Embassy of Switzerland in Ireland

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has become a worldwide pandemic. Due to the rapidly evolving situation, we recommend that you check the following government websites which give reliable information and are updated regularly.

For people living in Ireland

Please visit the Irish Department of Health webpage for information on how to protect yourself or on how to get medical advice in Ireland.

Please visit the webpage of the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health for the latest information and advice on the situation in Switzerland.

Please note that it is up to Swiss citizens living in Ireland to decide whether to leave the country or not. Please be advised that the Irish government advises against all non-essential travel overseas (including to Switzerland).

Please find more information on Coronavirus and on how to protect yourself on the website of the World Health Organization (WHO).

For travellers into Ireland (quarantine requirements)

Since 28 May 2020 all passengers arriving in Ireland (at all airports and ports) are required to self-isolate for a period of 14 days upon arrival and to complete a Public Health Passenger Locator Form to this effect. 

For Swiss travellers in Ireland and people considering travelling to Switzerland

The Swiss government advises against all non-urgent travel abroad until further notice. It recommends that Swiss travellers abroad should return to their usual place of residence (media release ), as long as this is still possible by commercial or their own personal means.

Please be aware that as the situation continues to evolve rapidly, it is possible that the entry or exit requirements of the Irish government, the Swiss government or a transit country may be adjusted at short notice.

For inquiries relating to border controls please consult the Q&A on the website of the State Secretariat for Migration (SEM). In case of urgent inquiries that are not answered by the Q&A, travellers may contact SEM directly (by email or – in the case of emergency – the helpline).

While abroad, Swiss citizens should use the Travel Admin App and register their travel data on the App or the online registration service Itineris so that the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs can inform them of any significant changes in the security situation at their place of residence.

Please visit the webpage of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (in German, French and Italian) for general travel advice abroad.

To answer your questions in relation to returning to Switzerland, please check out the section of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs “What does the FDFA advise?

Please also visit Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade webpage for the latest advice from the Irish government for travellers and visit the Irish Government’s webpage and the Irish Department of Health webpage for the latest information and advice about Coronavirus.

For people requiring consular services (passports, identity cards, visas)

In view of the current situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Regional Consular Centre in London is adapting its activities and is limiting public access to the Centre until further notice.

Consular cases continue to be dealt with, but please note that non-urgent consular business may have to be postponed. Until further notice and except in emergency situations, no new appointments will be granted for the issuing of new passports and identity cards.

Citizens in need of urgent services are kindly requested to make an appointment before coming to the Regional Consular Centre in London. You can contact us by email at london.cc@eda.admin.ch. Please specify the reason for the emergency and when you would like to come. Only visitors with an appointment will be able to enter the building.

For more information please visit the website of the Regional Consular Centre

Thank you for your understanding.

The embassy premises in Dublin
The embassy premises in Dublin © 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

 

Welcome

A greeting from the Ambassador

Newsletter

The Embassy publishes a listing of Swiss cultural events in Ireland

Switzerland and Ireland

Swiss diplomacy and engagement in the fields of education, culture and the economy

News

Local and international news and events related to the country

Message from the Regional Consular Centre London regarding Biometric Swiss Passport Application

The mobile biometric station will be next present in Dublin for a few days from 9th November 2020.

Since the introduction of the biometric passport it has been necessary for applicants to attend in person. The mobile biometric passport station permits biometric data to be recorded for the issuing of Swiss identity documents (passports and/or identity) in the Swiss Embassy in Dublin.

If you like to take advantage of this opportunity, please contact the Regional Consular Centre London to book an appointment (+44 20 7616 6000, option 2 or london.cc@eda.admin.ch).

We hope this service is of assistance to you.