Consulate General of Switzerland in Sydney
The Embassy and the Consulate General strive to provide the Swiss citizens with the most recent information. However, please note that regulations can change quickly and sometimes without prior notice.
The Embassy and the Consulate General are aware of the difficult situation that many of our citizens currently encounter. We are making every effort to respond to your inquiries quickly. For any consular assistance please contact us by calling during working hours on weekdays (02 8383 4000) or by writing an e-mail anytime to firstname.lastname@example.org in order to make an appointment. We are currently open Monday to Thursday, 09.00h to 12.00h (closed on Friday) for normal business (passports, civil status, etc.). Please also consult this website for new information regularly.
The Swiss government recommends that Swiss travellers abroad return home as soon as possible. There are different commercial flights available from Australia (Qatar, Emirates, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines). Please check with the airline directly or get in touch with your travel agent.
We advise all Swiss citizens in Australia to comply with the recommendations and regulations of local authorities, the Department of Health and the Department of Home Affairs. Please keep yourself updated. Please be aware that Australian citizens (including dual-nationals) and permanent residents need an exit exemption for travelling abroad: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/leaving-australia .
Please also follow the travel advice "Focus novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)” of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) (FDFA Travel Advice “Focus novel Coronavirus”), the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
Thank you for your understanding in these extraordinary circumstances worldwide.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION “VISA FOR SWITZERLAND”
Due to the current situation relating to the Coronavirus outbreak, the Swiss Federal Council has decided to stop the issuing of all Schengen visas for Switzerland until further notice.
Australian nationals are currently not allowed to enter under the 90 days Schengen rule.
All foreign nationals who are already holders of a Swiss residency permit can enter Switzerland upon presentation of their valid residency permit.
Long term National visas D (study, work & family reunion) are processed and therefore applications are accepted.
Citizen of EU/EFTA countries as well as British citizen can enter Switzerland at any time.
For updates on the situation check the following link: Corona: Questions and answers on entry and stay in Switzerland, the exceptions and suspension of visas