Embassy of Switzerland in Latvia

COVID-19

Travelers

For travelers to Switzerland from Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia 

As of the 26 June 2021, persons travelling to Switzerland from the Schengen area (Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia included) are no longer required to quarantine. The requirement to show proof of a negative coronavirus test will apply only to persons arriving by plane who have not been fully vaccinated or have not recovered from COVID-19. Electronic entry form is required when arriving by plane. 

To see which rules apply to your specific situation when entering Switzerland, consult the online Travelcheck

Transit through the airports in Switzerland without leaving the airport: 

* Covid-test is NOT required. 

* Electronic entry form IS required. 

Transit through Switzerland by land (car, train, bus): 

Covid-test is  NOT required.

Electronic entry form is NOT required. 

More information is available on the website of the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health FOPH.

Infoline of the FOPH for persons entering Switzerland: +41 58 464 44 88 (daily from 6am to 11pm).

 

For Swiss travelers in the Baltic countries

Travelers who are fully vaccinated or have recovered from Covid-19 are no longer required to quarantine or show a proof of a negative test results upon arrival in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. 

For other travellers, country specific restrictions apply. Please see the actual regulations in the respective countries here: Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia

In case a negative Covid-19 test is required to enter a country, please follow this link to see testing possibilities in Switzerland. 

Follow the website of the Regional Consular Center in Stockholm and register your trip in the Travel Admin application in your smart phones. This would help the Swiss authorities to be in touch with you.

Observe the rules set up by the local authorities of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia:

Ministry of Health of the Republic of Latvia

Ministry of Health in Lithuania

Estonia's Covid-19 crisis webpage

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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, financial and legal affairs, as well as science, education and culture.

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Swiss National Day on the 1st of August

Dear Compatriots!

The Swiss National Day on 1 August is approaching and I would like to extend to you my warmest congratulations, also on behalf of the Embassy staff, together with my best wishes of good health.

Although the pandemic situation in the Baltic States has improved significantly compared to last year thanks to the availability of vaccines, Covid-19 is still causing difficulties and obstacles in our daily lives, something which not only affects our projects but also limits our opportunities to visit our home country. As some experts believe that the situation may remain uncertain for some time, I would like to assure you that the Swiss Embassy will continue, as in the past, to provide you with the best possible support, should you need it.

As is tradition, please find below the video to this year's speech by the President of the Swiss Confederation, Mr. Guy Parmelin.

I would also like to invite you to our virtual celebration, which, like last year, will take place online. You will find it here.

Once again, I wish you good health and happiness and sincerely hope - together with the Embassy staff - that we will soon have the opportunity to meet again.

Have a wonderful Swiss National Day!

Warm greetings,

Aldo de Luca

Chargé d'Affaires a.i. of Switzerland

President of the Swiss Confederation Guy Parmelin: National Day 2021 greetings for the Swiss abroad

© WBF / swissinfo.ch

Switzerland-EU Institutional Agreement

Media release:

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). 

Video:

#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 #MoreThank Neighbors

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Regional Consular Centre of the Embassy of Switzerland in Sweden renders consular services for the Baltic states

Consular services for Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia are handled at the Regional Consular Centre of the Embassy of Switzerland in Stockholm, Sweden. 

Please find the contact information for the Regional Consular Center in the info-box on the right hand side of this webpage. 

Most of the consular services available to the Swiss diaspora in the Baltic countries are available by correspondence, thanks to the well-developed range of services. The consular centre in Stockholm provides the few remaining services that require a personal visit, such as registering biometric data for identity documents.

To minimise the cost to the person concerned, identity documents can be processed at any Swiss representation offering consular services or a cantonal passport office in Switzerland.

In addition, the FDFA has permanently expanded its online support. Please do not hesitate to contact the Consular Directorate's helpline in Bern for more information on +41-800-24-7-365 (available 24 hours every day of the year).