Embassy of Switzerland in Sri Lanka

Embassy of Switzerland in Sri Lanka
Embassy of Switzerland in Sri Lanka © 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, financial and legal affairs, as well as science, education and culture.

The tasks of the embassy

The Covid-19 Pandemic induced a change in the Embassy’s working protocols, which impacts our services to the public. As a consequence delays can be expected in the delivery of our guaranteed services. We apologize for any inconveniences.

The Embassy also had to take protective measures for close contact services. As such the Embassy currently only receives clients with urgent matters at the counter and only by appointment. For all service requests and appointments, please contact the Embassy by email. In case of an emergency outside the opening hours, you can contact the Helpline of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA around the clock.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Swiss Travelers in Sri Lanka and the Maldives should register on TravelAdmin. The data collected will facilitate the evaluation of the presence of Swiss citizens in the respective countries.

Please regularly consult the travel advice of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA.

All Swiss citizens in Sri Lanka and the Maldives are advised to follow the instructions and recommendations of the respective local authorities.

Should you plan to travel out of Sri Lanka or the Maldives, please contact the airlines directly. Also, please visit the following webpages regularly for updates on flights:

www.caa.lk (Sri Lankan Civil Aviation Authorities)

www.sltda.gov.lk (Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority)

www.caa.gov.mv (Maldivian Civil Aviation Authorities)

www.iata.com (International Air Traffic Association)  

If you have further questions, please direct your inquiry to colombo@eda.admin.ch . Further, you may also contact the Helpline of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (Tel. +41 800 24-7-365 / +41 58 465 33 33). In an emergency, the FDFA Helpline can be contacted around the clock.

For health related questions or needs, please consult with your physician, hospital and the local authorities. For Swiss sources, you may consult information of the Federal Office of Public Health FHPO. The FHPO has a hotline, available 24/7, for your questions: +41 58 463 00 00.


Sri Lanka

For regular updates on the situation in Sri Lanka related to Covid-19, you can go to the following webpage: 

Health Promotion Bureau Sri Lanka

Travel to Sri Lanka

 

Maldives

For regular updates on the situation in the Maldives related to Covid-19, you can go to the following webpage:

Ministry of Health Maldives

Ministry of Tourism Maldives

What does the FDFA advise?

Many Swiss nationals travelling abroad - during a pandemic - ask the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA for recommendations and advice: questions and answers.

Covid-19 vaccination for Swiss citizens living abroad

For the Swiss citizens abroad, the vaccination strategy of their country of residence applies, i.e. any vaccinations are carried out at their place of residence abroad in accordance with the regulations of their country of residence.

Information on the Covid vaccination for Swiss citizens living abroad can be found on the website of the Organisation of the Swiss Abroad OSA.

In Switzerland, the Federal Office of Public Health FHPO informs the public regarding COVID-19.

The Government of Liechtenstein informs regarding the COVID-19 situation in Liechtenstein.

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