Embassy of Switzerland in Latvia

COVID-19

Travelers

For travelers to Switzerland from Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia 

As of the 26 June 2021, persons travelling to Switzerland from the Schengen area (Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia included) are no longer required to quarantine. The requirement to show proof of a negative coronavirus test will apply only to persons arriving by plane who have not been fully vaccinated or have not recovered from COVID-19. Electronic entry form is required when arriving by plane. 

To see which rules apply to your specific situation when entering Switzerland, consult the online Travelcheck

Transit through the airports in Switzerland without leaving the airport: 

* Covid-test is NOT required. 

* Electronic entry form IS required. 

Transit through Switzerland by land (car, train, bus): 

Covid-test is  NOT required.

Electronic entry form is NOT required. 

More information is available on the website of the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health FOPH.

Infoline of the FOPH for persons entering Switzerland: +41 58 464 44 88 (daily from 6am to 11pm).

 

For Swiss travelers in the Baltic countries

Travelers who are fully vaccinated or have recovered from Covid-19 are no longer required to quarantine or show a proof of a negative test results upon arrival in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. 

For other travellers, country specific restrictions apply. Please see the actual regulations in the respective countries here: Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia

In case a negative Covid-19 test is required to enter a country, please follow this link to see testing possibilities in Switzerland. 

Follow the website of the Regional Consular Center in Stockholm and register your trip in the Travel Admin application in your smart phones. This would help the Swiss authorities to be in touch with you.

Observe the rules set up by the local authorities of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia:

Ministry of Health of the Republic of Latvia

Ministry of Health in Lithuania

Estonia's Covid-19 crisis webpage

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Regional Consular Centre of the Embassy of Switzerland in Sweden renders consular services for the Baltic states

Consular services for Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia are handled at the Regional Consular Centre of the Embassy of Switzerland in Stockholm, Sweden. 

Please find the contact information for the Regional Consular Center in the info-box on the right hand side of this webpage. 

Most of the consular services available to the Swiss diaspora in the Baltic countries are available by correspondence, thanks to the well-developed range of services. The consular centre in Stockholm provides the few remaining services that require a personal visit, such as registering biometric data for identity documents.

To minimise the cost to the person concerned, identity documents can be processed at any Swiss representation offering consular services or a cantonal passport office in Switzerland.

In addition, the FDFA has permanently expanded its online support. Please do not hesitate to contact the Consular Directorate's helpline in Bern for more information on +41-800-24-7-365 (available 24 hours every day of the year).