Embassy of Switzerland in Latvia

COVID-19

Travelers

For travelers to Switzerland from Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia 

From 22 January 2022, persons who are vaccinated or have recovered from Covid no longer need to present a negative PCR or rapid antigen test to enter or transit Switzerland. Persons who are not vaccinated or who have not recovered still need a test to enter.

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

Everyone entering Switzerland by airplane or on long-distance bus service 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 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. 

Where to get tested for Covid-19 in Latvia 

Where to get tested for Covid-19 in Estonia 

Where to get tested for Covid-19 in Lithuania 

Please to follow this link to see the testing possibilities in Switzerland. 

More information is published on the website of the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health. For further questions please call the Infoline: +41 58 463 00 00 (daily from 6am to 11pm).

 

For Swiss travelers in the Baltic countries

For Swiss travelers to the Baltics, country specific restrictions apply. Please see the actual regulations in the respective countries here: Latvia, LithuaniaEstonia

In case a negative Covid-19 test is required to enter a country, please follow this link to see testing possibilities in Switzerland. 

Follow the website of the Regional Consular Center in Stockholm and register your trip in the Travel Admin application in your smart phones. This would help the Swiss authorities to be in touch with you.

Observe the rules set up by the local authorities of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia:

Ministry of Health of the Republic of Latvia

Ministry of Health in Lithuania

Estonia's Covid-19 crisis webpage

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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

 

Welcome

A greeting from the Ambassador

Switzerland and Latvia

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

News

Local and international news

Services

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

Partners

List of partners supporting our projects.

Regional Consular Centre of the Embassy of Switzerland in Sweden renders consular services for the Baltic states

Consular services for Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia are handled at the Regional Consular Centre of the Embassy of Switzerland in Stockholm, Sweden. 

Please find the contact information for the Regional Consular Center in the info-box on the right hand side of this webpage. 

Most of the consular services available to the Swiss diaspora in the Baltic countries are available by correspondence, thanks to the well-developed range of services. The consular centre in Stockholm provides the few remaining services that require a personal visit, such as registering biometric data for identity documents.

To minimise the cost to the person concerned, identity documents can be processed at any Swiss representation offering consular services or a cantonal passport office in Switzerland.

In addition, the FDFA has permanently expanded its online support. Please do not hesitate to contact the Consular Directorate's helpline in Bern for more information on +41-800-24-7-365 (available 24 hours every day of the year).