Embassy of Switzerland in Sweden
Coronavirus / COVID-19
For information related to the new Coronavirus (COVID-19) kindly consult the information and directives of the Public Health Agency of Sweden and the recommendations of the World Health Organisation WHO.
The Swiss Federal Office of Public Health FOPH informs with regard to the new Coronavirus and publishes recommendations for travelers accordingly.
1. Travelling to Switzerland: quarantine of 10 days duration on travelers arriving from Sweden, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania
Travelers departing from the Nordic and Baltic countries are subject to normal entry requirements. Detailed information on this subject is published on the website of the Swiss State Secretariat for Migration SEM.
No quarantine on travelers (regardless of nationality) arriving from Denmark, Iceland, Finland and Norway is required if they have been staying in one of these countries during the last 10 days.
A quarantine on travelers (regardless of nationality) arriving from Lithuania and Sweden is required.
Starting 1 February 2021 a quarantine on travelers (regardless of nationality) arriving from Estonia and Latvia is also required.
Exempt from quarantine requirement are persons referred to Art. 4 of the COVID-19 Ordinance on International Passenger Transport Measures.
No quarantine is required for travelers transiting Switzerland (Art. 4, letter f).
No Covid-19 test is required to enter or transit in Switzerland.
Detailed information is published 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).
2. Information for Swiss nationals permanently living in Sweden
3. Information for Swiss nationals who plan a trip to Sweden
The FDFA calls on Swiss nationals travelling abroad to register on the "Travel Admin App". Press release 19.03.2020
Numerous countries, including those you might cross on your trip to Sweden, have introduced measures at the points of entry on their territory. It is recommended to inquire before the trip at the Embassy or Consulate of the country of destination and of any transit countries about the current measures.
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.
In 2020 and 2021, we celebrate 100 years of Swiss official presence in Sweden.
We commemorate the centennial with a series of events in the political, economic, cultural and scientific sphere in collaboration with our Swedish and Swiss partners.
There are both historic and pandemic reasons for these celebrations extended over two years. In 1915, Sweden decided to send a diplomatic representative to Switzerland, and formal diplomatic relations between our two countries were established that same year. After the First World War, in 1920, the Swiss government decided to do the same and the first Swiss envoy arrived in Stockholm in early 1921.
Sweden and Switzerland have much in common, share many values and are very often like-minded. We are innovative and entrepreneurial friendly countries and we pursue similar objectives, whether in the promotion of peace, in our commitment to democracy, the rule of law and human rights, in the defense of free trade or in the protection of the environment and the fight against climate change.
We are grateful to our centennial sponsors:
Presence Switzerland, Pro Helvetia, Switzerland Global Enterprise, Switzerland Tourism, Swiss-Swedish Chamber of Commerce, ABB, Stadler Rail, Oriflame, Svenska Bioforce, Jura
Services and visa
All consular services and visa support for residents of the countries listed below are provided by the Regional Consular Centre Nordic and Baltic Countries in Stockholm. Information can be found on the websites concerned: