Embassy of Switzerland in Azerbaijan

Embassy of Switzerland in Baku
Embassy of Switzerland in Baku © 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

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Information for Swiss citizens

Swiss citizens travelling abroad are advised to register on the Travel Admin App of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA).

FDFA Focus Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) (de, fr, it)

"What does the FDFA advise?"

Please consult the website of the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health FOPH to be informed of the measures in place in Switzerland and sanitary requirements applicable to persons travelling to Switzerland.

Other source of important information about COVID-19 worldwide: World Health Organization WHO

You can find more information on the situation and measures in Azerbaijan on the following websites: 

The Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Website Koronavirusinfo.az

Swiss citizens wishing to visit the Embassy are kindly requested to make an appointment by e-mail or phone (see contact details on the right-hand side of the screen).

Information regarding entry into Switzerland

Entry restrictions are in place for unvaccinated travellers arriving in Switzerland from Azerbaijan. Regarding situations of special necessity in which travel can still be authorized for unvaccinated travellers, please consult the following website. Only if your situation is listed as special necessity, please contact the visa section directly: baku.visa@eda.admin.ch.

For vaccinated travellers:

Vaccination must be documented in the form of a certificate or other proof of vaccination. More information is available here.

  • To see what rules apply to your own particular situation when entering Switzerland, consult the online Travelcheck
  • On entering Switzerland, everyone aged 16 and over must be able to show the negative result of a PCR test performed no more than 72 hours prior to entry or the negative result of a rapid antigen test performed not more than 24 hours prior to entry. See chapter "Test requirement" of the Federal Office of Public Health's website.
  • Everyone entering Switzerland must present a completed entry form (rare exceptions may apply, please refer to art. 3 of the COVID-19 Ordinance on International Passenger Transport). It is important to fill out the electronic entry form on a computer or smartphone at the earliest 48 hours before the travel in order to receive a QR code by email. This code needs to be kept at hand for inspection upon arrival in Switzerland. The controlling authority can impose a fine if the entry form is not completed or if the information provided is false.
  • In Switzerland, a COVID certificate is required from everyone to access indoor areas of restaurants and bars, museums, gyms, etc. Conditions and procedure to get a COVID certificate for persons vaccinated abroad are described here.

For further information, please consult the webpage of the State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) and of the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH).

Please note: if your trip includes stops in other foreign countries, it is your responsibility to check the travel restrictions in force in those countries.

Switzerland's Online visa system

Visa customers should book a time slot online.They can submit their paper application with documentation and passport through a mandated third person (simple Power of Attorney), if the finger prints were captured less than 59 months ago and can be copied. In case copying is not possible, the customer will be invited to come in person to the visa section so that the finger prints can be captured again.

Important notice for visa customers:

Due to the high demand, there are currently no visa appointments available at this embassy within the next two weeks.

If you need to travel urgently, please contact baku.visa@eda.admin.ch and state the purpose of your visit to Switzerland.

Welcome

A greeting from the Ambassador

Job vacancies

Local job vacancies and admission requirements for internship programmes

Services

Contact the responsible Swiss representation for identity papers, civil status, registration and deregistration, matters of civil status, etc...

Visa – Entry to and residence in Switzerland

Information on requirements to enter Switzerland and to take residence, procedure to submit an entry visa application, visa application form and fees

Newsletter

The Swiss embassy publishes a newsletter containing information on culture, science and politics

Scholarships

Scholarship opportunities for foreign and Swiss students

News

Local and international news and events related to the country

Events

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