Information for the media

Media inquiries SDC

FDFA Communication telephone service

The FDFA Information telephone service will respond to your calls daily from Monday through Friday from 9.00 to 12.30 and from 13.30 to 17.00.

FDFA Communication during festive day/weekend emergency on-call service 

From Friday, 27 March 2020 at 5.00 p.m. until Monday, 30 March 2020 at 9.00 a.m., please contact Pierre-Alain Eltschinger, FDFA Spokesperson at +41 79 517 79 82,

Accreditation of foreign media representatives

The FDFA accredits members of the media working for foreign media.


Representatives of foreign media are journalists or photographers who work for one or more media outlet abroad. Representatives of foreign media also include freelance journalists and photographers who can prove that they work principally and regularly for foreign media outlets.

Accreditation requirements have to be submitted at FDFA Communication ( including following forms and documents:

The accreditation is valid for two years.

The regulations do not apply to journalists accredited to the Federal Palace. For more information please contact the Federal Chancellery (de).