Embassy of Switzerland in Kenya

COVID-19

Travelers arriving from Switzerland entering Kenya by air:

Please see the relevant web page of the KCAA "Kenya Civil Aviation Authority".

Covid-19: Regulations for air travelers entering Switzerland as of 26 June 2021:

On June 23, 2021, the Federal Council decided to lift the entry restrictions for persons from third countries who are fully vaccinated.

For vaccinated third-country nationals, the regular entry requirements will apply again from June 26, 2021. Children under 18 years of age who cannot be vaccinated due to their age may enter with their vaccinated companions (parents, siblings, grandparents or other caregivers).

Entry restrictions continue to apply to foreign nationals who are not vaccinated and are without rights of free movement, entering from risk countries or regions and who do not belong to any of the exceptional categories of the Covid-19 Regulation 3.

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

Information regarding Covid-19 vaccinations for Swiss citizen living abroad:

Please consult the information on the web page of the Organization of the Swiss Abroad for further reference.

Information on Swiss COVID-Certificate: here

New Embassy Building Nairobi
New Embassy Building Nairobi © FDFA

As the official representation of Switzerland, the Embassy covers all matters concerning diplomatic relations between Switzerland and Kenya, as well as Switzerland and Burundi, Rwanda, Somalia and Uganda. It represents Swiss interests in the areas of political, economic and financial affairs, science, education and culture. It delivers consular services to citizens of Switzerland and other countries. It implements the cooperation strategy for the Horn of Africa. 

In order to fulfill these tasks, the Embassy operates in four Divisions. Find out more about the work of each one of them.  

Welcome

A greeting from Ambassador Valentin Zellweger

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