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, with the exception of Germany, France and Austria. 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. 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
The government of Ukraine has extended quarantine measures until July 31 to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Adaptive quarantine is in effect, i.e. restrictive measures will be gradually eased or tightened depending on the epidemical situation in each region. 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.
Nationwide rules/restrictions currently in effect:
- Mandatory use of respiratory masks or homemade masks in public spaces (but not outdoors);
- You are required to carry an identification card with you at all times;
- Hostels (but not hotels), hotel restaurants and pools are closed;
- Shops and restaurants, cafés must comply with hygiene and health measures;
- A maximum of five adults including the driver (not including children under 14 years of age) are allowed in one car;
- Religious events can be held if there is a maximum of 1 person per 5 m2 of building space.
Please note that, as mentioned above, further regional restrictions may apply.
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: