Embassy of Switzerland in the United Arab Emirates
As the official representation of Switzerland, the Embassy covers all matters concerning diplomatic relations between the two countries. It represents Swiss interests in the areas of political, economic, financial and legal affairs, as well as science, education and culture.
Coronavirus - General Information
For any questions regarding the new coronavirus kindly consult the recommendations and directives of the local authorities and the World Health Organization WHO.
Ministry of Health and Safety (Tel. 80 11111)
Department of Health Abu Dhabi (Tel. 800 1717 / 800555 / 02 449 33 33)
Dubai Health Authority (Tel. 800342 / 04 219 70 00)
DHA Isolation Guidelines for Confirmed Covid-19 Cases (PDF, 16 Pages, 534.8 kB)
Coronavirus - Travel
The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the current coronavirus outbreak to be a pandemic. There is a risk of infection in all regions of the world.
We continue to call on all Swiss travellers abroad to register their current whereabouts and travel plans as soon as possible on the "Travel Admin App" in order to ensure that the we can contact them. More information can be found on the following website of the FDFA.
Entry into Switzerland
Switzerland is now open for travellers from non-Schengen states that meet certain requirements. Please check whether and under which conditions you can enter the country with the tool below, before planning your trip.
The Swiss Federal Office of Public Health FOPH informs about further developments related to the pandemic in Switzerland.
FOPH Helpline: +41 58 463 00 00 (daily from 6am to 11pm)
Information on air travel
A repatriation flight from Dubai to Zurich took place on 5 April 2020.
Commercial flights between the UAE and Switzerland operate normally. Bahrain can be reached via countries in the region. Please contact your airline, as the situation, for example regarding quarantine regulations, can change quickly.
Services and visa
All consular services and visa support for residents of the countries listed below are provided by the Embassy of Switzerland in Abu Dhabi. Information can be found on the websites concerned:
United Arab Emirates – Services
United Arab Emirates – Visa