Embassy of Switzerland in India
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 and financial affairs, legal arrangements, science, education and culture.
The corona virus pandemic (COVID-19) continues to spread around the world and the situation in India is currently very critical. The Embassy of Switzerland is constantly assessing the situation
Some airlines have suspended services to and from India. If your flight has been cancelled please check directly with the airline.
Air France: www.airfrance.com +91 12 462 33 502, 1800-4192-033
Air India: www.airindia.in/evacuation-flight.htm
British Airways: www.britishairways.com
Travelers arriving in Switzerland from certain countries and areas are required to go into mandatory home quarantine. The list of countries and areas is updated regularly. A negative COVID test result does not exempt from the mandatory quarantine requirement. Please consult the country list:
As of 08. February 2021 persons arriving in Switzerland by air must be able to show a negative PCR test result not older than 72 hours before boarding the plane.
According to the Indian Government, all international scheduled airlines operations shall remain suspended until further notice.
As per 25.05.2020, for domestic flights new regulation on the check-in procedures have been imposed in order to safeguard traveler’s health. Please check the website of the Ministry of Civil Aviation and follow the instructions given by your airline.
Travelers are advised to check on detailed procedure with the respective airline as well as on quarantine measures or special regulations of the respective Indian States/Union territories in advance. Current information can be found on the websites of the airports or of the Indian Ministry for Civil Aviation.
We ask all Swiss travelers abroad to register their details and place of stay on the "Travel Admin App". This will make it easier for us to contact them.
For extension of your Indian visa, please go to: indianfrro.gov.in
Information for Indian citizens
Kindly note that immigration into Switzerland will currently only be possible if you possess one of the following residence permits/visas (as per directive of the State Secretariat for Migration in Berne)
- Valid residence permit C, B, L or a legitimation card
- Long-term Visa type D only
- Refugee’s travel document issued by Switzerland with a permanent residence permit or a valid F permit
We recommend bringing a proof of relationship (e.g. copy of marriage certificate as well as the copy of the Swiss or European passport of your partner) or the residence permit card to the airport.
Questions and answers on entry and stay in Switzerland as well as the exceptions and suspension of visas can be found on the Homepage of the State Secretariat for Migration SEM
Indian Government information: Government of India
Vaccination against Covid-19 for Swiss abroad
In principle, Swiss abroad must comply with the vaccination policy of their host country. For logistical reasons, it is not possible for the Confederation to send vaccines used in Switzerland to its representations abroad. For more information, please consult the Covid-19 section of the Organisation of the Swiss Abroad webpage (version E / D / F) chapter Vaccination.
Please also follow the recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO), Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH), Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) travel advice "Focus Corona Virus"
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