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Embassy of Switzerland in Indonesia
Novel Coronavirus - Information about the COVID-19 for Swiss citizens in Indonesia and Timor-Leste
The spread of the virus COVID-19 in Indonesia, in Timor-Leste, in Switzerland and in the world has created an unusual situation which impacts our daily life. The Embassy is following the recent developments closely, in particular the information and recommendations provided by the competent authorities in Indonesia and in Switzerland. For the Swiss citizens in Indonesia and in Timor-Leste the following elements should be taken into consideration:
The Swiss government (Federal Council) calls on Swiss tourists and business travelers to return to Switzerland now and organize their journey by their own means.
In addition, the Federal Council has been advising since 13 March 2020 to refrain from non-urgent travel abroad.
As many airlines have been cancelling their flights to various regions and countries, it is essential that you contact your airline or travel agency to ensure your return journey to Switzerland.
The Indonesian Ministry of Transportation has issued a regulation by which travelling by commercial domestic flights as well as domestic overland and sea travels especially in and out of regions hit hard by COVID-19 outbreak (so called places under PSBB restriction or red zones) are prohibited from 24th April until 01st June 2020.
Kindly be informed that according to the regulation, international flights shall still be allowed to operate and are not restricted.
We recommend that those who have already booked a flight in this period or think of doing so, kindly contact the competent airline in order to get detailed information regarding the available remaining options and required documents.
Kindly take note that for Indonesia there is no plan for a charter flight back to Switzerland.
Please be informed that the Republic of Indonesia has announced that a special regulation with new entering restrictions and for visa prolongation for foreigners entered into force on 02/04/2020 until further notice. For further details on this new regulation 11/2020 please visit: www.imigrasi.go.id
Additionally we recommend to all Swiss tourists and nationals who are currently travelling or living in Indonesia and Timor-Leste to follow closely the information and recommendations of the local authorities.
If you are currently travelling abroad, please also make sure you are registered on Itineris (or on their App version “Travel Admin”) so that you can be contacted by the relevant Swiss embassy if necessary.
Please consult the website of the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health to be informed of the current situation and measures in place.
More information on the situation and measures in Indonesia here: Ministry of Health «Kementarian Kesehatan RI»
Other relevant sources of information here:
Novel Coronavirus - Information regarding visa and consular services
Under the current circumstances, the Embassy of Switzerland and its consular services are operating at reduced capacity.
Visa: Switzerland has introduced travel restrictions for all countries outside the European Union and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA). The restrictions entered into force as of March 19, 2020, and will last in principle until June 15, 2020. Switzerland has stopped issuing Schengen Visa and national visa.
However kindly be informed that it will be possible to apply again for national visas (e.g. family reunion or study) from Monday, 8 June 2020 at the visa counter of the Swiss Embassy. Kindly contact our visa section for scheduling an appointment. Please take note that this applies for national visa only.
Kindly check the information on the homepage of the State Secretariat of Migration SEM if you have any questions regarding the new entry regulations of Switzerland.
Consular services: Consular services continue to be available at a reduced capacity and with certain limitations. Therefore, and in order to follow the recommended measures of social distancing, please limit your visits to the Embassy to appointments that have been scheduled in advance. Please contact us by e-mail to schedule your appointment and be informed whether the Embassy will currently be able to handle your request (e.g. civil status matters).