Embassy of Switzerland in North Macedonia

Information for Swiss citizens currently in North Macedonia

For information on the situation with regard to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Switzerland and in North Macedonia, please consult the information and recommendations provided by the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health, the Government of the Republic of North Macedonia and the World Health Organisation

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 about travel and entry to Switzerland

All travelers are responsible for verifying the travel restrictions in place before departure. For the latest applicable information, please consult the webpage of the State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) and of the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH). To see what rules apply to your own particular situation when entering Switzerland, consult the online Travelcheck.

With effect from Saturday, 22 January 2022, persons who have been fully vaccinated or who have recovered from COVID-19 will no longer be required to present a negative PCR or rapid antigen test before entering Switzerland.

Persons who are not vaccinated or who have not recovered from COVID-19 will still have to present a negative result of a PCR test no older that 72h or of an antigen test no older than 24h before entering the country. Non-vaccinated citizens of North Macedonia are not allowed to enter Switzerland, except when the criteria of a hardship case according to the SEM directive is met. With the required documents proving eligibility for hardship exceptions, an application for a Laissez-passer can be submitted to pristina.visa@eda.admin.ch or the same documents can be provided to the border control authority who decides whether the requirements of necessity have been met.

In addition, everyone entering Switzerland by plane or on a long-distance bus service 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 hours 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.

Information about travel and entry to North Macedonia

Travel and entry conditions can change quickly and unexpectedly, so please follow regularly the travel advice of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (Not available in English)

Information on entry requirements (approved identity documents, visa, etc.) can be obtained from the relevant foreign embassies and consulates. For detailed information about entry requirements for North Macedonia please contact the Embassy of the Republic of North Macedonia in Bern.

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 2021, the main focus of the embassy is the implementation of the Swiss Cooperation Programme - North Macedonia 2021 - 2024.

The tasks of the embassy

Welcome

A greeting from the Ambassador

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 and Swiss scholars.

Culture

Cultural projects strengthening ties between countries

Partners

List of partners supporting our projects.

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