Embassy of Switzerland in Bulgaria

Embassy of Switzerland in Sofia
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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

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
www.coronavirus.bg
www.mh.government.bg
www.mfa.bg
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.

SWITZERLAND

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:

www.air.bg

www.wizzair.com

BULGARIA

25/11/2020 - Epidemic situation in Bulgaria until January 31, 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 January 31, 2021. The order can be found here (in English):

New order 677 / 25.11.2020 - epidemic situation until 31 January 2021

22/10/2020 - Wearing of masks in outside public places in Bulgaira

As of 22 October 2020, when people gather in outside public spaces and maintaining a physical distance of 1.5 metres is not possible, they must wear a mask or another item that covers their nose and mouth (e.g. a face shield, scarf, towel, etc.). Exceptions to this are clients at dining and drinking establishments; those exercising indoors and outdoors; participants in conferences, congresses, etc. when delivering speeches; and hosts and guests in TV programmes. Children up to the age of 6 are also exempt from this measure.

Entry and transit through the territory of Bulgaria

EU -Citizens and citizens from the Schengen countries, coming from Switzerland, may enter Bulgaria without being put in quarantine

For more information consult our informal translation into English:

Order 341 (PDF, 384.0 kB)

Important notice

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.

Welcome

A greeting from the Ambassador

Switzerland and Bulgaria

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

Swiss Contribution Office Sofia

Coordinates funding and projects on the ground

News

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