Embassy of Switzerland in Singapore

Switzerland Embassy in Singapore
Swiss Embassy in Singapore ©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 and financial affairs, legal arrangements, science, education and culture.

You can find all the information about consular services for Swiss citizens in the taskbar category “Services” and information regarding visa and immigration in the taskbar category “Visa & entry to Switzerland” or select the respective link below.

About us

COVID-19

Check the website of the Swiss health authorities on the current situation in Switzerland and for possible further local updates check our page on Facebook.

Travelling to Switzerland

Since 3 November 2020, Switzerland is open again for non-essential travel from Singapore and therefore short-term Schengen visa applications (visa type C) will be accepted. The regular visa requirements and border procedures apply. For more information about travelling to Switzerland from Singapore, consult the webpage of the State Secretariat for Migration SEM or contact the embassy.

For information how to book an appointment and to submit a visa application, please visit the website of VFS Global.

Travellers entering Switzerland from Singapore are currently not required to undergo a mandatory self-quarantine for 10 days in Switzerland unless they spent, within the last 14 days before departure, time in a risk destination according to a regularly updated list by the Federal Office of Public Health.

Transit through Singapore

Changi Airport allows transit with authorised airlines. Transit lanes are specifically granted airline-by-airline and are limited in scope. Travellers wishing to transit through Changi Airport are encouraged to contact their chosen airlines directly to ensure they are able to complete their full journey.

Entry into Singapore for Swiss short-term visitors

With few exceptions, short-term visitors are not allowed to enter Singapore.

Entry into Singapore for Swiss citizens residing in Singapore

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) is restricting the entry/re-entry of work pass holders, including their dependents, into Singapore. All work pass holders are required to obtain the MOM’s approval before they commence their journey to Singapore. Moreover, long-term pass holders (this includes holders of a Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP), a Student’s Pass (STP), and those with an In-Principle Approval (IPA) for a Long-Term Pass) who are planning to enter Singapore must obtain the permission of the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority before they commence their journey to Singapore.

Furthermore, incoming passengers must submit online health declarations up to three days before arrival. Arrivers then must serve a Stay-Home-Notice (SHN) for 14 days at government-designated premises.

More permissive rules apply to travellers from select countries. Singapore allows entry for all travellers, including returning Singapore residents, from Australia, Brunei Darussalam, mainland China, New Zealand and Vietnam.

Passengers must register online on the Safe Travel portal at least 7 days before the planned entry date and must have remained for the last 14 consecutive days before entry in the before mentioned countries. Travellers must self-isolate until results from an on-arrival Covid-19 test are ready, those who test negative are exempt from the compulsory SHN, though they must still use the Trace Together App.

Travellers who spent the previous two weeks in Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR, Malaysia (except Sabah State) and Taiwan can serve a 7 day SHN at their place of residence. Travellers must test negative for Covid-19 at the end of their SHN before they can leave the SHN facilities.

For binding information, consult the website of the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority and work pass holders the Ministry of Manpower before traveling to Singapore.

Register the Swiss “Travel Admin App” on your smartphone so that you can be contacted by the relevant Swiss embassy in an emergency.

If you wish to fly to Switzerland, please find here a list of airlines currently (as of 7 September 2020) flying from Singapore to Europe (PDF, 241.3 kB, English). Please contact airline for binding information.

Consular services

The Consular Section continues to be operational. Swiss citizens can visit without appointment during the public opening hours.

Relevant sources of information

Ministry of Health, Singapore
Official push notifications per WhatsApp (Singapore): www.go.gov.sg/whatsapp
MoH general enquiry hotline: +65 6325 9220

Immigration & Checkpoints Authority, Singapore

Ministry of Manpower, Singapore

Federal Office of Public Health, Switzerland

World Health Organization WHO

International Air Travel Association IATA

FDFA Travel Advice, Focus Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) , in German, French, Italian

Helpline, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA):
+41 800 247 365
+41 58 465 33 33
helpline@eda.admin.ch

Communication of 05.03.2020 (PDF, 321.9 kB, English)

Communication of 17.03.2020 (PDF, 488.7 kB, English)

Communication of 25.03.2020 (PDF, 233.5 kB, English)

Communication of 02.06.2020 (PDF, 303.6 kB, English)

Embassy Newsletter 1/2020

Embassy Newsletter 2/2020

Embassy Newsletter 3/2020

Welcome

Greetings from the Swiss Ambassador

Switzerland and Singapore

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

Visa – Entry to and residence in Switzerland

Information on requirements to enter Switzerland and to take residence, procedure to submit an entry visa application, visa application form and fees

Services

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

News

Local and international news and events related to the country

Job vacancies

Job vacancies and internships at the Embassy

Defence Attaché

Commitment to partnership and security