Embassy of Switzerland in Ukraine
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 and financial affairs, legal arrangements, science, education and culture.
The World Health Organization (WHO) declared on 11 March 2020 that the current outbreak can be described as a pandemic. Today there is a risk of infection with the new coronavirus in all regions of the world.
For information relating to the new coronavirus (COVID-19), the information and instructions of local authorities (moz.gov.ua, covid19.com and mfa.gov.ua) and the recommendations of the World Health Organization WHO must be observed in particular. At the federal level, the Federal Office of Public Health FOPH informs the population about the coronavirus COVID-19.
The Federal Council advises to avoid non-urgent travel abroad until further notice. For the exceptions to this recomendation, as well as for further information, please consult the Focus on the COVID-19 virus (in German, French and Italian) page.The FDFA asks all travelers abroad to register their trip and whereabouts on Travel Admin App to ensure that the representative can contact you. Please also see the link What does the FDFA advise?.
The staff members of the Swiss Embassy in Ukraine are currently working with a reduced physical presence on the embassy premises to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Appointments at the consular section must be agreed by telephone +380 44 281 61 28, email@example.com. For emergencies outside office hours, please contact the FDFA Helpline, tel. +41 800 24 7 364/ +41 58 465 33 33, firstname.lastname@example.org. Visas: Schengen visas cannot yet be issued.
Situation in Ukraine
Please note that the entry requirements into Ukraine are exlusively subject to the Ukrainian authorities and may change at very short notice. Before travelling to Ukraine, please consult the Ukrainian Embassy in Bern or check the following website.
The government of Ukraine has extended quarantine measures until August 31 to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Starting from August 1, Ukraine will be divided into four epidemiological zones: green, yellow, orange and red, depending on the situation in each region. But even for the "green zone" certain quarantine measures continue to apply:
- Mandatory use of respiratory masks or homemade masks in public buildings;
- Mass events can be held if there is a maximum of 1 person per 5m2;
- Cinemas are limited to 50% room occupacy;
- Only seated passangers can be allowed to the public transport.
Nationwide the following rules continue to apply:
- Mandatory use of masks in public places, including public transportation;
- Carrying identity documents when going out;
- Prohibited to leave self-isolation or observation places.
Further details can be found on the website of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. Follow the media closely and follow the instructions of the authorities.
Services and visa
All consular services and visa support for residents of the countries listed below are provided by the Embassy of Switzerland in Kiev/Ukraine. Information can be found on the websites concerned: