Switzerland, Liechtenstein and the EU form a common phytosanitary area, within which plant material can, in principle, be freely transported (no systematic border controls). However, in certain cases, legal restrictions apply; these are summarised on this page.
Note: The United Kingdom (with the exception of Northern Ireland) is considered as a non-EU country for trade in plant material since 1 January 2021 (for more information, see below).
In principle, goods for which a plant passport is required (e.g. plants, see below) may only be imported to Switzerland or exported to the EU with a plant passport. Exception: if the goods are imported in your personal baggage, then a plant passport is not required.
From areas in Switzerland and the EU where a quarantine pest is present, certain goods may only be transported with a plant passport.
Apple trees, pear trees, quince trees and other fireblight host plants may only be moved into and supplied within the canton of Valais with a protected zone plant passport.