Information about travel to Switzerland related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Starting March 19, 2020, Switzerland temporarily stopped accepting visa applications and issuing Schengen and national visas.
The visa services will resume and/or have resumed as follows:
Beginning May 11, 2020:
National type D visas for family reunification for family members of Swiss, EU and EFTA citizens /Work visas
Beginning June 8, 2020:
National type D visas for studies (over 90 days) and family reunification for family members of all nationalities
Beginning July 20, 2020:
Schengen visa applications can be submitted again. Please apply and book your appointment online www.swiss-visa.ch and follow instructions on Tokyo Visa Desk.
Travelers from Japan entering Switzerland directly, do not have to undergo quarantine in Switzerland.
Please note, that the entry-ban issued by the Japanese authority is still in place for foreigners living in Japan. Meaning if you leave Japan after 2nd of April you are not able to return to Japan.
For further information please consult the State Secretariat for Migration SEM - COVID19-Ordinance 3 or the website of the Q&A - SEM
Please note that the airlines themselves decide on the conditions on which they carry passengers. Please ask the airline concerned about the conditions that they apply.
Starting July 6, 2020, travelers from specific countries have to go into quarantine when entering Switzerland. For further information, please consult the website of the Federal Office of Public Health FOPH