Embassy of Switzerland in Ukraine

Embassy of Switzerland in Ukraine, Kyiv
Building of the Embassy of Switzerland in Ukraine, Kyiv © FDFA

In the service of peace, security, justice, human rights, the environment and prosperity for the people of our nations

Botschafter Claude Wild
Ambassador Claude Wild © FDFA

Dear Madam, dear Sir,

I cordially welcome you to the website of the Embassy of Switzerland in Kyiv. Our Embassy is responsible for Switzerland’s relations with Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova. Switzerland maintains a tradition of friendship and good relations with both countries and during my assignment my goal is to develop and deepen our relations even further in the service of peace, security, justice, human rights, the environment and prosperity for the people of our nations.

The Embassy of Switzerland in Kyiv is working with dedication to support Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova in shaping their future. The Embassy also assists Ukrainian, Moldovan and Swiss citizens who wish to enhance our cooperation and further develop our mutual relations. My staff and I are willing to engage with interested partners in all fields of activities of the Embassy.

On the following pages you will find information about Switzerland, as well as practical instructions concerning consular services (visa requirements, identity documents etc.) and scholarships. We present the political, economic and cultural relations between Switzerland and Ukraine and describe the bilateral agreements signed by Ukraine and Switzerland. The site also provides information and insights into our cooperation program in Ukraine.

The relations between the Republic of Moldova and Switzerland and the Swiss cooperation program in Moldova are presented on their own website,

I thank you for your visit and invite you to discover our website. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have ideas on how to improve our services, we are always ready to do better and to innovate where it is possible. You can contact us at the following address: kyiv@eda.admin.ch

Yours Sincerely,

Claude Wild

Ambassador of Switzerland to Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova

CV Ambassador Claude Wild (PDF, 255.1 kB, English)

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


Coronavirus (COVID-19)

There is a risk of infection with the coronavirus in all regions of the world.

For information relating to the new coronavirus (COVID-19), the information and instructions of local authorities (moz.gov.ua, covid19.com and mfa.gov.ua) and the recommendations of the World Health Organization WHO must be observed in particular. At the federal level, the Federal Office of Public Health FOPH informs the population about the coronavirus COVID-19.

The Federal Council recommends refraining from travelling to states and areas with a variant of concern. These states and areas are listed in section 2 of the Federal Office of Public Health's FOPH list of risk countries. Please also consult additional information on Focus on the COVID-19 virus (in German, French and Italian) page.The FDFA asks all travelers abroad to register their trip and whereabouts on Travel Admin App to ensure that the representative can contact you. Please also see the link "What does the FDFA advise?".

In order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, appointments at the consular section must be agreed by telephone +380 44 281 61 28,  kyiv@eda.admin.ch. For emergencies outside office hours, please contact the FDFA Helpline, tel. +41 800 24 7 364/ +41 58 465 33 33, helpline@eda.admin.ch. Visas: Schengen visas cannot yet be issued. For further information please visit the website of the Federal Office of Public Health.

Situation in Ukraine 


Please note that the entry requirements into Ukraine are exclusively subject to the Ukrainian authorities and may change at very short notice. Before travelling to Ukraine, please consult the Ukrainian Embassy in Bern or the website Visit Ukraine.

Quarantine measures:

The Government of Ukraine has extended quarantine measures until June 30th to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Several regions of Ukraine are classified as yellow zones. Please follow the media closely and ask the local authorities for the current rules.

Further details can be found on the websites of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Covid-19 pandemic in Ukraine.


A greeting from the Ambassador

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