Consulate General of Switzerland in Hong Kong

Central Plaza, Victoria Harbour View
Central Plaza, Victoria Harbour View © Richard Kurz

Entry to Switzerland

Important Information

As of 26 June 2021, Switzerland has lifted entry restrictions for Hong Kong and Macao residents (Press release). Regular visa conditions apply.

Visitors from Hong Kong to Switzerland will be able to enter Switzerland again, given that they can deliver proof of full Covid-19 vaccination, full recovery, or a negative PCR test result, before boarding their aircraft from Hong Kong bound for Switzerland.

Please make an appointment with VFS Global to submit your national visa D or visa C application at our representation. We thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience.

For additional information, please consult the webpage of the State Secretariat for Migration SEM and the Federal Office of Public Health FOPH and check "Documents" at the bottom of this page.

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

If you have further questions regarding visa matters please contact us via: hongkong.visa@eda.admin.ch

In case of emergency, Consular services (not for visas) remain also available outside office hours:  

Helpline FDFA:  +41 800 247 365 or  +41 58 465 33 33
helpline@eda.admin.ch

Situation in Hong Kong for travellers coming from Switzerland (PDF, 213.3 kB)

The Consulate General of Switzerland in Hong Kong

This Consulate General is Switzerland’s official representation in the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau. Its activities are based on the five foreign-policy objectives defined in the Swiss Federal Constitution. The Consulate General namely undertakes endeavours in order to:

  • safeguard the interest of the Swiss economy
  • relieve need and poverty
  • create respect for human rights and promote democracy
  • promote a peaceful coexistence among people
  • preserve the natural environment

The Consulate General of Switzerland acts as general mediator between this consular district and Switzerland and spreads information about Switzerland to the Chinese public and authorities. It is furthermore an important link between Swiss nationals in Hong Kong or Macau and the authorities at home in Switzerland. Functions that are carried out in Switzerland by local authorities (issuing passports, determining voting rights, registration of its citizens and more) are in this Consulate’s responsibility – as is the protection of the rights and interests of Swiss nationals in the event of an accident, arrest or other emergency situation.

The Consulate General of Switzerland in Hong Kong currently employs a staff of 10 persons. It is headed by Mr Rolf Frei.

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