Embassy of Switzerland in Kenya

New Embassy Building Nairobi
New Embassy Building Nairobi © FDFA

As the official representation of Switzerland, the Embassy covers all matters concerning diplomatic relations between Switzerland and Kenya, as well as Switzerland and Burundi, Rwanda, Somalia and Uganda. It represents Swiss interests in the areas of political, economic and financial affairs, science, education and culture. It delivers consular services to citizens of Switzerland and other countries. It implements the cooperation strategy for the Horn of Africa. 

In order to fulfill these tasks, the Embassy operates in four Divisions. Find out more about the work of each one of them.  

Important Current Information on the Situation in Kenya

  • The Embassy of Switzerland in Nairobi is closely following the development of the situation in Kenya and in Nairobi in particular. Its development is currently uncertain. Tensions remain high.
  • We recommend that you regularly consult the FDFA's travel advice for Kenya and obtain information locally and via the media.
  • Avoid demonstrations and large gatherings of people. Follow the instructions of the local authorities and be aware of your surroundings.
  • Keep a low profile and carry proper identification, including a Swiss passport (or a copy) with a valid Kenyan visa.
  • Inform friends and family about your safety and review your personal safety plans.
  • We encourage Swiss travelers to download the federal TravelAdmin app and register their trip to Kenya there. This way, our representation can contact you if necessary.
  • If necessary, you can contact the FDFA helpline: +41 800 24 7 365 or 0 800 24 7 365.

As a result of the armed conflict in Sudan, the Swiss Embassy in Khartoum remains closed.

As of 1 July 2023, the Swiss Embassy in Nairobi (Kenya) will temporarily take over consular services (Swiss abroad, entry and residence visas, preparation of marriage in Switzerland, etc.) for applicants living in Eritrea and Sudan. Therefore, persons from Sudan and Eritrea who wish to avail themselves for Swiss consular services, are requested to contact the Swiss Embassy in Nairobi as of this date. 

For visa inquires for persons from Sudan and Eritrea, kindly email: nairobi.khartoum@eda.admin.ch


A greeting from Ambassador Valentin Zellweger


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