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.
Embassy of Switzerland in Indonesia
Novel Coronavirus - Information about the COVID-19 for Swiss citizens in Indonesia and Timor-Leste
The spread of the virus COVID-19 in Indonesia, in Timor-Leste, in Switzerland and in the world has created an unusual situation which impacts our daily life. The Embassy is following the recent developments closely, in particular the information and recommendations provided by the competent authorities in Indonesia and in Switzerland. For the Swiss citizens in Indonesia and in Timor-Leste the following elements should be taken into consideration:
The Swiss government (Federal Council) calls on Swiss tourists and business travelers to return to Switzerland now and organize their journey by their own means.
In addition, the Federal Council has been advising since 13 March 2020 to refrain from non-urgent travel abroad until further notice.
As many airlines are cancelling their flights to various regions and countries, it is essential that you contact your airline or travel agency immediately to ensure your return journey to Switzerland.
Please be informed that the Republic of Indonesia grants persons who entered Indonesia after 05th February 2020 and were impacted by travel restrictions and/or flight cancellations an automatic visa prolongation (waiving of overstaying penalties). There is no need to visit the immigration office in such cases. For further details as well as the information for people who entered before 05th February 2020 visit: www.imigrasi.go.id / video on this matter from the Ministry of Foreign affairs of the Republic of Indonesia
Additionally we recommend to all Swiss tourists and nationals who are currently travelling or living in Indonesia and Timor-Leste to follow closely the information and recommendations of the local authorities.
If you are currently travelling abroad, please also make sure you are registered on Itineris (or on their App version “Travel Admin”) so that you can be contacted by the relevant Swiss embassy if necessary.
Kindly be informed that for Indonesia there is currently no plan for a charter flight back to Switzerland. Should the situation change then we would inform on this very page and of course as well via special notification for those registered in the Travel Admin App.
Please consult the website of the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health to be informed of the current situation and measures in place.
More information on the situation and measures in Indonesia here: Ministry of Health «Kementarian Kesehatan RI»
Other relevant sources of information here:
Novel Coronavirus - Information regarding visa and consular services
Under the current circumstances, the Embassy of Switzerland and its consular services are operating at reduced capacity.
Visa: Switzerland has introduced travel restrictions for all countries outside the European Union and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA). The restrictions entered into force as of March 19, 2020, and will last in principle until June 15, 2020. Switzerland has stopped issuing Schengen Visa and national visa. Therefore kindly note that we are only treating urgent and essential cases. Should you have an urgent request then kindly contact our visa section.
Kindly check the information on the homepage of the State Secretariat of Migration SEM if you have any questions regarding the new entry regulations of Switzerland.
Consular services: Consular services will continue to be available for urgent and essential cases (e.g. passports). Therefore and in order to follow the recommended measures of social distancing, please limit your visits to the Embassy to appointments that have been scheduled in advance. Please contact us by e-mail to schedule your appointment and in order to get information whether we will be able to currently handling your requests (e.g. civil status matters).