Embassy of Switzerland in Chile

New Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Swiss Embassy in Santiago de Chile is closely monitoring the evolution of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In order to contain the spread, the Chilean government is keeping its land, sea and air borders closed. The only exception, the air border at Arturo Merino Airport in Santiago is open. For entry requirements, please refer to the following link: Arturo Merino Benítez Airport

Entry to Switzerland

On June 23, 2021, the Federal Council decided to lift the entry restrictions for persons from third countries who are vaccinated.

For vaccinated third-country nationals, the regular entry requirements will apply again from June 26, 2021.

Entry restrictions continue to apply to foreign nationals who are not vaccinated and are without rights of free movement, entering from risk countries or regions and who do not belong to any of the exceptional categories of the Covid 19 Regulation 3.

If you have to travel to Switzerland and need to check your status, you can do so with the help of the Travelcheck online platform made available by the Swiss government. 

For additional information, please consult the webpage of the State Secretariat for Migration (SEM).

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic there are special rules for people entering Switzerland. Please refer to the information of the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH).

The building of the Embassy in Santiago
Swiss Embassy in Chile © 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.

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Visa & entry to Switzerland

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