13.02.2024 – developments in the region

The Embassy of Switzerland to Lebanon and Syria monitors closely the developments in the region.

The development of the situation is uncertain. Tensions are high and a significant deterioration of the security situation in Lebanon can occur at any time. Therefore, tourist and non-essential travel to Lebanon are not advised.

For Swiss citizens: Please observe the FDFA's travel advice (in German, French and Italian) and also inform yourself independently about the current situation and follow the instructions of the local authorities. The decision to leave a crisis region is an individual decision. It is made voluntarily, at your own risk and at your own expense. If you decide to leave the country, use available commercial transportation. Individual airlines have reduced or suspended their flights to Lebanon, information can be obtained from the airlines.

The Swiss Embassy in Beirut is open and continues to provide its usual services and assistance. However, in the event of a deterioration of the situation, the Swiss Embassy in Beirut has only limited capacity to provide services or emergency assistance.

In order to ensure communication, it is important that you keep your contact and travel data up-to-date on Travel Admin App or at the Swiss representation where you are registered. In case of emergency, please contact the FDFA helpline: Tel. +41 800 24 7 365 or 0 800 24 7 365. 

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Visa und Einreise in die Schweiz

Die zuständige Aussenstelle informiert Sie über die Visabestimmungen und darüber, wie Sie einen Visa-Antrag einreichen. Sie erhalten weitere Angaben zur Einreise und zum Aufenthalt in der Schweiz.

Visa und Einreise in die Schweiz

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Dienstleistungen

Vom Ausstellen eines Passes bis zu Zivilstandangelegenheiten – die Aussenstellen des EDA bieten Schweizer Staatsangehörigen im Ausland zahlreiche Dienstleistungen.

Dienstleistungen

Online desk FDFA

Online-Schalter EDA

Vom Ausland aus konsularische Dienstleistungen online in Anspruch nehmen.

Online-Schalter EDA

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Visa & entry to Switzerland

The responsible Swiss representation provides information on visa requirements and how to submit a visa application. You will also be given more details about travelling to and staying in Switzerland.

Visa & entry to Switzerland

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Services

From issuing passports to matters concerning civil status, all FDFA external representations offer a variety of services to Swiss citizens living abroad.

Services

Online desk FDFA

Online desk FDFA

Using the FDFA’s online consular services while abroad.

Online desk FDFA

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Living in Lebanon

You will receive information on emigration, staying in the country, and everything you need to know about returning to Switzerland.

Living in Lebanon

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Switzerland and Lebanon

Here you will find an overview of Switzerland's commitment to diplomacy, education, culture and the economy in the country.

Switzerland and Lebanon

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International Cooperation

The responsible representations implement the strategic goals of Switzerland's international cooperation and carry out related projects.

International Cooperation