Embassy of Switzerland in Sweden
Coronavirus / COVID-19
For information related to the new Coronavirus (COVID-19) kindly consult the information and directives of the Public Health Agency of Sweden and the recommendations of the World Health Organisation WHO.
The Swiss Federal Office of Public Health FOPH informs with regard to the new Coronavirus and publishes recommendations for travelers accordingly.
1. Travelling to Switzerland: quarantine of 10 days duration on travelers arriving from Sweden
From 15 June 2020, border controls at all land and air borders between Switzerland and the other Schengen states have been lifted. Normal entry requirements apply again. Detailed information on this subject is published on the website of the Swiss State Secretariat for Migration SEM.
Please be aware that from 6 July 2020 the Swiss authorities impose a quarantine of 10 days duration on travelers arriving from a number of countries including Sweden. Persons concerned have to confine themselves in quarantine at home or in a suitable accommodation (holiday home, hotel).
There is a number of exemptions: no quarantine is required e.g. for transit passengers or travelers on urgent business trips of up to 5 days duration.
The relevant ordinance is published on the website of the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health FOPH in German, French and Italian. The same website contains a FAQ on quarantine (currently available in German, French and Italian only). Infoline for people travelling to Switzerland: +41 58 464 44 88 (daily 6am to 11pm).
2. Information for Swiss nationals permanently living in Sweden
3. Information for Swiss nationals who plan a trip to Sweden
The Swiss Federal Office of Public Health currently advises against non-urgent trips to Sweden due to the current epidemiological situation.
The FDFA calls on Swiss nationals travelling abroad to register on the "Travel Admin App". Press release 19.03.2020
Numerous countries, including those you might cross on your trip to Sweden, have introduced measures at the points of entry on their territory. It is recommended to inquire before the trip at the Embassy or Consulate of the country of destination and of any transit countries about the current measures.
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.
Services and visa
All consular services and visa support for residents of the countries listed below are provided by the Regional Consular Centre Nordic and Baltic Countries in Stockholm. Information can be found on the websites concerned: