Mission of Switzerland to the European Union © FDFA

Ambassador's welcoming address

Welcome message of the head of the Swiss Mission, which represents Switzerland’s interests and positions vis-à-vis the EU in Brussels

Ignazio Cassis © FDFA

Statements by the Foreign Minister

The Swiss foreign minister, Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis, on the importance of good relations between Switzerland and the EU

Issues All Issues

Free movement of persons – opening up step-by-step

The agreement on the free movement of persons enables citizens from Switzerland and the EU member states to freely choose their place of work and place of domicile within the territories of the contracting parties

Schengen/Dublin – a common border

The Schengen Association Agreement facilitates travel between Switzerland and the EU by eliminating identity controls at the internal borders of the Schengen Area

Employee at 3S Swiss Solar Systems checking a solar module © FDFA, Presence Switzerland

Research – a fruitful cooperation

Fruitful cooperation with the EU in the field of scientific research has also contributed to the high profile of Switzerland’s cutting-edge research and boosted its standing as a research location

Swiss five franc coins © FDFA, Presence Switzerland

Tax policy – development of international standards

Switzerland and the EU are endeavouring to develop international standards in the field of tax policy

Novel Coronavirus

For information related to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) kindly consult the information and directives of the local authorities and the recommendations of the World Health Organisation WHO.

Link to local Ministry (Netherlands)

Link to local Ministry (Belgium)

Link to local Ministry (Luxemburg)

WHO

On state level, the Federal Office of Public Health of Switzerland (FHPO) informs in regards to the Novel Coronavirus and publishes travel advice accordingly.

FHPO

The Travel Advice FDFA (in German, French and Italian) offers travelers basic information for travel preparation by informing on possible risks and certain precautions. They are to be considered as a complementary source of information.

Travel Advice FDFA (de, fr, it)

For urgent requests, kindly contact the FDFA Helpline (Tel. +41 800 24-7-365 / +41 58 465 33 33) or contact the Embassy in the Netherlands / The Hague directly (Tel. +31 70 364 28 31).

FDFA Helpline