Consulate General of Switzerland in Bengaluru

Building of the Consulate General and swissnex India in Bengaluru
Consulate General of Switzerland in Bengaluru © FDFA

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

Travelers arriving in Switzerland from certain countries and areas are required to go into mandatory home quarantine. The list of countries and areas is updated regularly. A negative COVID test result does not exempt from the mandatory quarantine requirement. Please consult the country list:

Mandatory quarantine: list of countries and areas

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the current coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. Currently, there is a risk of infection with the new coronavirus in all regions of the world. Since 16 March 2020, the Federal Council calls on Swiss travelers to return to Switzerland.

According to the Indian Government, all international scheduled airlines operations shall remain suspended until further notice. The Indian government has started Air Transport Bubble service that aims at restarting commercial passenger services when regular international flights are suspended in the wake of COVID-19 situation. The Air Transport Bubble agreement is also made between India and European countries. Please check the website of the Ministry of Civil Aviation for further details.

As per 25.05.2020, for domestic flights new regulation on the check-in procedures have been imposed in order to safguard travellers' health. Please check the website of the Ministry of Civil Aviation and follow the instructions given by your airline.  

In order to facilitate the return of Swiss nationals travelling in India, Switzerland organized three repatriation flights to Zurich between April 4th and April 26th from Goa, Delhi-Mumbai, Kolkata-Kochi. This means that the vast majority of Swiss tourists wishing to return home were able to do so. Switzerland has no plans to organize any further repatriation flight from India to Switzerland.

We are currently aware of the following airlines, which may provide you a repatriation flight connection to Europe. The tickets have to be booked directly on the website of the airline through the customer service hotline/email.

Lufthansa: www.lufthansa.com customersupport.in@dlh.de 1800-102-5838

Air France: www.airfrance.com +91 12 462 33 502

KLM: www.klm.com +91 12 462 33 503, 1800-4193-044

Air India: www.airindia.in/evacuation-flight.html

In case of any support required with respect to the consular queries, please contact the Consulate General of Switzerland in Mumbai (mumbai@eda.admin.ch).  

Travel Admin App

We ask all Swiss travelers abroad to quickly register their details and place of stay on the "Travel Admin App". This will make it easier for us to contact them.

Passengers are required to comply with the general hygiene rules of the FOPH

Indian Government information: Government of India

For movements within India, please apply if required an ePass on following website: serviceonline.gov.in

For extension of your Indian visa, please go to: indianfrro.gov.in

Please also follow the recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO), Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH), Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) travel advice "Focus Corona Virus"

World Health Organization WHO

Federal Office of Public Health (Switzerland)

FDFA Travel Advice, Focus Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Helpline FDFA:
+41 800 247 365
+41 58 465 33 33
helpline@eda.admin.ch

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