Given the current circumstances, our operational capacity is limited. In order to maintain social distancing please limit your visits to the Embassy to appointments that have been approved.
Traveling to Switzerland
Swiss citizens must hold a valid Swiss passport to enter Switzerland from Canada.
By decision of the Federal Council, dated March 18, 2020, Switzerland is no longer issuing visas, neither Schengen nor national. This regulation applies until June 15, 2020.
Persons wishing to enter Switzerland from all other EU/EFTA states or third countries remain subject to strict entry restrictions, with certain exceptions.
For additional information, please consult the webpage of the State Secretariat for Migration: FAQ entry restrictions
What does the FDFA advise
Traveling to Canada
For information on Canadian measures regarding the conditions of entry into Canada please visit: Government of Canada
The practical aspects of the implementation of these measures fall within the competence of the Canadian authorities.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Swiss Compensation Office (SCO) in Geneva is now accepting the life certificate, filled out and signed by the insured person. The certificate thus completed can be sent to the Embassy of Switzerland which will then forward it to the competent office in Geneva.
A scan of the life certificate (both sides) can also be sent directly to the SCO at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
In Switzerland, the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) 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.
FDFA Travel Advice
Travel Admin App
Swiss travelers abroad should register on the "Travel Admin App". Please make sure to download the application and to register your travel.
Travel Admin App
More information: Press release of the Federal Council (19.03.2020)
For urgent requests, kindly contact the FDFA Helpline (Tel. +41 800 24-7-365 / +41 58 465 33 33) or contact your representation directly.