Embassy of Switzerland in Azerbaijan
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.
Swiss travellers abroad should register on the "Travel Admin App”
Swiss citizens travelling abroad are advised to register on the Travel Admin App of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) so that they can be contacted by the competent Embassy.
Please consult the website of the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health to be informed of the current situation and measures in place in Switzerland.
Other source of important information:
The borders of Azerbaijan are closed, but charter flights (e.g. with AZAL or Turkish Airlines) take place several times a week to Istanbul, from where regular flights to Switzerland are available. Please follow the airlines' instructions regarding the necessity of a negative COVID 19 test result in order to be approved for a flight.
You can find more information on the situation and measures in Azerbaijan on the following websites:
The Embassy of Switzerland in Baku is open and can be contacted according to the indications mentioned on the right hand side of the screen (e-mail, phone). Please take an appointment in advance, if you wish to visit the Embassy.
After official hours:
Helpline FDFA (Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland):
+41 800 247 365
+41 58 465 33 33
Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Visa for Switzerland
Due to the current situation, relating to the Coronavirus outbreak, the Swiss Federal Council has decided on 18.03.2020 to suspend with immediate effect the issuance of all Schengen as well as national visa for Switzerland until 15.06.2020. From 15.06.2020, the situation is as follows:
Schengen, EU and EFTA countries: Switzerland has lifted the current entry restrictions on 15.06.2020 with regard to the Schengen, EU and EFTA states. From then, normal entry requirements will apply again to all citizens of a Schengen state, to persons with rights of free movement and to third-country nationals who do not require a visa and are already legally resident in the Schengen area.
Third countries: The Federal Council will decide on a regular basis and in consultation with the Schengen states on any relaxation of entry restrictions applicable to third countries. Until then, visa C applications for short stays under 90 days will only be authorized in cases of special necessity (as for example foreign health workers).
As from 6 July 2020 all COVID-19 related restrictions on the admission of employees and on stays of more than 90 days for third-country citizens are lifted. Such stays must be authorized by the competent cantonal migration office in advance.
All foreign nationals including citizens of EU/EFTA countries who are already holders of a Swiss residency permit, a cross border permit or of a legitimation card, can still enter Switzerland upon presentation of their valid residency permit. Swiss citizens can enter Switzerland at any time.
For additional information please consult the questions and answers on entry and stay in Switzerland, the exceptions and suspension of visa by the State Secretariat for Migration
New: As of August 31, the original place of departure will be decisive for transit travellers to Switzerland:
Appointments for consular issues:
If you wish to visit the Embassy, please take an appointment in advance by telephone or e-mail. Please send your written inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.