Protected zones

For particularly dangerous harmful organisms not already regulated as quarantine pests, areas free of infestation/infection may, under certain conditions, be designated as protected zones.


There are currently no protected zones in Switzerland. The fireblight protected zone of the canton of Valais was lifted on 15.04.2022. Since then, the entire canton of Valais has been considered as "low prevalence area". For more information on the "low prevalence areas", please refer to the information on fireblight.


Protected zones exist for various harmful organisms in the EU. Anyone wishing to export plant material to these protected zones must note that, for certain products, more stringent requirements have to be met and a protected zone plant passport is required (this also applies for private individuals).

Last modification 14.04.2022

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