New Coronavirus (COVID-19). Important Information

Local news, 31.03.2020

Visulalisation of the COVID-19 virus
Visulalisation of the COVID-19 virus ©Fusion Medical Animation/ Unsplash

Response to COVID-19: Remote working

Due to the current situation related to the Coronavirus outbreak, the Swiss Cooperation office in Tajikistan has taken a number of measures to keep staff, visitors and partners safe.

The Swiss Cooperation office will operate with minimal staffing per guidance from Switzerland's Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA). At the same time, the office will ensure the continuation of its administrative and operational work. In consequence, most of the National Programme Officers have been working from home since 25 March 2020.  Please note that no meeting will be possible without prior appointment.

Current situation with COVID-19  in Tajikistan : UN Situation Reports 

Swiss support to contain the spread of COVID-19 in Tajikistan (Factsheet is coming soon)

Swiss nationals visiting Tajikistan

The Government of Tajikistan has passed additional measures to avert the spread of the virus. From 20.03.2020, all international flights to Tajikistan are suspended. The road communications with neighboring countries (China, Afghanistan and Uzbekistan) are closed (except for goods).

For more information please refer to the FDFA travel advice and/or contact the FDFA helpline +41 800 24 7 365 or +41 58 465 33 33.

Visas

On 19.03.2020, the Swiss Federal Council suspended the issuance of Schengen visas and national visas for Switzerland until 15.06.2020. Therefore, no visa applications will be accepted until this date. Exceptions are being made in some very limited cases, e.g. for foreign health workers, applications from close family members (spouse and children) for family reunification, or residency (national visa D). 

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General information and recommendations

For information regarding the coronavirus, please refer to the information and recommendations provided by the local health authorities and on the websites of the World Health Organisation, the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health and the Swiss Safetravel:

WHO

Swiss Federal Office of Public Health

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