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Temporary closure of the Swiss Embassy in Libya

31.07.2014 — Media release EDA
The Embassy of Switzerland, in Tripoli, Libya, has been closed temporarily for reasons of security, effective 31 July 2014. All Swiss staff, including the army detachment deployed for the protection of the embassy, has departed from Libya. Diplomatic relations with Libya will continue to be conducted out of Bern. Because of the highly unstable security situation in Libya, on 27 July, the FDFA issued a travel advisory, recommending that Swiss citizens in Libya temporarily leave the country.


Switzerland takes part in EU border control mission EUBAM Libya

04.07.2014 — Media release EDA
Switzerland and the European Union (EU) have today signed an agreement on Switzerland's participation in the European Union Border Assistance Mission in Libya (EUBAM Libya). This agreement provides the basis for deploying a Swiss civilian border control specialist to Libya on a one-year mission.

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