Embassy of Switzerland in North Macedonia

Information for Swiss citizens currently in North Macedonia

In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Government of North Macedonia has closed all land border crossings effective 16 March 2020. All foreign citizens, baring few exceptions granted by the authorities of North Macedonia under the condition of self-isolation during 14 days, are banned from entry into the territory. The Government of North Macedonia has also closed international airports effective 18 March 2020. If you are a Swiss citizen who is in North Macedonia and wishes to return to Switzerland, please contact the Regional Consular Center in Pristina by e-mail at pristina.visa@eda.admin.ch. It is also recommended to register yourself on TravelAdmin.

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In case of emergency, services remain also available outside office hours:

Helpline FDFA, +41 800 247 365 or +41 58 465 33 33 helpline@eda.admin.ch

Information on flights from North Macedonia to Switzerland

As a result of the Government of North Macedonia decision to close international airports effective 18 March 2020, there is currently no more flights between North Macedonia and Switzerland. Please visit this website regularly to be informed of any change to this situation.

The embassy premises in Skopje
Embassy of Switzerland in Skopj © FDFA

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. Since Summer 2014, the main focus of the embassy is the implementation of the Swiss Cooperation Strategy - Macedonia 2017 - 2020.

The tasks of the embassy

Switzerland and North Macedonia

Swiss diplomacy and engagement in the fields of education, culture and the economy

International cooperation

Strategy, themes and projects of Swiss foreign policy and cooperation on the ground

News

Local and international news and events related to the country

Scholarships

The Swiss Government offers excellence scholarships for foreign scholars for the academic year 2019-2020

Culture

Cultural projects strengthening ties between countries

Swiss Federal Tax Administration Warning

Phishing 

Fraudsters try on various occasions to obtain information concerning accounts and credit cards, as well as copies of taxpayers' passports by sending e-mails. These e-mails use false sender addresses. Consequently the Federal Tax Administration (FTA) has been improperly listed as the sender in several of these e-mails. The FTA is now issuing a warning not to respond to these e-mails or ones of a similar nature.

Any FTA claims are sent to taxpayers solely by letter and indicate the dossier number. The FTA never makes enquiries about taxpayers' confidential information via e-mail.

Should you receive fraudulent e-mails, please report this to the FTA and forward the e-mails to the following address: kommunikation@estv.admin.ch