Embassy of Switzerland in Zimbabwe

Swiss Embassy Harare
Swiss Embassy Harare © 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 and financial affairs, legal arrangements, science, education and culture.

All consular services for Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe are provided by the Regional Consular Center Southern Africa in Pretoria/South Africa.

Regional Consular Center Southern Africa

The tasks of the embassy

New rules on entering Switzerland

New rules on entering Switzerland.
New rules on entering Switzerland. © FDFA

Everyone entering Switzerland must present a completed entry form (rare exceptions may apply, please refer to art. 3 of the COVID-19 Ordinance on International Passenger Transport). It is important to fill out the electronic entry form on a computer or smartphone at the earliest 48 hours before the travel in order to receive a QR code by email. This code needs to be kept at hand for inspection upon arrival in Switzerland. The controlling authority can impose a fine if the entry form is not completed or if the information provided is false. 

Important information for Swiss nationals living abroad

The "SWI plus" app is now also available for English-speaking Swiss abroad as well as to interested parties, free of charge for downloading from the app stores. The focus is on a daily briefing for the Swiss living abroad with the news of the day especially relevant to them. The focus is on a daily briefing for the Fifth Switzerland with the most relevant news of the day in a compact daily format.

For more information, please visit Swissinfo

SWI plus for Android

SWI plus for iOS

Coronavirus Travel

Entry into Switzerland

Switzerland is now open again for travellers from non-Schengen states that meet certain requirements. Please click here (Kindly note that you will be transferred to the Embassy of Switzerland in Pretoria, South Africa website) to find out more about who can enter Switzerland. To see what rules apply to your own particular situation when entering Switzerland, consult the online Travelcheck

Important: please do not forget to fill in the following entry form before travelling to Switzerland. Once you’ve filled out the form you’ll be emailed a QR code as confirmation. If you are requested at border control you can show the QR code on your smartphone or produce a printed confirmation. If you have not filled out the entry form, the airline can refuse your check-in and the controlling authority in Switzerland may impose a penalty.

As a further precaution, travellers are kindly requested to respect the local directives for international travel to and from Zimbabwe and to contact their airline directly in order to establish any special travel regulations they may require in addition to the aforementioned – such as proof of a negative Covid-19 test.

If you are not travelling directly to Switzerland, you must contact the authority of the country of transit to find out what are the current transit regulations in place. 

Please also be informed that it is not the FDFA’s responsibility to issue confirmations for medical certificates or translations of Covid-19 test results, medical or vaccination certificates. 

Recommendations to Swiss citizens

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the current coronavirus outbreak to be a pandemic. There is risk of infection in all regions of the world.

If you are a Swiss citizen and currently travelling abroad, please make sure you download the EDA Travel Admin App and register or update your travel plans and contact details. By doing so, you ensure that you can be contacted by the relevant Swiss representation if necessary. More information can be found on the following website of the FDFA.

Recommended links are:


Covid-19 Switzerland

FOPH Corona Hotline

Welcome by the Ambassador

A greeting from the Ambassador

Switzerland and Zimbabwe

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


The Swiss embassy publishes a newsletter containing information on culture, science and politics


Local and international news and events related to the country