This means that depending on the rules in your destination country, you may be still be able to use your COVID certificate for travel abroad if you had your booster more than 270 days ago – provided your Swiss COVID certificate and the vaccine you received last is recognised in the country in question. You can find out what countries recognise Swiss COVID certificates on this list.
Regardless whether you have a COVID certificate for vaccination, recovery or a test, before you travel, you should find out directly from the authorities in your destination country (embassy or consulate) whether your certificate is valid at the time of travel and what other coronavirus-related restrictions apply. For travel to EU/EFTA countries you can get an initial overview of the rules in individual EU countries on the Re-open EU website.