Embassy of Switzerland in Belgium

Coronavirus - COVID-19

The Embassy of Switzerland in Belgium will be closed to the public until further notice.

Swiss citizens in emergency situations can contact the Regional consular center Benelux, preferably by email: benelux@eda.admin.ch (phone: +31 70 364 28 31 / +31 70 364 28 32). Outside office hours please contact the following number: +41 800 24 7 365.

Travellers from Switzerland: The Federal Council calls Swiss travellers to return to Switzerland quickly (for further information). In order to better support those who are still blocked abroad, they should register on the « Travel Admin App » of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.

Based on the latest information, it is assumed that air traffic to Switzerland from Belgium will be massively reduced and possibly discontinued. If you are currently in Belgium and wish to depart, please contact your travel agent or travel company to find a solution for your return to Switzerland as soon as possible.Please inform yourself about still operating flight connections directly with the airlines or via the following links (without guarantee):

Departures Brussels
Departures Charleroi

In Belgium, for information related to the Coronavirus - COVID-19 kindly consult the information and directives of the local authorities

www.info-coronavirus.be
www.premier.be
www.ibz.be 

and the recommendations of the World Health Organisation WHO.

In Switzerland, the Federal Office of Public Health of Switzerland FOPH informs the population in regards to the Novel Coronavirus and publishes travel advice accordingly.

The Federal Council declares the situation as ‘extraordinary situation’ and introduced more stringent measures at an extraordinary meeting on 16 March 2020. All shops, restaurants, bars and entertainment and leisure facilities will remain closed until 19 April 2020. Food stores and healthcare institutions are not affected by the new ruling.

The Federal Council has decided, following its closure of the borders with Italy, Germany, Austria and France, to impose controls on travel from Spain and all third countries outside the Schengen area and to ban entry from these countries, subject to certain exceptions. From now on, entry from these countries will only be possible for Swiss citizens, persons holding a residence permit for Switzerland and persons who have to enter Switzerland for specific reasons. Persons transiting Switzerland and goods traffic will continue to be allowed with specific notifications. Lastly, people will also be able to enter Switzerland in emergency situations.

Press release Federal Council 16 march 2020

 

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

A greeting from the Ambassador

Switzerland and Belgium

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

Services

Contact the Benelux Regional Center for Consular Affairs at The Hague 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

Academic internships

The Embassy of Switzerland in Brussels regularly offers internships of 5 to 6 months (de/fr)