Embassy of Switzerland in Lebanon

Ambassade de Suisse, Beyrouth
Embassy of Switzerland, Beirut. © FDFA

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.

The tasks of the embassy

18.06.2024 – developments in the region

The Embassy of Switzerland to Lebanon and Syria monitors closely the developments in the region.

The development of the situation is uncertain. Tensions are high and a significant deterioration of the security situation in Lebanon can occur at any time. Therefore, tourist and non-essential travel to Lebanon are not advised.

For Swiss citizens: Please observe the FDFA's travel advice (in German, French and Italian) and also inform yourself independently about the current situation and follow the instructions of the local authorities. The decision to leave a crisis region is an individual decision. It is made voluntarily, at your own risk and at your own expense. If you decide to leave the country, use available commercial transportation. Individual airlines have reduced or suspended their flights to Lebanon, information can be obtained from the airlines.

The Swiss Embassy in Beirut is open and continues to provide its usual services and assistance. However, in the event of a deterioration of the situation, the Swiss Embassy in Beirut has only limited capacity to provide services or emergency assistance.

In order to ensure communication, it is important that you keep your contact and travel data up-to-date on Travel Admin App or at the Swiss representation where you are registered. In case of emergency, please contact the FDFA helpline: Tel. +41 800 24 7 365 or 0 800 24 7 365. 


Electricity and water supplies are currently unsecured throughout the country. Medication is only available to a limited extent. The situation can change daily.


A greeting from the Ambassador

Switzerland and Lebanon

Swiss diplomacy and engagement in the fields of education, culture and the economy


Contact the responsible Swiss representation for identity papers, civil status, registration and deregistration, matters of civil status, etc..

Visa & entry to Switzerland

Visa requirements, the filing of visa applications, forms and visa costs, and information about living in Switzerland


Local and international news and events related to the country


List of partners supporting our projects.

Detailed information can be found on the German and French page.