The Embassy is closed on the following dates:
- 05.05.2021 (Wednesday)
- 13.05.2021 (Thursday)
- 19.05.2021 (Wednesday)
- 24.05.2021 (Monday)
The Embassy is closed on the following dates:
Given the current circumstances and in order to follow the recommended measures of social distancing, please contact us to schedule your appointment in advance.
All consular services will continue to be available.
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.
The opening of the new Embassy building in 2019 was a moment of genuine joy, a celebration we shall always remember! In order to commemorate the first anniversary of these events, we would like to share with you a short video on this very special year.
The year 2020 was an unusual year for all of us. Please find the letter from the Ambassador, Dr. Linus von Castelmur to the Swiss community in the Republic of Korea.
From 20 July 2020, the Republic of Korea has been removed from the list of high-risk countries. Normal entry requirements apply to any persons entering Switzerland directly from the Republic of Korea.
Several airlines are flying directly to Europe. Please note that there are no direct flights to Switzerland from South Korea.
Please find the list of countries subject to normal requirements for entering Switzerland.
For additional information, please consult the webpage of the State Secretariat for Migration SEM.
People arriving in Swtizerland from certain countries and areas will be required to go into quarantine (entry into force 06.07.2020 00h00 CET)
Negative PCR Test result issued within 72 hours of arrival is required to enter Switzerland by air (entry into force 8.2.2021 00h00 CET)
All persons arriving by air even from a country that is not considered high risk must be able to show a negative PCR test result before boarding the plane. The test result must be issued either in English or in a Swiss national language.
Electronic Entry Form to be completed before arrival (entry into force 08.02.2021 00h00 CET)
Fill out the form before your entry to Switzerland.
Visa waiver agreement (entry into force 13.04.2020 00h00 CET)
Korean authorities have informed us that the visa waiver agreement that allowed visa-free entry to the Republic of Korea for Swiss and Liechtenstein citizens will no longer be in force effective 13 April 00h00 CET. As a consequence, Swiss and Liechtenstein citizens will need a visa to enter the Republic of Korea.
New regulations regarding re-entry Permits to Korea for long-term visa holders of Korea (entry into force 1.6.2020 00h00 CET)
Please visit the following websites to be updated:
Special entry procedures adopted by the government of the Republic of Korea (entry into force 12.06.2020 00h00 CET)
All in-bound travelers are required to download the Self-Quarantine Safety and Protection App on their smartphone. In case travelers violate the self-quarantine order and leave the designated location without justifiable reasons, they may be subject to fine or deportation.
A negative COVID-19 test (PCR) result is required for all foreigners entering the ROK (entry into force 8.1.2021 KST for airports and 15.1.2021 KST for ports)
Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) announced that all foreign nationals must present a negative COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test result to enter the country, starting from January 8th, 12:00 am, for airports, and January 15th, 12:00 am, for ports. This measure is part of the government’s response to the emergence of a mutated COVID-19 strain. The details are as below:
PCR Negative Result must include the following information:
Name on your passport
Date of birth and/or passport number or ID card number
Type of test(PCR, LAMP, TMA, SDA, NEAR etc.) and test results
*Antigen antibody test such as RAT, ELISA is NOT acceptable
Date of test and date of issuance
Name of the examination facility
* Not accepted as PDF file or email. It must be a physical document.
Non-exhaustive list of COVID-19 PCR centers in Switzerland
1) Zürich Airport > Covid Testing centers
2) Basel-Mulhouse Airport > Covid Testing centers
3) Genève Airport > Covid Testing centers
4) Test centers in other cities in Switzerland can be found on the cantonal websites
If you travel abroad, please register the dates of your trip on Travel Admin.
Please follow the prevention recommendations from the local Korean authorities, especially the Korea Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) and download the Emergency Ready App available on IoS and Android.
For additional information in a Swiss national language or in English, the following homepages might be useful :
Safetravel.ch, also contains addresses of institutes for travel medicine.
The Embassy was informed by some students and interns that they were victims of fraud while trying to rent a studio or flat in Seoul. Therefore, if you rent an apartment, please do not make any advance payments. Payments should only be made when you move into the rented property. Otherwise, you may be caught by fraudsters and lose your money.
Business & Investment in Switzerland :
Swiss Business Hub Korea
Swiss Korean Business Council in Korea:
Swiss Korean Business Council (SKBC)
Science & Technology, Higher Education:
Science & Technology Office Seoul
Switzerland Tourism Korea
Legal Consultants in Korea
Visa Application form
Visa Application Form
Short-stay visa calculator
Seoul Global Center : One-stop Center for foreign residents in Seoul