Embassy of Switzerland in Sri Lanka
Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 16 October 2020
Swiss Travelers in Sri Lanka and the Maldives should register on TravelAdmin. The data collected will facilitate the evaluation of the presence of Swiss citizens in the respective countries.
Please regularly consult the travel advice of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA.
All Swiss citizens in Sri Lanka and the Maldives are advised to follow the instructions and recommendations of the respective local authorities.
The international airport of Colombo BIA remains closed for inbound flights. Should you plan to travel out of Sri Lanka or the Maldives, please contact the airlines directly. Also, please visit the following webpages regularly for updates on flights:
www.caa.lk (Sri Lankan Civil Aviation Authorities)
www.sltda.gov.lk (Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority)
www.caa.gov.mv (Maldivian Civil Aviation Authorities)
www.iata.com (International Air Traffic Association)
If you have further questions, please direct your inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org or call +94 (11) 269 5117. Further, you may also contact the Helpline of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (Tel. +41 800 24-7-365 / +41 58 465 33 33). In an emergency, the FDFA Helpline can be contacted around the clock.
For health related questions or needs, please consult with your physician, hospital and the local authorities. For Swiss sources, you may consult information of the Federal Office of Public Health FHPO. The FHPO has a
hotline, available 24/7, for your questions: +41 58 463 00 00.
Please note that in Sri Lanka, curfews have been imposed in several police divisions. Check with the local authorities for updates and instructions on any possible further curfews and inter-provincial travel restrictions. Until further notice, the international airport of Colombo BIA remains closed for inbound flights.
The airport in the Maldives was reopened on 15.07.2020 for tourists' arrivals. Please note that a negative PCR-test is mandatory: the sample for the PCR test must be taken not more than 96 hours prior to the scheduled time of departure from the first port of embarkation en-route to Maldives.
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.