Embassy of Switzerland in Algeria

The embassy premises in Alger
Embassy of Switzerland in Algeria © FDFA

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

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

On 19.01.2022, the Federal Council amended the border sanitary measures, which came into force on 22.01.2022.

The 3G rule (vaccinated, recovered or tested negative) now applies to entry to Switzerland and boarding. The obligation for vaccinated and recovered persons to present a negative result of a PCR or a rapid antigen test before entering Switzerland will be lifted. In addition, the obligation to carry out a test between the fourth and seventh day after entry will be lifted and the collection of contact details (SwissPLF) will now be restricted to persons entering Switzerland by air and long-distance buses.

The Algerian vaccination certificate is not recognised by the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH). This information can be found on the following website under the paragraph: "Can I enter Switzerland with a foreign certificate?

Thus, holders of an Algerian vaccination certificate must still be able to present a negative PCR test no older than 72h at the time of boarding when entering Switzerland. For all questions and conditions relating to entering and leaving Algeria, please contact the competent authorities in Algeria or the Algerian representations in Switzerland.

In case of questions or uncertainties regarding the Swiss, or a possible recognition of an Algerian QR code, travellers must contact the Federal Office of Public Health FOPH directly. You can find all the necessary information here.

For more information, please consult our French page.

Useful numbers

Civil ambulance : 16 ou
Ambulance 16 (Alger) : 0 21 23-50-50
Ambulance CHU Mustapha-Pacha : 3016
Ambulance 25 (Constantine) : 0 31 64-12-12/ 64-13-13/ 64-14-14
Ambulance 09 (Blida) : 0 25 41-09-09
Ambulance 19 (Sétif) : 0 36 91-60-60/ 036448585
Ambulance 23 (Annaba) : 0 38 86-23-23
Ambulance 26 (Médéa) : Tel : /025793939
Ambulance 31 (Oran) : 0 41 40-31-31
Poison Control Center (Alger) : 0 21 97-98-98
SOS Ambulance Alger : 021 50 77 77
Telephone medical assistance: 115 (Numéro Vert toute wilaya)
Youth assistance and distress: 116 (Numéro Vert toute wilaya).
Ministry of Health and Population: 0 21 27-97-93


A greeting from the Ambassador

Switzerland and Algeria

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


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

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


Local and international news and events related to the country


List of partners supporting our projects.

Detailed information can be found on the French page.