Embassy of Switzerland in Bulgaria

Embassy of Switzerland in Sofia
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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

NEW: BULGARIA COVID -19

From January 29 to April 30, all passengers arriving in Bulgaria must present a negative PCR test for Covid-19, done no more than 72 hours before arriving in the country.

The document must contain the names of the person according to the document for identity with which he travels, data on the laboratory that performed the study (name, address or other contact details), date on which it was made, written in Latin method (PCR) and negative result (Negative), allowing interpretation of the document.

New order 01-50 / 26.01.2021 (PDF, 215.7 kB)

26/01/2021 - Epidemic situation in Bulgaria until April 30, 2021

The Minister of Health of the Republic of Bulgaria issued an order, which will remain in force during the epidemic situation in the country in force as of 14 May 2020 and decreed by the Bulgarian government to be in effect until April 30, 2021.

From February 1, visits to cinemas are allowed, provided that no more than 30 per cent of capacity is used and physical distancing is observed.

Also from February 1, gyms may re-open, provided that no more than 50 per cent of the capacity of the premises is used.

Restaurants and bars remain closed until March 1, although deliveries and takeaways for the home or office are allowed.  From March 1 restaurants and coffees may open.

From February 1, shopping malls and shopping centres may re-open.

From February 1 to April 30, everyone in enclosed public places and public transport must wear a protective face mask. The same rules applies to open public spaces, where crowding cannot be avoided.

Helmets and scarves covering the nose and mouth are not anymore allowed to use, only masks are allowed.

Coronavirus - general information for Bulgaria and Switzerland

For information related to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) kindly consult the information and directives of the local authorities
www.coronavirus.bg
www.mh.government.bg
www.mfa.bg
and the recommendations of the World Health Organization WHO

On state level, the Federal Office of Public Health of Switzerland FHPO informs in regards to the Novel Coronavirus and publishes travel advice accordingly.

The Travel Advice FDFA (in German, French and Italian) offers travelers basic information for travel preparation by informing on possible risks and certain precautions. They are to be considered as a complementary source of information.

For urgent requests, kindly contact the FDFA Helpline  (Tel. +41 800 24-7-365 / +41 58 465 33 33) or contact the Swiss representation in Sofia.

SWITZERLAND

02/11/2020 - Switzerland- Epidemic situation in the different cantons

The epidemic situation varies in the different cantons of Switzerland.
Please check the current situation in the canton before you start your journey.

29/10/2020 Switzerland - New coronavirus: Measures and ordinances

12/06/2020 - Travel to Switzerland allowed for Bulgarian citizens from 15.06.2020

From 15 June, full free movement of persons will once again apply with all EU/EFTA states and the United Kingdom.

Bulgaria will remain on the high-risk list after 15 June, which means that restrictions will continue to apply to third country nationals wishing to enter Switzerland from Bulgaria.

However, persons with rights of free movement will be allowed to enter Switzerland again from 15 June; this includes citizens of Bulgaria, their family members regardless of their nationality and third-country nationals who are posted to Switzerland for a maximum of 90 days in any year by a company based in these countries.

Further information is available on the website of The Federal council: www.admin.ch

Information on flights to Switzerland

We would like to inform you that as of  June 1st 2020 Bulgaria air and WIZZAIR will operate direct operates flights to Switzerland.

Please inquire with the airlines:

www.air.bg

www.wizzair.com

Important notice

Every Swiss citizen is responsible to make their own arrangements as per the Federal Act on Swiss Persons and Institutions Abroad (195.1).

If you decide to stay in Romania or Bulgaria, please download the “Travel Admin” app and register with your location.

Thank you for your attention.

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