Consulate General of Switzerland in Istanbul

Building of the Consulate General of Switzerland in Istanbul
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CORONAVIRUS – COVID-19

For information related to Covid-19, please refer to the recommendations of the Turkish Ministry of Health.

We also recommend that you consult the following websites:

  • The Federal Office of Public Health has launched an information page on the corona virus, which is continuously updated.
  • The World Health Organization WHO also provides information on developments in COVID-19 and behavior guidelines.
  • The travel advice of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA (in German, French and Italian) provides information about possible risks and precautionary measures. However, they do not provide any information about entry requirements and specific health risks. Due to the global coronavirus epidemic, travel is not advised until further notice.
  • For urgent emergencies, the FDFA Helpline can be reached by phone on 0 800 247 365, from abroad +41 800 247 365 or +41 465 33 33

Return flight to Switzerland

We strongly recommend that all persons wishing to return to Switzerland urgently search for remaining options of return travel. Please consult the websites of the airlines for flights to the EU area and connections to Switzerland. 

Please remain active and search for return travel options on your own. 

If you manage to leave Turkey, please let us know by sending an e-mail to istanbul@eda.admin.ch.

All travelers are strongly advised to register on the FDFA Travel Admin App. The FDFA informs registered fellow citizens via SMS if a crisis should occur in the destination country.

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Helpline Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA)

The FDFA Helpline provides detailed information 365 days a year around the clock about the following FDFA services:

  • Travel advice
  • Itineris – online registration for Swiss nationals travelling abroad
  • Consular protection
  • Living abroad
  • Other consular services (services of Swiss representations in connection with passports and identity cards, registration, civil status, civil rights, notarizations, confirmations, certificates, inheritance, welfare, deposits, etc.)