Embassy of Switzerland in Malaysia

The embassy premises in Kuala Lumpur
The embassy premises in Kuala Lumpur © 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.

The tasks of the embassy

Notice for Swiss citizens currently travelling in Malaysia

For those travelers who are searching for flights to return to Switzerland, our information suggests that Qatar Airways and KLM are resuming flights from Kuala Lumpur to Zurich. Please check their respective website for flight availability and booking.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Dear Madam/Sir,

Thank you for consulting our website. We hope you are well.

The Malaysian government has announced that the country is entering the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) phase starting from 10 June till 31 August. Please stay updated, cooperate and follow the instructions of individual states and national authorities.

As of 18 March, all foreigners are prohibited to enter Malaysia until 31 August 2020. For all residents and MM2H, some restrictions of movement apply.

Please find herewith a set of FAQ released by the Malaysian National Security Council.

Regarding the Covid-19 public and health related issues, kindly consult the information and directives of the local authorities as well as the recommendation of the World Health Organisation WHO.

For consular related inquiries (e.g. issues regarding passports, visas, authentication of documents etc), please contact the Regional Consulate Centre in Bangkok, Thailand at +66 2674 6900.

Please also note that on 16 March 2020, the Swiss government (Federal Council) called on Swiss travellers to return to Switzerland. Swiss tourists are recommended to contact the airline for information concerning the return journey to Switzerland.

If you are Swiss and travelling abroad, register now on the "Travel Admin App". If you are already back in Switzerland or if your travel dates have changed, it would be very helpful to us if you could update them. Please update your travel dates! This way, the Regional consular center Bangkok can better assist you on your return journey. Thank you very much for your cooperation! App available with IOS and Android.

For information and updates of recommendations in regards to the Novel Coronavirus, please refer to the Federal Office of Public Health of Switzerland (FHPO).

For any other emergencies, please contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland EDA Helpline  at +41 800 247 365.

The Embassy wishes you and your loved ones to stay safe and healthy during this period.

VAT Tax claims

The Consular Section of the Embassy of Switzerland in Kuala Lumpur has been moved to the Regional Consular Centre Bangkok, Thailand. Therefore, the Embassy of Switzerland in Kuala Lumpur is no longer recognised as office abroad to confirm the exportation in tourist traffic for shop sales ("tax-free for tourists").


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