Embassy of Switzerland in Ghana
About the Embassy of Switzerland in Accra
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.
COVID certificate and vaccination for Swiss citizens living abroad
As of 20 September 2021, anyone who has been vaccinated abroad with a vaccine approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and who is resident in or travelling to Switzerland will be able to obtain a Swiss COVID certificate. You can also apply for a Swiss COVID certificate if you have received a vaccine authorized by the WHO emergency use authorization protocol abroad. The documents can be submitted electronically to each canton (either last place of residence in Switzerland or place of origin).
Please consult the relevant FOPH page for details. The Embassy will be unable to consult in this matter, as the decision is of sole authority of each canton.
On August 25th The Federal Council has decided to amend the Epidemics Ordinance. This means that Swiss citizens living abroad, and their immediate family (partners, children, parents and parents-in-law living in the same household), who do not have compulsory health insurance in Switzerland, can be vaccinated in Switzerland. The vaccination costs only will be assumed by the Confederation.
Press release by the Federal council
Important changes concerning Life Certificates for AHV/AVS as of May 1, 2021
Visits via appointment only
As of June 8th, long-term "D" student visa and family reunion applications, over 90 days, can be submitted to the Embassy by appointment only, to be requested by email: email@example.com.
For all consular affairs (passport, civil status/family reunions, legalization, etc.), please contact the Embassy by email first: firstname.lastname@example.org for detailed information and to set up an appointment.
As of July 2, 2021 Visa type C (stay up to 90 days) for fully vaccinated, recovered (with a certificate) – or hardship applications:
Please contact VFS Global for appointments to submit your application.
Long-term “D” student visa and family reunion applications (over 90 days stay) must be submitted to the Embassy by appointment only. Requests to be sent by email to email@example.com
A Schengen Visa issued by Switzerland does not guarantee entry permission to other Schengen States. Covid-19 regulations and entry requirements vary for each Schengen State. It is mandatory you verify conditions for each country you might visit before you leave your home country.
Visa: Recommendations for travelers as of 6 July 2020
Many countries, including Switzerland, are adapting their entry rules in line with the current epidemiological situation. For additional information, please consult the webpage of the State Secretariat for Migration SEM.
Important Information about COVID-19
Please follow the instructions of the Ghanaian authorities. Detailed Travel Guide issued be Ghanaian authorities
As of April 21st 2021, only test results or certificates bearing Trusted Travel or Biomars codes will be considered valid for travel out of Ghana. All travellers arriving in Ghana are to use a tool made available through the UNDP supported Global Haven Partnership (globalhaven.org) for COVID-19 PCR test result certificates. Open an account on trustedtravel.panabios.org. Please find more detailed information on this webpage: www.panabios.org.
Links and resources on entry bans, travel restrictions, visas and official recommendations.
Important notice: Swiss in Ghana, Benin and Togo
Please see important travel advice for the following countries:
For information related to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) kindly consult the information and directives of the local authorities (for Ghana Hotline tel. 055 2222 004, 055 2222 005, 050 9497 700, 027 737 14 06 and 024 078 62 63) and the recommendations of the World Health Organization WHO
In Togo: 111, +228 2222 2073 or +228 9167 4242.
In Benin: 95 36 11 07, 51 02 00 00, 51 04 00 00.
On state level, the Federal Office of Public Health of Switzerland 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.
Visa for Latvia
Schengen states have currently suspended representing each other in visa matters.
Therefore the Swiss Embassy in Accra is unable to process visa applications for Latvia until further notice.