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Switzerland: arrangements from 1 January 2021

This page brings together guidance and information relating to changes in the UK’s relationship with Switzerland from 1 January 2021.

UK-Swiss international agreements from 1 January 2021

The UK has sought to replicate, as far as possible, the relationship and cooperation we had with Switzerland before the UK’s exit from the EU. We have worked with the Swiss government to put in place new arrangements across a range of areas. These seek to maintain continuity in our relations as far as possible.

We have successfully concluded and signed agreements on:

Relevant guidance

This list of guidance aims to help businesses and citizens adapt to changes in the UK’s relationship with Switzerland from 1 January 2021. It may not be an exhaustive list of all guidance relevant to you. View further information and guidance for your circumstances about what you may need to do in light of our new relationship with the EU.

Citizens’ rights, migration, social security and education

Trade

For exporting or moving live animals and animal products to the EU: where there are harmonised rules, exporting to Switzerland and Liechtenstein will be the same as exporting to the EU.

For importing animals, animal products and high-risk food and feed not of animal origin: products of animal origin and live animals from Switzerland and Liechtenstein will be treated as EU products.

For importing and exporting plants and plant products: plants and plant products from Switzerland and Liechtenstein will be treated as EU products.

Regulations and standards

Transport

Published 14 December 2020
Last updated 31 December 2020 + show all updates
  1. Updated to reflect the end of the transition period.

  2. First published.