Embassy of Switzerland in the United Arab Emirates
Coronavirus - Vaccination
Important notice for the Swiss community in the UAE and Bahrain
We kindly ask you to take note of the following information on the website of the Organisation of the Swiss Abroad OSA.
Coronavirus - Travel
The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the current coronavirus outbreak to be a pandemic. There is a risk of infection in all regions of the world.
We continue to call on all Swiss travellers abroad to register their current whereabouts and travel plans as soon as possible on the "Travel Admin App" in order to ensure that the we can contact them. More information can be found on the following website of the FDFA.
Entry into Switzerland
The Swiss Federal Office of Public Health FOPH informs about current developments in Switzerland and potential entry restrictions.
FOPH Helpline: +41 58 463 00 00 (daily from 6am to 11pm)
Please note that all air passengers travelling to Switzerland must complete a form for incoming travellers prior to departure and present a negative PCR test (not older than 72 hours) upon arrival.
Travellers form the UAE are currently not required to go into quarantine upon arrival. For arrivals from Bahrain, a quarantine of 10 days is still in place.
These health-related restrictions do not apply to individuals who are fully vaccinated or have contracted and recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months.
Further information can be found on the overview sheet "Coronavirus: Entering Switzerland ".
Information on air travel
A repatriation flight from Dubai to Zurich took place on 5 April 2020.
Commercial flights between the UAE and Switzerland have resumed. Bahrain can be reached via countries in the region. Please contact your airline, as the situation, for example regarding quarantine regulations, can change quickly.
Coronavirus - General Information
Ministry of Health and Safety (Tel. 80 11111)
Department of Health Abu Dhabi (Tel. 800 1717 / 800555 / 02 449 33 33)
Dubai Health Authority (Tel. 800342 / 04 219 70 00)
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.
Services and visa
All consular services and visa support for residents of the countries listed below are provided by the Embassy of Switzerland in Abu Dhabi. Information can be found on the websites concerned: