Embassy of Switzerland in Israel


Consular Services

Given the current circumstances, the Embassy of Switzerland and its consular services are operating at a reduced schedule. Consular services will continue to be available for urgent and essential cases only. In order to follow the recommended measures of social distancing, please limit your visits to the Embassy to appointments that have been scheduled in advance.

Please contact us by e-mail to schedule your appointment: telaviv@eda.admin.ch
We are currently unable to serve walk in visitors.

Enquiries regarding visas, entry into or transit through Switzerland and mandatory quarantine regulations must be made in writing and may be addressed to: telaviv.travel@eda.admin.ch

For urgent matters outside embassy opening hours, please contact the FDFA helpline (tel. +41 800 24-7-365 / +41 58 465 33 33).

COVID-19 travel restrictions

For information in connection with the new coronavirus (COVID-19), the information and instructions of the local authorities (Israeli Ministry of Health) as well as the recommendations of the World Health Organisation (WHO) must be observed in particular. At federal level, the Federal Office of Public Health FOPH informs the population about the COVID-19 coronavirus.

The Federal Council recommends refraining from non-urgent travel abroad until further notice. For exceptions to this recommendation and further information, please consult the Focus on new coronavirus (COVID-19) page. The FDFA asks all travelers abroad to register their journey and place of stay on the Travel Admin App to ensure that the representation can contact you.


Travelling to Switzerland

Due to COVID-19, the Swiss government has imposed entry restrictions on travelers from certain countries and territories. Information on the currently applicable regulations can be found here.

Information on the current quarantine regulations in Switzerland.

Important message!

From 1 February 2021, quarantine will be compulsory for people who have been in Israel and then enter Switzerland. A negative test result or a COVID vaccination does not lift the quarantine.

Please visit the website of the Federal Office of Public Health FOPH for up-to-date information shortly before your departure date.


Travelling to Israel

Due to the global COVID-19 situation, travelers without Israeli citizenship or residence in Israel are not allowed to enter Israel. Exceptions are possible under certain conditions. (see website of the Israeli migration authorities).

The Israeli Ministry of Health provides information on its website about the currently applicable entry and quarantine regulations.

The Israeli Ministry of Health hotline +972 (0)8-6241010 is available from 08:00-21:00 (Israel Standard Time) for questions regarding the new coronavirus.

For information on the availability of flights to and from Israel, we refer you to the website of the Israel Airports Authority

Embassy Tel Aviv © FDFA
Embassy Tel Aviv © 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 and financial affairs, legal arrangements, science, education and culture. 

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