COVID-19: Shortening of the isolation period for COVID-19 positive persons, reduction of the validity period of vaccination certificates to 9 months and adaptation of the CovidCheck 2G+ system

(Please note: the changes below do not enter into force until the bill is passed!)

Isolation period

On 4 January 2022, the Government Council approved a bill proposing to maintain the maximum duration of isolation at 10 days for persons who have neither a complete vaccination nor a booster vaccination within 6 months.

If the infected persons are vaccinated or have received a booster vaccination, the bill proposes to reduce the isolation period to a maximum of 6 days, provided that the persons concerned carry out two rapid antigen tests on the 5th and 6th day of their isolation respectively, and that the result is negative each time.

Validity period of vaccination certificates

In agreement with the European Commission, the general validity period of the vaccination certificates will be set at 270 days (9 months) from the date when the vaccination is considered complete[1].

CovidCheck 2G+ system

The bill approved by the Government Council on 4 January 2022 proposes that the following persons be exempted from the obligation to be tested under the CovidCheck 2G+ system:

  • those who completed their vaccination less than 180 days ago
  • those who have received a booster vaccination
  • those with a recovery certificate

[1] See Article 1, point 27°, of the amended amended law of 17 July 2020 introducing a series of measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

Press release by the Ministry of State / Ministry of Health

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