Embassy of Switzerland in Lebanon
Electricity and water supplies are currently unsecured throughout the country. Medication is only available to a limited extent. The situation can change daily.
updated on 20.12.2021
In order to contain the disease COVID-19, direct close contact between people should be restricted as far as possible.
To contain the spread of the virus, the Lebanese government has ordered various measures that can be adapted at short notice: Ban on large gatherings and crowds and wearing a hygiene mask in public places. It must be expected that the local authorities and security forces will impose fines in case of violation.
Entry requirements Lebanon
The Embassy urges its citizens planning to travel to Lebanon to inform themselves about the rules in place, keeping in mind that conditions might change on very short notice. Follow the instructions of the local authorities on site.
The Lebanese embassies, the Ministry of Health and airlines provide binding information on entry requirements.
Entry requirements Switzerland
Travelers need a valid vaccination certificate or a Covid-19 certificate to enter Switzerland.
For no vaccinated travelers visa applications can only be submitted for urgent reasons according to the Covid-19 regulations from the State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) issued on June 26th, 2021.
At various times travelers will be asked to show a negativ PCR test. These provisions also apply to people who have been vaccinated or recovered from COVID.
To see what rules apply to your own particular situation when entering Switzerland please consult the online travelcheck.
Everyone entering Switzerland must present a completed entry form (rare exceptions may apply, please refer to art. 3 of the COVID-19 Ordinance on International Passenger Transport). It is important to fill out the electronic entry form on a computer or smartphone at the earliest 48 hors before the travel in order to receive a QR code by email. This code needs to be kept at hand for inspection upon arrival in Switzerland. The controlling authority can impose a fine if the entry form is not completed or if the information provided is false.
If your trip to Switzerland includes transit through another foreign contry, you must also check the entry restrictions of that country.
Personal visits to the Embassy
Personal visits to the Embassy have to be scheduled in advance by fixing an appointment. Please send your inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Embassy by phone: +961 1 324 129. In case of a consular emergency outside opening hours, please contact the FDFA Helpline: +41 800 24 7 365 / +41 58 465 33 33.
In the counter area of the Embassy, masks are mandatory and no access is granted without a mask. If you feel ill or feel symptoms of illness, it is not possible to visit the Embassy.
The Embassy asks all Swiss nationals to observe the hygiene recommendations of the Federal Office of Public Health FOPH and the World Health Organization WHO and to follow the instructions of the local authorities.
Important sources of information and links
Lebanese Ministry of Public Health, Hotline 01 594 459
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, financial and legal affairs, as well as science, education and culture.
Detailed information can be found on the German and French page.