Consulate General of Switzerland in Milano

In the light of the current situation, the Consulate General has adapted its activities and remains accessible every working day by telephone or e-mail but access to the offices is allowed by appointment only on Mondays and Tuesdays from 09:00 to 17:00.

Please book your appointment promptly on +39(0)2 77 79 161 or by email at

Please consult the Order of the Italian Minister of Health for the restrictions in force in Lombardy. Currently, appointments at our representation are fixed only in case of proven necessity.


Information for travellers to Switzerland 

From 15 June, border controls at all land and air borders between Switzerland and the other Schengen states will be lifted. From then, normal entry requirements will apply again:

  • to all citizens of a Schengen state
  • to persons with rights of free movement
  • to third-country nationals who do not require a visa who are already legally resident in the Schengen area
  • to third-country nationals who require a visa who are already legally resident in the Schengen area because they hold a Schengen residence document. 

Current situation in Switzerland 

Transit in Switzerland

Mandatory quarantine: list of countries and areas

Mandatory quarantine for persons arriving from Veneto as of 14.12.2020 and from Emilia Romagna and Friuli-Venezia Giulia as of 01.02.2021

Entry to Switzerland - State Secretariat for Migration SEM

Information for travellers to Italy 

Travel advice for Italy by the FDFA (French) 

Re-open EU - Italy - information from the European Union about the re-opening of Europe

Entry to Italy
As of July 9, all persons travelling to Italy from any foreign location are required to provide a self-declaration if they are stopped for checks. We recommend to check on the Region’s website for information about further local restrictions for persons coming from outside of Italy.

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions published by the Italian Government  

Certificate of life OASI
Swiss citizens
: Due to the pandemic COVID-19, the Central Compensation Office (CCO) in Geneva will exceptionally accept the certificate of life to be filled out and signed by the social security holder himself/herself until 30.04.2021. The certificate can then be sent with a scan of a valid identity card or passport directly to the CCO by e-mail at the following address:

Swiss Centre in Piazza Cavour
Swiss Consulate in Milan © FDFA

The Consulate General of Switzerland is located in the Swiss Center, overlooking Piazza Cavour in the heart of Milan. The Center, designed by the Swiss architect Armin Meili, was inaugurated in 1952. The place of Milan, together with that of Paris, is the oldest permanent site in Switzerland, opened after the creation of the Helvetic Republic in 1798.

Detailed information can be found on the Italian page.


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Swiss Business Hub Italy

The Swiss Business Hub supports small and medium-sized enterprises from Switzerland and Liechtenstein in Italy and is the key contact point for internationalization.

Passport and identity card

Information on issuing a passport, an identity card or a provisional passport, and on the management of loss or theft

Visa – Entry to and residence in Switzerland

Information on requirements to enter Switzerland and to take residence, procedure to submit an entry visa application, visa application form and fees


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Warning of false job advertisements

We hereby inform you about attempts of fraud in connection with non-existent job advertisements in Switzerland. These are apparently serious job advertisements, which mostly concern jobs in very well-known luxury hotels based in Switzerland.

The following e-mail address is often given as a reference:

Interviews are not arranged, but a copy of an identity card is requested first, followed by the inevitable payment of an initial sum, which is then followed by a further request for the transfer of a more substantial sum. It is also noticeable that the notifications are often formulated in flawed Italian.