Embassy of Switzerland in North Macedonia

Information for Swiss citizens currently in North Macedonia

For information on the situation with regard to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Switzerland and in North Macedonia, please consult the information and recommendations provided by the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health, the Government of the Republic of North Macedonia and the World Health Organisation

In case of emergency, services remain also available outside office hours:

Helpline FDFA, +41 800 247 365 or +41 58 465 33 33 helpline@eda.admin.ch

Information about travel and entry to Switzerland

As of 26 June 2021 it is once again possible for citizens of the Republic of North Macedonia to enter Switzerland.

Detailed information about entry and stay in Switzerland is available on the website of the State Secretariat for Migration.

Important information

Persons traveling to Switzerland must take note of certain special rules and health-related measures if they travel to Switzerland. The website of the Federal Office of Public Health provides detailed information on this topic.

Persons arriving to Switzerland from North Macedonia by airplane need to fulfil one of the following conditions:

  • provide proof of a valid negative PCR-Test not older than 72 hours;
  • provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and the last vaccine was less than six months ago;
  • provide proof that they have recovered from Covid-19 in the past six months with a respective medical confirmation.

Children below the age 16 are exempt from the above mentioned conditions.

All travellers entering Switzerland by train, bus, boat or airplane have to fill out the entry form for incoming travellers. 

The embassy premises in Skopje
Embassy of Switzerland in Skopj © 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. Since Summer 2021, the main focus of the embassy is the implementation of the Swiss Cooperation Programme - North Macedonia 2021 - 2024.

The tasks of the embassy

Welcome

A greeting from the Ambassador

Switzerland and North Macedonia

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

International cooperation

Strategy, themes and projects of Swiss foreign policy and cooperation on the ground

News

Local and international news and events related to the country

Scholarships

The Swiss Government offers excellence scholarships for foreign and Swiss scholars.

Culture

Cultural projects strengthening ties between countries

Swiss Federal Tax Administration Warning

Phishing 

Fraudsters try on various occasions to obtain information concerning accounts and credit cards, as well as copies of taxpayers' passports by sending e-mails. These e-mails use false sender addresses. Consequently the Federal Tax Administration (FTA) has been improperly listed as the sender in several of these e-mails. The FTA is now issuing a warning not to respond to these e-mails or ones of a similar nature.

Any FTA claims are sent to taxpayers solely by letter and indicate the dossier number. The FTA never makes enquiries about taxpayers' confidential information via e-mail.

Should you receive fraudulent e-mails, please report this to the FTA and forward the e-mails to the following address: kommunikation@estv.admin.ch