Given the current circumstances, our operational capacity is limited. In order to maintain social distancing please limit your visits to the Embassy to appointments that have been approved.
By decision of the Federal Council, dated March 18, 2020, Switzerland is no longer issuing visas, neither Schengen nor national. This regulation applies until June 15, 2020.
For additional information, please consult the webpage of the State Secretariat for Migration SEM
Information for swiss travelers
Since March 16, 2020, the Swiss federal council has been recommending that Swiss travellers abroad return to their place of residence, as long as this is still possible with commercial or private means. Otherwise they risk to remain stranded abroad.
For further information (in French): Focus nouveau coronavirus
In order to better support those who are still blocked abroad, they should register on the "Travel Admin App" of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA. This registration on the "Travel Admin App" enables the FDFA to contact the persons concerned and to provide them with information. At the same time, all those who have already returned should delete their travel registration.
For information on Canadian measures regarding the conditions of entry into Canada please visit: Government of Canada
The practical aspects of the implementation of these measures fall within the competence of the Canadian authorities.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Swiss Compensation Office (SCO) in Geneva is now accepting the life certificate, filled out and signed by the insured person. The certificate thus completed can be sent to the Embassy of Switzerland which will then forward it to the competent office in Geneva.
A scan of the life certificate (both sides) can also be sent directly to the SCO at the following email address: email@example.com
For information related to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) kindly consult the information and directives of the local authorities and the recommendations of the World Health Organisation WHO.
In Switzerland, the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) informs in regards to the Novel Coronavirus and publishes travel advice accordingly.
The Travel Advice FDFA (in German, French and Italian) offers travelers basic information for travel preparation by informing on possible risks and certain precautions. They are to be considered as a complementary source of information.
For urgent requests, kindly contact the FDFA Helpline (Tel. +41 800 24-7-365 / +41 58 465 33 33) or contact your representation directly.