Embassy of Switzerland in North Macedonia

Information for Swiss citizens currently in North Macedonia

For information on the situation with regard to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Switzerland and in North Macedonia, please consult the information and recommendations provided by the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health, the Government of the Republic of North Macedonia and the World Health Organisation

In case of emergency, services remain also available outside office hours:

Helpline FDFA, +41 800 247 365 or +41 58 465 33 33 helpline@eda.admin.ch

Information about travel and entry to Switzerland

As of 13.09.2021 there are new entry restrictions for citizens of North Macedonia.

For non-vaccinated citizens of North Macedonian, entering Switzerland is possible only if the criteria of a hardship case according to the SEM directive is met.

With the required documents you can apply for a Laissez-passé via pristina.visa@eda.admin.ch or you have to provide the documents for the border control authority who decides whether the requirements of necessity have been met.

To see what rules apply to your own particular situation when entering Switzerland, consult the online Travelcheck.

Everyone entering Switzerland must present a completed entry form (rare exceptions may apply, please refer to art. 3 of the COVID-19 Ordinance on International Passenger Transport). It is important to fill out the electronic entry form on a computer or smartphone at the earliest 48 hours before the travel in order to receive a QR code by email. This code needs to be kept at hand for inspection upon arrival in Switzerland. The controlling authority can impose a fine if the entry form is not completed or if the information provided is false.

All travelers are responsible for verifying the travel restrictions in place before departure. For further information, please consult the webpage of the State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) and of the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH).

Information about travel and entry to North Macedonia

As of 1 September 2021 persons arriving in North Macedonia should present one of the following documents:

  • a certificate of immunisation (vaccination) against the virus SARS-CoV-2, i.e. at least two doses received of a vaccine against the COVID-19 infectious disease;
  • a certificate of recovery from COVID-19 in the past 45 days, counting from the day of recovery;
  • a medical certificate of a negative RT PCR SARS-CoV-2 test (not older than 72 hours); or
  • a negative antigen rapid test (not older than 48 hours).

Travel and entry conditions can change quickly and unexpectedly, so please follow regularly the travel advice of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (Not available in English)

Information on entry requirements (approved identity documents, visa, etc.) can be obtained from the relevant foreign embassies and consulates. For detailed information about entry requirements for North Macedonia please contact the Embassy of the Republic of North Macedonia in Bern.

The embassy premises in Skopje
Embassy of Switzerland in Skopj © FDFA

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. Since Summer 2021, the main focus of the embassy is the implementation of the Swiss Cooperation Programme - North Macedonia 2021 - 2024.

The tasks of the embassy

Welcome

A greeting from the Ambassador

Switzerland and North Macedonia

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

International cooperation

Strategy, themes and projects of Swiss foreign policy and cooperation on the ground

News

Local and international news and events related to the country

Scholarships

The Swiss Government offers excellence scholarships for foreign and Swiss scholars.

Culture

Cultural projects strengthening ties between countries

Swiss Federal Tax Administration Warning

Phishing 

Fraudsters try on various occasions to obtain information concerning accounts and credit cards, as well as copies of taxpayers' passports by sending e-mails. These e-mails use false sender addresses. Consequently the Federal Tax Administration (FTA) has been improperly listed as the sender in several of these e-mails. The FTA is now issuing a warning not to respond to these e-mails or ones of a similar nature.

Any FTA claims are sent to taxpayers solely by letter and indicate the dossier number. The FTA never makes enquiries about taxpayers' confidential information via e-mail.

Should you receive fraudulent e-mails, please report this to the FTA and forward the e-mails to the following address: kommunikation@estv.admin.ch