On June 23, 2021, the Federal Council decided to lift the entry restrictions for persons from third countries who are vaccinated. For vaccinated third-country nationals, the regular entry requirements will apply again from June 26, 2021.
Entry restrictions continue to apply to foreign nationals who are not vaccinated and are without rights of free movement, entering from risk countries or regions and who do not belong to any of the exceptional categories of the Covid 19 Regulation 3.
Vaccine authorized for entry are those approved by Switzerland, the EU and the WHO emergency use listing:
Authorized for use in Switzerland;
Authorized for use in the European Union;
WHO Emergency use listing.
For all questions about COVID vaccination, please contact the FOPH Infoline Coronavirus: +41 58 463 00 00 (daily 6 am to 11 pm Swiss time).
For additional information, please consult the webpage of the State Secretariat for Migration (SEM).
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic there are special rules for people entering Switzerland. Please refer to the information of the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH).
To see what rules apply to your own particular situation when entering Switzerland, consult the online Travelcheck
Visas for Switzerland only
Due to the ongoing pandemic, all representation agreements are still suspended and only applications where Switzerland is the main destination are accepted.
Additional sanitary protocols during the COVID pandemic
All applicants must use the provided hand sanitizer and wear their face mask at all time. The package of documents must be complete to avoid long review delays. When applying, the exact visa fee must be handed in. If you do not have the exact change, you will need to book a new appointment
The arrangement of an appointment is done by email only at the following address: email@example.com
Appointments and the visa application form are free of charge. However, due to strict sanitary protocols long waiting times are to be expected.
Holders of an expired Schengen visa, who could not use the visa due to Corona travel restrictions, cannot receive a free substitute visa.