Embassy of Switzerland in Kenya


Travelers arriving from Switzerland entering Kenya by air

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

Information for travellers entering Switzerland by air

As of 22 February 2021, travelers who enter Switzerland by air (aged 12 and above) have to present a negative result of a molecular biology test for SARS-CoV-2 (PCR test) carried out within the 72 hours prior to departure, or a rapid immunological Sars-CoV-2 test carried out within the 24 hours prior to departure.

More information, also regarding exceptions to this rule, are explained  under frequently asked questions at the web page of the Federal Office of Civil Aviation FOCA.

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.

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.  


A greeting from Ambassador Valentin Zellweger


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