Embassy of Switzerland in Tunisia

Embassy of Switzerland in Tunisia
Embassy of Switzerland in Tunisia ©DFAE

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.

The tasks of the embassy

Novel Coronavirus

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the counters of the Chancellery of the Swiss Embassy are only open to the public by appointment. In order to guarantee the respect of security measures and social distancing, only a limited number of people will be allowed simultaneously in the waiting room. This may result in a longer waiting time outside the Embassy, for which we apologize. Accompanying persons will in principle not be accepted. Clients are requested to wear a protective mask throughout their visit to the Embassy. For all consular matters, the Embassy can be reached at any time by e-mail tunis@eda.admin.ch or by phone +216 71 191 997, Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 12:00.

Entry to Switzerland :

The State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) has adapted Ordinance 3 COVID-19 and Tunisia is again considered a country at risk starting 03.11.2020. Entry into Switzerland is only possible in exceptional and special cases (list of exceptions).

Please note that the restrictions on entry into Switzerland do not apply to persons who are Swiss citizens, who benefit from the agreement on the free movement of persons or who are in a situation of absolute necessity. It is up to the competent border control authority to assess whether absolute necessity is proven.

In order to be able to assess whether entry and a possible visa application is possible due to a particular case, please send your written request, together with supporting documents, to the following e-mail address: tunis.visa@eda.admin.ch

Entry to Tunisia and recommendations to travellers :

The Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) informs the population of developments in the situation related to the COVID-19 coronavirus, and issues recommendations to travellers going abroad. These recommendations can be found on the FOPH's web page.
The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) also provides recommendations for travel abroad, particularly on potential risks and how to prevent them. 

The Tunisian authorities regularly update the conditions that apply to the entry into Tunisia of Swiss citizens and persons coming from Switzerland. When preparing for a possible trip to Tunisia, please regularly consult the websites of the competent authorities or contact the Tunisian Embassy in Switzerland for further information.

For more information on the measures taken by Tunisia, a hotline has been opened by the Tunisian authorities: +216 80 10 19 19. In case of symptoms, call the SAMU (Emergency medical service) at number 190.

Schengen visas for Slovakia :

Foreign spouses of Slovak citizens may re-apply for a Schengen visa at this representation on presentation of a Slovak marriage certificate. The restrictions remain in force for all other applicants and their applications cannot be processed until further notice.

Accession of the Tunisian Republic to the Apostille Convention

Starting from the 01.03.2019, Tunisian documents must be provided with an Apostille issued by a notary. Legalisation by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tunis will no longer be possible from this date.

Civil status affairs
Other legalisations 

Scams for false employment contracts in Switzerland

The Swiss Embassy in Tunisia has noted cases of scams for false employment contracts in Switzerland. In case of doubt, please contact immediately the consular service of the Embassy at the following coordinates:

Welcome

A greeting from the Ambassador

Job vacancies

Local job vacancies and admission requirements for internship programmes

Switzerland and Tunisia

Swiss diplomacy and engagement in the fields of education, culture and the economy

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

Services

Contact the responsible Swiss representation for identity papers, civil status, registration and deregistration, matters of civil status, etc...

International cooperation

Strategy, themes and projects of Swiss foreign policy and cooperation on the ground

Detailed information can be found on the French page.