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On 29 February 2012 Switzerland closed its representation in Damascus for reasons of security. Since then, Syria has been part of the consular district of the Swiss embassy in Beirut. Although the embassy in Damascus is closed, diplomatic relations between Switzerland and Syria have not been broken off. Diplomatic channels are still open, where necessary with direct contact between the countries’ respective foreign ministers.

Information for people travelling to Syria

Travel advice for Syria

Up-to-date information on the security situation, possible risks and recommended precautionary measures for people travelling to Syria

Swiss representation in Syria

Information on the representations abroad responsible for visa matters and consular services

Info on requirements for entry/visas for Syria

The Syrian representations in Switzerland are responsible for providing information on travelling to Syria

Information for people travelling to Switzerland


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

Information for Swiss nationals in Syria


All services provided by the representations abroad – from renewing your passport to changing your civil status