Consulate General of Switzerland in Milano

In the light of the current situation, the Consulate General has adapted its activities and remains accessible every working day by telephone or e-mail but access to the offices is allowed by appointment only on Mondays and Tuesdays from 09:00 to 17:00.

Please book your appointment promptly on +39(0)2 77 79 161 or by email at milano@eda.admin.ch.

Please consult the Order of the Italian Minister of Health for the restrictions in force in Lombardy. Currently, appointments at our representation are fixed only in case of proven necessity.

Switzerland - Information for travellers

COVID-19

As of 08.02.2021, depending on the place of departure and the means of transport, it will be necessary to observe the measures describe in the chart below.

Changes concerning entering Switzerland as of 22.02.2021

Countries/Regions/

Means of transport

 

PCR Test**

(Are exempted children under the age of 12)           

 

Compulsory

registration 

Quarantine
A) airplane* YES YES NO
A) train, bus, ship NO YES NO
A) car NO NO NO
B) all means of transport YES YES YES
*Travellers by plane are requested to contact the airline for information on boarding requirements.  
** Please refer to: Type of test and requirements the result must meet
The countries and regions are listed in A) and B) below
Changes concerning entering Switzerland as of 22.02.2021

A) All Italian Regions apart from those mentioned under B)

  • Valid proof of a negative PCR test** result for travellers by airplane (executed no more than 72 hours prior to arrival)
  • Compulsory registration online of personal data on swissplf.admin.ch. Travelers arriving by car are exempted.

B) Until 07.03.2021: Emilia-Romagna, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Marche, Puglia, Umbria, San Marino

  • Valid proof of a negative PCR test result  (executed no more than 72 hours prior arrival)
  • Compulsory registration online of personal data on swissplf.admin.ch
  • Mandatory quarantine

As of 08.03.2021: Abruzzo, Campania, Emilia-Romagna, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Liguria, Marche, Molise, Puglia, Toscana, Umbria, San Marino will be listed in B).

Transit: Are exempted from the quarantine and test requirements persons who enter Switzerland for the purpose of transiting the country and who intend and are able to travel on directly to another country. Therefore, a connection to other means of transport must be guaranteed or the traveler must have a private means of transport available to continue the journey. Furthermore the entry regulations of the various countries of transit and of the final destination must allow the entry. 

Further exceptions and measures on international transport exist (Art. 8 Covid-19 Ordinance).

Information regarding test and quarantine requirements from the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH)

Coronavirus: Measures and ordinances in Switzerland

Entry to Switzerland - State Secretariat for Migration SEM

A) All Italian Regions apart from those mentioned under B)

  • Valid proof of a negative PCR test result (executed no more than 72 hours prior  arrival)
  • Compulsory registration online of personal data on swissplf.admin.ch. Travelers arriving by car are exempted.

B) Veneto, Emilia-Romagna, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, San Marino

  • Valid proof of a negative PCR test result  (executed no more than 72 hours prior arrival)
  • Compulsory registration online of personal data on swissplf.admin.ch
  • Mandatory quarantine

Transit: Are exempted from the quarantine and test requirements persons who enter Switzerland for the purpose of transiting the country and who intend and are able to travel on directly to another country. Therefore, a connection to other means of transport must be guaranteed or the traveler must have a private means of transport available to continue the journey. Furthermore the entry regulations of the various countries of transit and of the final destination must allow the entry. 

Further exceptions and measures on international transport exist (Art. 8 Covid-19 Ordinance).

Information regarding test and quarantine requirements from the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH)

Coronavirus: Measures and ordinances in Switzerland

Entry to Switzerland - State Secretariat for Migration SEM

Certificate of life OASI

Swiss citizens: Due to the pandemic COVID-19, the Central Compensation Office (CCO) in Geneva will exceptionally accept the certificate of life to be filled out and signed by the social security holder himself/herself until 30.04.2021. The certificate can then be sent with a scan of a valid identity card or passport directly to the CCO by e-mail at the following address: sedmaster@zas.admin.ch

Swiss Centre in Piazza Cavour
Swiss Consulate in Milan © FDFA

The Consulate General of Switzerland is located in the Swiss Center, overlooking Piazza Cavour in the heart of Milan. The Center, designed by the Swiss architect Armin Meili, was inaugurated in 1952. The place of Milan, together with that of Paris, is the oldest permanent site in Switzerland, opened after the creation of the Helvetic Republic in 1798.

Detailed information can be found on the Italian page.

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Warning of false job advertisements

We hereby inform you about attempts of fraud in connection with non-existent job advertisements in Switzerland. These are apparently serious job advertisements, which mostly concern jobs in very well-known luxury hotels based in Switzerland.

The following e-mail address is often given as a reference: swissimmigration@consultant.com.

Interviews are not arranged, but a copy of an identity card is requested first, followed by the inevitable payment of an initial sum, which is then followed by a further request for the transfer of a more substantial sum. It is also noticeable that the notifications are often formulated in flawed Italian.