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 Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 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.

Italy: Entry restrictions

For all those who have stayed or transited in Switzerland in the fourteen days preceding the entry into Italythe legislation stipulates the following requirements upon entry in Italy:

These provisions will remain into force until 30.07.2021.


Sardinia: Until 28.05.2021 a supplementary registration on line is compulsory for all travelers.

Entry to Italy - Ministry of Health

Entry to Italy - Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy

Information from the Prime Minister's Office concerning the yellow, orange and red areas

Travel advice for Italy by the FDFA (French)

Switzerland - Information for travellers


As of 08.02.2021, depending on the place of departure and the means of transport, it will be necessary to observe the measures describe in the chart below.

Entry to Switzerland: Exemptions for persons who are vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19

Entry to Switzerland: Exemptions for persons who are vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19

As of 31.05.2021 are exempted from the test, registration and quarantine requirements for an entry into Switzerland those who - within the last six months - have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or can provide a medical certificate proving that they have recovered from coronavirus within the past six months.


  • The administered vaccine needs to be authorized in Switzerland or by the European Medicines Agency.
  • For vaccinated persons: The six months apply from the day of the second vaccination or, where only one vaccination is required, from the day of the vaccination. The latter regards also persons who have recovered from COVID-19 and have been vaccinated with one vaccine. A certificate of vaccination must be presented.
  • For persons who have recovered from COVID-19: The six months apply from the 11th day after the positive test result.
  • Children up to 16 years are exempted from the test and quarantine requirements.

Attention: These exemptions do not apply to those who enter from a country with a worrying variant (Brazil, Canada, India, Nepal, UK).

Changes concerning entering Switzerland as of 31.05.2021


Means of transport


PCR Test**

(Are exempted children under the age of 16)           




A) airplane* YES YES NO
A) train, bus, ship NO YES NO
A) car NO NO NO
B) all means of transport YES YES YES
Vaccinated persons NO NO NO
Transit NO NO NO
*Travellers by plane are requested to contact the airline for information on boarding requirements.  
** Please refer to: Type of test and requirements the result must meet
The countries and regions are listed in A) and B) below
Changes concerning entering Switzerland as of 31.05.2021

A) All Italian Regions apart from those mentioned under B)

  • Valid proof of a negative PCR test** result for travellers by airplane (executed no more than 72 hours prior to arrival)
  • Compulsory registration online of personal data on Travellers arriving by car are exempted.

B) As of 03.06.2021: no Italian region

  • Valid proof of a negative PCR test** result  (executed no more than 72 hours prior to arrival)
  • Compulsory registration online of personal data on
  • Mandatory quarantine of 10 days
  • Report your arrival to the cantonal authority

Transit: Are exempted from the test, registration and quarantine requirements persons who enter Switzerland for the purpose of transiting the country and who intend and are able to travel on directly to another country. Therefore, a connection to other means of transport must be guaranteed or the traveler must have a private means of transport available to continue the journey. Furthermore the entry regulations of the various countries of transit and of the final destination must allow the entry. 

Further exceptions and measures on international transport exist (Art. 8 Covid-19 Ordinance).

Information regarding test and quarantine requirements from the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH)

Coronavirus: Measures and ordinances in Switzerland

Entry to Switzerland - State Secretariat for Migration SEM

Certificate of life OASI

As of 01.05.2021 the simplified procedure to obtain a certificate of life will no longer be possible. Each pension beneficiary has to return the certificate of life duly endorsed by a local authority.

Switzerland-EU Institutional Agreement

No signing of Swiss–EU institutional agreement

At its meeting on 26 May, the Federal Council undertook an overall evaluation of the outcome of the negotiations on the institutional framework agreement (InstA).

#SwissEUrelations – a first rank partnership 

The European Union is Switzerland’s most important partner by far and effective cooperation is therefore vitally important. This video presents facts and figures about the close economic and human relations between Switzerland and the European Union. #SwissEUrelations #MoreThanNeighbors

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

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

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