Embassy of Switzerland in Iran

Foto_Botschaft_TeheranEmbassy Tehran © FDFA

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 and financial affairs, legal arrangements, science, education and culture.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation - General Information on Embassy measures

Information on Embassy measures linked to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation

The Swiss Embassy in Tehran remains open during the current COVID-19 pandemic and will serve its citizens adapted to the current conditions and in line with measures taken by the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Consequently, due to the current coronavirus situation and in order to respect the “physical distance” and the “stay at home” injunctions, operations demanding a direct close contact at the Embassy consular counters will only be available for Swiss citizens and in cases of emergency. 


Entering Switzerland

On June 23, 2021, the Federal Council decided to lift the entry restrictions for persons from third countries who are vaccinated.

For vaccinated third-country nationals, the regular entry requirements will apply again from June 26, 2021

Entry restrictions continue to apply to foreign nationals who are not vaccinated and are without rights of free movement, entering from risk countries or regions and who do not belong to any of the exceptional categories of the SEM Directive (version of 26 June 2021).

Vaccinated persons are persons who have been vaccinated with a vaccine that is licensed according to the WHO Emergency use listing and has been fully vaccinated in accordance with the requirements or recommendations of the country in which the vaccination was carried out.

For additional information, please consult the webpage of the

State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) and in particular the online Travelcheck

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic there are special rules for people entering Switzerland. Please refer to the information of the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH)


To see what rules apply to your own particular situation when entering Switzerland, consult the online Travelcheck where are also listed the recognized vaccines.

Visas for vaccinated persons are issued with a remark "vaccination certificate obligatory". Proof of vaccination with one of the above mentioned, recognized vaccines must be presented upon arrival in Switzerland/Schengen area. Otherwise, entry to Switzerland is not permitted.


Please stay in touch and consult our Webpage, Instagram page, and Twitter account; and follow updates on the website of the Federal Office for Public Health.

Should you have any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us via e-mail tehran@eda.admin.ch or call the Embassy Sunday to Thursday from 9am until 3.30pm (+98 21 2200 8333). Outside of these hours, in case of emergency, Swiss citizens can call the FDFA helpline +41 800 24-7-365 / +41 58 465 33 33 (not for visas).

We remain here for you and stay safe. 


Swiss travelers (tourists) or persons residing in Switzerland which are currently in Iran are requested to organize their return to Switzerland independently. For this, we recommend that you contact your travel agency or transport company.

Informative and without any obligation, please find the list of travel agencies with whom this Embassy cooperates in the domain of visas. Reservations can also be performed via a travel agency in Switzerland or through the internet.

Travel Admin App

The FDFA calls on all Swiss nationals travelling abroad to register on the "Travel Admin App" in order to keep up to date with the latest developments in the country of their current stay. 

Please do not forget to regularly read the Travel Advice for Iran (in German, French or Italian)

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