Embassy of Switzerland in China

The embassy premises in Beijing
The embassy premises in Beijing © FDFA

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, climate change adaptation and mitigation, international development cooperation and humanitarian aid.

The tasks of the embassy

From now on you can contact us via WeChat for all questions on consular services:

Services Swiss Embassy
ID: Swissemb

COVID-19 Pandemic

Vaccination for Swiss citizens living abroad

Situation in Switzerland

Check the website of the Swiss health authorities on the current situation in Switzerland.

Travel to Switzerland

The interactive Travelcheck tool shows you what entry requirements apply in your individual situation. Travelcheck takes account of the entry requirements set by both the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) and the State Secretariat for Migration (SEM).

No pandemic-related entry restrictions are in force at the present time. The general rules on entering Switzerland have applied since 2 May 2022. You will find further information on the website of the State Secretariat for Migration

Travelling back to China

For more information on the requirements of the Chinese authorities to return to China after your stay in Switzerland, consult the webpage of the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Switzerland.

If you have further questions regarding visa matters please contact us via: beijing.visa@eda.admin.ch

Consular Section (not for visas): In case of emergency, Consular services remain also available outside office hours:  

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

Communication of 04.11.2020 on travelling back to China (PDF, 1 Page, 298.2 kB, English)
Communication of 28.09.2020 on travelling back to China (PDF, 1 Page, 323.8 kB, English)
Media release of 31.08.2020 (PDF, 2 Pages, 234.5 kB, English) 
Communication of 28.08.2020 on travelling back to China (PDF, 1 Page, 384.5 kB, English) 
Communication of 30.03.2020 (PDF, 1 Page, 124.9 kB, multilingual: French, German) 
Media release of 19.03.2020 (PDF, 1 Page, 280.7 kB, English)
Communication of 21.02.2020 (PDF, 1 Page, 232.3 kB, German)


A greeting from the Ambassador

Switzerland and China

Swiss diplomacy and engagement in the fields of education, culture and the economy


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Visa – Entry to and residence in Switzerland

Information on requirements to enter Switzerland and to take residence, procedure to submit an entry visa application, visa application form and fees


The local representations publish newsletters containing information on culture, science and politics


Local and international news and events related to the country

Job vacancies

Local job vacancies and admission requirements for internship programmes


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