Embassy of Switzerland in Saudi Arabia

Embassy of Switzerland in Saudi Arabia
Embassy of Switzerland in Riyadh ©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, as well as science, education and culture.

The tasks of the embassy


COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – information

From May 31, 2020, the Embassy of Switzerland in Saudi Arabia is open to Swiss Citizens for urgent matters, during normal opening hours (Sun-Thu 8:00am-11:30am) or by phone during working hours (Sun-Wed 7:30-16:30, Thu 7:30-14:00). In case of need outside the opening hours, Swiss citizens can contact the FDFA Helpline: +41 800 247 365 or +41 58 465 33 33, email helpline@eda.admin.ch

Closure of the Schengen Area

In order to further protect the population from the coronavirus, the Federal Council of the Swiss Confederation has decided to suspend the issuing of Schengen visa to third-country nationals from 19 March 2020 until further notice. Such persons will only be able to enter Switzerland in exceptional cases, e.g. in situations of extreme necessity. The counters of the Embassy and of our partner VFS Global remain closed.

Swiss citizens and holders of a Swiss residence permit are allowed to enter Switzerland. Other persons who are in a situation of extreme necessity need a special authorization from Berne to enter Switzerland even if they have a valid Schengen visa.

For this and other specific situation, please contact the Visa Section of the Embassy by email. riyadh.visa@eda.admin.ch

Schengen internal borders:

Switzerland has reopened all its borders with EU/EFTA states from 15 June. From that date, all travel restrictions will be lifted and freedom of movement will be reintroduced within all states in the Schengen area and for citizens of other European states who have rights of free movement.

For information on the Coronavirus and the current situation, the following links may be useful:

Saudi Press Agency

Ministry of Health of Saudi Arabia

Federal Office of Public Health



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