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    In the light of the latest announcements, kindly note that the Users’ Office is closed to the public until further notice.

    Users shall come to the sites only if thus instructed by the Experiment Spokespersons or Technical Coordinators and in agreement with their home institutions.

    Users’ Office open by appointment only on Monday morning and Thursday morning. 
    To book an appointment, please call +41 22 767 67 67

    or email us at users.office@cern.ch

    Swiss and French cards can be collected from or dropped at the Bldg. 55.

    Newcomers measures and requirements - COVID-19

    COVID-19 Related Information

    • Members of the CERN personnel (and their family members) who are not required to hold a visa, arriving from a country for which the entry restrictions into Switzerland have not been lifted and who need to enter Switzerland to take up their duties, must be able to provide proof of their reason for entering Switzerland;

      Short stay (90 days max)

    • Members of the CERN personnel who hold a valid visa or who are not required to hold a visa are asked to check the boarding requirements and, if applicable, must obtain a "laissez-passer" document from their local consulate to confirm that their entry into Switzerland meets the requirements of the COVID-19 Ordinance 3;


    • Transit through Switzerland remains authorised, except for short stays that are not for the purposes of gainful employment (see article 4 of COVID-19 Ordinance 3;

    • Holders of a carte de légitimation, a Swiss permit or a valid Schengen visa are authorised to enter Switzerland but remain subject to the quarantine requirements set out above if they arrive from a country or area declared to be high risk.

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    In order to extend the duration of your contract, change average presence, institute or experiment,

    read the Contract Amendments information, complete the EDH document and attach a Home Institution Declaration.