Consulate General of Switzerland in Bengaluru

Building of the Consulate General and swissnex India in Bengaluru
Consulate General of Switzerland in Bengaluru © FDFA

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

Government of India has allowed resumption of regular international flights from 27th March 2022. Please check directly with the respective airline for the latest schedules and operations. All domestic flights in India will also resume operations without restriction. Please consult the website of the Ministry of Civil Aviation for more information.

Swiss International Airlines have resumed direct flights to Switzerland from Delhi and Mumbai. For more details please contact the airline directly.

Swiss:   www.swiss.com                                                                                                          1800-102-5838

Effective from 02.05.2022, India is no longer considered a high-risk country and all entry restrictions have been lifted by Switzerland.

The normal entry requirements (as before the pandemic) will apply again to any person entering Switzerland. 

RTPCR Test: To enter Switzerland an RT-PCR test is not required. However, most of the airlines do require the RT-PCR test. Please check with the airlines accordingly.

Transit to Switzerland: If you don’t have a nonstop flight to Switzerland, transit through other countries might be restricted. Please check with the authorities of concerned countries.

Travelling from Switzerland to another Schengen State: Visiting other Schengen countries internally from Switzerland might be restricted. Please check with the authorities of concerned countries.

For more information, kindly refer to the pages of the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) and State Secretariat for Migration (SEM)

The Embassy of Switzerland in New Delhi is currently accepting all visa categories for persons arriving from third countries. Booking of appointment is mandatory for all applications. VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd. is operational and accepting visa applications at the Centers in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai, Cochin and Hyderabad.

For Swiss Citizens

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 visit: indianfrro.gov.in

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 / Fchapter 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"

Helpline FDFA:
+41 800 247 365
+41 58 465 33 33
helpline@eda.admin.ch

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