Embassy of Switzerland in Lebanon

Entry visa for earthquake victims (valid only for Switzerland)

Information on the entry visa (valid only for Switzerland) for earthquake victims who have lost their house or flat in the earthquake and want to visit their family in Switzerland for a limited period of time.

Application for Schengen visa and procedure

Media release

Beirut - 17.10.2022
Switzerland has been actively engaged in Lebanon for many years including in conflict prevention and peace promotion. Over the last couple of months, Switzerland, in collaboration with the Swiss based organization Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, was in contact with the full spectrum of political Lebanese as well as regional and international actors to prepare for consultative discussions, not for a dialogue conference. It is Switzerland’s tradition to offer good offices when asked to do so. The planned discussions are the result of previous consultations with the full spectrum of political Lebanese as well as regional and international actors, and in full respect of the Taef agreement and the Lebanese constitution. The informal dinner that was supposed to take place this Tuesday at the Swiss residence aimed to further brainstorm with various Lebanese political actors. The names circulated in the media do not reflect the actual invitees.
The dinner has been postponed to a later date.

Information: 01.12.2021

Electricity and water supplies are currently unsecured throughout the country. Medication is only available to a limited extent. The situation can change daily.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

updated on 09.05.2022

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

As of May 2, 2022, Switzerland no longer lists countries and regions as risk areas. Therefore, all pandemic-related entry restrictions will no longer apply. Consequently, the normal entry requirements apply again.

State Secretariat of Migration

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 beirut@eda.admin.ch 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

Focus novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Travel advice for Lebanon

Federal Office of Public Health FOPH

World Health Organization WHO

Lebanese Ministry of Public Health, Hotline 01 594 459

Ambassade de Suisse, Beyrouth
Embassy of Switzerland, Beirut. © FDFA

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