Consulate General of Switzerland in Hong Kong
Entry to Switzerland
As of 04.12.2021, 0:00h CET, Switzerland has lifted entry restrictions and quarantine regulations for Hong Kong residents. Regular visa conditions for Hong Kong and Macao residents apply.
To see what rules apply to your own particular situation when entering Switzerland, consult the online Travelcheck.
Please make an appointment with VFS Global to submit your visa C or national visa D application at our representation. We thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience.
Switzerland has decided to end the special COVID-19 related situation on 30 March 2022. You can therefore enter Switzerland without any further pandemic-related measures. Masks and COVID certificates are no longer required to enter shops, restaurants, cultural venues and other public settings and events.
If you have further questions regarding visa matters please contact us via: email@example.com
In case of emergency, Consular services (not for visas) remain also available outside office hours:
- Non-Hong Kong residents aged 12 or above on the day of arrival in Hong Kong must fulfilled vaccination requirement;
- Persons aged three or above on the day of arrival in Hong Kong must undergo either a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) conducted within 24 hours or PCR-based nucleic acid test conducted within 48 hours prior to the scheduled time of departure and obtain a negative test result;
- Inbound persons must retain the photo showing the negative RAT result or the negative PCR test report for 90 days. Travelers may voluntarily declare the result of RAT by completing the form available at the following link.
Entry to Hong Kong
Recognized vaccination record: If you have been vaccinated in Switzerland, the Swiss COVID-19 certificate (on paper and on the COVID-19 App) is accepted in Hong Kong. If your certificate is a version without QR-code, you might transfer it to the new format. For more information, please check with the cantonal health authorities: canton’s website and the website of the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health.
Recovered persons: For travellers who were previously infected with COVID-19, they will be required to receive one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to the day of departure for Hong Kong in order to be considered as fully vaccinated.
There is no more hotel quarantine and passengers arriving in Hong Kong are no longer required to undergo mandatory nucleic acid tests (PCR) after arrival, however mask wearing is still mandatory (indoor and outdoor).
Please refer to the page of the Hong Kong government for detailed information.
The Consulate General of Switzerland in Hong Kong
This Consulate General is Switzerland’s official representation in the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau. Its activities are based on the five foreign-policy objectives defined in the Swiss Federal Constitution. The Consulate General namely undertakes endeavours in order to:
- safeguard the interest of the Swiss economy
- relieve need and poverty
- create respect for human rights and promote democracy
- promote a peaceful coexistence among people
- preserve the natural environment
The Consulate General of Switzerland acts as general mediator between this consular district and Switzerland and spreads information about Switzerland to the Chinese public and authorities. It is furthermore an important link between Swiss nationals in Hong Kong or Macau and the authorities at home in Switzerland. Functions that are carried out in Switzerland by local authorities (issuing passports, determining voting rights, registration of its citizens and more) are in this Consulate’s responsibility – as is the protection of the rights and interests of Swiss nationals in the event of an accident, arrest or other emergency situation.
The Consulate General of Switzerland in Hong Kong currently employs a staff of 10 persons. It is headed by Mr Rolf Frei.
Please note that once the typhoon signal #8 (or higher) is hoisted, the Consulate General of Switzerland remains closed.
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