Embassy of Switzerland in the United Arab Emirates

The Swiss Embassy in Abu Dhabi
The Swiss Embassy in Abu Dhabi ©FDFA

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.

The tasks of the embassy


Expo 2020 Dubai

Opening of the Swiss Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai
Opening of the Swiss Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai @FDFA

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!

Expo 2020 Dubai - Important Information (PDF, 569.2 kB)

Coronavirus - Travel

Urgent Travel Information
Urgent Travel Information ©FOFH

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.

Travelcheck Tool

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 (PDF, 121.5 kB, English)".

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.





Welcome to the website of the Embassy of Switzerland, a gateway for citizens and residents of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates

Swiss diplomacy and engagement in the fields of education, culture and the economy


Contact the Swiss representation in Abu Dhabi when you want to register or unregister as a resident, when you need a new passport, have moved or wish to apply for citizenship. The entire selection of services offered can be found in the dropdown menu to the right. The contact details of the responsible Swiss representation are shown on the corresponding page. Swiss citizens who get into difficulties abroad, also can ask for advice and help from the Swiss representation in Abu Dhabi.

Visa & entry to Switzerland

Visa requirements, the filing of visa applications, forms and visa costs, and information about living in Switzerland

Job vacancies

Local job vacancies and admission requirements for internship programmes

Swiss Business Hub Middle East

The Swiss Business Hubs are the first address for Swiss SME’s looking for answers on their trade questions.