Switzerland and the EU

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.

Movements between Switzerland and the EU

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.

 

Quarantine zones

From areas in Switzerland and the EU where a quarantine pest is present, certain goods may only be transported with a plant passport.

Protected zone for fireblight

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.

Last modification 24.02.2020

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3003 Bern
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