Embassy of Switzerland in the United Arab Emirates

The Swiss Embassy in Abu Dhabi
The Swiss Embassy in Abu Dhabi ©FDFA

Coronavirus - Travel

Urgent Travel Information
Urgent Travel Information ©FOFH

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the current coronavirus outbreak to be a pandemic. There is a risk of infection in all regions of the world.

We continue to call on all Swiss travellers abroad to register their current whereabouts and travel plans as soon as possible on the "Travel Admin App" in order to ensure that the we can contact them. More information can be found on the following website of the FDFA.

The Swiss Federal Office of Public Health FOPH informs about current developments in Switzerland and potential entry restrictions. Travellers from the UAE and Bahrain are currently required to go into quarantine upon arrival to Switzerland.

FOPH Helpline: +41 58 463 00 00 (daily from 6am to 11pm)

Situation in the region

A repatriation flight from Dubai to Zurich took place on 5 April 2020.

A limited number of commercial flights from the UAE to Switzerland and other European countries have resumed. Bahrain can be reached via countries in the region. Please contact your airline for further information, as the situation can quickly change. 



If you are a UAE resident and currently abroad, you will find the details on the procedure for reentering the country on the following portal.

U.AE - The United Arab Emirates' Government Portal

For Bahrain we refer you to the following website:

Kingdom of Bahrain - Ministry of Interior  

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



Welcome to the website of the Embassy of Switzerland, a gateway for citizens and residents of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates

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


Contact the Swiss representation in Abu Dhabi when you want to register or unregister as a resident, when you need a new passport, have moved or wish to apply for citizenship. The entire selection of services offered can be found in the dropdown menu to the right. The contact details of the responsible Swiss representation are shown on the corresponding page. Swiss citizens who get into difficulties abroad, also can ask for advice and help from the Swiss representation in Abu Dhabi.

Visa & entry to Switzerland

Visa requirements, the filing of visa applications, forms and visa costs, and information about living in Switzerland

Job vacancies

Local job vacancies and admission requirements for internship programmes

Swiss Business Hub Middle East

The Swiss Business Hubs are the first address for Swiss SME’s looking for answers on their trade questions.