Embassy of Switzerland in Israel

Travelcheck

To see what rules apply to your own particular situation when entering Switzerland, consult the online Travelcheck.

Further information can be found on the websites listed below. Due to the large number of enquiries, please refrain from contacting us by telephone regarding travel and Covid-19.

COVID-19 travel restrictions

For information in connection with the new coronavirus (COVID-19), the information and instructions of the local authorities (Israeli Ministry of Health) as well as the recommendations of the World Health Organisation (WHO) must be observed in particular. At federal level, the Federal Office of Public Health FOPH informs the population about the COVID-19 coronavirus.

The FDFA asks all travelers abroad to register their journey and place of stay on the Travel Admin App to ensure that the representation can contact you.

Travelling to Switzerland

Due to COVID-19, the Swiss government has imposed entry restrictions on travelers from certain countries and territories.

As of Monday, 13 September 2021, Israel and other countries will once again be on the list of Corona risk countries of the State Secretariat for Migration (SEM).

According to this list, non-vaccinated third-country nationals may only enter Switzerland in a situation of utmost necessity (case of hardship).

However, persons coming from a country at risk may still enter Switzerland if they can prove that they have been vaccinated with a recognised vaccine.

Who can enter Switzerland?

What are the requirements to enter Switzerland?

Who needs to go into quarantine upon arrival in Switzerland?

Travelling to Israel

Due to the global COVID-19 situation, travelers without Israeli citizenship or residence in Israel are not allowed to enter Israel. Exceptions are possible under certain conditions. (see website of the Israeli migration authorities).

The Israeli Ministry of Health provides information on its website about the currently applicable entry and quarantine regulations.

Please note that according to information from the Israeli Ministry of Health, travellers from Switzerland will have to go into quarantine immediately after their arrival in Israel from 16 August 2021.

The Israeli Ministry of Health hotline +972 (0)8-6241010 is available for questions regarding the new coronavirus.

For information on the availability of flights to and from Israel, we refer you to the website of the Israel Airports Authority

Embassy Tel Aviv © FDFA
Embassy Tel Aviv © 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 and financial affairs, legal arrangements, science, education and culture. 

The tasks of the embassy

Welcome message

A greeting from the Ambassador

Switzerland and Israel

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

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

News

Local and international news and events related to the country