Following the announcement of a general lockdown decreed by the Tunisian government for the period from Sunday 9th to Sunday 16th of May 2021, the Embassy informs you that its counters will be closed to the public from Monday 10th to Wednesday 12th of May 2021. During this period, you can reach us by phone at the following numbers

+216 71 - 191 997 (Chancellery)
+216 71 - 192 030 (Visas) 

On the occasion of the Eid holiday, announced on Thursday 13th and Friday 14th of May 2021, the Embassy will be closed.

Novel Coronavirus

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the counters of the Chancellery of the Swiss Embassy are only open to the public by appointment. In order to guarantee the respect of security measures and social distancing, only a limited number of people will be allowed simultaneously in the waiting room. This may result in a longer waiting time outside the Embassy, for which we apologize. Accompanying persons will in principle not be accepted. Clients are requested to wear a protective mask throughout their visit to the Embassy. For all consular matters, the Embassy can be reached at any time by e-mail or by phone +216 71 191 997, Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 12:00.

Entry to Switzerland:

The State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) has adapted Ordinance 3 COVID-19 and Tunisia is again considered a country at risk starting 03.11.2020. Entry into Switzerland is only possible in exceptional and special cases (list of exceptions).

Please note that the restrictions on entry into Switzerland do not apply to persons who are Swiss citizens, who benefit from the agreement on the free movement of persons or who are in a situation of absolute necessity. It is up to the competent border control authority to assess whether absolute necessity is proven.

In order to be able to assess whether entry and a possible visa application is possible due to a particular case, please send your written request, together with supporting documents, to the following e-mail address:

In addition to the measures mentioned above, all persons travelling to Switzerland, regardless of their means of transport, must register their personal data on the FOPH's site. This procedure must be followed for every journey in Switzerland. 

In addition, persons entering Switzerland by air must present a negative PCR test less than 72 hours old. Travellers are checked before boarding the plane.

Entry to Tunisia and recommendations to travellers:

The Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) informs the population of developments in the situation related to the COVID-19 coronavirus, and issues recommendations to travellers going abroad. These recommendations can be found on the FOPH's web page.
The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) also provides recommendations for travel abroad, particularly on potential risks and how to prevent them. 

The Tunisian authorities regularly update the conditions that apply to the entry into Tunisia of Swiss citizens and persons coming from Switzerland. When preparing for a possible trip to Tunisia, please regularly consult the websites of the competent authorities or contact the Tunisian Embassy in Switzerland for further information.

For more information on the measures taken by Tunisia, a hotline has been opened by the Tunisian authorities: +216 80 10 19 19. In case of symptoms, call the SAMU (Emergency medical service) at number 190.

Schengen visas for Slovakia:

Foreign spouses of Slovak citizens may re-apply for a Schengen visa at this representation on presentation of a Slovak marriage certificate. The restrictions remain in force for all other applicants and their applications cannot be processed until further notice.

Visa & entry to Switzerland

The responsible Swiss representation provides information on visa requirements and how to submit a visa application. You will also be given more details about travelling to and staying in Switzerland.

Visa & entry to Switzerland

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From issuing passports to matters concerning civil status, all FDFA external representations offer a variety of services to Swiss citizens living abroad.


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Online desk FDFA

Using the FDFA’s online consular services while abroad.

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Living in Tunisia

You will receive information on emigration, staying in the country, and everything you need to know about returning to Switzerland.

Living in Tunisia

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International cooperation

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