Embassy of Switzerland in Nepal

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Update 10 May 2022

Schengen visas (Type C) for Switzerland 

The Embassy of Switzerland in Kathmandu accepts Schengen visa applications for travellers whose main destination is: Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Poland, Latvia, and Slovakia.

Booking of a prior appointment is mandatory for all applications types (Schengen C  visa and long stay D visa).  Please contact our visa section to make an appointment if you wish to apply.

It is the traveler’s sole responsibility to determine prior to travel whether they fulfill the entry conditions for the countries they intend to visit.

Information on the individual represented destinations can be found here: 

Latvia 

Poland 

Slovakia 

The information is given by the individual states; the Swiss Embassy is not responsible for the content. 

Travel Check

To see what rules apply to your own particular situation when entering Switzerland, consult the online Travelcheck.

Travelling from Switzerland to another Schengen State

Visiting other Schengen countries internally from Switzerland might be restricted. Please check with the authorities of concerned countries

Situation Related to Covid-19

For information on the situation related to Covid-19 in Nepal, please refer to the official website of the World Health Organization. Please also follow the recommendations of the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) travel advice "Focus Corona Virus":
Federal Office of Public Health (Switzerland)
FDFA Travel Advice, Focus Coronavirus (COVID-19)

For Swiss Citizens

We ask all Swiss travelers abroad to register their details and place of stay on the "Travel Admin App". This will enable the FDFA to provide you with better support and to contact you in an emergency.

Further Information

If you are sick and show symptoms such as fever, cough and difficulty breathing, please call the Covid-19 hotline under +977-9851255839; +977 9851255837 or +977 9851255834. After consultation with a medical staff per phone/hotline, visit the nearest hospital has been designated by the Government of Nepal to treat cases of Covid-19 infection. Here is a non-exhaustive list of hospitals:

  • In Kathmandu: Sukraraj Infectious and Tropical Disease Hospital (STIDH), Patan Hospital, Bir Hospital, Grande International Hospital, Star Hospital, HAMS Hospital
  • In Dhulikhel: Kathmandu University Hospital in Dulikhel
  • In Pokhara: Pokhara Academy of Health Science

For Covid-19 PCR testing: Every Province is now equipped to perform Covid-19 PCR tests. Please contact the Provincial Hospital for more information.

Note

All information is subject to change and the Embassy of Switzerland cannot take any guarantee of completeness and correctness of the above mentioned information.

The embassy premises in Kathmandu
The embassy premises in Kathmandu © 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.

The tasks of the embassy

Welcome

A greeting from the Ambassador

Swiss Cooperation Office in Kathmandu

Implements Switzerland’s development cooperation and humanitarian aid on the ground

Switzerland and Nepal

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

Visa – Entry to and residence in Switzerland

Visas for Switzerland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Poland and Slovak Republic for people living in Nepal

Services

Contact the responsible Swiss representation for identity papers, civil status, registration and deregistration, matters of civil status, etc...

News

Local and international news

Newsletter

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

Partners

List of partners supporting our projects.