The Swiss Federal Council decided, that entry into Switzerland is generally prohibited (with only few exceptions ). This means, if you are holding a Schengen visa, you are not allowed to enter Switzerland. If you are holding a valid Swiss National visa type D, you are still allowed to enter.
The visa section now processes visa applications for National visa type D. Until further notice, no Schengen visa applications will be processed and no Schengen visa type C will be issued. This is also valid for unmarried couples and unregistered partnerships, where one of the partners living in Switzerland and the other partner is of a third country, as the timely departure from Switzerland is not guaranteed at the moment. There are currently no commercial flights back to India.
The Swiss Government has decided to temporarily increase the service fee for Visa applications in Visa Application Centers (VAC) of External Service Providers (ESP) due to supplementary expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Health-related measures are issued by the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH). For information on such measures, please consult the homepage of the FOPH directly: Recommendations for travelers.
For additional information, please consult the webpage of the State Secretariat for Migration SEM.
Do I need to go to quarantine when I arrive in Switzerland?
YES! If you were in INDIA at any point in the 14 days before entry into Switzerland you must go into quarantine for 10 days! Report your arrival to the cantonal authority responsible.
People arriving in Switzerland from certain countries and areas are required to go into quarantine. The list of these countries and areas is regularly updated in line with the epidemiological situation. Starting from 20. August 2020 India is new on this list. A negative test result does not exempt you from the mandatory quarantine requirement. The Embassy of Switzerland in New Delhi is not able to provide further information regarding the quarantine. For more information please visit the Federal Office of Public Health FOPH.
Kindly consult the webpage of the Embassy of Switzerland, where changes and updates about Covid-19 will be published.