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.
Embassy of Switzerland in Bulgaria
19/02/2021 New! PCR Test and contact form by arrival to Switzerland as of 8.2.2021 until 21.02.2022. As of 22.02.2021 in addition to PCR tests, rapid antigen tests may be considered (not older than 24 hours at the time of departure).
From 8.2.2021 until 21.02.2021 all persons arriving by plane from Bulgaria must present a negative PCR test result, that is no more than 72 hours old, before boarding the plane.
As of 22.02.2021 in addition to PCR tests, rapid antigen tests, done in a laboratory, may be considered (not older than 24 hours at the time of departure).
PCR Test and Antigen test are not required for children under 12.
All persons entering Switzerland by plane, boat, bus or train must complete an online form before arrival or in paper form on arrival. Persons, arriving by car from a country or region without a high risk of infection, are not supposed to fill in a contact form.
01/02/2021 - NEW! BULGARIA COVID -19
From January 29 to April 30, all passengers arriving in Bulgaria must present a negative PCR test for Covid-19, done no more than 72 hours before arriving in the country.
The document must contain the names of the person according to the document for identity with which he travels, data on the laboratory that performed the study (name, address or other contact details), date on which it was made, written in Latin method (PCR) and negative result (Negative), allowing interpretation of the document.
An exeption to the requirement shall be allowed to Bulgarian nationals and permanent residents that are subject to self-isolation after entering the country without a negative PCR test.
They can have their quarantine lifted if they take a PCR test 24 hours after entering Bulgaria and it is negative.
26/01/2021 - Epidemic situation in Bulgaria until April 30, 2021
The Minister of Health of the Republic of Bulgaria issued an order, which will remain in force during the epidemic situation in the country in force as of 14 May 2020 and decreed by the Bulgarian government to be in effect until April 30, 2021.
From February 1, visits to cinemas are allowed, provided that no more than 30 per cent of capacity is used and physical distancing is observed.
Also from February 1, gyms may re-open, provided that no more than 50 per cent of the capacity of the premises is used.
Restaurants and bars remain closed until March 1, although deliveries and takeaways for the home or office are allowed. From March 1 restaurants and coffees may open.
From February 1, shopping malls and shopping centres may re-open.
From February 1 to April 30, everyone in enclosed public places and public transport must wear a protective face mask. The same rules applies to open public spaces, where crowding cannot be avoided.
Helmets and scarves covering the nose and mouth are not anymore allowed to use, only masks are allowed.
Coronavirus - general information for Bulgaria and Switzerland
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 Organization 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.
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.
For urgent requests, kindly contact the FDFA Helpline (Tel. +41 800 24-7-365 / +41 58 465 33 33) or contact the Swiss representation in Sofia.
02/11/2020 - Switzerland- Epidemic situation in the different cantons
The epidemic situation varies in the different cantons of Switzerland.
Please check the current situation in the canton before you start your journey.
29/10/2020 Switzerland - New coronavirus: Measures and ordinances
12/06/2020 - Travel to Switzerland allowed for Bulgarian citizens from 15.06.2020
From 15 June, full free movement of persons will once again apply with all EU/EFTA states and the United Kingdom.
Bulgaria will remain on the high-risk list after 15 June, which means that restrictions will continue to apply to third country nationals wishing to enter Switzerland from Bulgaria.
However, persons with rights of free movement will be allowed to enter Switzerland again from 15 June; this includes citizens of Bulgaria, their family members regardless of their nationality and third-country nationals who are posted to Switzerland for a maximum of 90 days in any year by a company based in these countries.
Further information is available on the website of The Federal council: www.admin.ch
Information on flights to Switzerland
We would like to inform you that as of June 1st 2020 Bulgaria air and WIZZAIR will operate direct operates flights to Switzerland.
Please inquire with the airlines:
Every Swiss citizen is responsible to make their own arrangements as per the Federal Act on Swiss Persons and Institutions Abroad (195.1).
If you decide to stay in Romania or Bulgaria, please download the “Travel Admin” app and register with your location.
Thank you for your attention.
Services and visa
All consular services and visa issues are provided by the Regional Consular Centre South-eastern Europe in Bucharest/Romania.