Embassy of Switzerland in Ghana

Ambasciata di Svizzera in Ghana
The embassy premises in Accra © FDFA

About the Embassy of Switzerland in Accra

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.

The tasks of the embassy

Visits to the Embassy with prior appointment only

Visa: for long-term "D" visas – student, work or family reunion applications (stay over 90 days) - Please request detailed information and an appointment prior to your visit at the Embassy. Please contact us on accra.visa@eda.admin.ch

Consular Affairs: for all consular affairs (passport, civil status/family reunion, legalization, etc.) – Please request detailed information and an appointment prior to your visit at the Embassy. Please contact us on accra@eda.admin.ch

Entry rules as of 02 May 2022:

Effective from 02 May 2022, Ghana, Togo, Benin and Sao Tomé and Principe are no longer considered as a high-risk country. The normal entry requirements apply again to any person entering Switzerland.

For updated information, please visit the following webpages:

Health: Federal Office of Public Health FOPH

Entry into Switzerland: State Secretariat for Migration

COVID certificate and vaccination for Swiss citizens living abroad

Anyone who has been vaccinated abroad with a vaccine approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and who is resident in or travelling to Switzerland will be able to obtain a Swiss COVID certificate. You can also apply for a Swiss COVID certificate if you have received a vaccine authorized by the WHO emergency use authorization protocol abroad. The documents can be submitted electronically to each canton (either last place of residence in Switzerland or place of origin).

Please consult the relevant FOPH page for details.

The Federal Council has decided to amend the Epidemics Ordinance. This means that Swiss citizens living abroad, and their immediate family (partners, children, parents and parents-in-law living in the same household), who do not have compulsory health insurance in Switzerland, can be vaccinated in Switzerland. 

Important notice for Swiss travellers to Ghana, Benin, Togo and Sâo Tomé and Principe

Please consult the travel advice for the following countries and register your foreign travel with the Travel Admin App so we can contact you if the security situation deteriorates.




São Tomé and Príncipe


A greeting from the Ambassador


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Switzerland and Ghana

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


The Swiss embassy publishes a newsletter containing information on culture, science and politics


Contact the responsible Swiss representation for identity papers, civil status, registration and deregistration, matters of civil status, etc...

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


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