Embassy of Switzerland in Bolivia

Embassy of Switzerland in Bolivia
Embassy of Switzerland in Bolivia © 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


Embassy Services

The embassy continues to operate, but communications are via email lapaz@eda.admin.ch or by phone +591 2 275 10 01.

Mail delivery hours are from 08:30 to 12:15.

Service to the public only by appointment.

  • Schengen Visa

Schengen visas (travel to Switzerland) are issued by the Spanish Embassy in La Paz or the Spanish Consulate General in Santa Cruz. Residents of Bolivia can make an appointment at the Centro de Visados - BLS INTERNATIONAL in La Paz or in Santa Cruz.

For all questions regarding Schengen visas, processing time, fees etc. please contact BLS INTERNATIONAL, the Spanish Embassy or the Spanish Consulate General.

Visa applications can also be submitted in person at the Swiss Embassy in Lima (by appointment).

Entry requirements for Switzerland

As of 2 May 2022, the Federal Council lifts the current restrictions for all countries without distinction. From this date, the normal conditions apply for people wishing to enter Switzerland from Bolivia (Bolivian citizens need a Schengen visa to enter Switzerland).

If entry into Switzerland is via another Schengen airport, we recommend that you enquire at this representation about any restrictions. It is the traveller's responsibility to find out about possible restrictions in transit and/or pre-arrival countries as well as the airline's conditions on board. Please contact the respective representative and the respective airline.                                                   

Further information on the requirements for entry into Switzerland can be found on the website of the State Secretariat for Migration (SEM).

Please note that as of 02 May 2022, a Covid certificate is no longer required. You can find more information on the website of the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH).

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Embassy recommends that the Swiss community in Bolivia follow the guidelines and recommendations of the local authorities for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19. 

In Switzerland, the Federal Office of Public Health is the competent body and provides constant information on the situation in our country on its website.

Useful contacts 

Welcome message

A greeting from the Ambassador

Job vacancies

Local job vacancies and admission requirements for internship programmes


Switzeland's projects searchable by date or theme


List of partners supporting our projects.

Detailed information can be found on the Spanish page.