Embassy of Switzerland in Kyrgyzstan

The embassy premises in Bishkek
The embassy premises in Bishkek ©FDFA

The Swiss Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic represents the Swiss Government and covers all matters concerning diplomatic relations between the two countries and supervises Swiss projects implemented in Kyrgyzstan funded by two Swiss Federal Agencies – the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO).

Switzerland supports Kyrgyzstan in its economic, social and political transitions. The objective of its Cooperation Programme is to promote peace and social cohesion as well as responsive and inclusive institutions and a sustainable development to improve the well-being of the population.

COVID-19 - Information on the situation

The Swiss Federal Council called on Swiss travelers (tourists and business travelers) to return home Press release.

Travel Admin App

If you are traveling in the region as a tourist or for business purposes please register on the Swiss Travel Admin App in order to be able to locate you in case of necessity.  Make also sure to delete your registration once returned to Switzerland.

Situation in the country

Swiss citizens are allowed to enter Kyrgyzstan under usual immigration conditions. However, all visitors need to show a negative PCR test on arrival. Please check the latest entry requirements with the competent Kyrgyz authorities (Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic to Switzerland, Permanent Mission of the Kyrgyz Republic to the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva) before travel, as they can change rapidly. 

Mandatory quarantine for persons arriving in Switzerland

The Swiss Government has decided to update the list of countries and areas with a high risk of infection on July 23rd 2020. According to this list people arriving from Kyrgyzstan will no longer have to undergo a 10 days mandatory quarantine upon arrival in Switzerland. For details please follow this link.

Consular services

The consular services are presently operating in a reduced scale. If you need to come at the Embassy because of an emergency, please call or write us an e-mail to bishkek@eda.admin.ch.

Information on flights

Turkish Airways offers charter flights to Istanbul from Bishkek and onwards to many European destinations. Please approach the Turkish Airlines town office (130 Bokonbayev str.,  tel. +996 312 979 598, e-mail: info-kg@thy.com) or book online.

Flydubai is offering flights out of Bishkek to Dubai and onwards to many European destinations. For further details and booking procedures please verify first with FlyDubai (13 Kerimbekova str., tel. +996 312 319 000, www.flydubai.com) or book online.   

Visa

Due to COVID-19  the Swiss Federal Council has decided on 19.03.2020  to suspend the issuance of all Schengen visas until further notice. The Embassy of Switzerland in Bishkek has also suspended the Schengen visa representation for the Czech Republic, France, Slovakia, Slovenia, Estonia, Latvia, Finland and Poland. For details please visit the visa section of this website.

Useful links

Local authorities

WHO

Swiss Federal Office of Public Health

Travel advices FDFA

Helpline FDFA

+ 41 80 024 73 65
+ 41 58 465 33 33

COVID-19: Swiss support to Kyrgyzstan

The Swiss Cooperation contributes to prevent and respond to the COVID-19 crisis in Kyrgyzstan. It provides assistance to the Kyrgyz Government and operates in close coordination with other development partners and diplomatic representations.

For more informations please click here

Important update on visa

Following the recent developments concerning the corona virus and instructions of the Swiss State Secretariat for Migration SEM,  the Embassy of Switzerland in Bishkek has  suspended the acceptance of visas for Switzerland,  the Czech Republic , Slovakia, Slovenia, Finland, Poland, Estonia, France and Latvia  with immediate effect and  until further notice. 

Please visit the Website of the Embassy of Switzerland in Bishkek for updates regarding visa handlings.

Welcome

A greeting from the Ambassador of Switzerland to the Kyrgyz Republic

Strategy – Kyrgyzstan

Switzerland's strategic priorities in the local context

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

Scholarships

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists

Services

Services of the Swiss Embassy: identity papers, registration and deregistration, matters of civil status and many more

News

Local and international news