Due to major repair work in the building where the Consulate General of Switzerland is located, our capacity to accommodate customers remains reduced throughout the summer. Consular services will continue to be available. Please note that any personal appearance is by appointment only. Appointments have to be scheduled online or by e-mail. Longer waiting times cannot be excluded and we apologize for any inconvenience.
Consulate General of Switzerland in New York
President of the Swiss Confederation Guy Parmelin: National Day 2021 greetings for the Swiss abroad
Président de la Confédération Guy Parmelin: Allocution du 1er août 2021 à l'adresse des Suisses de l'étranger
Presidente della Confederazione Guy Parmelin: Saluto del 1° agosto 2021 agli Svizzeri all'estero
Alocución del presidente Guy Parmelin dirigida a los suizos en el extranjero con motivo de la Fiesta Nacional de Suiza 2021
Information about travel to Switzerland
Effective June 26, 2021, the USA is not considered a high-risk country any more and therefore, the regular entry conditions apply.
To see what rules apply to your own particular situation when entering Switzerland please consult the online travelcheck.
All travelers arriving in Switzerland by plane must fill in the entry form (no exceptions).
If your trip to Switzerland includes transit through another foreign country, you must also check the entry restrictions of that country.
Information about QUARANTINE, ENTRY FORM, VACCINATION CERTIFICATE and negative COVID TEST
Travelers arriving in Switzerland from the USA do not have to go into quarantine (FOPH).
Mandatory for all airline passengers travelling from the USA to Switzerland:
- Electronic form for all incoming travelers (no exceptions)
- Present one of the following medical documents (if older than 16 years):
- a COVID-19 vaccination certificate stating that you were fully vaccinated within the last 12 months with an approved vaccine
- a negative COVID-19 PCR test, taken no more than 72 hours (time of specimen collection) before departure
- a positive COVID-19 test result of a test taken within the last 6 months and a COVID-19 recovery medical certificate
For further information on quarantine and COVID Test requirements, please see the website of the Federal Office of Public Health FOPH.
Information for Swiss citizens
The Federal Council recommends to avoid non-urgent foreign travel whenever possible.
Dual citizens should be aware that U.S. citizens are required by law to enter and leave the United States with a U.S. passport.
For travels to or via the United States, only the U.S. authorities can give you the necessary information. Please consult the following websites:
US Embassy in Berne
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC
For urgent requests, contact the FDFA Helpline (Tel. +41 800 24-7-365/ +41 58 465 33 33) or your Swiss representation in the USA (Washington, Atlanta, New York or San Francisco).
For information related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) consult the information and directives of the local authorities and the recommendations of the World Health Organization WHO.
In Switzerland, the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) provides information about the new coronavirus.
The Travel Advice Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland (FDFA) offers travelers basic information by informing on possible risks and certain precautions (in German, French and Italian). They are to be considered as a complementary source of information.
FDFA Travel Advice