Embassy of Switzerland in the United Arab Emirates
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.
Expo 2020 Dubai
On 1 October 2021, the World Expo opened its doors in Dubai.
To make your stay as smooth as possible, we have prepared a flyer with important information. Please read it carefully and keep it handy.
We look forward to welcoming you soon in the Swiss Pavilion!
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)
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
Switzerland is now open for travellers from non-Schengen states that meet certain requirements. Please check whether and under which conditions you can enter the country with the tool below, before planning your trip.
Please note that all air passengers travelling to Switzerland must complete a form for incoming travellers prior to departure. Persons aged 16 and over must be able to show the negative result of a PCR test (performed no more than 72 hours prior to entry) upon arriving to Switzerland. A second test, PCR or rapid antigen test, is required between the 4th and 7th day after arrival if you are neither vaccinated nor recovered.
The Swiss Federal Office of Public Health FOPH informs about current developments in Switzerland and possible additional entry restrictions, such as quarantine requirements for travellers arriving from countries with an increased risk of infection.
Further information can be found on the overview sheet "Coronavirus: Entering Switzerland ".
FOPH Helpline: +41 58 463 00 00 (daily from 6am to 11pm)
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.
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: